Methamphetamine, known on the street as Meth or Crystal Meth, is a drug with extremely addictive properties that elevate the levels of bodily organ functions and is blamed for many deaths.
Amongst the most addictive drug the United Kingdom is Meth. It can cause addiction in a person, after only one hit.
Some of the reasons why people try Meth are: to get high, curiosity and even to lose weight. Once they experience the high it gives and increased energy, they continue using it without realizing they are asking for trouble.
This happens because it alters the chemistry of the brain making the person feel feelings of euphoria and power.
Meth is exceedingly addictive as it liberates an extra three times the amount of dopamine than Cocaine.
The normal amount of dopamine produced in the brain is much smaller than the rush of dopamine from Meth abuse. Addiction to Methamphetamine is then more likely. The cravings for Meth kick in and take over control as soon as the reward system is rewired.
Beating a Meth addiction is not easy because the drug hijacks the brain's reward system, impairing decision making. People develop a mental and physical need of the drug and will need professional treatment to quit it. For help finding treatment centres call us now.
Meth is the commonly known name for the drug Methamphetamine. The drug is being produced both legally and illegally. Desoxyn is a drug for people with attention deficit disorder and obesity who have gone through several treatments with no result, this is the legal form of Methamphetamine that has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
Meth is commonly a white, fragrance-free dust in its forbidden form which can be sniffed, introduced or a taken orally.
White Crystals with a tone of blue that can be smoked are one of the most common versions of this drug called Crystal Meth. Communal tags for Meth include:
Illegitimate usage of Methamphetamines identifies as abuse. Much like Crack Cocaine, Meth and Crystal Meth produce a so called rush when taken by smoke or injected; this happens because of the increased heart rate, blood pressure and pleasure-inducing neurotransmitters in the brain. The strongest effects are produced immediately by the rush and can last up to 30 minutes. The second phase after the rush, is the experience of a steady high feeling that can last from four to 12 hours. How long this high lasts depends on the drug the method of ingestion.
The strongest feeling of high can be achieved by injecting Meth rather than smoking, but the effects go away more quickly.
The effects of Meth include:
Surge of energy
Loss of appetite
The effects and the drugs relative cheapness, are part of the reason why users tend to abuse Meth. Consuming the prescription over a period of time make Meth consumers stay continuously high all through that stretch. Soon, they develop tolerance and will require taking more to get the same effect.
A dangerous excessive dose is prone when the person uses it for binging
Passing out, convulsions and even loss of consciousness are some of the hardest consequences of Meth because it increases the blood pressure and the heart rate. Left untreated, the person may die from drug overdose.
Common Drug Combinations
Polydrug is the combination of many drugs to be taken at the same time. Normally, this happens at dance clubs, music festivals and parties.
Alcohol, Cocaine, GHB, Ketamine, and Ecstasy may the included in the drugs that are used with Meth. There exists a real danger of taking too much (overdose) when you combine many drugs.
Meth Abuse Statistics
From 2006 to 2012 nearly 300,000 regular users have quit the Meth abuse. The knowledge about the threat that this drug represents and the new treatments to quit it have helped to reduce the numbers of addicts.
Not being able to gain control of their own life, is a popular way of thinking among those who use Meth a lot. To quit it they will need professional help because this is one of the hardest addictions to quit. Right assistance can help anyone overcome their addiction. Please call us today if you or someone you love are ready to overcome a Meth addiction.