5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Methamphetamine

“5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Methamphetamine”

1) The average high from Methamphetamine lasts between four and twelve hours.

2) The price of Methamphetamine is about $20 for ¼ a gram, $40 for ½ gram, and $80 for a gram. Addicts typically spend $150 to $200 a day to feed their addiction.

 

3) The use of methamphetamine dries out the user’s skin. Addicts begin to suffer from “Picking” due to “Crystal Meth Lice” or “Crank Bugs”. This causes them to scratch at their face using their fingernails or any other tools available such as tweezers. “Picking” leads to serious self-inflicted wounds, that if left untreated, can result in infection and permanent scarring.

4) Meth users also sometimes suffer from “Meth Mouth.” Side effects are rotten teeth and a collapsed jaw. Methamphetamine dries out gum tissue, leading to teeth grinding, thus causing the jaw to collapse.

5) Meth overdose symptoms include cardiovascular collapse, heart attack, stroke, coma, convulsions, a dangerous rise in body temperature, high fever, sudden increase in blood pressure, sweating and increase in eye pressure causing the addict to see spots. Dangerous hallucinations, anxiety, violent and bizarre behaviors are also associated with methamphetamine use.