About methamphetamine

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.

Mental effects

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)

decreased appetite

At high doses, methamphetamine may cause unpleasant effects, such as restlessness and anxiety. Sometimes mental performance can be impaired.

Physical effects

Methamphetamine users may also experience physical effects, such as:

stomach ache

fast and irregular heartbeat

increased blood pressure, leading to headache and dizziness

increased breathing

increased body heat

dilated pupils

twitching muscles

Smoked methamphetamine may cause difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.

Contaminated equipment can spread infectious diseases such as:

HIV

hepatitis B

hepatitis C

Binge effects

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:

sleeplessness

paranoia

hallucinations

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

Mental effects

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

behavior

high-risk sexual activities

long-lasting or permanent aggression

psychosis and/or paranoia

erratic or bizarre thought patterns

losing touch with reality

hallucinations

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.  

Physical effects

The most dangerous long-term physical effects are cardiovascular. Even young users can suffer from:

heart attack

stroke

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:

premature delivery

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:

agitation

fast and irregular heartbeat

high blood pressure

rapid respiration or difficulty breathing

psychosis

excessive body heat or shivering

liver and/or kidney failure

Reports of overdose also note convulsions and coma.