Methamphetamine, more popularly known as Meth, produces a pleasurable sense of well-being and euphoria. Meth’s intense high is short lived and is one of the main reasons why the drug is so addictive. To continue to experience or intensify if users may continually take the drug, neglecting food and sleep for days.
What is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system lasting up to 8 hours. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol. It is characterized as a Schedule II stimulant making it legally available through nonrefillable prescription. Users snort, smoke, inject or swallow it.
Symptoms and Signs of Methamphetamine Abuse
While under the influence of meth and with continued use several symptoms and signs may be experienced. These can include:
- Decreased Appetite
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Increased Body Temperature
- Increased Physical Activities
- Increased Respiration
- Irregular Heart Beat
Methamphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms
Symptoms of Meth withdrawal vary from person to person and also based on how frequently and how heavily it was used. The method used to take the drug also has an effect on the withdrawal with those injecting the drug having more intense withdrawal effects. The effects may include:
- Acute Psychological Symptoms
- Increased Appetite
- Suicidal Thoughts
If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to Meth we are here to help.