Signs and Symptoms of Meth Use
Worried that a friend or family member has started using crystal meth?
Keep reading to get a better understanding of this dangerous drug and how you can spot the signs and symptoms of meth use.
Hi there. My name is Alex Key and I lost a beloved sister to meth abuse. I know first hand what this drug is capable of and how quickly it can destroy relationships and lives.
Today I want to help others learn the signs and symptoms of a meth user so they can hopefully intervene before this nasty drug ruins another life.
What is Meth?
Methamphetamine’s or meth for short, is a drug that is both illegal and very dangerous.
Made from a combination of different chemicals, this drug could also be recognised as a poison because of what it does to the body.
With a number of toxic ingredients like hydrochloric acid, lithium and drain cleaner, it also contains the decongestant drug pseudoephedrine.
Developed in the early 20th century, methamphetamine’s was originally used in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers.
But meth has since evolved into a much more potent and toxic drug.
It’s now known as one of the most addictive drugs because it gives an instant high or euphoric rush when taking it.
Many first time users become addicted to this high because it gives a false sense of happiness and well-being, boost in confidence and for some it makes them feel like they have super powers.
But what goes up, must come down. Meth has some pretty dreadful side effects which are listed below.
What Does Meth Look Like and How Is It Taken
Methamphetamine’s can come in different forms such as:
- A white, yellowish or light brown crystalline powder
- Pill form
- Liquid form