While methamphetamine seems like a fairly recent addition to the roster of addictive, destructive illicit drugs, it’s actually been making trouble for several decades. Now, use of this damaging drug is on the rise again.
The recent rise in methamphetamine use in the U.S. illustrates why it’s vital to know your history. This is not the first time methamphetamine has marched across the country, leaving addiction and devastation in its wake.
Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous, addictive, and lethal drug that can cause irreparable damage to the body by destroying the basic cognitive functions and physical health. It is so powerful that it can alter the chemistry of the brain and cause permanent damage.
The stereotypical image of a methamphetamine user is someone who is agitated, nervous, paranoid and artificially energetic, always moving from place to place in a manic manner.