Methamphetamine is a strong stimulant of the central nervous system that is primarily used recreationally and less frequently as a second-line treatment for obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Methamphetamine usage increases the risk of sudden death in healthy people. Massive arterial spasms brought on by crystal meth consumption may result in heart attacks or strokes. If body temperatures rise suddenly, hyperthermia could cause death.
Insomnia. Methamphetamine promotes wakefulness. Long-term use of crystal meth destroys healthy sleep.
Mental health issues. Chronic use of crystal meth can cause confusion, moodiness, anxiety, and symptoms of psychosis such as delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations.
Increased risk of heart disease. Heart problems may develop no matter how long the drug is abused. Sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack are risks even for first-time users.
Increased risk of early mortality. One study found that the 5-year rate of mortality from all causes was 26 times higher than expected among women and 6 times higher than expected among men who abused methamphetamine.
Decreased sex drive. Although crystal meth use increases libido initially, continued use can cause a drop in sexual desire and physical difficulties like erectile dysfunction.
Increased risk of sexually transmitted and bloodborne diseases. Methamphetamine users are at greater risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Here are pictures of crystal meth consumption before and after to show the terrible effects.