Meth is bad.
What is Meth?
Methamphetamine (Meth) is an addictive stimulant that strongly activates certain systems in the brain. Chemically it is; N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine. Methamphetamine is a crystal-like powdered substance that sometimes comes in large rock-like chunks. Meth is usually white or slightly yellow, depending on the purity.
It is also known as Chalk, Crank, Crystal, Glass, Tweek, among other names. Methamphetamine can be taken orally, injected, snorted, or smoked. It is federally classified as a Schedule II drug.
It's Pretty Bad For You
Long term effects: Methamphetamine is addictive, and users can develop a tolerance quickly, needing larger amounts to get high. In some cases, users forego food and sleep and take more meth every few hours for days, ‘binging’ until they run out of the drug or become too disorganized to continue.
Chronic use can cause paranoia, hallucinations, repetitive behavior, and delusions of parasites or insects crawling under the skin. Users can obsessively scratch their skin to get rid of these imagined insects. Long-term use, high dosages, or both can bring on full-blown toxic psychosis (often exhibited as violent, aggressive behavior). This violent, aggressive behavior is usually coupled with extreme paranoia. Methamphetamine use can also cause strokes and death.
Meth Puts Holes In Your Brain
Functional MRI scans showing brain activity depict areas of low or no activity as holes. These scans depict functional changes, not the actual structure of the brain. In other words, the apparent “holes” in the image indicate areas in the brain that are inactive, not holes in the structure of the brain.