Methamphetamine Addiction and Treatment
There are both physical and non-physical signs and symptoms of Methamphetamine abuse and addiction. Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, meth, chalk, crank, or speed; is a white crystal-like drug that is taken in a variety of ways. Inhaling, smoking, or injecting the substance are the most common ways the drug is taken, but can also be taken orally.
Meth causes the user to develop a strong desire of continued use because of the false sense of happiness, confidence, and energy that the drug brings. The high from methamphetamine lasts anywhere from six to eight hours, but in extreme cases the high can last for up to a full day. “Tweaking” is a common heard word that describes the heightened paranoia stage of meth abuse, this can cause people to have mental or physical breakdowns and hallucinations.