Crystal meth is a stimulant that is smoked, snorted, injected or swallowed. Meth’s high is famously addictive, with many people believing one hit is all it takes to land in despair. Regardless of the timing of your meth addiction, crystal meth effects will lead you there.
Your First Experience with Crystal Meth Effects
If you smoke or inject the drug, crystal meth effects start with a flash. This flash is an intense rush of euphoria or pleasure. That rush or flash is why you use meth the first time and why you keep going back for more. Smoking and injecting meth bring the most risk for binging and quick addiction. Snorting or swallowing meth produces the same euphoria, but without the rapid flash of it. Snorting leads to euphoric crystal meth effects in three to five minutes. Swallowing takes up to 20 minutes. Other positive effects of crystal meth include a strong sense of well-being, alertness, and social confidence. During your first use, these crystal meth effects are strongest. Every use thereafter is spent chasing those effects, but never quite achieving the same quality high.
Why Does Crystal Meth Addiction Happen?
Crystal meth addiction happens due to several factors. Someone without family support, having a history of substance abuse, suffering a mental illness or with impulse control problems falls into meth addiction more readily and rapidly than someone with an opposing lifestyle. At first, you abuse meth because the high feels good. Then you go back for more to feel better after the depressing effects of the meth crash, its after-effect. Regardless of why you use again, each time you use crystal meth you grow closer to addiction. The drug use cycle also gets harder to break with each use. Using crystal meth repeatedly leads to tolerance. With tolerance, your body becomes used to having the drug in its system. You need more and more meth to just feel its high. After tolerance your body and mind depend on the drug for normal functioning, sliding into full-blown addiction.
Serenity House Detox & Recovery for Crystal Meth Addiction
Ending addiction to meth is tough. Your first step is withdrawal, an uncomfortable process at best. But at Serenity House Detox & Recovery in Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter, Florida, detox is safe, supervised, comfortable and healthy. The programs at Serenity House Detox & Recovery include:
- Men’s detox program
- Women’s detox program
- Behavioral therapy
- Co-occurring disorders treatment program
- Individual, group and family addiction counseling
- Medical detox program
- Holistic approach
If you or someone you love needs crystal meth detox, call Serenity House Detox & Recovery now at 866-294-5306. You can gain sobriety after crystal meth addiction. You just need caring support and comfort to break through your addiction.