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Methamphetamine, more commonly known as meth, is one of the most addictive drugs available on the market. Meth addiction, similar to other stimulant addictions, can be incredibly difficult to overcome. 

In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of what meth is, what meth addiction looks like, and what treatment options are available for those dealing with addiction.

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What Is Meth?

Meth is a highly addictive substance that stimulates the central nervous system. This stimulant causes increased energy and feelings of euphoria. Compared to other stimulants, meth highs are short-lived, so many have to use higher quantities of the drug throughout the day. 

Meth comes in many forms. Its most widely-known form is crystal meth, but it also comes in powders and pills. Some users mix the drug with liquid and inject it as well.

Understanding Meth

Methamphetamine is incredibly addictive. The drug causes mass dopamine production in the brain, which gives the user a powerful rush of energy and euphoria. Because this drug creates such a powerful high, it becomes addictive very quickly. 

Methamphetamine is a form of prescription medicine amphetamine. This medicine treats mental disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)  and narcolepsy. Because of the similarity, many people who have ADHD use meth as an alternative to prescription medicines such as Adderall.

Meth Effects and Abuse

Methamphetamine is one of the most popular drugs of choice in the United States. This drug affects everyone differently. Some of the most common side effects of meth abuse are:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Overexcitement
  • Overconfidence
  • Paranoia
  • Inability to sleep
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Psychosis
  • Cravings 
  • Rapid breathing
  • Withdrawals

Short-term meth use has tons of risks, and long-term meth use is detrimental to a person’s health. Long-term effects include respiratory failure, severe cardiovascular damage, violent mood swings, and severe cognitive impairment.

Adderall is available as an immediate-release tablet and an extended-release capsule.

Because Adderall is a stimulant, it can cause increased blood pressure and heart rate. Adderall may also cause dizziness, restlessness, agitation, headaches, insomnia, dry mouth, and loss of appetite.

Meth Addiction Treatment

Once you’ve decided to get help for your addiction, it’s crucial to go through a medical detoxification process. This detox process will safely allow you to get rid of all of the meths in your system without putting your health at risk. 

Once you’ve detoxed, you can choose to further your treatment in an inpatient treatment facility. Inpatient treatment programs allow you to receive around-the-clock supervision from medical professionals to ensure you’re getting clean safely. 

Inpatient treatment also provides you with mental health treatment in addition to treating your physical health. Here you can go through cognitive behavioral therapy to improve your mental health and substance abuse issues. 

If inpatient treatment isn’t suitable, you can always seek outpatient treatment. In outpatient treatment, you can work with group therapy and family members to get to the root of your addiction. You can also seek cognitive behavioral therapy and medical assistance without being admitted to a facility full-time.

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