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In: Crystal Meth Addiction

9 Nov 2011

Crystal meth usually takes the form of an artificial stimulant which is simple and quite inexpensive to manufacture. Ingredients are also readily attainable, like ephedrine and drain cleaners, which are pounded to make pure crystal meth. Popular street terms known to refer to this compound include meth, ice, crank and Tina. While it can be very simple to manufacture this compound, it’s still highly toxic and, when exposed to the environment, may result in intoxication, with which it can be quite difficult to deal.

Environmental impact and human toxicity to this substance are usually substantial and, even though the user may not know it, the smoke can mix with rain water and cause damage to flora and fauna. When this drug is manufactured in residential complexes, the meth waste may seriously cause harm to innocent non-users who are near the person smoking, such as children playing nearby.

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In addition, the entire manufacturing process of methamphetamine necessitates keen attention since when it is done incorrectly it may explode and cause fire, property destruction or, even, death. The compound functions as a psychological stimulant and will augment levels of three significant neurotransmitter compounds including serotonin, norepinephrine & also dopamine.

Euphoric effects brought about by abuse of this compound happen instantaneously and could produce fatigue, sexual inhibition, mood swings, twitching motor movement, along with unexplained fatigue. Those who abuse it have also reported a heightened sense of individual power. Effects of abuse can last from just a few hours to days, all depending on the tolerance levels exhibited by the abuser. The compound can be consumed in various ways such as ingestion, smoking, snorted or the method known as booty bump.

A patient abusing meth can experience sleep depravity for several hours, have decreased appetite and could, as well, become significantly dehydrated. Other grave health effects of methamphetamine abuse include:

  • Death
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypertension
  • Liver damage
  • Constant convulsions
  • Cardio-respiratory malfunctions

General meth abuse symptoms can include facial disfigurement, loss of weight, along with social misappropriation (job loss, monetary loss, schizophrenic tendencies). Those who abuse the compound may, as well, show very poor dentition, which is broken teeth, relentless gum infections, in addition to oral waste.

Abuse of methamphetamine could, as well, result to social and sexual promiscuity. These users usually have numerous sex partners and will, frequently, represent the phrase “PNP” in their web profiles. This stands for party & play. Patients hooked on meth avoid safe sex to their disadvantage since they run a risk of contracting STDs. It is also known to cause erectile disorders among men when used over extended periods.

Practitioners suspecting meth misuse need to conduct a complete material examination while particularly focusing on toxicology screen-up tests. Curative measures for methamphetamine toxicity is standard observations; mainly focusing on general symptomatic breathing; but could, as well, include aggressive interventions in case a patient experiences overdose. Extensive interventions could, even, comprise peer support, detoxification and relapse avoidance counseling.

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