Meth (methamphetamine) is FDA approved. And it’s used for treatment-resistant obesity and ADHD treatment.
Besides its pharmacological relevance, people use meth for recreational purposes. But if you have any plan to move around with the substance in your pocket, ensure you have a prescription to your name. Otherwise, you might get into trouble with law enforcement.
Smoking meth is one thing, and keeping the pipe clean is another. Most people don’t care for their meth pipes enough. They can use it for weeks and months without cleaning the pipe.
If you want to enjoy meth, take it with a clean pipe. When the pipe gets dirty, create time to clean it. It’s such an easy process.
After reading this post, you’ll understand how to clean meth pipes with ease. Continue reading!
Meth Pipe Cleaning Methods
You can use a soft wet cloth, paper towel, or steel wool to clean the outer part of a meth pipe. But the real deal is to clean the inside, and that includes the bowl and stem.
Some useful cleaning methods include the following.
Method#1: The bleach method:
You can use bleach to clean your meth pipe. To do this, half-fill a coffee mug with bleach and put your meth pipe into it. Then, fold a paper towel several times and place it in your microwave.
Let the cover mug be on top of it while in the microwave. Please set it to high and leave it for 2 minutes.
Now, take out the mug and pour away the bleach. Be careful while doing this, as the mug and pipe will be very hot. Next, put a drop of dish soap into the pipe and pour in hot water till it fills it. Cover the two ends with a soft cloth (hold it steady) and shake the pipe for a few seconds.
Rinse it out with hot water. Then dry it by carefully twisting a paper towel into it and then blow dry it. Ensure that no water is left in it.
Note that you have to clean your microwave before you get any food into it. It may have a bleach aftertaste. But, don’t worry it’s not flammable.
Method#2: Whink rust remover method:
You can buy a whink rust remover from any hardware store. Make sure you add enough to the bowl. Then use a q-tip to push it around the bowl hole (do this for a minute or two). Then, rinse for a few seconds.
Method#3: Use isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt:
You’ll need 90% isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt for this method. Use a bobby pin gently to scrape off the residue from the pipe. Then place the pipe in a freezer bag and scoop in about two teaspoons of coarse salt. Pour in isopropyl alcohol to submerge the pipe and seal it up.
Allow the mixture to sit in the pipe for some hours or even a day. Now scrub it gently with the mixture (while in the bag). Then take out the pipe and rinse it with hot water.
Method#4: Use a butane or propane torch:
You can use a butane or propane torch to clean a meth pipe. Roll the flame around the bowl of your pipe to get rid of residue. Be careful not to let the flame stay in an area for more than 2 seconds, as it may ruin your pipe.
Also, avoid putting the hottest part of the flame close to the pipe. The top of the flame is enough to do the job.
You need to have experience with using a torch to use this method
Method#5: Magic eraser:
If you’re concern about chemicals, you can use a small piece of magic eraser. Make sure it’s a bit larger than the opening of the stem. Push it down the bowl through the stem using a q-tip. When it’s in the bowl, use the q-tip to scrub it around the sides. Be careful, so you don’t damage the pipe.
Next, push the magic eraser out through the stem.
What Is A Meth Pipe?
We have discussed how to clean a meth pipe. Now let’s go into details of what a meth pipe is. A meth pipe is a glass pipe that comes in various shapes and sizes for smoking meth. It’s also known as an oil burner.
A common design is straight with a long slender tube and is called a glass rose or straight shooter. It usually has a bulb or bowl at the end with a tiny hole on the top.
Meth is short for methamphetamine. Also, it’s casually called crank, gear, tweak, and so on. It’s a stimulant, which releases loads of chemicals from the brain to the body. It makes a person feel confident, alert, awake, and high in the real sense of it. However, you’ll need to be careful of how often you take it.
If you take too much of it, you’re likely to lose interest in things you love doing, like sports and other activities.
Adverse Effects Of Using Meth
You need to bear in mind that the amount of meth you take per time, including how often you do so, can influence your risk level. Here are some effects of using meth.
- You may experience anxiety, panic, or aggression when you take higher doses. Other experiences are overheating, jaw clenching, teeth grinding, confusion, losing control of behavior, or dizziness.
- When you overdose on meth, you may start to hallucinate or become delusional due to intense paranoia. You can also experience a stroke, muscle spasms, seizures, or heart attack.
- It increases your sexual drive, making you prone to risky behaviors you won’t normally do during sex. Also, over time it’ll decrease the ability to cum during sex or lead to irregular or no menstrual periods.
- It leads to loss of appetite and malnutrition.
- It also causes dehydration, as it’ll decrease the production of saliva in your mouth. You’ll also sweat a lot.
- You can become extremely dependent on meth due to regular use.
- It’s very risky to inject meth. It poses the risk of infections from injecting and sharing needles. It’s also easy to take too much.
- It leads to a lack of sleep, which can have adverse health effects.
- It makes you prone to dental problems.
- Depression, tiredness, hunger, anxiety, and irritability are common after using meth (during the crash period).
How To Stay Healthy When Taking Meth
You’re risking your physical and mental health when you take meth. So, it’s best not to use it at all. However, if you’re already taking it, you can stay healthy using these guidelines.
- Don’t mix meth with alcohol, other drugs, or medicines. You never can tell the quantity of each drug you’ll use. It can have unpredictable effects which are dangerous to your health.
- Meth increases your urge and energy for sex; that’s why you need to always protect yourself from HIV and STIs. Always use condoms and get regular checkups for HIV and other STIs.
- Ensure you eat a balanced diet to maintain your health. Try as much as possible not to skip meals. Also, drink lots of water to stay hydrated, but stay away from coffee, tea, and other caffeine drinks. It’ll help if you make fruit juice at home. You can also chew gum to help with saliva production.
- Maintain good personal hygiene and brush well and regularly (at least three times daily).
- Have plenty of sleep and rest well. It’ll help if you take it hours before your sleeping time. That way you can sleep well. Also, sleeping in a dark room can help.
- Don’t share needles if you’re slamming meth. You’ll put yourself at risk of HIV or hepatitis when you do so. It’s best to use a new needle, alcohol swabs, and cotton each time. Also, clean the spot first before you hit it to avoid any infections. But it’s better to take it orally to avoid such risks.
- Use meth pipes that are not likely to shatter. Pipes that are broken or too hot can injure you. Also, clean it regularly; you don’t want to inhale smoke from burning leftovers.
- Don’t handle meth with your hands. It’s likely to dissolve if in little amounts, and it’s bad for your skin. Use straws that have scoops at the end to scoop meth from the container to the chamber.
- Don’t take meth when you’re pregnant. It’s known to affect the development of the fetus.
- Avoid regular use to reduce the risk, and so you don’t get addicted. You can use it few days a week. You can also take a break of about a month or two to give your brain time to recover.
- It’s best to fully vaporize meth when smoking, as inhaling the liquid can affect your lungs. A jet flame lighter can be effective for this.
- Have a friend you trust around to keep you in check. That way, you have someone to help you out in case of meth toxicity.
I hope you now know how to clean meth pipe. It’s a simple process, though it can help ensure you enjoy smoking your meth. Overdosing on meth should be discouraged. You should also avoid taking meth always.
You can also experiment with various meth cleaning methods until you find one most suitable for you.
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