Meth, which is short for methamphetamine, is a strong and highly addictive central nervous system stimulant. It is typically prescribed for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, which is a sleep disorder.
Methamphetamine has been classified as a Schedule II drug by the
Drug Enforcement Administration, meaning that it has a very high potential for abuse but has some valid medical properties.
Crystal methamphetamine is an illicit form of methamphetamine that looks like shiny, white rocks or glass fragments. It is a stronger and purer form of methamphetamine and it has a high potential for abuse.
While there are a few legal uses of meth, meth as well as its more potent form, crystal meth, are typically used recreationally. Meth is abuse by smoking, snorting, or injecting a liquid form of the crystal meth.
t is a stimulant, meaning that it causes feelings of euphoria, confidence, well-being, and energy. Along with the high feeling that comes from taking crystal meth, some of the side effects of meth are:
Since using meth and alcohol together is quite common, treatment methods need to address both meth abuse and alcohol abuse. When trying to stop using meth and alcohol, you might experience the following withdrawal symptoms: anxiety, insomnia, cravings, confusion, irritability, depression, paranoia, agitation,
For that reason, meth treatment and alcohol treatment needs to include a medically supervised detox where you are provided with medical assistance, support, and medication to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
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