Methamphetamines are dangerous whether they are in the form of the drug known as “meth” or in a prescribed medication. They have a direct impact on the central nervous system, but, as any person who works at a low cost rehab can tell you, there are indirect effects as well.
Methamphetamines target the central nervous system and essentially put a person in flight or fight mode. In some cases, addicts have so much energy that they are more productive than usual, but the consequences of its use aren’t worth it. When the body is forced into this hypertensive state, it wears the body down. Things like constricted vessels in the brain are the result. This can lead to more dangerous effects, like a heart attack or stroke, and, in some cases, can even lead to permanent brain damage.
In the past, methamphetamines were made popular because of their use as a diet aid. Those who ingested methamphetamines found that they had a significantly reduced appetite, so they lost weight quickly. The problem is that the reduced appetite can lead to malnourishment, which can impact every area of the body.
The method of consumption is also a problem. Those who smoke meth are inhaling caustic chemicals, but those chemicals are also being absorbed into the skin, teeth, and eyes. If you or someone you know is using methamphetamines other than as prescribed, contact one of the low cost drug rehab centers today to learn how to get help before it’s too late.