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Crystal Meth Kills

Updated on September 27, 2012

About Crystal Meth

Crystal Meth is an addictive stimulant that strongly activates certain systems in the brain. It is closely related chemically to amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of crystal meth are greater. Both drugs have some medical uses, primarily in the treatment of obesity, but their therapeutic use is limited. To find out more about this death drug just read on.

The Effects Of Crystal Meth

The side effects of crystal meth for both long term and short term users.

Short term crystal meth side effects may include:

1. Dilated pupils

2. Decreased fatigue

3. Increased activity

4. insomnia

5. Euphoria

6. Increased attention

7. Euphoric rush or "flash"

8. Increased respiration

9. Decreased appetite

10. Diarrhea, nausea

11. Irregular heart beat

12. Increased body temperature

13. Jaw clenching

14. tremors

15. Increases libido

16. Sexual climax problems

Long term crystal meth side effects may include:

1. Psychosis and Paranoia

2. Hallucinations and Delusions

3. Obsessive compulsive behavior

4. Damage to brain

5. Memory loss

6. Aggressive or Violent behavior

7. Meth mouth

8. Anorexia

9. Mood instability

10. Brain damage/ Meningitis (Neurotoxicity)

11. Formication (sensation of flesh crawling with bugs, with possible associated compulsive picking and infecting sores)

12. Paranoia, delusions, hallucinations

13. Rhabdomyolysis (Muscle breakdown) which leads to kidney failure

Crystal Meth Treatment

If you or someone you know is addicted to crystal meth and seeking treatment, it is "very important to ask questions" when talking to admissions of addiction treatment centers. Do not just go to the first one that sounds good.

I would first attend a few support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or a local church recovery group. You can just sit and listen, you do not need to talk or give anybody any information about you. But remember that closed mouths don't get fed.

Meth Treatment Centers Directory

Directory of meth treatment centers that help with substance abuse and meth addiction problems.

Methamphetamine Videos

Watch methamphetamine videos. Be advised that some content my be graphic.

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    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      they are offering drugs at the passage ways of the train stations. i am really worried about our society.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      they are offering drugs at the passage ways of the train stations. i am really worried about our society.

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      eccles1 8 years ago

      This stuff is everywhere and many dead because of this killer Great job!! keep up the good work

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      SEOJEFF 9 years ago

      This stuff is very scary - great links!!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      The illegal use of drugs scares me to death. The see the results of it everyday at school.

      Great lens.

      Lizzy

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      PDTexas 9 years ago

      Great page. Some information and links I haven't seen before. Meth is a bad thing - I wonder if I knew more about it - how terribly addicting it is - the low, low perctentage rate of people who are able to recover - I wonder if I still would have tried it. I don't think so.

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      Jen_the10 9 years ago

      Chris also has a awesome meth forum!