Meth addiction, as you may have seen, is very dangerous. Its worst dangers, however, are not directly linked to issues with your appearance and emotional distress. They are more linked to how the brain can get damaged and other risks to the user’s health.
Violence, paranoia, and hallucinations: meth addiction often cause someone to lose touch with reality. Suffering from hallucinations and paranoia is not uncommon and people in this state may harm themselves or others. This can lead to harming other people or even committing crimes. The user needs to understand that its judgment is heavily affected when using methamphetamine.
HIV, hepatitis B, and C: sharing syringes or engaging in risky sexual behavior can lead the user to get dangerous diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C. As the drug lowers the immunity, these diseases can be even more devastating this way.
Liver damage: the user’s liver can be harmed by constantly using drugs. As it is the liver that cleanses the organism from alien substances, this organ will be overworked in case the use of meth is constant. It generally is when the meth addiction phase is reached.
Brain damage: the rush of dopamine caused by the methamphetamine can be pleasant at first, but over time it disrupts chemicals in your brain. According to a medical study, people who used the drug for long periods experienced severe memory difficulties, motor coordination problems and judgment problems. The authors also linked Parkinson’s disease with meth usage. They argue that using meth can cause neuroinflammation that may promote all these cognitive deficits which are, unlike the initial effect on the dopamine receptors, irreversible.