What is Meth?
- Meth is a controlled substance, classified as a Schedule
II drug under the Controlled Substances Act because it has a high potential for abuse.
- Methamphetamine is a prescription drug (Desoxyn) which is sometimes used to treat: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and obesity. Physicians may chose to prescribe methamphetamine when amphetamines (Adderall®) or other stimulants fail to be effective. Meth also has legimate military applications.
- Meth is chemically related to amphetamine but it is is more potent, longer lasting and more harmful to the CNS than amphetamine.
is a sympathomimetic amine which bears a strong resemblance to a
number of familiar psychoactive chemicals:
is a controlled substance classified as a Schedule II drug.
DEA drug scheduling