All mind-altering substances produce physical, emotional, and mental changes, but the side effects of meth can be significantly more drastic.
Meth use can lead to weight loss, loss of appetite, loss of sleep, and a multitude of other problems. The negative effects of meth tend to manifest themselves at a very rapid pace. Poor hygiene, skin irritations, irrational thinking, and paranoia are just some of the many things that occur due to meth use.
Drug-Free World claims that meth can cause “bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behavior” and that, over extended periods of time, it can lead to a multitude of health problems (Foundation). The main concern with meth is that these side effects increase in severity at an alarmingly rapid rate.
Other side effects of meth include hallucinations, anxiety, disorientation, and a heightened sense of power or superiority.
When combined, these make for a very egocentric and selfish individual who is hardly aware of the damage they are inflicting. If you or someone you care about is suffering with an addiction to methamphetamine, please reach out to an accredited facility to get the professional care you need.
One of the many reasons that meth has the potential to become addictive is that when people use it, they exert all of their energy. People under the influence of meth are fidgety, high strung, and constantly exuding energy. This means that when the drug is eliminated from the system, the body begins to crave the false energy that it was consuming before. Withdrawal from meth can be both physically and mentally uncomfortable, but with support and treatment, the side effects of meth can be overcome.
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Foundation for a Drug Free World. The Deadly Effects of Meth. Retrieved January, 2017.