Methamphetamine or meth is a powerful stimulant of the central nervous system. As an effect, users feel increased respiratory rate, brain activity and heart rate. Users fall into the trap of meth addiction due to the drug’s intense power to provide euphoric high as well as improved energy.
However, like any drugs, meth can potentially destruct the mind and the body. Whether it is snorted, smoked or injected. There is no safe method to use meth. Shooting methamphetamine compared to other modes of ingestion have greater risks and fatal outcomes.
Dangers of shooting meth:
Shooting meth is a way that most people with meth addiction do when they want to feel a sudden rush of euphoria. When you inject meth, you feel extreme, but quick high that only lasts for some minutes.
Since you can only feel a quick high, you tend to inject more of the drug in order to feel more pleasure. For this reason, meth has the reputation of being tagged as the “binge and crash” drug because users continue to inject more repeatedly for pleasure.
As meth addiction sets into the system, the body start forgetting its usual functions of eating and sleeping. Other dangers of shooting meth include: rapid heartbeat; lower appetite; and increased body temperature, respiratory rate and energy level.
With a repeated pattern of “binge and crash,” users feel extreme energy and pleasure when high. During the crash, you feel intense depression. The effect leads the person to use drugs again to feel high.
When injecting methamphetamine, users are more exposed to medical problems. These health issues include collapsed veins; puncture marks; track lines; and increased risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis, skin infections and tuberculosis.
With meth addiction users obtain drugs in whatever means. They buy to drug suppliers on the streets for cheap prices. The dangers of these drugs are more detrimental to one’s health.
Methamphetamine can sometimes compose of additives that are extra harmful to the brain, organs and increases the possibility of drug poisoning. Meth is added with various cheap substances such as: Lithium, alcohol, ephedrine, acetone, methanol, iodine, red phosphorus, ether, sodium metal, sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid.
Meth Addiction & Brain Damage
Meth can damage the natural function of dopamine in the brain. Repeated use and abuse can have neurotoxic or brain-damaging effects because the drug destructs the dopaminergic neurons.
Meth users have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. This disease is a degenerative neurological condition that makes the patients suffer rigidity; tremors or shaking; problems with gait or walking; and slow movements.
Parkinson’s disease in later stage can lead to dementia. It can also cause behavioral and emotional problems, cognitive difficulties and sleep disturbances.
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