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
- Strange behavior
- Violent outbursts
- Memorly loss
- Lethargy and apathy
- Mental exhaustion
- Impaired motor skills
- Learning disabilities
- Permanent brain damage
Physical Side-Effects of Meth Use
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble sleeping
- Rapid heart rate
- Heightened blood pressure
- Raised body temperature
- Skin sores
- Tooth decay
- Premature aging
- 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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