Adverse effects of meth (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Adverse effects of Meth

Methamphetamine (meth) use affects every aspect of your life. We present a graphic view of how meth adversely affects your brain, body, sex life, and personal life here.

Adverse effects of meth on behavior

Adverse effects of meth (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • aggressive or violent behavior
  • anti-social behavior
  • compulsive repetition of meaningless acts
  • confusion

Adverse effects of meth on the brain

  • deficits in motor skills
  • impaired judgement
  • increases and blocks reuptake of dopamine
  • loss of coordination and sense of time

Adverse effects of meth on psychology

  • increased risk of mental illness
  • mood disturbances
  • psychoses such as hallucinations or paranoia
  • risk of psychological dependence or addiction

Adverse effects of meth on sex and sexuality

  • heightened libido
  • increased risk of STDS
  • lowered inhibition
  • risky sexual behavior

Adverse effects of meth on body response

  • constriction of blood vessels
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased body temperature
  • increased heart rate

Adverse effects of meth on general health

  • chronic illness
  • immune system damage
  • malnutrition
  • risk of physical dependence

Adverse effects of meth on relationships

  • break ups or estrangement
  • decreased involvement in social life
  • lack of trust
  • low self-esteem

Adverse effects of meth on work

  • easily distracted
  • increased absence at work
  • neglected responsibilities
  • no shows at work
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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