Crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as “crystal meth,” “crank,” “crystal,” “speed,” and “meth,” is a stimulant. This means that it works by mimicking the feelings and actions of the chemicals produced by your brain, sending fabricated messages of pleasure to the reward center in your brain.
In addition to chemical signals of pleasure, the stimulant of meth also mimics the action of adrenaline and dopamine, causing blood pressure, breathing rate, and heart rate to increase. At the same time, meth will make your blood vessels constrict, release sugar and fat into your bloodstream, and increase your level of alertness.
Methamphetamine & the Risk of Overdose
Like other stimulants, crystal meth can increase a person’s feelings of fear, anger, and even cause extreme agitation. At the same time, meth may also give a person pleasure, the feeling of well-being, and a short-term euphoric high. However, when meth overstimulates a person, going too high for them to handle, it can create feelings of paranoia, panic, rage, and even result in hallucinations. If too much is in a person’s system or they are overstimulated, they may suffer a potentially fatal seizure or stroke.
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Methamphetamine can be a highly addictive drug. Breaking this addiction can often lead to withdrawals and other challenges, which is why trusting your rehabilitation to medical professionals is crucial. At Schick Shadel, we offer treatment to individuals from all over the nation, including Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska.
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