Crystal methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. Crystal’s dangerous effects include an over stimulation of the body’s adrenal glands, giving a temporary high. The user usually seeks the pleasures associated with the chemical reaction in the brain and a hyper drive effect on the body systems. Most of these pleasurable effects are a result of releasing very high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
These levels can reach twelve times stronger effects that sex, food or other natural pleasures may achieve. This much larger amount of dopamine released by meth is significantly harmful also for nerve terminals in the brain making damage to the central nervous system. The crystal user will experience hyper activity and inability to sleep properly and laziness. Crystal users may appear ‘normal’ for many years of use, but the hidden effects of methamphetamine are building up. Methamphetamine addiction is very damaging to the body and mind. Irritability and social difficulties are often noticeable methamphetamine effects. The long-term effects of crystal meth can be reversible with a complete detox and rehabilitation program.
The cause of physical craving for Methamphetamine
Crystal Meth, like LSD or Ecstasy, has a longer effect on the body than other stimulants due to its crystal chemical structure and therefore stores deeply in the body fat and other tissues of the body. These fat cells and tissues break down with stress and age and can re-trigger cravings in the body for the drug.
After stop using crystal meth cravings may appear within few hours to few days. Lasting of these cravings are various and depend on frequency and amount of use, length of addiction and person’s psychology.
Crystal Meth also burns up at a super fast rate the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients the body demands to function properly–the result is less resistance to infection and disease. Vitamins and herbs cleansers alone can’t detoxify crystal meth out of the body. Depression can set in 30 to 90 days after excessive crystal use is stopped. People experiencing withdrawal symptoms with severe depression included must be monitored because there is a great chance of suicidal behavior.
Methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms are not always recognized as withdrawal symptoms. The after effects of crystal meth can be symptoms of mental health problems. As each is different also symptoms may vary.The vicious circle of drug taking, from the street or pharmacy, to avoid or conceal withdrawal symptoms may continue for years with traditional addiction treatment programs.
Typical physical effects of methamphetamine are excess energy, loss of appetite, rapid breathing and heart rate, raised blood pressure and overheating.
Side effects of Crystal Methamphetamine are criminal behavior, other drug use, addiction, nerve and brain damage, loss of interest in success and living, etc.Long-term effects can be extremely serious and come down form this substance can be an unpleasant experience.Incredibly, crystal’s long-term effects can be shortened and even recovered from.
Crystal Methamphetamine Recovery:
Effects of Crystal Methamphetamine can be solved. It is a treatable disease even though it is different from the treatments of other addiction substances. Damage to the dopamine receptors is very serious and it takes a long time to be fixed but most important is that damage is not permanent. With the right treatment and recovery plan, it is possible to recover from this substance. The Narconon Detox and Rehab program regularly ends physical and mental cravings for crystal meth and all drugs. But more importantly, it creates a person who can now succeed in life without drugs because they physically and mentally feel recovered. A leading Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) surveyor wrote:
“In my interviews with graduates of the (Narconon) program, I found their clarity of thought and responsibility for their condition in life to be of a level resembling most persons with two to five years of recovery and abstinence.”