Methamphetamine production, use, and abuse are becoming widespread, affecting many Americans. Most methamphetamine production is occurring within the U.S. borders. This drug not only ruins the user's life but also has negative consequences on families, friends, communities, the environment, the government, and law enforcement agencies. Millions of tax dollars and countless man-hours must be spent each year to address control, prevention, and intervention of this devastating drug.

Methamphetamine (chemical formula C10H15N) is a synthetic central nervous system stimulant and an incredibly potent and dangerous drug. Methamphetamine is noted for its extreme toxicity and severely addictive properties. Central nervous system stimulants work by speeding up mental and physical processes within the body. Many stimulants closely resemble the chemical structure of hormones that direct the brain into an ...

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