Methamphetamine belongs to a family of drugs called amphetamines – powerful stimulants that speed up the body's central nervous system.
- Do You Know . . . Methamphetamine
This brochure answers many questions about methamphetamine: How does methamphetamine make you feel? Is methamphetamine addictive? Is methamphetamine dangerous? What are the long-term effects of using methamphetamine?
- “Stimulants” in Is It Safe for My Baby?
This resource is under review, and not currently available online.
Stimulants may increase a pregnant woman’s risk of high blood pressure, miscarriage, premature delivery and having a low birth weight baby. Taking stimulants may cause irritability and poor sleeping patterns in the baby. This web page recommends ways to make the fetus and baby safer.