Methamphetamine

The Dangers of Meth

March 19th, 2020

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The Dangers of Meth

Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as "meth," is a powerful synthetic stimulant that raises activity levels in the central nervous system. It can have devastating effects on the mind and body. 

Psychological Side-Effects of Meth Use

Short-Term Effects:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Panic
  • Hallucinations
  • Hyper-excitability
  • Strange behavior
  • Violent outbursts

Long-Term Effects

  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Memorly loss
  • Lethargy and apathy
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Learning disabilities
  • Psychosis
  • Permanent brain damage

Physical Side-Effects of Meth Use

Short-Term Effects:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Heightened blood pressure
  • Raised body temperature
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures

Long-Term Effects

  • Skin sores
  • Tooth decay
  • Malnutrition
  • Premature aging
  • Seizures
  • Liver and kidney damage
  • Strokes and heart attack
  • Severe lung, nose, and respiratory damage

Meth is highly addictive. Tolerance develops quickly, and psychological addiction can develop rapidly after. If you or a loved one is struggling with meth, call 888 833 4676. Our team of addiction experts is ready to help you reclaim your life.

Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse

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