What is “yaba” mean in English?

What is "yaba" mean in English?

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  • Michele Grisby
    3 days ago

    Ya ba is typically produced in pill form. The most common versions are red, pink, orange, or lime green, and carry logos such as "R" or "WY". They are small and round, about 6 millimetres (0.24 in) in diameter.Ya ba is typically consumed orally, though users also place the tablet on aluminum foil and heat it from below. As the tablet melts, vapors rise and are inhaled ("chasing the dragon"). The drug can also be administered by crushing the tablets into powder, which is then snorted or mixed with a solvent and injected.

    When swallowed in pill form, the duration of the drug's effect is 8–16 hours. When smoked, the duration is 1–3 hours, though the intensity is considerably reduced. The peak of the drug's effect is followed by a comedown period lasting 6–10 hours, during which the user may have difficulty sleeping or eating. Many users report that it takes them up to 24 hours after consumption to be able to fall asleep.

    Ya ba is not commonly injected as many intravenous users prefer the pure product instead (methamphetamine, called "ice" in Southeast Asia). This illegal drug is especially popular in Thailand, where it is imported from Burma or Laos even though it is sometimes manufactured locally in Thailand.

    Typical ya ba users are working males, aged 16–40 years old. Its use is also not uncommon among both female and male sex workers in Thailand and Cambodia.

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