Walter Ling, MD

Saad Specialist Hospital

P.O.Box 30353


Methamphetamine Abuse: Consequences and Treatment

June 01, 2007

Methamphetamine (MA) abuse is not a new problem in the United States, but the current epidemic is more widespread and presents with more pernicious consequences than in the past. MA, frequently called "speed," "crystal," "crank," "ice," or "tina," is a potent psychostimulant that can be swallowed in pill form or administered via intranasal, intravenous, or smoking route.