Meth addiction, to methamphetamines or crystal meth, affects over 2000 drug users in Alabama, according to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration). If you are not sure whether your loved one, or someone you know, is struggling with meth addiction, these are helpful signs to look out for – they have lost a massive amount of weight; they are beginning to lose their teeth or are exhibiting other obvious dental problems (this is unfortunately termed ‘meth mouth’). Here are a few additional symptoms you can look out for - they suffer from anxiety and/or insomnia; they have mood swings and can often show violent behaviour. Sometimes, meth addicts will begin to display psychotic delusions; paranoia; and visual and auditory hallucinations. If any or all of these effects sound familiar, you should urge them to seek treatment immediately. Methamphetamines cause one’s judgment to be significantly impaired. Often users display risky behaviours (such as engaging in unsafe sex) that would not normally be a part of their character. This could lead to transmission of diseases such as Hepatitis or HIV. Addicts who inject meth with needles are particularly vulnerable to contracting these diseases.
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