Methamphetamine Blog Posts

A drawing of tooth decay and the words "meth mouth"

Meth Mouth: Some Ugly Numbers

February 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Did you know? Methamphetamine use can cause “meth mouth,” where a meth user’s teeth become broken, stained, and rotten, and may eventually fall out. Read More »

Teen standing next to a "no drugs" sign

Meth Use Is Down, But We Still Have Work To Do

December 03, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

November 30 to December 7, 2013 is the first national Meth Awareness Week. Read More »

Meth-a-morphosis shows deterioration of a meth user's appearance

Meth Mouth and Crank Bugs: Meth-a-morphosis

July 31, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Few SBB posts have gotten as many grossed-out reactions from readers as this one from January 2010—check out what meth does to your body and let us know in comments what you think. Read More »

Science fair winner.

Leads for Treating Methamphetamine Addiction

July 20, 2011  /  Yamini Naidu, Addiction Science Award Winner

My name is Yamini Naidu and I am a sophomore at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, Oregon. I have been working on a science project about Methamphetamine (METH) addiction for the past two years, beginning in the summer of 2009. Read More »

Pills and alcohol

Real Teens Ask: What Are Designer Drugs?

March 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Questions about drugs? Lots of teens are asking. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »