Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In 1887, Amphetamines originated in Germany. A few years later a Japanese chemist streamlined the process and created more potent and simplified version of the drug which we now refer to as Methamphetamine.  

After that, Methamphetamine was used during World War II by both sides to keep their troops awake. Meth made its way to the Berlin army in the 1940s and was also given to the Kamikaze pilots in the form of a pill called Pervitin. In the 1970s, Methamphetamine became classified as a Schedule II controlled substance. There is a legal variation of methamphetamine used to treat obesity, ADD, and ADHD.  

Now Methamphetamine can be found as powdery or crystalized substance that is water-soluble to make it easier to inject. Methamphetamine is extremely addictive and can cause people to have irrational behaviors. 

Signs of Methamphetamine Use include:




Rotting Teeth

Pick Marks 

Dilated Pupils 


Noticeable Weight Loss

The hallucinations and paranoia can be extreme. Methamphetamine users can end up in a drug induced state of psychosis causing them to act zombified. They will see things, like people chasing them or trying to kill them, yet no one will be around. Meth users can also become violent and pose a threat to themselves and others.  

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, reach out for help. There is an end to addiction, and it starts by reaching out for help.At Narconon, we help people all over the US find treatment and end the web that traps you or a loved one in addiction.


Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754

To read more on the subject, visit: https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/the-history-of-methamphetamine.html 


Alina Snowden

Denham Springs, LA