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Crystal Meth Health Risks

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Updated June 10, 2014

Crystal meth can be addictive both physically and psychologically.

Crystal Meth and Bloodborne Disease

Injection of street drugs, including crystal meth, greatly increases your risk of getting bloodborne diseases like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS. Because of the disinhibition that comes with crystal meth use, a user’s judgement on health issues is often affected. People using crystal meth may put themselves and others at risk with behaviors such as needle sharing, unprotected sex and behavioral problems such as violence and aggression.

Drug Strength

Users of crystal meth can only guess at its strength, so the risk of overdosing, even with seemingly small quantities, is always an issue. Overdosing can lead to convulsions, respiratory and circulatory collapse, coma and death.

Psychological Effects of Crystal Meth

Mood swings, paranoia, anger and depression are risks crystal meth users face. Relationships and general social interactions are negatively affected.

Crystal Meth Addiction

Any form of drug abuse or addiction comes at a cost, and crystal meth is no different. Crystal meth addiction can cause permanent life-altering changes. Work, relationships, and the ability to live day to day are affected. Crime, drug busts, restricted job prospects, visa denials, arrests and serious healthcare issues are just some of the ways crystal meth use can disrupt your life.

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