Meth Addiction

Meth Addiction is the subject of this Special Report by Carl Arrogante, a family therapist and addiction specialist.

What is Meth?

Meth is a very addictive stimulant that is closely related to amphetamine.

It is long lasting and toxic to dopamine nerve terminals in the central nervous system.

It is a white, odorless, bitter tasting powder taken orally, by injection or snorted. It also comes in the form of a crystal rock that is heated and smoked.


Meth Addiction

What are the effects of meth?

Meth increases wakefulness and physical activity producing a rapid heart rate and an irregular heartbeat, and increased blood pressure and body temperature.

Long-term use can lead to mood disturbances, violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, insomnia, and severe dental problems known as meth mouth.

All users but particularly those who inject it risk infection of diseases such as HIV and AIDS and hepatitis.

What is meth addiction and abuse?

Repeated meth abuse can also lead to addiction; a chronic relapse disease characterized by the compulsive drug-seeking and use which is accompanied by chemical and molecular changes in the brain.

Some of these changes persist long after meth abuse is stopped.

What are the side effects of meth?

Extreme weight loss, severe dental problems, anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, violent behavior, paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of meth?

Irritability, depression, fearfulness, loss of energy, cravings, shakiness, nausea, palpitations, sweating, hyperventilation and decreased appetite.


Meth Addiction

Meth Addiction



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