Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant drug that is similar in structure to amphetamine. Due to its high potential for abuse, methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II drug and is available only through a prescription that cannot be refilled. Although methamphetamine can be prescribed by a doctor, its medical uses are limited, and the doses that are prescribed are much lower than those typically abused. Most of the methamphetamine abused in this country comes from foreign or domestic superlabs, although it can also be made in small, illegal laboratories, where its production endangers the people in the labs, neighbors, and the environment.

Increase in Methamphetamine Use by Iowans

Iowa Department of Public Health - Methamphetamine in Iowa 

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Methamphetamine 

Office of National Drug Control Policy - Methamphetamine

Printed from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy website on August 04, 2021 at 7:26pm.