Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that has an effect on the user’s central nervous system. All across our country, the number of meth addictions has exceeded that of heroin and cocaine. Meth has numerous other names such as Desoxyn, Speed, Crystal, Glass, Ice, Yaba, and Crank.
Meth is used illicitly for the stimulant and euphoric effect that people feel while using this illegal drug. Each user experiences different effects, but the overall dangers are the same. This drug, whether taken orally, snorted, smoked, or injected, will be felt immediately after use. If the drug is injected or smoked, the user will feel an intense euphoria and often this is associated with stronger addiction. Some start using meth by simply trying it with friends at a party by snorting the drug. Once the initial euphoria wears off, the users do more of the drug to repeat the sensation. Eventually, the user will begin to use more, and do so in shorter intervals of time.
The names associated with different varieties refer to the shape or size of the meth. For instance, glass, ice, and crystal are normally a term for concentrated chunks that are designed to be smoked. Yaba is a name from Thai for the color of the tablet containing meth made with caffeine. No matter what the name or the way meth is used, this is a drug that is proven to be deadly.
The Psychotic Effects Can Last For Years
Use of this drug can cause not only addiction, but also chronic and repeated drug seeking. A meth addict usually shows signs and symptoms such as anxiety, confusion, insomnia, violent behavior, and psychotic episodes. The psychotic episodes are obvious when the user is having bouts of paranoia, visual hallucinations, and sensations of bugs crawling and picking at the skin. The psychotic effects can last for years, even after the addict quits.
If you are suffering the effects of addiction, there is hope. At A Forever Recovery facility, we can help you overcome addiction and get you on the path to taking back control of your future.