Long & Short Term Effects of Use
Meth dealers and users will tell a novice how fun it is to use: They'll get a tremendous rush. They'll be able to stay up for hours to work, study or party. They'll lose weight.
But there is another side to Meth use that they'll never talk about. It's the side that can take your looks, your health, your income, and your sanity - maybe even your life.
People who seek the rush of a Meth high are also in for a number of other - unwanted - effects from the drug.
Short term effects from Meth use include:
- Violent Behavior
- Excessive Talking
- Sleep Deprivation
- Extreme Weight Loss
- Increased Alertness
- Shortness of Breath
- Sense of Well Being
- Delusions of Grandeur
- Increased Heart Rate
- Heightened Sexual Activity
- Grinding Teeth
- Clenching Jaw
- Uncontrollable movements (twitching, jerking)
- Sores from constantly scratching
Keep using Meth, and before long you'll have all kinds of experiences to share with others. That is, if you are not too paranoid to talk to them.
Long term effects from Meth use include:
- Brain Damage
- Panic Attacks
- Lead Poisoning
- Uncontrollable Anxiety or Rage
- Loss of Pleasure
- Hyperactive Behavior
- High Addiction
- Impaired Speech
- Severe Depression
- Abused/Neglected Children
- Strychnine Poisoning
Information adapted from National Institute on Drug Abuse