Methamphetamine — also known as meth, chalk, crystal, ice and speed — is a highly addictive stimulant drug that causes an intense “high” and then fades, leaving people to ingest more. Common forms of meth include a white powder or pill that is bitter-tasting and crystal meth, which looks like shiny, blue and white glass fragments. Furthermore, meth can alter brain chemistry and cause addictive behavior.
According to a 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 1.2 million people reported using meth in the past year. In addition, the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that approximately 600,000 reported using meth in any given month.
However, a major challenge for those struggling with substance abuse is a lack of meaning in life, which ultimately leads to a variety of health issues and recovery concerns.