Methamphetamine, also called Meth or Crystal Meth, is a highly addictive material that has caused the death of many individuals.
In the United Kingdom Meth is known to be one of the most addictive substances. It has been reported that many people have become addicted to Meth by only one use of it.
Individuals may attempt Meth due to inquisitiveness, in exploring a high or occasionally to drop heaviness. Once they try it, they won't see an addiction or their dependency, they take it because of its effects.
After the use of Meth there are feelings of euphoria, alertness and confidence and a powerful effect on the brain's reward system.
To emphasise how addictive Meth is there's the fact that it releases three times more dopamine than Cocaine.
This quantity of dopamine in the brain thanks to the use of Meth, is much higher than the normal. This reinforces the behaviour of abuse and likelihood of binging. The cravings for Meth often cause a person to alter their life do to the reward system being rewired.
Stopping the dependence on Meth becomes a challenge as the drug takes over normal functions, messing up and interfering with the person's reasoning abilities. People develop a mental and physical need of the drug and will need professional treatment to quit it. To get help finding the right treatment contact us today.
Meth is one of the many street names for Methamphetamine. There are legal and illegal versions of the drug. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration under the name Desoxyn, is the legal form of methamphetamine, it is prescribed for patients with severe attention deficit disorder and obesity where other treatments have failed to give positive results.
In its Illegal form, Meth is normally a white, odourless powder that can be snorted, injected or taken orally.
The version of the drug that is smoked goes by the name of Crystal Meth and is very strong, usually presenting in small blue-white crystals. Other street names for Meth include:
Illegitimate usage of Methamphetamines identifies as abuse. When Meth or Crystal Meth is smoked or injected, the same rush is experienced as with Crack Cocaine; an increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure and feeling of well-being are the results as the drug interferes with chemicals in the brain. The strongest effects are produced immediately by the rush and can last up to 30 minutes. After the rush, a steady high is experienced by the people who use Meth, and it may last anywhere from four to twelve 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 consequences of Meth consist of:
Surge of energy
Not wanting to eat
These consequences, plus the drugs affordability, might direct a person's to binge usage. Consuming the prescription over a period of time make Meth consumers stay continuously high all through that stretch. After a while, the Meth doesn't produce the same effects and the person using it needs higher doses to get high.
The likelihood of overdosing is increased by binging on Meth.
Since Meth increases the user's heartbeat and blood pressure, taking huge amounts of the material may lead to overheating, seizures, loss of consciousness or coma. Left untreated, the person may die from drug overdose.
Common Drug Combinations
Polydrug use (using more than one drug at a time) is common among people who take Meth. In nightclubs and music events is normal to see this drug abuse.
Other drugs that are used with Meth can be: Cocaine, alcohol, GHB, Ketamine and Ecstasy. There exists a real danger of taking too much (overdose) when you combine many drugs.
Meth Misuse Data
Between 2006 and 2012, the recorded number of Meth users reduced by about 300,000. Increased public awareness and availability of more treatment centres may have contributed to this happening.
A lot of the people who are facing Meth addiction problems believe that they will never again be able to take control of their life. 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.