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Because of the physical toll meth use has on your body, a meth addiction is one of the most physically devastating drug addictions a person can have. Signs of meth use present themselves at different stages of addiction.

Early Signs of Meth Use

  • High energy level
  • Scratching at skin until sores develop
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Paranoia or paranoid comments
  • Burns or signs of burning on fingers and mouth
  • Faster breathing
  • Violent Actions

Long Term Signs of Meth Use

  • General restlessness
  • Lack of sleep
  • Severe weight loss due to lack of nutrition
  • Extreme paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Premature aging of the skin and body
  • Rotting teeth
  • Fevers
  • Damage to the internal organs

Signs of Meth Addiction

  • Physical cravings
  • Chemical tolerance. Needing to take more of the drug to get the same effect
  • Withdrawal when drug isn’t being used
  • Severe worsening paranoia
  • Bouts of depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fixation on taking the drug
  • Days or weeks without sleep

Methamphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Initial insomnia followed by long periods of sleeping
  • Inability to feel pleasure
  • Depressed mood
  • Cravings for the drug
  • General confusion or forgetfulness

More than 12,000 methamphetamine labs were seized in the U.S. in 2012. According to the federal drug statistics, it takes more than two years of sobriety before dopamine transmitters in the brain show sings of long-term recovery from abuse.

The body suffers terribly in response to regular meth use, with symptoms becoming increasingly aggravated as the drug abuse increases.

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