The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Meth Information

Have questions or have a problem with METH? Call us weekdays 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST to get the information you need and to talk with someone who can help.

1-800-487-4889 (TDD)

National Meth Awareness Day

November 30, 2006 is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day

Help us educate as many people as possible about the dangers of methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant that is closely related to amphetamine, but has longer lasting and more toxic effects on the central nervous system. It has a high potential for abuse and addiction. 

Street Names include speed, meth, chalk, ice, crystal, glass. 

Effects: Increases wakefulness and physical activity and decreases appetite. Chronic, long-term use can lead to psychotic behavior, hallucinations, and stroke.

Statistics: According to the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 12 million Americans have tried methamphetamine. Source: SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

OUR PARTNERS: US Department of Justice, US Department of Labor, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.


Last Update: 1/19/2007