Meth Side Effects: All You Need To Know

Meth Side Effects: All You Need To Know

Meth is an extremely powerful and addictive drug. If not controlled on time, it can lead to severe health hazards. It has ever – lasting side effects on our body. Therefore, it is important to treat it’s addiction. 

Identifying Meth Addiction

Meth is mainly available in white coloured powder form. It can also be found in the form of pills. The powder coils also are of different colors like yellowish – gray, brown or even orange and pink. Meth has no particular smell but tastes bitter and easily dissolves in water. 

People developing meth addiction undergo several noticeable life changes like: 

  • Losing interest 
  • Not spending time with friend and family
  • Sudden financial crisis
  • Weak performance at school or work suddenly
  • Lying
  • Become secretive
  • Change in sleeping or eating habits

Meth Intoxication 

Once meth enters your body and reaches your brain, you start to feel intense joy and happiness. It can last for about 30 minutes and takes about 16 hours to become completely sober. You might also experience: 

  • Improved attention span
  • False sense of joy 
  • Unusually high energy levels
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Fever 

Side Effects 

Overdosing on meth could be extremely dangerous. The side effects include: 

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Chest pains
  • Stomach cramps
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations 
  • Fast breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • High fever
  • Seizures

Long-Term Side Effects 

Prolonged meth consumption can have long – term side effects like: 

  • Increased drug tolerance
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Repetitive compulsive physical behavior 
  • Brain damage
  • Worsened cognitive skills 
  • Easily distracted
  • Worsened short- and long-term memory
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Extreme dental issues 
  • Weight loss and an inability to gain weight
  • Kidney damage
  • Lung damage
  • Veins and skin damage
  • Nasal cavity damage

Skyward Treatment 

Skyward treatment offers high quality care to every patient. Our staff provides medical help to the patients undergoing meth detox. It helps them fight the withdrawal symptoms. We also use clinically proven therapies to treat our patients like: 

  • Stress – management practices
  • Dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies (DBT and CBT)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Adventure therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Dual – diagnosis treatment
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