Meth is a highly addictive drugs, and its horrifying effects can have long-term effects that could be irreversible, such as psychosis, anhedonia (inability to experience happiness, and brain damage).
This is why it’s always better to get addiction treatment sooner rather than later.
To give you perspective on how meth changes you, here’s a video of the before and after photos of meth users.
WATCH this video of “The Faces of Meth”:
For those who haven’t tried meth, this video hopes to dissuade you from ever trying. And for those who are already using meth, don’t wait until your appearance changes for the worse like this.
The Horrifying Effects of Meth on Your Appearance:
Skin. Meth can cause widespread acne as well as dry skin. It may also cause you to experience extreme itchiness, to the point that you feel like you have bugs crawling under your skin. This can cause you to obsessively scratch and pick at your sores.
Change in face shape. Meth can cause you to not have the appetite to eat, which can lead to weight loss, which in turn results to a gaunt and emaciated look.
Meth mouth. Meth users eventually lose their teeth. This is because meth can cause you to have dry mouth, which can cause decay in your teeth. Poor hygiene as well as involuntary teeth grinding common to meth users, can also further rot away your teeth.
Aging. A meth addict’s appearance will always look older than they really are.
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Meth triggers can lend a person powerless. They are led more by these meth triggers and seem to have no control over their drug use. Understanding meth triggers can help you overcome your addiction.
Meth is one of the world’s most addictive drugs. It’s also the most dangerous. After one taste, users usually seek it to get high and soon, they change their lives to feed the compulsion. This is turn can quickly develop into addiction, which can lend people to destruction.
For those who are already addicted to meth, it’s important to understand the meth triggers that push them to use.
Some of the most common meth triggers include:
sounds, like music
being in a place frequented while using
idleness or bordedom
In the video below, you’ll take a look at some of the meth triggers of other real-life meth users. This can help you understand your own triggers and overcome your cravings.
Dealing with Triggers in Recovery
Many people who are even in recovery can have triggers, and these can lead them to relapse. For those who are newly out of rehab, it’s best to keep them away from any triggers that they may encounter. This is a task that the recovering individual and their family should work together to maintain.
With time and a strong commitment to sobriety, the triggers will fade away and sobriety will be easier to maintain.
For help overcoming your addiction for good, seek professional help. At Bridges of Hope, we can help you achieve life-long recovery and sobriety. Call or text us at 09175098826.
It could be your partner or spouse, your sibling, parent, grandparent or close relative. Meth addiction can infiltrate any home without you even knowing. Here are ways to identify if there is a meth addict living right under your nose and what you can do to help them.
Addiction is not only a person’s disease–it affects the family and community too. In our country, where the widespread manufacture, trafficking, and selling of meth, or shabu, is common throughout cities and provinces, coming across a meth addict is inevitable.
A meth addict can be anyone. After all, addiction doesn’t choose its victim. Regardless of age, background, income, job, or educational attainment, anyone can be addicted, especially when it comes to meth. Read More
Whether you smoke, snort, eat, drink, or inject shabu (or meth), it eventually ends up in your bloodstream and to your brain. Find out the effects of shabu on your body and your brain–on you.
Methamphetamine (meth), or locally known here in our country as shabu, is a powerful stimulant drug that is also highly addictive. Those who take meth experience drastic and dramatic short- and long-term changes in their body and brain activity. These changes also trigger behavioral changes. Read More
There is a large and growing subgroup of drug users who also engage in problematic sexual behavior. You will be surprised to know that here in the Philippines, in our rather conservative, predominantly Catholic society, drug-fueled sex parties are more common than you think. Read More
We live in the age of addiction and we are all addicted to one thing or the other. Today, technology and society has shaped us to keep feeding our insatiable desires through instant solutions and unthinking over-consumption. And we are never satisfied–or happy. So are we really all just addicts?
Tiger Woods had once admitted he was a sex addict. Elton John, Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Perry, Mel Gibson, and the late Robin Williams also once admitted to be alcoholics at some point in their lives. Even Oprah said she was addicted to carbohydrates. And these are celebrities.
There are many negative effects of meth on pregnancy, which put you and your baby at risk. However, not everyone are aware of these risks. The sad and dangerous truth is, many women who are pregnant are addicted to meth and therefore continue to use.
People who are addicted to drugs like shabu (methamphetamine), marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and other substances are everywhere. It doesn’t matter what their economic status, educational background, location, age, job, or physical appearance. You can’t judge a drug addict by looks alone, nor by superficial stereotypes.
Addiction can come to anyone regardless of status, job, education, religion, or gender. And this is why it’s hard to see if someone you know is already addicted to drugs or a high-functioning addict. In fact, you may have someone in your workplace who is already a drug addict and is bringing grief to you or your organization. Read More
It’s no surprise that meth is dangerous. It can wreak havoc in many parts of your body, including your heart. Find out the lurking dangers of meth that may leave you suffering from a stroke or heart failure.
Meth is a very highly addictive drug. And no wonder; it can give users an intense high. However, once the effects subside, users can feel drained and depressed.
Meth’s effects doesn’t just manifest itself on the brain, though. The intense highs and low lows can also affect the body, damaging various organs, such as the heart.
Meth is one of the most widely used and highly addictive drugs here in our country. Its rampant use has led the government to a heightened nationwide crackdown of drug traffickers and sellers as well as the rehabilitation of users.
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