Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that readily dissolves in water or alcohol. Many people are addicted to this drug. In United States there is large population addicted to this drug and are now seeking drug rehab center for their treatment.
Methamphetamine is very addictive drug, firstly synthesized from ephedrine in Japan in 1893 by chemist Nagayoshi Nagai. It activates certain system in brain. It is chemically similar to amphetamines but its effects are more toxic, longer lasting and badly effects central nervous system. It is taken orallyor by injection or by smoking. Its street names are Meth, Speed, and Chalk. Once a person start taking Methamphetamine he becomes addicted to it quickly and needs more frequent and more heavy doses of it. It is also sold in powder or ice cube form.
Some of its common immediate effects includes increased energy and attentivenes, diarrhoea, euphoria, nausea, excessive sweating, talkativeness, irritability, panic attacks, increased libido, agitation, compulsive fascination with repetitive tasks (Punding), Loss of apptite, insomnia, tremor and jaw-clenching (Bruxism). Its side-effects linked with chronic use are weight loss, drug craving, rapid tooth decay, dopamine receptor downregulation and hypersensitization¸ withdrawal-related depression and anhedonia, etc. Its side-effects arising due to overdose of Methamphetamine are formication, brain damage, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, and muscle breakdown.
Today people are looking for drug rehab center to overcome addiction. Methamphetamine is not the only drug which people are addcited to. There are many other drugs which are addictive. When people realize that they need some drug rehab center for overcoming addcition, they are on the way to recovery.