Methamphetamine or meth is a highly-addictive purely-synthetic drug that can be manufactured by using products commercially obtainable anywhere in the United States.
A person gets hooked on meth because of its enhancing effects on pleasure and sex, alertness and ability to focus on particular responsibilities. However, the effects decline over time, and users need to take higher doses to get the same results, and because they have great difficulty functioning well without the drug.
Meth imitates the way the chemicals in the brain manufacture and transmit messages of gratification to the brain’s pleasure center. consequently, an individual can become addicted to it almost closest after his first use. As meth produces a sense of moment gratification, it then becomes harder for life’s normal pleasures to create the same sense of gratification.
Meth addiction has spread to all areas of the United States. In 1999, more than 9.4 million people reported trying meth at the minimum once in their lifetime. The highest rate of meth use was among adults, ages 18 to 25, and nowhere is it a bigger problem than in the Midwest, where it accounts for nearly 90 percent of all drug situations.
A meth user can be identified in several ways. He may experience psychological and behavioral symptoms like agitation, excited speech, decreased appetite, increased physical activity levels, and occasional episodes of sudden and violent behavior, intense paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and bouts of insomnia. He may also characterize a inclination to compulsively clean and groom and repetitively sort and disassemble objects, such as cars and other mechanical devices.
The following are some shared signs of meth addiction:
– flushed or tense turn up
– dilated pupils
– bloodshot eyes
– decaying teeth
– scars and open sores
– increased heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration
– a chemical odor on their breath
– rapid speech
– excessive sweating
– inability to sleep or eat
– harsh weight loss
– hallucinations (often auditory)
– repetitive behavior
– memory loss
– teeth grinding
additionally, meth addiction exposes a user at an increased risk for a wide variety of other illnesses that can be brought on by the addict’s poor living and health habits and by the toxic effects of the drug.