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Cocaine vs meth: Methamphetamine is structurally similar to amphetamine and dopamine, but very different from cocaine. Cocaine is quickly removed & almost completely metabolized in the body. Meth has a longer duration of action and more of it remains unchanged in the body -- staying in the brain longer with prolonged stimulant effects. Chronic meth causes structural brain changes & emotional & cognitive problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more
Burnout!: Crystal meth super stimulates the nerve cells in your brain, depleting them completely of needed neurotransmitter molecules, making them unable to function, so you feel foggy and lethargic. Repeated use causes the neurons to overheat and die, leading to permanent mental impairments. Stop now! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cigs./Meth: In the long run, both are equally dangerous. ...Read more
Severe problems!: Crystal meth can cause poor growth due to restricting blood flow to the placenta. It can cause premature separation of the placenta with bleeding, premature birth and possible bleeding for the mother and baby. There is a risk of both maternal and fetal death. Meth may also cause later brain problems for the baby. There is also possible risk from lifestyle issues for women using illegal drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meth: By far. It would be politically correct for me to tell you that both of these drugs are equally dangerous, but this is not true. Heroin will bind you to a lifelong addiction and all that is involved, but if you administer it hygienically and the dose is always correct, many users experience no problems except severe constipation and impotence. Meth is far more dangerous. Still better to do neither ...Read more
Healthy longer life: Jib is just one slang term for crystal methamphetamine, and isn't any different than any other "brand" of this awful drug. What you should expect is relapse, unless you get involved in some form of support system. It is a difficult drug to quit, and congratulations on making the decision. There is no "withdrawal" syndrome, though fatigue and increased appetite and sleep may occur, lasting < 1 week. ...Read more
Several places: I agree with dr. Tripp. There is also crystal meth anonymous: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/index.Php you can review that site for meetings that are local to you. In some cities, there are also intensive outpatient programs that combine mindfulness training with recovery from chemical dependency. These can be very effective. Support from others is absolutely needed, no matter where you go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How badly is a body damaged if he/she consumed crystal meth for 2 months straight and weighs 100 pounds?
Crystal meth: U need to have a complete physical exam & workup by primary care doctor before the damage extent can be determined. Hope u r seriously considering quitting & rehab. ...Read more
Is there anything you can take to make you come down quicker from smoking crystal meth to neutralize the effects?
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I used crystal meth yesterday. Found out I have to take a drug test within a week or two. How long does it stay in the system?
< a week: See: http://www.Passyourdrugtest.Com/timetable.Htm it suggests clear by d#5. ...Read more
I snorted crystal meth this weekend , not an addict , but I'm breaking out I keep smelling it and I have random trimmers . what do I do?
WAIT!!: The effect will wear off Don't do it again!? ...Read more
Methamphetamines: Crystal meth is one of the most dangerous and addictive substances to be used by those seeking highs or a drug experience. It is a stimulant. Even one dose can get you hooked..Especially if that does includes a sexual experience. It is a problem in urban and rural communities across america and the disease and destruction caused by this drug is shocking. ...Read more
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