Methamphetamine

Meth, Not Even Once

What is Meth?

  • Methamphetamine, or Meth, is a stimulant
  • Meth is usually some shade of white (depending on how pure it is)
  • Meth comes as a small rock or crystal powder

How is Meth Taken?

Meth can be taken by snorting it, smoking it, swallowing it, or injecting it in a syringe

Short Term Effects

  • Meth works like most other drugs by increasing the levels of dopamine in your brain
  • When taking meth users may feel a quick high lasting a couple of minutes but then they are in a state of agitation or hyperactivity for up to 14 hours
  • Users may also feel anxiety and aggresion while on meth
  • Meth will increase heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure as well as causing the user to act erratically and sometimes violent

Long Term Effects

  • Like most drugs, people build up a tolerance and have to use more and more meth to feel the same high
  • Long Term usage of meth can cause brain damage as well as mental problems such as paranoia and hallucinations
  • Meth can also lead to a decrease in dopamine levels in the body which can lead to body tremors as well as depression
  • Meth also causes respiratory problems such as organ damage, high blood pressure, seizures, strokes, and heart failure

Meth Mouth

Meth Mouth is a term for the teeth of long term meth users

Meth causes rapid tooth decay which leaves meth users with rotten teeth