Do People Still Get Addicted to Meth?

Do People Still Get Addicted to Meth?

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive substance that can have severe consequences. It is making a comeback of sorts lately, where more people are noticed using the drug. Meth comes with warning signs and consequences. Nearly every person is aware of the epidemic but not always how it impacts people. Meth is one of the drugs that are popular more now than ever, but also more lethal and dangerous.

Dangers of Meth Abuse

Methamphetamine abuse and addiction are due to its high potency and dependency. The more a person abuses meth, the more at risk the person is for some major negative consequences. Methamphetamine use has risen in recent years and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Methamphetamine is a potent stimulant substance that works by stimulating the central nervous system (CNS). the drug was originally synthesized for medicinal purposes as a means of treating disorders like ADHD. Meth is primarily seen as a recreational drug of choice. A person on meth can be more energetic and need less sleep. Many people report feeling ‘invincible’ on the drug. When it wears off, the effects are the opposite. A person coming off the drug may experience a ‘crash’ and become fatigued, agitated, or depressed.

Meth Use

Meth is found in both pill and powder form. Crystal meth is in crystal form, but it is more dangerous than other types for different reasons. The consequences of meth use and dependence do not only impact the person addicted but family, friends, and society as a whole. The consequences of meth addiction include violent crime and theft, increased illegal use or distribution, and increased risk of homelessness. 

Symptoms

When people become addicted to meth, they try to hide it from others. It is harder to hide meth use as it becomes apparent at some point the person is not acting quite right. Other outward signs may also give it away:

  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Weight loss
  • Swollen eyes
  • Mood swings
  • Tweaking
  • Unexplained health conditions

Getting Help

People who struggle with addiction to meth typically need formal treatment in an inpatient setting. They should start with detox to safely get the drug out of their system. If they don’t, they may end up having health issues as a result of trying to give it up without support from medical professionals. Find out more by contacting a rehab facility that specializes in drug abuse and withdrawal, or find a place that offers dual diagnosis if a person is struggling with mental health issues in addition to drug use.

Oceanfront helps people from all walks of life with many different kinds of addiction find healing. We are located in beautiful Laguna Beach. Call us to find out how we can help you navigate addiction recovery: 888-981-4295