Crystal Meth is a highly addictive drug that will quickly hook users. It is imperative to understand that once hooked this substance does not let go easily.
Let us take a look at what it is, how it affects people and why it really is a substance to be feared.
Part of the Methamphetamine family:
This white crystalline drug is part of the methamphetamine family and is either snorted, smoked, swallowed or injected.
Dependent upon how the drug is taken depends on its effects. We will look at the 3 levels of abuse shortly, but first let‘s understand why it attracts so many.
A ‘rush’ that is hard to beat:
Hardened drug users and those already dependent upon the drug make it very clear that the rush offered when smoking or injecting this drug is hard to beat.
Confidence is at an all-time high, well-being and happy, content feelings flood over a user and energy levels appear boundless.
Effects can last between 6 and 8 hours although it obviously follows that the more used the longer the Crystal Meth binge and highs continue.
Most users will begin use by snorting or swallowing the drug. Their excuse being they need to be alert and have energy to complete an urgent task at hand.
Some also use the excuse that it is an ideal drug for weight loss. This is because hunger is one of the last things on a user’s mind.
Snorting or swallowing the drug will begin on an occasional basis, but can rapidly change as the user looks for a bigger, more powerful effect.
Smoking the drug:
This is a major step towards dependence. The reason being that smoking Crystal Meth sends it directly into the bloodstream and from there it takes a rapid journey to the brain.
While the highs are most definitely higher, the physical and psychological effects received mean that a person who continues to smoke the drug is asking for dependence.
The moreish appeal means a user feels compelled to continue filling their pipe in search of repeated highs.
These are users who have lost control of reality and smoke or inject the drug on a virtually constant basis.
Those in this situation will go for days on end without sleep and only stop when complete exhaustion gets the better of them. They will then fall into a deep sleep that can easily last for 24 solid hours or more.
Anyone who is at this level of use really must seek professional help immediately. Failure to do so will have dire consequences.
Don’t dabble with Crystal Meth:
While it is not recommended to mess with any illegal drug, Crystal Meth is a most definite ‘No-No’. Please do not think you are stronger than this drug and can resist its highly addictive appeal.
Countless men and women before you have had similar thoughts and are now struggling to beat a dependence that affects them physically, mentally and socially.
If you have started on the Crystal Meth trail then the sooner professional rehabilitation assistance is sought the better.