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Methamphetamines

Methamphetamines are one of the most popular and easiest to find drugs of the twentieth century. Methamphetamines can be created using some common chemicals that you can purchase over the counter, which has contributed to its mainstream appeal in people of all ages.

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Methamphetamines manufactured in Meth labs are located in all different types of areas in the United States and the number has been steadily growing through the past few years. It is a dangerous and psychologically addicting drug that acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system to heighten the user's alertness and can also create euphoria.

This drug is most often smoked as a solid (crystal meth) or snorted as a powder. Habits and mannerisms that are noticeable in someone who is uses methamphetamines include compulsive behavior, inability to sit still, and agitation. Addicts who use the drug often stay up for days at a time and may never stop to eat or clean as a normal person would. Crystal meth effects can last for hours and those with a dependence on the drug will crave more as they build up a tolerance.

Addicts will start taking the drug more often and in larger doses. Any type of person is at risk of becoming addicted from merely trying methamphetamines once because it only takes one use for it to change someone into a dependent.


Before and After Using Meth

One of the most common and noticeable long-term effects of using is referred to as "meth mouth". This is the condition where the continuous use has caused deterioration in the teeth and gums. Snorting or inhaling the drug will cause dry mouth, and also users will often neglect any form of personal hygiene. These problems along with grinding and clenching will cause wear and eventually the loss of teeth.

Meth users may also be involved in many unsafe sexual acts with random partners that they would not normally be careless enough be with, which can lead to life threatening diseases. Some users die just from the damage done to the immune system or from starvation among other things. Those who do not die may end up with psychosis, clinical depression, and cognitive impairment.

Some people may think that experimenting with methamphetamines is fun and exciting, however battling addiction is neither fun nor exciting. A frightening number of people become addicted each day and most will never recover to the point of being the friend or family member that they once were. Methamphetamine addicts who manage to recover live in regret and often with various negative effects that will never be repaired.

The most positive prognosis for Meth addicts is from those who undergo drug addiction treatment in the early stages of dependency. Meth isn't just a drug found in the centers of large urban areas anymore. It's also found in many suburban and rural areas throughout the country.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

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