Signs, Symptoms and Complications of Meth Addiction
Early Signs of Meth Addiction
Methamphetamine addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. as of late. This extremely addictive stimulant wreaks havoc in the lives of users and their families. Many people who try meth find that the addiction rapidly takes over their lives and without help, they simply cannot stop on their own. At Casa Capri’s drug rehab center, our expert staff and customizable addiction treatment programs offer hope and healing to women struggling with meth addiction. If you suspect a loved one is addicted to meth, there are a few obvious symptoms to notice.
Signs of meth addiction:
- Disruptions with work or family relationships
- Disrupted school performance (or suddenly fanatical about studying)
- Paranoia and irritability
- Jaw clenching
- Increased physical activity
- Increased blood pressure
- Elevated body temperature
- Racing heart
- Dilated pupils
- Heavy sweating
- Sudden unexplainable loss of weight
- Unpredictable behavior
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Bad breath or extremely dry mouth
- Legal problems
If you or someone you love is addicted to meth, please call us today. Our compassionate and knowledgeable intake team is available to answer questions and offer guidance and support 24 hours a day. Don’t wait; pick up the phone and give us a call now at 855-816-8826.
Complications and Side Effects of Meth Addiction
Meth abuse is both dangerous and deadly. The risk of overdose is high because users have no way of knowing the quality or strength of the illegally obtained drug they are taking. When using meth intravenously, meth addicts are at risk for HIV and hepatitis spread by dirty needles. Young women who are addicted to meth may also find themselves in risky situations and with dangerous people in order to get their fix.
Long-term meth users may experience complications such as lung infections, nosebleeds, malnourishment, skin infections (from hallucinations that cause them to pick at their skin) and psychosis. But there is hope. At Casa Capri Recovery, we’ve helped hundreds of women ages 18-45 overcome their meth addiction and go on to live meaningful, happy sober lives.
If you are concerned that you or someone you love is struggling with meth addiction, give us a call at 855-816-8826 —we can help right away. Casa Capri is a safe, nurturing place to land and heal for good. We’ll be there with you and for you, every single step of the way.