There is a silent killer that plagues the streets of California and the United States. Methamphetamines, more commonly known as meth, are among the most dangerous drugs a person can get addicted to. Between 2015 and 2018, there were approximately 1.6 million people in the U.S. who reported having used methamphetamines at least once. Of those 1.6 million, a little over half were already addicted to the substance. In California, meth is one of the most commonly abused drugs, with at least half a million Californians using this illegal and highly addictive drug.
Say Goodbye to Meth Addiction
Signs and Symptoms of Meth Addiction
Meth can be smoked, injected, snorted and taken in a pill form. But no matter how it’s used, there are consistent physical and behavioral signs of meth addiction to watch for. The physical symptoms of meth addiction include:
- Rapid breathing
- Irregular or racing heartbeat
- Increased blood pressure
- Elevated body temperature
- Sudden weight loss
- Dental problems (a.k.a. meth mouth)
- Dilated pupils
- Facial tics
- Burns on the lips and fingers
Common behavioral signs of meth addiction include:
- Engaging in dangerous behaviors
- Mood swings
This powerful drug not only negatively impacts your life physically and mentally, but it can also cause lasting harm to your relationships — both personal and professional. Overdosing on meth can lead to serious consequences, including heart attack, organ failure, seizures and even death. If you or a loved one is in the grips of meth addiction, we are here to help.
Get Help to Overcome Meth Dependency
Meth is an extremely dangerous and addictive illegal drug. Along with the risk of jail time and fines if you get caught in possession of meth or using it, you also risk ruining your life. Getting professional, supportive and structured help is essential when overcoming meth addiction. Once you’ve realized you need help, choose a treatment center that is dedicated to treating every aspect of addiction.
You can put meth addiction behind you with the help of Authentic Recovery Center – now is the time to take back your life.