Methamphetamine is controlled under Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). Activities such as sale, possession, or production are illegal unless authorized for medical, scientific, or industrial purposes. Pharmaceutical methamphetamine is not authorized in Canada.
Short-term effects of methamphetamine
How quickly Crystal meth for sale affects you depends on how you take it. You will feel its effects within:
seconds, if you inject or smoke it
3 to 5 minutes, if you snort it
20 to 30 minutes, if you swallow it as tablets
Methamphetamine can have dangerous and unpredictable, short-term mental and physical effects. These usually last 8 hours but can sometimes last up to 24 hours.
Buy meth online users may experience a temporary rush of well-being (euphoria). They may also feel:
higher energy and less fatigue
increased wakefulness and alertness
a rapid flow of ideas and speech
a sense of great confidence, elevated mood
increased libido (sexual drive)
At high doses, methamphetamine may cause unpleasant effects, such as restlessness and anxiety. Sometimes mental performance can be impaired.
Methamphetamine users may also experience physical effects, such as:
fast and irregular heartbeat
increased blood pressure, leading to headache and dizziness
increased body heat
Smoked methamphetamine may cause difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.
Contaminated equipment can spread infectious diseases such as:
If you binge on methamphetamine, the euphoria decreases over time, and unpleasant effects and compulsive behavior increase.
Binge users may display highly focused and/or repetitive behaviors. They may also experience:
As a result, they may be irritable and prone to unprovoked aggression. Cravings for the drug may become extremely intense.
After binges, methamphetamine users “crash.” They may sleep for long periods of time and feel hungry, depressed, or anxious, as well as continuing to crave methamphetamine
Long-term effects of methamphetamine
Long-term effects are complications that result from repeated and sustained short-term effects. Methamphetamine users go through periods of stimulation and depression
Repeated methamphetamine use changes your moods and mental states.
Over time, problematic use may cause any or all of these symptoms:
brain damage, some permanent
the inability of the brain to produce chemicals
inability to control urges
difficulty staying attentive
short- or long-term memory problems
loss of hand and finger dexterity
high-risk sexual activities
long-lasting or permanent aggression
psychosis and/or paranoia
erratic or bizarre thought patterns
losing touch with reality
suicidal feelings, especially during withdrawal
It is unclear if psychosis and depression contribute to, or result from, methamphetamine use.
The mental effects of methamphetamine combined with psychiatric symptoms harm a person’s ability to manage their lives properly.
The most dangerous long-term physical effects are cardiovascular. Even young users can suffer from:
sudden cardiac death
reduced heart function and shortness of breath
Methamphetamine dependence may cause further harms, such as:
severe, poor nutrition
weakened immune system
severely damaged skin
sores can turn into severe life-threatening infections
the sensation of insects crawling under the skin, leading to excessive scratching
methamphetamine (meth) mouth or extended dry mouth
permanent bad taste in the mouth
cavities and/or lost teeth
Using methamphetamine during pregnancy may be harmful to your unborn child. It is associated with:
a decrease in the mother’s appetite
slow fetal growth, leading to low birth weight
Risks related to methamphetamine use
Methamphetamine overdoses most commonly produce exaggerated mental and physical effects such as:
fast and irregular heartbeat
high blood pressure
rapid respiration or difficulty breathing
excessive body heat or shivering
liver and/or kidney failure
Reports of overdose also note convulsions and coma.