Substance Abuse: Dangers of Speed

151664070One of the most popular forms of drug abuse is addiction to speed. It creates a euphoric high that many addicts believe makes them perform better. While it may have some slight benefits at first, productivity and reason are quickly diminished by prolonged use.

When someone ingests amphetamines, their heart and respiration rates increase. This puts an unnecessary strain on the entire body. Additionally, it often decreases the appetite. Some people get hooked on speed as a weight loss program. Unfortunately, the addict loses the nutritional substances necessary for good health.

Speed will also increase paranoia. Those who are addicted become uncomfortable being in public or think that they are being followed. When they go through withdrawal, hallucinations are likely. This can further the paranoid delusions.

After a while of being hooked on amphetamines, the addict may begin to experience involuntary muscle twitches and grind their teeth in an effort to release some of the tension. Many addicts will begin to get blemishes that they pick at uncontrollably.

The long term consequences of use can be a diminished level of brain activity and difficulty processing new information. The addict may find that it is difficult to feel and express emotions. It is not uncommon for the addict to break laws in order to continue their addiction cycle.

If you are addicted to speed, it is very important that you get help as soon as possible. Look into what rehabilitation programs are available to you. Though it may seem to be overwhelming, and even frightening, it is the best choice you can make for yourself.

In a rehab center, you will be able to safely go through the withdrawal process. They will also provide you with tools to reclaim your life and to begin living fully again.