Methamphetamine HCL, a type of amphetamine, is also known as “cocaine of the poor.” Other names are Shabu, Ubas, Siopao, Sha and Ice.
Shabuis a white, odourless crystalline crystal or powder with a bitter, numbing taste. Shabu is the term for crystalline methamphetamine in the Philippines. It is the drug of choice for 90% of Philippine drug users.
Shabu is usually made with cheap medications that contain ephedrine. Philippine police say shabu is often manufactured in industrial-style laboratories capable of producing more than a ton per day.
Methamphetamineis a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Crystalline methamphetamine is a form of the drug that looks like shards of glass or shiny bluish-white rocks.
It is chemically similar to amphetamine, a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. This medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Methamphetamine belongs to a class of medications known as stimulants.
It can help increase your ability to pay attention, focus on an activity, and manage behavioral problems. It can also help you organize your tasks and improve listening skills. This medication should not be used to treat tiredness or to delay sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder. The good news is that methamphetamine misuse can be prevented and drug addiction can be treated with behavioral therapy.
Therefore, political and communication interventions must specifically address the ways in which the shabu has been framed to justify not only Duterte's deadly war on drugs, but also other similar wars across the region. These views are based on the perception that shabu is especially dangerous unlike other drugs, and therefore represents an exceptional threat to the political body. Studies show that HIV causes more damage to nerve cells and more cognitive problems in people who use methamphetamine than in people who have HIV and don't use the drug. In some cases, people take methamphetamine in a form of binge eating known as running, that is, stopping eating and sleeping while continuing to take the medication every few hours for several days.
However, the Philippine drug war's approach to shabu is not only about epidemiology, but also about the ways in which drugs have been constructed and taxonomized in political and popular discourse.