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signs of a meth usrr

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Methamphetamine: The person shows irritability, aggressive behavior, anxiety, excitement, auditory hallucinations, and paranoia (delusions and psychosis). Abusers may be violent. Mood changes are common, and the abuser can rapidly change from friendly to hostile. Sometimes they don't sleep for days on end, and become even more irritable and suspicious. May get suddenly depressed and suicidal when effects wear off.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Meth addiction: Signs include flushing, dilated pupils, hyperactivity, restlessness, sweating, twitching, tremors, irritability, paranoea.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I quit meth, but my friends still do it. Can I still hang out with them and remain sober?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Too tempting: Meth is very addictive. The temptation would be too great. You would eventually go back to using it. To quote a great source, "don't be unequally yoked.".
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
To change a habit such as addiction, you usually have to change your "friends" too. Probably, those relationships are based more on the drug than on true friendships
Feb 4, 2012
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why can't I quit meth?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Quitting meth: Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. You can become addicted after trying it just once! for more information regarding meth treatment centers in your community, please call: 1 (888) 287-6189. Good luck!
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Addiction damages that part of the brain that allows us to choose to do difficult things. It requires external support to be re-engaged and to function properly. Do follow Dr. Mitchell's advice,. Meth addiction is one of the most gripping, and one of the most damaging.
Mar 4, 2013
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can taking meth every be fatal?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Meth can be fatal: Methamphetamine (meth) kills over time, through damaging the brain and other organs by constricting blood vessels (decreasing nutrient & oxygen flow), raising body temperature (overheats organs), etc... Meth can kill rapidly by fatal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and strokes. Meth also causes psychotic and aggressive behavior, which can lead to deadly accidents or being shot dead by the police.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Do any legitimate uses for methamphetamine exist?

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Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Methamphetamine may be used for adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and obesity.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What long-term effects can result from meth use?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Effects can be fatal: Methamphetamine (meth) kills over time, through damaging the brain and other organs by constricting blood vessels (decreasing nutrient & oxygen flow), raising body temperature (overheats organs), etc... Meth can kill rapidly by fatal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and strokes. Meth also causes psychotic and aggressive behavior, which can lead to deadly accidents or being shot dead by the police.

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