How is meth used?

How is Meth Used?

 

Meth can be in crystalized form or powder, and varying in color from clear to chalky white, or yellowish brown to different shades of blue. All forms of meth can be snorted through the nose, smoked out of glass pipes, injected with syringes, or ingested orally.

 

Regarded often as "the worst drug", meth is a growing concern in the United States.

Regarded often as “the worst drug”, meth is a growing concern in the United States.

Signs of Meth Use

 

Because there are many different types of meth and various ways it can be used, there are many different signs that the drug is being abused, both from the paraphernalia used to the physical signs on the body.

 

Meth Use Paraphernalia

  • Glass “bulb” pipe
  • Burned aluminum foil
  • Short straws
  • Razor blades
  • Baggies with powder residue
  • Lighters
  • Syringes
  • Burned Spoons

Physical Signs of Meth Use

  • Restlessness
  • Abnormal sleeping patterns
  • Red sores on skin
  • Tooth/gum decay
  • Grinding Teeth
  • Weight Loss
  • Dilated pupils
  • Excessive Scratching

 

The Risks of Using Meth

 

Methamphetamine use also raises the risk of contracting infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis B and C. These can be contracted both by sharing contaminated drug injection equipment and through unsafe sex. Regardless of how it is taken, methamphetamine alters judgment and inhibition and can lead people to engage in these and other types of risky behavior.

 

Becoming Addicted to Meth

 

Because of the unique way meth can make the user feel, trying to hold on to the euphoric feeling can lead an individual down the path of addiction. Meth addiction can result in severe weight loss, detrimental oral decay, heart and nervous system problems not to mention overdose or death. If you or someone you know needs help from meth addiction, do not hesitate to contact us at (888)357-7577.