Understanding Methamphetamine Dependency
Methamphetamine, commonly known as ‘meth’, is an extremely addictive chemical drug that users smoke, ingest, or inject intravenously.
Rehabilitation from a methamphetamine addiction lasts longer than other drugs such as cocaine. The drug’s come down period is also more intense compared to cocaine. Once a user begins methamphetamine use, they will be able to conduct normal activities such as eating, sleeping and working like a healthy individual, for a time. With more use, however, meth results in increased tolerance. Ceasing meth use is not as dangerous a process as quitting a drug like heroin. Its use, however, leads to higher levels of tolerance and that’s why getting off it is so difficult. Meth addicts trying to recover from this substance’s use experience excessive lethargy, sleepiness, very intense depression, heightened anxiety and an increase in their appetites. They can also develop psychosis and paranoia.