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Crystal Meth Addiction Explained

Methamphetamine, commonly known as Crystal Meth, is assessed as an extreme narcotic stimulant that appears white, odorless and bitter crystalline powder/rock/pill (Schedule II). Methamphetamine may be taken orally, smoked, snorted, injected or dissolved in water/alcohol.

 

Meth-AddictionCrystal Meth’s high is seen to increase the pleasure and motor function of the user as it aims at the central nervous system. Prescriptively, it is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other problems through ability to control hyperactivity and impulses. However, long-term/misuse leads to compulsive addiction.

 

Abuse symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Mood disturbances
  • Violent behavior
  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Delusions

 

Abuse effects:

  • Structural and functional changes of the brain (emotion and cognition)
  • Wakefulness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irregular heartbeat and blood pressure
  • Blood cells damage
  • Liver/Kidney/Lung/Brain damage
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Severe dental problems
  • Convulsions
  • HIV/Hepa B and C (thru injection/unsafe sex)
  • Altered judgment and inhibition
  • Severe physical and mental breakdown
  • Hyperactivity
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Confused exhaustion
  • Panic
  • Aggressiveness
  • Irritability
  • Hallucinations

 

Sometimes, talking about the addiction helps. If a sit-down meeting could help someone you know, ask for help at TruVida Recovery – Orange County. Our counselors are available at 949-388-3866.

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