Methamphetamines have been around for quite a long time; in fact it was first created in the 1890s by a Japanese chemist. And has only grown in popularity over the course of history. Some known methamphetamines users include Adolf Hitler, and World War II pilots for alertness.
It has since deteriorated to an illegal drug having become popular with the motorcycle gangs in the 1970s.
Methamphetamines kill about 1,000 people each year as a direct result of using meth, however, the side effects of methamphetamines kill a lot more than that.