One of the most frightening drugs teenagers can be exposed to is methamphetamine, commonly known as meth. Some parents’ exposure to this may be limited to the television show Breaking Bad, and its storyline of a chemistry teacher turned meth dealer. But the drug is extremely dangerous, and teenagers and young adults are part of its reach.
According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, around 667,000 people (ages 12 and older) were meth users. That includes about 9,000 people between the ages of 12 and 17, and 65,000 between ages 18 and 25.
Here’s a look at the dangers of meth.