Would you swallow a spoonful of drain cleaner? Does the thought of
injecting brake fluid into your arm appeal to you? Care to top off your
dessert with a bit of rat poison?
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These are just a few
of the common ingredients used in cooking Meth. One reason behind the explosive growth
in Meth labs is the availability of the components. Even
though these toxins are supposedly removed from the drug during
processing, shoddy, inexperienced or uncaring Meth cooks may leave traces
of one or many of them in their final product.
When users smoke,
inject or drink Meth, this is may be what they are sending to their brain,
cardiovascular system and throughout their bodies:
Some Common Meth Ingredients
Gasoline additives/Rubbing Alcohol
Ether (starting fluid)
Camp stove fuel
Rock, table or Epsom salt
Toluene (found in
Red Devil Lye
Lithium from batteries
Lab equipment -
including tubing, unmarked Mason jars with tubes attached, stained coffee
filters, 2-liter pop bottles, blenders, camera batteries, wooden matches,
propane cylinders and hot plates - are tip offs to the production of Meth.
product is legal and useful. But when mixed together and processed, the
results are deadly - to the producer, user and innocent bystanders.
Forms of Meth
Effects of Use
Signs & Symptoms