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Early Signs of Meth Addiction

Addiction to methamphetamine is a pernicious, stubborn substance use disorder and particularly hard to recognize when a person makes an effort to hide their abuse of this highly addictive substance. Fortunately for friends and family of the one affected, there are some revealing indications and early signs of meth addiction to look for.

While using meth, men often show these early signs:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Disruptions with work or family relationships
  • Disrupted school performance (or suddenly fanatic about studying)
  • Paranoia or irritability
  • Jaw clenching
  • Increased physical activity
  • Headaches
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Racing heart
  • Dilated pupils
  • Heavy sweating
  • Sudden unexplainable loss of weight
  • Unpredictable behavior
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Tremors
  • Bad breath or extremely dry mouth
  • Legal problems

If you or someone you care about is abusing meth, call us at (844) 252-5930. We want to craft a completely personalized addiction treatment program to help you or the one you care about regain his life.

Complications and Side Effects of Meth Addiction

Meth abuse is essentially a dangerous undertaking. Since it’s an illegal drug, often a user doesn’t realize what dose they are using. A person can just as easily overdose; regardless of the manner, they are using the drug.

Complications of methamphetamine abuse are many and varied. Sometimes, it depends on the manner a person is consuming the drug. Complications such as “meth mouth”, nosebleeds, lung infections, and difficulties swallowing may occur in some people who smoke meth. For those injecting, a higher risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis C is a possibility. Other long-term effects of meth use include malnourishment because methamphetamine use can seriously curb a person’s appetite. Just as frequently, often meth abusers will pick their skin to get off “bugs” crawling under them. Psychosis is also a serious possibility.

Windward Way’s clinically supervised meth detox center and drug rehab can help you regain a meth-free life. Since our highly trained intake experts are available at all hours, there’s no excuse not to call (844) 252-5930. Rediscover yourself, the Windward Way—get your life back.