Crystal Meth Addiction Withdrawal

The side effects related to meth withdrawal are quite dissimilar to those which are witnessed by persons abusing other substances, such as opiates, since the parts of brain and chemistry alterations vary significantly depending on the substance. Opiates, for example, regulate opioid receptors and affect the user’s peripheral structures.

This is why those who are withdrawing from meth may experience nausea, vertigo, diarrhea and, even, stomach aches among many other related factors. On the other hand, crystal meth affects dopamine neurotransmitter composition within the individual’s body and withdrawal from this substance is more likely to result to various painful episodes.

Crystal Meth Addiction Withdrawal

Dopamine plays a considerable function in signaling rewards by releasing feel good hormones; but, when they are inappropriately used by taking drugs such as meth the user can develop the hallucination that bugs are eating his or her body and the pain that would be felt would be authentic, thereby, causing them to use crude tools to scratch their bodies. This results in more pain as lesions can form all over the person’s body.

On a more perilous note, extensive abuse of meth has been known to result in a condition commonly referred to as anhedonia, which is the inability to experience any form of pleasure. Unlike general heroin-related symptoms, this substance will not make one chronically throw up or even sweat uncontrollably; but, its effects are just as horrible.

One would not be able to smile, even when a plainly hilarious joke is told. It leads to very severe depression that can result in suicidal thoughts. In addition, addiction is known to take as much as two years before an individual can eventually become totally clean from the chemicals found in this drug. Due to depression, constant skin scratching and dental abnormalities a meth user can appear fifty years older than his or her true age.

The medication can result in an anhedonia state which greatly contributes to instances of relapse in addicts who had just recently recovered from this condition. Unauthenticated abuse of crystal methamphetamine can result in a spike of dopamine within an individual’s system.

As for the psychological effects, this drug still doesn’t show any positive effects. The abuser would show unwarranted depression which would, concurrently, result in taking even more doses of the drug to relieve this effect. There would, as well, be extended periods of sleep loss accompanied with appetite suppression that could be so great that the individual may develop lack of consciousness.

Subsequently, most addicts may also develop significant weight gain when the effects of the drug begin to wear off and, consequently, caloric intake hits an all-time high. With time, however, the body will adjust and return to relative metabolic state. Some addicts, also, take up a few exercises to aid in their recovery since it is believed that such activities will greatly assist an addict to return their health to normal functioning again.

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