Facts About: Methamphetamine - Crystal Meth
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What is Methamphetamine?
(Crystal Meth, Glass, Ice, Gak, Crank, Tina)
Methamphetamine is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system. When people use methamphetamine, they feel alert and energetic and often have no interest in food or sleep. Users may experience any or all of the following negative effects:
What to Expect When Someone Quits
In general, when people are withdrawing from methamphetamine they will experience the opposite of the effects of the drug. The severity of withdrawal depends on how long and how much they used. The following physical symptoms may last for about five days:
Extreme tiredness - they may sleep for most of two to four days,
Disturbed sleep patterns which may not return to normal for many weeks,
Loss of motivation,
Extreme craving for the drug.
What You Can Do
Watching others withdraw from drugs can be frightening and you may feel helpless. You can support them by:
What crystal did to Me!
For several years, I was a pretty confused person.
I got high for happiness and became unhappy.
I got high for joy and became miserable.
I got high to be out going and became self-centered.
I got high for sociability and became argumentative and lonely.
I got high for sophistication and became crude and obnoxious.
I got high for friendship and made enemies.
I got high to soften sorrow and wallowed in self-pity.
I got high for sleep and awaken without rest.
I got high for strength and felt weak.
I got high medicinally and got sick.
I got high because I thought my job called for it.
You see I sold drugs. I lost my job and went to jail.
I got high for relaxation and got the shakes.
I got high for confidence and became uncertain.
I got high for courage and became afraid.
I got high for assurance and became doubtful.
I got high to stimulate thought and blacked out.
I got high to make conversation and couldn't remember what I said.
I got high to feel heavenly and came to know hell.
I got high for power and became powerless.
I got high because I thought I had the right and everything turned out wrong.
I got high to cope with life and almost died.
I wrote this 8 or 9 m in to my recovery. I am now into my second year and still going strong. By Corry G. in 2005
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