What do they look like?

Amphetamines are a whole family of related drugs - each with its own recipe - and are taken in different ways. They can be in the form of powder, tablets, capsules, crystals or red liquid.

Amphetamines can come as a white through to a brown powder, sometimes even orange and dark purple. They have a strong smell and bitter taste.
Amphetamine capsules vary considerably in colour and are sometimes sold in commercial brand shells. They are packaged in "foils" (aluminium foil), plastic bags or small balloons when sold on the street.

Amphetamine tablets vary in colour, and can be a cocktail of drugs, binding agents, caffeine and sugar.

Crystal methamphetamine, or "ice", generally comes in large "sheet-like" crystals, or as a crystalline powder.

The reddish-brown liquid is usually sold in capsules.