Methamphetamine is more popularly called crystal, crystal meth, ice hockey, or merely meth. It’s classified as a psycho stimulant drug of this psychoactive amphetamine and phenethylamine type of compounds. It’s distinguished by an increase in endurance, concentration, and energy. In higher dosages, it can improve the individual’s self respect, increase libido, and cause a euphoric state of awareness. Meth exhibits a higher potential for abuse and dependence. Recognizing the effects of meth abuse
Long-term effects- meth displays an extremely significant potential for dependence. Chronic abuse and dependence during a lengthy period of time may cause amphetamine psychosis, anxiety disorder and panic attacks, depression, heart disease, and abusive behavior. A meth psychosis that resembles schizophrenia may grow after quitting meth use and may last up to 6 weeks or more.
Physical effects- contains bulimia anorexia, arrhythmias, blurred vision, dilated pupils, nausea, dry and/or itchy skin, dry skin, meth mouth, headaches, hypertension or hypotension, sleeplessness, tingling, tremors, and twitching. Chronic abuse and large doses may result in convulsions, heart attack, strokes, and eventually death.
Emotional effects- there are a lot of psychological effects such as nausea, aggressiveness, anxiety and panic attacks, concentration, delusions of grandeur, excessive feelings of energy and being invincible, hallucinations, increased energy, increased self-confidence and self esteem, increased sociability, irritability, obsessive and repetitive behavior patterns, and paranoia. Furthermore, amphetamine psychosis oftentimes happens with chronic abuse and progressively substantial doses.