Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that effortlessly dissolves in water or alcohol.
Compared to similar stimulants, much higher levels of methamphetamine enter the brain, making it a more potent stimulant drug. It results in having a longer lasting and more harmful effect on the central nervous system. Methamphetamine affects the brain and usually stimulates feelings of pleasure, increases energy and elevates mood. Methamphetamines give the user the capability to stay awake and perform continuous activity with fewer requirements for sleep. Methamphetamines, like regular amphetamines, also suppress a person’s appetite and are known to be of use by people trying to lose weight quickly.
Long term effects of methamphetamine use usually include:
The most effective treatments for methamphetamine addiction are cognitive behavioral interventions. These interventions usually happen in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Techniques are created to help modify the individuals thoughts, expectancies, and behaviors and to increase skills in coping with life stressors. Methamphetamine recovery support groups are also effective combined with behavioral interventions, which can lead to long-term drug-free recovery. There aren’t any particular pharmacological treatments for the dependence of amphetamine or amphetamine-like drugs such as methamphetamine.