The Dangers of Crystal Meth Part 1

Is someone close to you in need of addiction treatment due to crystal meth? If so, it’s important that you understand more about this deadly drug to fully grasp just how bad this addiction can be for family and friends.

What Is Crystal Meth?

Crystal meth, or crystal methamphetamine, is a drug that is taken by snorting, smoking, or injecting with a needle. The drug is highly addictive and gives users a false sense of happiness and well-being, as well as an energy rush and, sometimes, a boost in confidence.

Methamphetamine is extremely poisonous, which can eventually destroy the body. Meth users will often undergo a complete physical transformation as the drug begins to cause skin lesions, tooth damage, and much more.

Short Term Effects of Crystal Meth

  • Increased heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Panic and/or psychosis
  • Violent behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Dilation of pupils
  • Seizures, convulsions, and even death from an overdose

Do You Know Someone Struggling with a Meth Addiction?

If you have a loved one or friend that is struggling with a meth addiction, it’s important to realize just how addictive this powerful drug can be. Few meth users are able to kick the habit on their own, which is why Wellness Center NJ offers an array of addiction treatment programs for meth users.

Our programs focus not only on helping the addict but also on helping the family who has become so accustomed to living with someone with such a deep addiction. Start taking your life back by giving our team of addiction specialists a call today.

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