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    How To Bleach Test Meth For Purity

    Bleach testing meth involves placing a small sample of methamphetamine in household bleach. If the meth sample swirls around on top of the bleach, it may be pure meth. If not, it may contain other ingredients.

    A bleach test can be useful for people who buy street drugs. Test kits for methamphetamine may not be widely available, which means that bleach tests can be useful at-home drug tests to reduce the risk of unintentional side effects.

    At-home bleach tests, along with fentanyl test strips, can be forms of harm reduction when taking street drugs.

    Reasons For Bleach Testing Meth

    Meth only has one approved use in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Illicit forms of methamphetamine, such as crystal meth, are popular and cheap targets of drug abuse in the United States.

    Methamphetamine can be mixed into illicit street drugs. If you buy opioids, amphetamines, or stimulant drugs off the street, these products can contain meth without your knowledge. 

    The process of making meth can also leave impurities, such as acetone, pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and caffeine in street meth products.

    At-home meth tests can tell you whether you’re ingesting meth or other dangerous impurities.

    Methods For Meth Bleach Testing

    At-home purity tests for meth involve placing a small concentration of street meth into a cup of household bleach. After placing the meth into the cup, watch it carefully for movement.

    If the substance shows significant movement on top of the bleach, it may be pure meth. If it sinks to the bottom or does not move, it may contain impurities such as acetone, nickel, or lithium.

    The results of an at-home bleach test can tell you whether you may experience unintentional, serious side effects when taking street drugs.

    Risks Of Street Meth

    Even with at-home drug testing, abusing street drugs can have a high risk of drug toxicity. Illicit meth use can cause psychosis, high body temperature, and drug addiction. Ingesting metals and acetone can cause organ damage.

    If you or a loved one live with meth addiction and need help, contact us today to learn about our inpatient and outpatient treatment options.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
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