What Is Meth?

Perhaps you’ve noticed some changes in a family member, friend, or co-worker that are concerning. Maybe they appear more alert or on edge than usual, have trouble falling asleep, have fast breathing, or are especially warm.

While it’s never helpful to jump to conclusions, it is important to know the signs of drug addiction, especially to the highly addictive drug Methamphetamine.

What Is Meth?

Meth is short for Methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. It is usually a white, odorless but bitter powder that dissolves quickly.

A subset of amphetamine, meth was developed for nasal decongestants and inhalers. While amphetamine and methamphetamine have similar effects on the body, meth lasts longer and has more detrimental effects on the body.

What Are Side Effects of Meth?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, short-term side effects of meth include:

  • increased attention and decreased fatigue
  • increased activity and wakefulness
  • decreased appetite
  • euphoria and rush
  • increased respiration
  • rapid/irregular heartbeat
  • hyperthermia

Long-term side effects can include:

  • addiction
  • psychosis, including:
    • paranoia
    • hallucinations
    • repetitive motor activity
  • changes in brain structure and function
  • deficits in thinking and motor skills
  • increased distractibility
  • memory loss
  • aggressive or violent behavior
  • mood disturbances
  • severe dental problems
  • weight loss

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