Methamphetamine, or crystal meth, is similar to cocaine. It takes you to the state of euphoria; however, it is long lasting than cocaine. This drug can be injected, taken orally, smoked, or snorted. Smoking or injecting this drug can give you and intense rush within 5 to 10 seconds. But, snorting or ingesting the drug is less intensified.
The pleasurable side effects from meth are what lead users to develop a meth addiction. Patients describe an intense pleasurable rush that hits them once the drug has been ingested. Smoking provides the quickest fix for the user, whereas snorting provides effects that can last for a longer time.
This intense rush can lead addicts to become hooked even after their first use of the drug. Meth mouth is an additional adverse health side effect associated with meth addiction. Meth mouth is a condition where methamphetamine users have a profound and quick loss of teeth. The American Dental Association believes the tooth loss is the result of a variety of factors induced from meth use including poor oral hygiene, poor diet, poor sleep habits, and excessive teeth grinding.
The production of meth and the exposure to dangerous chemicals are a common risk created by meth. Meth labs are often run by people high on drugs themselves resulting in dangerous fires and explosions. The rush of methamphetamine can lead to risky sexual behavior which can continue the spread of like HIV/AIDS.
Meth addiction is a problem that often requires a clinical intervention to successfully reach a full recovery. A drug rehab center that specializes in handling methamphetamine cases would be an ideal solution.