What is Meth Addiction?
Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug similar to cocaine. Meth can be snorted through the nose, swallowed, injected with a needle, or smoked.
The use of meth causes an abnormal rush of dopamine in the brain, causing the person to feel high. Continued use of methamphetamine can lead to addiction. Like other substances, using meth during brain development in the teenage years leads to greater risk of becoming addicted.
Death from methamphetamine use can occur as a result of the drug’s effect on the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, which raises heart beat and blood pressure and constricts blood vessels, leading to a heart attack or stroke.
If you think your teen may be abusing meth, don’t hesitate to seek help. If you’re unsure or have specific questions, call today to speak with one of our licensed counselors: 702-267-6277. Vencer Youth Services provides free assessments and our team is standing by to answer your questions and support you and your family.
“Teens that use meth have a high chance of becoming addicted”
Also known as:
- Crystal Meth