Physical Warning Signs of Crystal Meth Abuse

Physical Warning Signs of Crystal Meth Abuse

Dilated pupils
Bloodshot eyes
Weight loss
Uncontrolled twitching or jerking, such as eye twitching
Chronic nasal problems – i.e. deviated septum, nosebleeds
Bad breath
Dry, cracked skin, especially lips and fingertips
Dry mouth
Hair loss
Excessive sweating
Dark circles under the eyes
Extreme weight loss, appearing bony and gaunt
Sores, abscesses, red dots on skin (from injecting meth)
Skin sores or lesions from picking at skin (meth addicts feel as if bugs are crawling under their skin)
“Meth mouth” – rotting teeth/tooth loss due to the impact of the chemicals in meth on tooth enamel
Burn marks on fingers or mouth (from smoking meth)
Behavior Warnings Signs of Crystal Meth Abuse
Intense focus on a trivial matter or task
Grinding or clenching teeth
Fidgeting, unable to sit still
Excessive talking, rambling
Insomnia, not sleeping for extended periods
Sleeping for several days
Not eating for several days, loss of appetite
Repetitious behavior, compulsive actions
Hyperactivity, nervous or anxious
Short term memory loss
Scratching or picking at face and skin
Psychosis and paranoia
Aggressive behavior
Mood instability
Suicidal thoughts

A Street Cat Named Bob

Meth is a serious drug that can cause life time effect to those users that took high tolerance of the drug, but for some drugs or minimal users that still wishes to have a new life “cleaning” is possible.

Here’s a very good movie suggestion that may change your life or help you realize that there’s more to life if you stayed clean and sober.

James (with Bob often on his shoulder) faces obstacles, including a negligent father (Anthony Head), street ruffians and methadone withdrawal (depicted in almost cursory fashion). But fortunately he has a mildly daffy neighbor, Belle (Ruta Gedmintas), to cook him a vegetarian supper. (They’re so simpatico that at one point she wears stylized cat ears.) A gently sparkling score, and folkish songs by Charlie Fink of the band Noah and the Whale, sung by the guileless, wide-eyed Mr. Treadaway, pluck the heartstrings. “Cat cam” sequences, showing Bob’s visual perspective, have a playful whimsy. Did I mention that it’s set largely over the holidays?

When an editor discovers James’s story, book buyers applaud the budding memoirist, and he regales an appreciative street audience with song. Thank heavens for Bob, whose steady gaze and cool composure are a welcome tonic to the surrounding sentimentality.