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What is Pink Meth?

Meth is a potent stimulant drug that is abused for its euphoric and energizing high. While it is available by prescription under the name Desoxyn, most people abusing meth are buying an illicit version of the substance. Street meth often contains dangerous additives and household chemicals that are not intended for human consumption.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2.5 million people reported abusing meth in 2021.[1]

Because meth is created illegally, some of the additives it contains can change its color. There is blue, white, pink, and yellow meth. If the crystal meth you abuse has a pink color, you might be wondering what the risks of abusing it are.

Pink meth poses the same risks and dangers as any other type of meth. You can experience addiction, malnutrition, severe mental health effects, dental decay, and damage to various organs when misusing pink methamphetamine.

In this article, you will learn:

  • What pink meth is
  • The common colors of different types of meth
  • The risks of abusing pink-colored meth

Understanding Pink Meth

Pink meth, also referred to as strawberry quick meth or pop rocks, is the same substance as traditional methamphetamine. The only difference is that red-colored cold medications were used to create it, leading to a faded rosy pink color at the end of the manufacturing process. Some drug dealers might even add food coloring to make their meth look more appealing by changing its color.

The effects of pink-colored meth might include:

  • Increased energy and attention
  • A rush of euphoria
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Dilated eyes
  • Heightened body temperature and excessive sweating
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Lessened need for food and sleep
  • Teeth grinding
  • Psychosis

Even if you are abusing pink meth, you still have to worry about the same risks and dangers of substance abuse. For example, repetitive use of pink meth will lead to a methamphetamine addiction. You might also develop physical health problems like dental decay, severe weight loss, sores on the skin, and mental health issues like psychosis.

Can Meth Be Other Colors?

Meth is a highly addictive substance that can cause an array of adverse effects when used long-term. The manufacturing process used when creating meth can affect the color of the final product. You might find pink, blue, white, or yellow meth when buying it off the street.

Blue Meth

Blue meth started gaining popularity because of a TV show called Breaking Bad, in which the main character was manufacturing blue-colored meth. In real life, some drug manufacturers might add food colorings or blue chalk to make their meth appear blue. This is mostly done to increase demand for their product, as young adults who have seen the TV show will be attracted to it.

White Meth

White or clear meth indicates that the additives used did not change the color of the final product. This form of meth is standard. That said, just because your meth is clear does not mean it is safe to abuse. It could still contain a number of toxic chemicals, additives, and carcinogens.

Yellow Meth

Yellow meth is often referred to as “base”. It is believed to be a more potent form of traditional meth. This type of meth is usually oily and yellow or brownish.

People who abuse yellow meth usually swallow or inject it because of how potent it is.

What are the Risks of Abusing Pink Meth?

Meth is incredibly damaging to your entire body, including your mind. Like other stimulants, it increases activity in your central nervous system. This means abusing pink meth can lead to cardiovascular issues, psychosis, weight loss, and severe insomnia.

Since pink meth only contains an additive that makes it change colors, you are facing the same risks as traditional long-term meth abuse. These risks may include:[2]

  • Addiction
  • Psychosis
  • Changes in brain structure and function
  • Trouble with thinking and motor skills
  • Increased distractibility
  • Memory issues
  • Aggressive or violent behavior
  • Mood disturbances
  • Severe dental decay
  • Weight loss and malnutrition
  • Seizures, strokes, and heart attacks
  • Life-threatening overdoses

Since pink meth can cause so many physical and mental health issues, you should seek help when you are dealing with an addiction. Meth rehab programs like Mandala Healing Center can offer the tools and support you need to regain control over your life.

Find Help for Pink Meth Abuse and Addiction

If you struggle with an addiction to pink meth, you’ve come to the right place. At the Mandala Healing Center, we offer evidence-based treatments for methamphetamine addiction, which means you will have the best shot at long-term recovery possible. Our staff members also use a compassionate and empathetic approach, making you feel comfortable with the entire recovery process.

Clients are taken on a journey of healing through complete immersion into evidence-based clinical modalities, multifaceted alternative therapies, and expert medical management, allowing them to detox and recover from drug and alcohol addictions fully. Through a program of care designed to encourage change, a foundation is created that allows clients to find their higher purpose and reclaim their lives.

Contact us today for more information on our pink meth addiction treatment center.


  1. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): What is the scope of methamphetamine use in the United States
  2. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): What are the long-term effects of methamphetamine misuse
  3. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): Methamphetamine