Meth (crystal meth) can be considered a designer drug, but because of its widespread use, number of addicts actively seeking help, and long term crippling side effects, it is important that it have its own category. No matter how much someone seems to have changed, don’t lose hope. Help is out there for meth addicts and their families, and we can help you find the right center to provide that help.
Meth is a white, odorless bitter tasting crystal powder that can be snorted, swallowed, injected or smoked. After entering the body, Meth gives the user a powerful rush from a flood of dopamine (the chemical responsible for the “reward” part of the brain) flooding the brain, and can get people hooked right from the first rush. This rush comes with a feeling of confidence and energy. Unfortunately, long term use of meth can significantly change how the brain functions, and impair cognitive thought, create emotional dysfunction, disrupt motor function, and even impair verbal skills such as comprehension and speech. The side effects of meth use are some of the worst among any drugs on the market today.