These days there are many different drugs available that can be used or abused. While people have always tried to find ways to alter or enhance their physical or mental states, the array of mind-altering chemicals currently in circulation seems unprecedented. One of the most dangerous and addictive is crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth. This drug is purely synthetic and can easily be manufactured with common ingredients. Because it is so easy to make, it has become widely available and is particularly dangerous, considering that the source of the drug is almost always unknown. Crystal meth is highly addictive. The effects of the drug are intense, but short lived. Users often feel an incredible rush of energy accompanied by bursts of activity and socializing. These positive feelings don’t last very long, however, making abuse and addiction almost inevitable. A user who wants to replicate the feelings he or she had when first using the drug will have to take more of the drug in order to get those same effects. As a user gets more deeply involved in the drug, he or she will also want to experience that particular high more often. Thus, a perfect cycle of addiction has been created. The fact that crystal meth is so readily available also means it is relatively cheap to buy, making addiction even more likely. It is also available in very small quantities, so it is easy for almost anyone to purchase it. In addition, drug use is hard to detect. There are no particular characteristics that typify users. A user cuts across all kinds of social, gender, and age demographics. There are no obvious side effects of use, either. Some drugs, such as marijuana, can be identified by a particular smell. Other drugs leave obvious physical marks or users, such as needle or burn marks, but this drug does not. This combination of factors makes this particular drug particularly dangerous. Crystal meth use almost inevitably leads to abuse. If you suspect you or someone you love is suffering as a result of crystal meth, it is very important to take action as soon as possible. Identifying a problem with addiction is often the first step towards recovering from addiction. There are many different treatment options available to those struggling with addiction, so there is no need to suffer alone. We hope this article will help you help yourself or someone you love.