Amphetamines originated first in Germany in 1887. The more potent and more uncomplicated alteration of the drug (methamphetamine) was created later by a Japanese chemist who streamlined the process.
Methamphetamine, most commonly known as crystal meth or ice, is a recreational drug that produces a stimulant and euphoric high. Meth can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Meth is often called “the poor man’s cocaine” as it is much cheaper than cocaine and lasts for much longer.