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Crystal Meth

What is crystal meth?

Crystal meth or crystal methamphetamine is a form of d-methamphetamine that is colorless and odorless and is extremely potent and addictive man made stimulant. Although related to the amphetamine drug family this drug is even more toxic as well as has a longer lasting toxic effect on the central nervous system of the user. This drug is also used illegally to lose weight as well as to remain alert and motivated for longer periods of time. It is also highly used for recreational purpose and that is why a very high potential for abuse and addiction. The market name for this drug are glass, rock and ice as it closely resembles glass or shiny blue rocks.

Crystal meth is an extremely dangerous drug which is also illegal and is classified as a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substance Act. Cocaine as well as PCP are also Schedule II drugs and the use of this type of drug can result in dangerous physical and psychological dependence. If a person uses this, they should seek help from a drug rehab as soon as possible.

The usual abuse of this drug begins through medical use and oral administration. This drug can also be injected, smoked, swallowed, snorted and dissolved in water.

 Effects of crystal meth on your health

  • Immediate effects of crystal meth use
  • Increased focus and attentiveness
  • Feeling of energy and euphoria
  • Increased sweating
  • Loose motion, nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling of restlessness and agitation
  • Sleeplessness, loss of appetite, shivering and jaw-clenching
  • Repeating tasks with compulsive fascination
  • Feeling irritated and talking a lot
  • Panic attacks and having increased sexual urge and stamina

 Severe side effects of crystal meth addiction:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Uncontrollable cravings for the drug
  • Depression related with drug withdrawal
  • Long term use leads to anhedonia which is simply the inability to experience pleasure
  • Drug induced psychosis
  • Tooth decay

How Can a Rehab Program Help My Crystal Meth Addiction?

Rehab programs for crystal meth are created in ways to help the patient recover not just physically but also get rid of his addiction emotionally. The withdrawal symptoms of crystal meth are very intense and are psychological in nature and that is why the treatment needs to take place in a residential or inpatient drug treatment facility.

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