Crystal is a form of methanphetamine that comes in a small plastic bag that has symbol on it called a paper. Crystal Meth is meth in its crystalized form. It is often snorted or eaten but mostly is smoked out of a glass pipe, manipulated light bulb or smoked off of tin foil.
Crystal usually doesn’t effect you body in the way Crank does, at least not the first time you use it. Crystal speeds up your mind and thought and makes you feel very happy. Crystal Meth, as with all forms of meth is extremely addictive. Its use can lead to both physiological and psychological dependence.
What are its short-term effects?
The drug’s effects are similar to those of cocaine but longer lasting. Crystal Meth can cause erratic, violent behavior among its users. Effects include suppressed appetite, interference with sleeping behavior, mood swings and unpredictability, tremors and convulsions, increased blood pressure, irregular heart rate. Users may also experience homicidal or suicidal thoughts, prolonged anxiety, paranoia and insomnia. Crystal meth use by pregnant women can lead to premature birth or birth defects, including heart defects and cleft palate.
What are its long-term effects?
Long-term effects of Crystal Meth use can include brain damage (similar to the effects of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease), coma, stroke or death. Chronic users may also develop distinct physical symptoms, as demonstrated by before and after pictures in the Faces of Meth™ program. Signs of chronic use include weight loss, tooth decay and cracked teeth (“Meth Mouth”), psychosis and hallucinations, sores on the body from picking at skin, and formication (an abnormal skin sensation akin to “bugs crawling on skin”).
We have a 24/7 crystal meth addiction helpline for those that are suffering from crystal meth addiction or for those that have a loved one who suffers from crystal meth addiction. Helpline: 866-535-7923