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Meth Addiction

With the growing stress in our day to day life, a lot of people are getting drug addictive. Though the drug addiction gives 2 minutes of pleasure, but still people find it extremely soothing and calm that they crave to consume it again and again. People say that they feel a quick rush of euphoria right after using it. With so much dependency upon the drug addiction, the drug addicts cannot imagine their life out of this. Individuals get addicted to a lot of drugs like – cocaine, heroin, weed, marijuana, CBD oil etc. Meth addiction is highly found among teenagers and youngsters.

What is Meth?

Methamphetamine, also known as meth or crystal meth, is one of the most devastating, frightening and dangerous drugs. Made of chemicals, meth is always synthetic and illegally manufactured. The ingredients used in crystal meth usually include a combination of drugs that are extracted from over -the – counter medications. It is mixed with readily available substances like – acetone, ether, red phosphorous and iodine crystals. 

What is Meth Addiction?

Meth addiction is a condition or an act where a person is unable to stop consuming meth. Crystal meth releases a large amount of dopamine in the brain which elevates the sensation of excitement. After it’s continuous consumption, the brain starts producing less dopamine and then they start taking it’s higher dose to achieve the same level of effect. By the time individuals realize its harmful effects and try to withdraw, the potential for relapse gets highly increased.

Symptoms and warning signs of Meth Addiction:

Physical signs of Meth Addiction

Meth affects every cell of the body and brain. Apart from that, it showcases behavioral issues as well. Look at the physical signs of Meth use:

  • Extreme perspiration
  • Irregular breathing
  • Bath breath
  • Mood swings
  • Hallucinations
  • Nose bleeds
  • Burns on lips and fingers
  • Severe weight loss
  • Premature aging skin
  • Rotting teeth
  • Anxiety
  • Sores that take time to heal
  • Angry outbursts
  • Loss of appetite

Behavioral signs of Meth Addiction:

If your loved one has a meth addiction, then you must check out some behavioral warning signs as given below:

  • Shift in social group
  • Love for isolation
  • Non seriousness towards relations
  • Forgetting important events
  • Extreme loss of appetite
  • Violent behavior
  • Non aligned sleep pattern

Reasons behind meth addiction:

Meth addiction is a disease of a brain that is not germinated due to a single factor. But there are variety of other factors as well like – heredity, physical changes and environmental triggers. 

Let’s understand these factors in detail as given below:

  1. Genetic: Addiction is a hereditary condition. The major reason behind meth addiction is that an individual’s first degree relative like sibling or a parent might have had same addiction issues and now the habit has been transferred from one generation to next generation.
  2. Physical causes: Scientists have proved that certain people are born with a certain structure and functioning of central nervous system that easily attracts them towards meth addiction.  
  3. Environmental causes: Those individuals who are born into families who are drug addicts or the family has got such friends who are drug addicts, then there are higher chances that a person might develop meth addiction.
  4. Friend circle: Friend circle has the major impact on our lives. If your friends are indulged into drug intake activities, then there are chances you also develop their habits. This is more possible in case there is a lack of parental supervision or an individual does get impacted by the opinions of friends. 
  5. Drug availability: Last, but not the least drug availability is also one of the major causes behind development of drug addiction habits. If drug can be easily availed say, outside the school, nearby local markets, then there are chances a person does try it and gradually gets addicted to meth.
  6. Depression: Everyone undergoes through the rough patch of life. Some people overcome their sadness by talking to their loved ones, whereas, some people get indulged into meth addiction to feel happiness atleast in their imaginary world. 

What are the long – term effects of the Meth Addiction?

Just like most of the addictive substances, meth also gives users a feeling of confidence, pleasure and euphoria. The meth addiction has both short term and long term effects. Let’s look at them:

  1. A user feels confused and anxious. He is not able to sleep properly in night and this leads to agitation and violent.
  2. Meth can make a body temperature rise which can even lead a person to die.
  3. A meth user leads to higher risk for HIV/AIDS. A person under the influence of drugs may lead to risky behaviors like – unsafe sex. 
  4. They may become paranoid. They might start hearing and seeing things around that were never there. 
  5. They may start hurting themselves and others.
  6. They can be under a dilemma that insects are crawling on their skin.
  7. A drastic change can be seen in their personality. They may start looking aged. They may develop hard – to – heal pimples and sores. 
  8. They may have a dry mouth and develop toothache.
  9. Meth addicts may develop hyperacidity, skin sores and rapid eye movement.
  10. There can an unexpected weight loss and a meth addict may start looking tired. 

How Meth Addiction is treated?

If someone you care is struggling with drug addiction, then fixing a counseling session with a professional expert is one of the best ways to overcome meth addiction. If you think that counseling sessions twice or thrice a week is not bringing out any change. Then, you can persuade a person to join a rehabilitation center.

Anatta Recovery is one of the most effective rehabilitation centers which offers 24×7 face to face counseling sessions and other therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, individual therapy, group therapy and emotional behavior therapy, 

Meth addiction can disrupt a person’s overall mental and physical being. Anatta Recovery is the best place to treat such a deadly addiction. Get in touch with us today and get your loved one join us. Help them start a peaceful journey of life once again!

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