Crystal Meth - A Hot Topic

Crystal meth is the crystalline, smokable form of methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant. Just how common is this drug? New innovative addictions research reveals some disturbing facts about the prevalence of online searches for crystal methamphetamine.

A recent study shows that a staggering 923,720 searches were performed using the term “crystal meth” over a one-year period. Equally surprising is the number of inquiries for the term “make crystal meth” (129,583). While some of the 2500 general searches each day could be research-related, the fact is an alarming number of people are looking for recipes and directions for home made crystal meth. This has been determined by the exact terms that are being queried.

Crystal Methamphetamine Addiction - Searched Less than Crystal Meth Recipe

Graph 1 plots the phrase “crystal meth addiction” at 12,173 annual searches. In comparison, the term “make crystal meth” was searched more than 10 times that amount. Other phrases near the top of the list follow the same theme:

  • “home made crystal meth” - 49,751 annual searches
  • “crystal meth recipe” - 18,954
  • “recipe crystal meth” - 16,119
  • “crystal meth ingredients” - 7,951

Where the internet is concerned, the number of people interested in learning how to make crystal meth far outnumber those interested in combating the serious growing issue of crystal methamphetamine addiction.

Crystal Meth - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  950,000
crystal meth    923720
make crystal meth    129583
home made crystal meth    49751
crystal methamphetamine    31787
crystal meth recipe    18954
meth recipe    18954
recipe crystal meth    16119
meth addiction    12173
crystal meth addiction    12173
meth users    12128
crystal meth users    12128
smoke crystal meth    12014
making crystal meth    10554
meth recipes    8606
crystal meth recipes    8606
crystal meth ingredients    7951
meth ingredients    7951
make cheap crystal meth    7692
crystal meth pictures    7110
meth pictures    7110
crystal meth treatment    6668
meth treatment    6668
meth cut    6302
crystal meth cut    6301
what is crystal meth    5365
signs of crystal meth    5077
pictures of crystal meth    4757
ingredients in crystal meth    4400
meth labs    4097
crystal meth labs    4097
0 950,000

Home Made Crystal Meth - Recipes Available Online

In Graph 2, which reflects the top 100 words used in crystal meth searches, “make”, “home”, “how”, “recipe”, “ingredients”, and “recipes”, are all listed among the top ten. The fact that home made crystal meth recipes are readily available is obviously destructive and counterproductive for those seeking help with a crystal meth addiction or those just thinking of experimenting with this dangerous drug.

Crystal Meth - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in crystal meth searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 crystal meth exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  950,000
meth    924360
make    144995
home    64876
how    63478
recipe    38913
methamphetamine    31955
ingredients    22667
side    17425
smoke    15151
recipes    14016
making    13341
addiction    12864
pictures    12391
users    12133
treatment    8869
ways    8015
cheap    7692
what    7255
cut    7109
looks    6961
signs    5929
coal    5776
easy    5510
facts    4872
physical    4802
long    4687
pipes    4473
cooking    4220
labs    4098
glass    4091
rehab    3888
production    3326
teens    3303
drug    3269
lab    3078
pics    2991
symptoms    2847
term    2795
information    2676
anonymous    2672
cutting    2576
way    2451
system    2351
stay    2332
smoking    2167
using    2081
cook    2020
recovery    1931
recipies    1896
manufacturing    1876
history    1875
methadone    1845
produce    1831
procedure    1808
poems    1795
after    1737
affects    1701
ice    1678
addicts    1649
powdered    1645
about    1338
pipe    1332
instructions    1319
growing    1298
pregnant    1223
user    1203
ingrediants    1110
from    1056
quit    1027
articles    910
best    862
inject    851
look    831
quitting    829
artery    821
fergie    785
homemade    779
smell    761
songs    747
taking    737
addictions    736
hydrochloride    734
get    696
time    671
book    660
crimes    658
body    636
stories    612
withdrawal    592
cost    580
manufacture    578
snorting    570
overdose    564
2    557
liter    548
where    538
sores    537
short    536
testing    525
pregnancy    519
ingredient    519
0 950,000

A Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Pioneers Online Addictions Research

USDR, a drug and alcohol rehab facility near Montreal, Quebec, Canada is leading the way in addictions research. The Center is hoping to reverse existing trends of addiction versus treatment. With the information from these online studies, Clear Haven can better serve individuals interested in overcoming substance abuse and assist in the professional development of addictions professionals.

Crystal Meth - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 700  4200
make crystal methamphetamine    4094
crystal meth glass    4041
meth glass pipes    3652
crystal meth glass pipes    3652
crystal meth rehab    3447
meth rehab    3447
crystal meth production    3322
meth production    3322
crystal meth and teens    3287
meth and teens    3287
cooking crystal meth    3206
meth lab    3077
crystal meth lab    3077
crystal meth pics    2951
meth pics    2951
smoke crystal methamphetamine    2738
meth anonymous    2672
crystal meth anonymous    2672
crystal meth information    2601
meth information    2601
easy crystal meth recipes    2576
cutting crystal meth    2562
meth drug    2340
crystal meth drug    2340
crystal meth facts    2252
meth facts    2252
meth long term    2202
smoking crystal meth    2088
using crystal meth    2047
history of crystal meth    1860
crystal meth recovery    1856
meth recovery    1856
crystal methadone    1844
facts on crystal meth    1841
produce crystal meth    1831
meth making    1671
crystal meth making    1671
meth poems    1668
crystal meth poems    1668
powdered crystal meth    1644
meth addicts    1642
crystal meth addicts    1642
drug treatment    1535
crystal meth drug treatment    1533
about crystal meth    1319
crystal meth manufacturing    1310
meth manufacturing    1310
cook crystal meth    1211
affects of crystal meth    1204
meth while pregnant    1150
crystal meth ingrediants    1105
meth ingrediants    1105
quit smoking crystal meth    1023
recipe for crystal meth    1008
crystal meth ice    972
meth ice    972
meth recipies    920
crystal meth recipies    920
recipies for crystal meth    914
after crystal meth    850
quitting crystal meth    829
crystal meth inject artery    821
meth user    819
crystal meth user    819
symptoms of crystal meth    817
fergie crystal meth    785
homemade crystal meth    777
meth cook    768
meth smell    747
crystal meth smell    747
700 4200