Meth users can stay awake for days at a time, without wanting food, water, sex, etc. These natural things that create pleasure and release dopamine in a normal person won’t have the same effect, or any effect, on a meth addict. This makes it hard for addicts to overcome the addiction because they physically won’t enjoy life if they don’t take the drug. In addition, withdrawal symptoms of meth are similar to those of other addictive drugs. A lot of users fear withdrawal, and therefore continue to take the drug.
There is not very much you can do about the long-term affects that come along with the use of methamphetamine. They can either be life changing or could possibly even lead to departure from life. You might get dependent to methamphetamine for the rest of your entire life. Other long-term affects include memory loss, damaged blood vessels, tooth decay, kidney damage, or even the possibility of contracting the Alzheimer’s disease. These affects require to be treated as soon as achievable. If you can even get the disadvantage treated. You might find yourself with dentures, because it would be the only way to get rid of your rotted teeth from smoking the meth. As for the other long-term affects, there is not much you can do to help with
Methamphetamine also affects the user’s mouth. This is often referred to as “meth mouth.” There are several factors which, when combined, create an environments that destroys the teeth, the blood supply and supporting tissues. Methamphetamine users are unable to take care of daily tasks, such as brushing and flossing, due to the crash affect of this drug which can last many days. When they are awake for long periods of time the energy bursts they experience do not allow them to concentrate
Male voice: ATTENTION LISTENERS THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A DANGEROUS HEALTH RISK. THE DRUG METHAMPHETAMINES, ALSO CALLED METH, ICE, CRYSTAL, CHALK AND AMUNG OTHER TERMS. IT TAKES FORM OF A WHITE, ODORLESS, BITTER-TASTING CRYSTALLINE POWDER. METHAMPHETAMINES INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF DOPAMINE LEADING TO HIGH LEVELS OF THE CHEMICAL IN THE BRAIN. THIS DRUG IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND CAUSES ANXIETY, IRRITABILITY, NOT WANTING TO EAT, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART PROBLEMS, BRAIN CELL DAMAGE, TROUBLE SLEEPING, AND PARANOIA. TO REDUCE THIS HEALTH RISK YOU MUST GO THROUGH DETOXIFICATION AND GET MEDICATION FOR THE SIDE EFFECTS OF WITHDRAWL. THE EFFECTS USUALLY LAST FROM FOUR TO EIGHT HOURS OR MORE, DEPENDING ON
Crystal abusers become so heavily reliant on the drug that they will go to any extreme to get more- including violent crimes. Due to the manor in which meth is produced the users have no way of knowing what is actually in the product. Along the distribution path the product is cut- to increase profit by creating more product, which puts the user at increased risk of danger. Which brings out many questions, such as: why start, why continue and most of all, why not just quit?
Personally I do not know why anyone would want to feel that way constantly. The rush or high feeling from an adrenal rush sometimes is ok but in my opinion to feel that way continually would make it hard for me to function daily. Also looking at all the health conditions and even death from using meth make it hard for me to understand. I understand people become addicted to things but it’s really sad that these people who are addicted to meth didn’t have anyone in their lives that tried to help them early and didn’t give up on them. I also wonder how much peer pressure is involved with the epidemic of meth use. Knowing the psychologically, medically, and social consequences of using the drug baffles me. Numerous government websites as well as the video from Frontline made it very clear the effects of using meth. How it effects more than you, it effects your family and community. It has been shown to increase crime in a community, unemployment, child neglect and abuse. (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Meth abuse can be prevented and addiction to the drug can be treated. People can recover over time if they have effective treatment. ( Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center) Knowing that meth usage effects the human organs at so many levels, including the brain, would certainly lead me to belief that some type of counseling early on would perhaps prevent some addictions including meth. I feel
Methamphetamines (Meth) cause a wide array of problems with its users, a lot of which are permanent. Meth’s affects range from neurological issues, alertness, paranoia, and aggression. It also leads to psychological and physical disorders. Because Meth is a stimulant, it can cause the user to be up for days and even weeks at a time causing stress to the body and can result in over exerting oneself and inevitably something will give. Personal problems from users will be talked about, as well as scientific studies on the Meth epidemic.
Methadone is a high risk for abuse. It work in the brain to change how your body feels and how it responds to pain. If one take Methadone, they will start to vomit, shaking, diarrhea, and failure to gain any weight. If someone is not using this drug correctly they will have crucial consequences. It is advised that, methadone should only be use the correct way. If you brain gets addicted to methadone and one decides to stop taking it for awhile. One may suffer from mood swings, particularly because the supply of the drug gets
Meth users that take meth daily tend to insert meth into their daily activities hopefully, with some true data regarding meth, you can better spot some signs of meth use and addiction. (www.methhamphetamine)
Generally, a person will go through a cycle of predictable behavior after starting meth. Immediately after taking it the user will feel a rush which involves the most exhilarating feelings. Next, they experience the high which can last for several hours. The actual rush and high is what everyone is trying to achieve. In order to keep this high the user will often binge, meaning they will continue to take meth for hours. This binge can last for days. Eventually the user will experience “tweaking” which may cause the user to become violent or delusional. Finally the user will experience the crash. Since the addict has been using meth for several days they may have had little or no sleep and their bodies have become
Methamphetamines affect the human body in a physical and neurological and psychological way. The use of meth can lead to devastating effects to the nervous system for example leaving the user with nervous ticks and body jerks similar to a person suffering from Parkinson’s disease. On a physical level, the user may show skin sores and tooth decay. Last but the not least, the user may develop psychosis including hallucinations and paranoia.
I chose Methamphetamines because of how fast the drug causes users to go downhill. When meth became the drug of choice in Arizona, within a couple months entire neighborhoods were garbage strewn, and the physical effects of the drug became apparent in anyone using. Friends disappeared off the radar, to be seen a month later, unemployed, paranoid, scabbed and thin. I would like to learn more about the history and long-term effects on the body from methamphetamines.
The Article discusses how the meth rampage in America, has essentially destroyed people, and their communites. This drug started on the west coast but eventually spread to the east. Meth is easily, and cheaply made. Yet has permanent effects, and destroys lives, and town. The toxic ingredients in meth lead to server tooth decay known as meth mouth. The teeth become black, stained, and rotting. The teeth and gums are destroyed form the inside, and the roots rot away. It also causes open sores, weight loss, and will make you look twenty years older than you really are. One puff will keep you up for 24 hours. Methamphetamine is a manmade chemicals, battery acid, drain cleaners, and anti-freeze., as well as amphetamines, which is from cold medicine.
Even though Desoxyn (pharmaceutical grade of methamphetamine) is a medication advised for weight reduction, ADHD, narcolepsy and depression. Methamphetamine is a life-threatening dangerous drug. because it 's highly addictive stimulant that burns up the body’s resources, creating a devastating dependence that can only be relieved by taking more of the drug. In addition when repeatedly taken over time, methamphetamine can damage nerve cells located in the brain’s pleasure center, causing irreversible harm to the brain. Making meth is also, an extreme hazard because meth labs produce severely toxic fumes. So toxic that homes/locations priorly containing meth labs can not be resold for an extensive period of time. The epidemic of methamphetamine abuse, causes devastating damage to teeth and oral tissues. Considering I want to be a dental hygienist, it important that I know what to look for, how to treat, and how it affects my patients.
“Meth, not even once” is a popular phrase that is associated with this drug. This drug has many known horrible effects associated with it, plus many effects more I am sure are going to be discovered over time. I am intending to cover the history, effects, the different categories of meth abuse, and the withdrawal effects of Methamphetamine in this paper, and what to do if you suspect someone you know is using meth.