Yaba is a derivative of synthetic amphetamines such as speed and can be manufactured far more quickly and easily than traditional forms of amphetamine. Yaba is a recent phenomenon in the United States, although it has been popular in Southeast and East Asia for some time. Methamphetamine tablets are sent primarily by mail to northern California and the Los Angeles area, and although the demand for Yaba appears to be primarily in Asian communities, popularity is increasing among rave attendees.
Slang Terms: “crazy medicine,” Hitler's drug, Ice
It can be orally consumed and are sometimes candy flavored (grape, orange, and vanilla). “Chasing the Dragon” is another method of use. Users place tablet on aluminum foil and heat from underneath, as the tablet melts vapors rise and are inhaled. Yaba can also be snorted and injected.
Ravers be careful because dealers target MDMA (Ecstasy) users to try it claiming its like Ecstasy, but really you're going to be tweaking on that mean speed.