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What is Meth Addiction?

Meth is considered to be a highly addictive drug. Use of methamphetamine can lead to both physical and psychological dependence. Those who become addicted to meth experience cravings and can continue to use despite the resulting and associated negative consequences.

The nervous system and brain are stimulated by methamphetamine in a similar manner to speed and cocaine however methamphetamines are known to have stronger more severe effects particularly if injected or if smoked in its purer form as Crystal Meth.

What are the effects of Meth Addiction?

Severe risks are associated with taking methamphetamine, these include:

Risk of overdose
Psychosis
Brain damage
Engaging in increased risk behaviour due to reduced inhibitions
Increased risk if taken with alcohol
Experiencing apathy and anhedonia in the longer term after use has ceased e.g. lack of interest and lack of enjoyment in activities/things that used to be pleasurable
Aggressive Behaviour
Harm to the nerve pathways
Damage and destruction of nerve cells

How will I know if someone has a Meth Addiction problem?

There are signs and symptoms associated with meth addiction; awareness of these signs can be helpful if you are worried a loved one or someone you know has a problem with methamphetamine. Common signs can include:

Dental problems such as tooth erosion e.g. ‘meth mouth’
Dilated pupils
Staying awake for long periods of time and insomnia
Weight Loss
Possessing Drug Paraphernalia e.g. rolled up bank notes, needles, glass pipes, small cellophane bags, short straws etc…
Mood swings, agitation, paranoia and confusion
Hallucinations

Help for Meth Addiction

If you or your loved one has a problem with methamphetamine there are a range of helpful treatment options. We are available every day of the week to discuss your needs and to talk you through a suitable plan for the way forward.

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