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Crystal meth is a highly addictive drug. People who misuse the drug quickly become dependent or even addicted. If you or a loved one uses crystal meth, you should watch for signs of drug abuse. If you see the signs of crystal meth drug abuse, you’ll know it’s time to work towards sobriety.
People who use crystal meth will feel the effects of the drug immediately after they take it. They will immediately feel a sense of euphoria. After that, they will feel like they have increased alertness and energy.
Crystal meth use can have immediate adverse effects as well. Those who experience these terrible side effects can have mood swings, erratic behavior, and might get violent. It’s also common for people to suffer appetite loss, weight loss, and a change in their sleep patterns. Some meth users might also have tremors, an increased heart rate, and an irregular heartbeat.
As time goes on, continuous meth users will show signs of long-term meth use. These signs point to crystal meth drug abuse and possibly addiction.
Some long-term signs of meth use include body sores, breathing problems, and damage to blood vessels. People who take meth for a long time also age much faster than others. Their skin dulls, they get acne, and they start dealing with cracked and decaying teeth. Some meth users may have a stroke or go into a coma.
There are psychological meth addiction signs as well. People who abuse meth long-term often struggle with paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations. They can also be confused and show some odd behaviors. Some people even feel bugs crawling across their skin.
People who struggle with crystal meth drug abuse may also be dependent or addicted. If that’s the case, they will go through withdrawal when they stop using.
Crystal meth withdrawal symptoms usually start 24 hours after the last dose. They typically peak at 7 to 10 days without the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can last up to 14 to 20 weeks. Some withdrawal symptoms may last longer.
Some of the crystal meth withdrawal symptoms are drug cravings, loss of energy, sleeping difficulties, increased appetite, and anxiety. These symptoms typically aren’t deadly. Many people also struggle with depression during withdrawal, though, which can cause suicidal thoughts.
If you or a loved one is struggling with crystal meth drug abuse, sobriety is always an option. You shouldn’t try to get sober on your own, though. People will need help getting and staying sober. This goes beyond working through withdrawal symptoms.
Beaches Recovery can help you or a loved one get and stay on the path to sobriety. At our treatment center, we offer detox and rehab programs that will help you stay healthy during and after treatment. We provide individualized care and a mix of programs that can help you. At our recovery center, you can enter treatment programs like:
We also have medical professionals on hand to help with any mental health issues you experience. Their help, along with our programs, can help build a foundation that you can rely on during and after your treatment at Beaches Recovery.
Don’t let crystal meth drug abuse control your life. You can live the sober life you want. Reach out to people who can help you get there. Call Beaches Recovery today at 866.605.0532 to talk with us about treatment options that can help you.