Methamphetamine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It takes the form of a white crystalline powder, odourless and has a bitter taste that dissolves easily in water or alcohol. Shabu is another stimulant name for methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as crystalline methamphetamine. The use of shabu continues to increase and methamphetamine addiction remains the most important drug problem in the Philippines.
Medications are usually used to create a sense of delight, increase wakefulness and physical activity. The person craves the drug Shabu, and their mental dependence makes them feel uneasy if access is denied, even temporarily. You're likely to develop a tolerance to shabu medications, which means that the person using them must take more significant doses to achieve a similar impact, creating a risk of methamphetamine overdose. Crystalline methamphetamine looks like shards of glass and is an illegally altered version of the prescription drug that is cooked with over-the-counter drugs in methamphetamine laboratories.
The pleasurable effects of Shabu disappear even before the duration of the drug in the blood decreases significantly.