It is possible to vape methamphetamine. In fact, it is not difficult to do compared to other meth use methods, but there are still personal healthcare concerns involved with the practice.
While you are not vaping the form of the drug known as crystal meth, the dangerous and hazardous effects of meth are not lessened by using an e-cigarette as a delivery system for the drug.
How Vaping Meth Works
Vaping meth works similarly to vaping other substances. Vaping methamphetamine requires mixing a form of meth with an e-liquid.
Mixing Meth With E-Liquid
Mixing meth with the e-liquid requires either the powder form of methamphetamine or the liquid form.
For the liquid form of meth, people mix the amount that they want to take with the e-liquid. Mixing the powder form is not much more difficult.
While the white powder form of meth is commonly used for snorting the drug, it easily dissolves in water or, in this case, e-liquid.
Meth pills can also be vaped because they can be crushed and dissolved as well.
Using Vaping Devices
People who vape for meth use require certain drug paraphernalia. This includes a rechargeable vape pen with cartridges that allow them to put additives into the existing liquid or straight into the cartridge.
Other Common Additives To Meth Pens
There are many illicit drug additives that people put into their vape pens or e-cigs. Because of the appeal of these types of devices, it is often the younger generation (‘vapers’) that uses them for substance abuse.
THC is now legal in many states, and you can now buy cartridges that have THC or CBD oil in them. As with many consumer items, these cartridges have a standardized amount of THC. This is not the case with illegal drugs.
LSD drug use has not been as popular in recent years as other drugs, but it can still be vaped, especially if it comes in a clear liquid form as it often does.
Nicotine is one of the most common drugs that can be vaped. It comes in replaceable cartridges that you can insert into your vape pen.
These cartridges have nicotine oil in them, and some people try to use nicotine oil to quit smoking.
Just like methamphetamine drug use, crack cocaine can be dissolved in liquid. This is usually done for the purpose of injecting it, but people also mix the liquid with e-cigarette oil.
Risks Of Vaping Meth
Just as with other forms of drug use, vaping methamphetamine has the same risks and dangers as using it in its more traditional forms.
Side effects and risks of vaping methamphetamine can include:
- tooth decay (meth mouth)
- hyperthermia (rise in body temperature)
- memory loss
- sleep deprivation
Treatment Programs For Meth Addiction
Addiction treatment is available if you are experiencing meth abuse.
While medication-assisted treatments are not available for a methamphetamine substance use disorder, a professional treatment center can guide your recovery with evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
Drug treatment for meth might include detoxification, inpatient programs, outpatient services, group counseling, and more.
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- National Institute on Drug Abuse https://nida.nih.gov/sites/default/files/drugfacts-mtf.pdf
- South Central Public Health District Idaho https://www.phd5.idaho.gov/Documents/Community-Health/Vaping-page/Cloud-Chasing_3-25-2021.pdf
- Virginia Commonwealth University: VCU News https://news.vcu.edu/article/shedding_light_on_a_vaping_trend_researchers_study_the_use_of