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Signs of Meth Abuse

signs of meth abuse

The signs of meth abuse may not be immediately noticeable, but over time they can begin to claim every part of your life. If you or a loved one is addicted to methamphetamines, you may be unsure how to seek help. Meth is an illicit substance that can cause serious repercussions in your life, including in your relationships, financially and even legally, since meth is illegal. You may even believe that you can stop using meth whenever you need to. Remember that addiction is a complicated process and may affect you in ways that you don’t realize.

Recovery Bay offers a meth addiction treatment program that can help you gain control of meth use in your life. Kick meth out of your life by reaching out to us today at 833.991.2955.

What Are Methamphetamines?

Methamphetamines are strong illicit stimulant substances. They are widely available and can be snorted or smoked. Methamphetamines also go by the names: meth, crystal, ice, crank, glass, or rock. Some of these nicknames refer to the appearance of the substance. It can take continued use to stay high when using this drug because the high produced does not last for very long, despite it being a fast-acting substance. Some noticeable symptoms of meth use include the following:

  • Talkativeness
  • Increased activity
  • Changes in appetite
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Artificial euphoria
  • Confusion
  • Scratching
  • Acne
  • Open sores
  • Irritability
  • Rapid eye movements
  • Convulsive movements
  • Severe loss of weight

These symptoms can be signs of short-term meth abuse. This does not include the signs of withdrawal that gradually intensify for the ten days after crystal meth abuse.

The Cycle Of Addiction

You may have started using meth for any number of reasons. However, if you are using it, then you are participating in the cycle of addiction. Participation in the cycle of addiction is unavoidable if you are abusing meth.

Even if you are regulating symptoms of another type of disorder, the complications added by meth use will make things worse. This is because when you remove meth from the body, you will still have emotional coping-related reasons for continuing meth use.  This means that you are addicted to meth even when you are not using meth actively. It is important to seek care for meth addiction because addiction is a complicated disease to overcome.

Signs Of Meth Abuse

Signs of crystal meth abuse can involve short-term signs, long-term signs, as well as signs of withdrawal. All of these are long-term symptoms of crystal meth abuse and symptoms of withdrawal to watch for:

  • Insomnia
  • Halitosis
  • Dental problems
  • Mood disturbances
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Attention disorder
  • Tremors
  • Weight loss
  • Memory loss
  • Delusions
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis
  • Problems with motor skills
  • Cardiac issues
  • Convulsions
  • Liver damage
  • Stroke
  • Lowered immunity
  • Increased libido
  • Changes in the brain
  • Inability to regulate body temperature

These symptoms of long-term meth use and meth withdrawal are signs that you are struggling with the cycle of addiction. Once you are inside the cycle of addiction, it can be impossible to escape without qualified help. That is why it is so important to seek help from a caring and experienced meth addiction treatment program. Recovery Bay offers you the chance to break free from addiction.

Stop Using Meth With Recovery Bay

Crystal meth abuse can cause serious problems in your life. However, you don’t have to allow yourself to be part of that cycle of addiction any longer. With Recovery Bay, we offer a unique program to help men break free from addiction. Our state-of-the-art facility and unique programs will get you the care you need to finally quit using meth.

Call us at 833.991.2955 to learn more about our meth addiction treatment program. Get the care you need, today.