Archive for April 30th, 2012
» posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 6:05 pm by joey-fatone
Meth addiction is a very serious health problem that is affecting millions of people in our country every year. Meth is produced in a very dangerous way, however, because it is cheap and easy to do, many people still take the risk of producing it. Meth is an incredibly powerful and addictive drug that can quickly take over a person’s life. If you happen to know someone who is dealing with a meth addiction, you should implore that person to seek medical attention. Without a meth detox, done by doctors, it is nearly impossible for a person to stop using meth on their own.
Methamphetamine is described as a psychostimulant and is in the class of psychoactive drugs. This particular drug is known to produce heightened alertness as well as concentration and energy. In high doses meth can even produce euphoria, enhance self esteem and even increase libido. It is a highly addictive substance. Meth, similar to crack, offers a cascading release of dopamine within the brain. Although methamphetamine is FDA approved for certain treatments concerning ADHD as well as exogenous obesity, it is known is prescription form as Desoxyn.
Some of the physical side effects associated with the use of meth include; anorexia, dilated pupils, hyperactivity, dry mouth, tachycardia, hypertension, diarrhea, blurred vision, dizziness, insomnia, and palpitations just to name a few. High doses of meth can lead to convulsions, cardiac arrest, stroke, and ultimately death. It is widely known to affect the cardiovascular system, and heart disease is a common result of long term use.
Meth mouth is a common term when describing a meth users lack of teeth. This term is derived from the fact that many addicts lose their teeth at an alarmingly abnormal rate. This condition is referred to as meth mouth. This is believed to be caused by a condition called xerostomia which means dry mouth. In conjunction with poor oral hygiene and the frequent consumptions of high calorie carbonated drunks and bruxism which is the grinding of teeth.
The methamphetamine abuse withdrawal symptoms include depression, and fatigue as well as an increased appetite. These symptoms can last for days or even months depending on the severity of use. Some symptoms last for years. Other symptoms include anxiety, irritability, agitation akathisia, excessive sleeping, bizarre dreams, and suicidal ideation to name a few. Because of the physical withdrawal symptoms as well as the danger regarding the psychological symptoms of withdrawal it is important to go through a detox center that is supervised medically. This will allow a safe and secure environment for the withdrawal process.