Crystal Meth Addiction

Crystal Meth Addiction

Crystal methamphetamine is the drug of choice amongst the youth. It is cheap, easy to get hold of and of course, highly addictive. This powerful stimulant destroys lives. It drives the user to the depths of depravity, inducing terrifying paranoia, anxiety, sleep deprivation and the need for more and more…

We all need to recognise the signs and symptoms of meth addiction as the drug runs rampant on our streets, in our schools and in our homes.

Crystal meth is a strong ‘upper.’ The drug is commonly smoked but it can be injected and snorted. Created in homemade labs, the drug is full of toxins, household chemicals and over the counter medication. This smorgasbord of toxins leaves the user in a dangerous and unpredictable situation – never really knowing what is inside the meth they are never able to anticipate how their body will react to the next fix.

What are the signs and symptoms of crystal meth abuse?

Crystal meth directly affects the body and the body’s functions. Some of the physical and behavioural signs of crystal meth abuse include:

  • Weight loss
  • Dilated pupils
  • Appetite loss
  • Hyperactive activity
  • Anxious behaviour
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia

Crystal meth addicts stay up for days on end. This hyperactivity eventually leads to an extreme ‘crash.’ The user will sleep for prolonged periods of time after which they will continue with their manic ways. A compulsive need for cleaning, talking and scratching are also signs of crystal meth addiction.

Long term effects of crystal meth:

Those who have used the drug for an extended period of time have extreme weight loss, rotting teeth, mouth sores, face sores and may suffer from seizures and heart attacks.

Contact Houghton House for more information. It is never too late to get help. Your life is worth recovery.