Many lives have been lost because of the addiction to Meth, this is one the most addictive substances.
Amongst the most addictive drug the United Kingdom is Meth. It can cause addiction in a person, after only one hit.
Some people try to use Meth for various reasons, like losing weight or just to see what it does. Once they try it, they won't see an addiction or their dependency, they take it because of its effects.
This happens because it alters the chemistry of the brain making the person feel feelings of euphoria and power.
To emphasise how addictive Meth is there's the fact that it releases three times more 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. Once the brain is entirely dependent on Meth, the victim becomes enslaved and cannot function without it at all.
Beating a Meth addiction is not easy because the drug hijacks the brain's reward system, impairing decision making. What can help Meth addicts break their physical and psychological dependence on the drug is an addiction treatment program. To find treatment, please call us now.
Methamphetamine is the real name of Meth. 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.
The illegal form of this drug is a white dust with no odour, that can be consumed through several ways is.
The version of Meth that can be smoked is called Crystal Meth and it consist of small, bluish-white crystals. Other street names for Meth include
- Redneck Cocaine
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The Effects And Abuse Of Meth
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 by the rush that 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. The way the drug was taken will influence the total duration of the effect of the drug.
Injecting Meth yields a more resilient high than smoking or sniffing, however this also means the high wears of rapidly.
The effects of Meth include
- Talking non-stop
- Loss of appetite
These consequences, plus the drugs affordability, might direct a person's to binge usage. The consumers use this drug with the purpose of keeping awake for long periods of time and use it constantly for days with no stopping. Soon, they develop tolerance and will require taking more to get the same effect.
Generally, taking too much of the drug to sustain the feelings may lead to an overdose.
One of the downfalls of using Meth is that it raises a person's blood pressure and heart rate, taking large amounts of the substance can lead to overheating, seizures, loss of consciousness or coma. 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. This can happen mostly in clubs and at music festivals.
Other drugs that are used with Meth can be Cocaine, alcohol, GHB, Ketamine and Ecstasy. These combinations increase the chances of a lethal dose.
Meth Misuse Data
Since 2006 until 2012 the number of regular consumers went down by 300,000. This can be related to the increased number of treatments for Meth addiction and people being educated and informed about the dangers of this life-threatening drug.
Not being able to gain control of their own life, is a popular way of thinking among those who use Meth a lot. Addiction to Meth is not easy to overcome and requires medical assistance and rehabilitation. Right assistance can help anyone overcome their addiction. Please call us today if you or your loved one are ready to beat a Meth addiction.