What is methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine, or meth for short, is a recreational and addictive drug that acts as a stimulant and attacks your nervous system. It is often injected via needle, snorted or smoked.

Is meth addictive?

Yes! Meth is highly addictive! Some users become addicted after just one consumption. Meth runs through your body at top speed. As it races through you, it exhausts nearly every body function it passes. This causes you to become extremely tired and your body eventually shuts down. To recover from the shutdown, your body will crave another dose of meth. The cycle continues and the addiction runs rampant.

Is meth illegal?

Absolutely. After World War II and into the late 60s, meth became extremely popular for recreational use. Seeing damage it was causing, in 1971, the U.S declared crystal meth illegal.

How can I avoid becoming addicted?

The best way to avoid addiction is to refrain from trying meth at all. Since meth’s addictive properties are high, there is a slim chance for someone to consume meth and not fall prey to the addiction. Do you want to remain addiction free? DO NOT USE METH.

What is meth-induced psychosis?

Meth-induced psychosis is a mental disorder brought on by the overuse of meth. Symptoms include hallucinations of all five senses and multiple forms of delusion.

How can I stop being addicted to meth?

Once the addiction has set in, it becomes an extremely difficult habit to break. The best way to recover from addiction is to check into a rehab facility. Be sure to have a group of supportive friends and family that can help you stay strong in the coming months.

How can I tell if someone I know is addicted?

There are several signs you can be on the lookout to confirm an addiction. Addicts are typically itchy and tend to scratch a lot. They also can become combative and confrontational.

If the person in question continually has sudden bursts of energy that lasts for hours, this may also be a sign of addiction. Remember, never assume that someone is an addict. Watch carefully, and when in doubt, ask politely.

How can I help a loved one that is addicted?

Often times, an addict does not seek nor want help. However, as their loved one, it is your responsibility that they seek proper treatment. The best way to reason with them is to speak clearly and truthfully.

Let them know that they are not alone and you will be by their side every step of the way. It may be a hard road, trying to help an addict, but you can never give up. The minute you give up on them, they give up on themselves.