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Is There Such A Thing As Casual Crystal Meth Use?

Methamphetamine is a synthetic compound that stimulates the release of dopamine and norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter closely related to adrenaline. The effects of meth are much more prolonged than the short burst of dopamine and norepinephrine that is released when neurons fire on their own.

23 thoughts on “Is There Such A Thing As Casual Crystal Meth Use?

  • January 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Dr. Sack- I am commenting about your comparison of methamphetamine to adrenaline. I’m sure that you, as a scientist, don’t really believe this. Adrenaline is not a psychoactive substance. Maybe, you could use a different analogy if you are trying to present information about addiction to the lay public.

    • June 21, 2016 at 8:28 am

      I know this post is super old but I feel like I had to leave a reply. I’m so sick of reading all these propaganda type “facts” about how meth users are dirty, ugly, neglect their hygiene, pick at their skin constantly, are delusional psychotic nut cases, look a decade+ older then they are, smell bad etc. First of all, the majority of meth users do not fall into that category, I know from personal experience. I been smoking meth for 7 and a half years and unfortunately haven’t been able to stay clean yet but I wish to some day and hopefully that day comes soon. The people I use with including my bf all look like normal people and you wouldn’t even be able to tell they are meth addicts. I look completely normal myself which makes it very easy for me to hide my addiction and I’m not trying to sound conceited but I’m def above average in looks. My physical appearance has always been very important to me since I was little so my hair, makeup, and style/fashion are always high on my priority list. I am also a very clean person and hell would freeze over before I would neglect my hygiene. I might go a day without a shower or fall asleep without brushing my teeth once in a blue moon but nothing beyond that. I have all my teeth thank god but I have quite a bit of cavities and one needs a root canal which sucks. I’ve always been blessed with nice skin and I would never ruin it by picking at it. I’ve never really had any psychotic episodes or crazy delusions but I have gotten kinda crazy and out of control a few times in the past when I was coming down or in the beginning stage of withdrawal. I never completely lost touch of reality or anything though. I never really had intense hallucinations like a lot of users get. I’ve seen a few “shadow people” here and there after staying up for days but I always knew they were nothing but my vision getting blurry from sleep deprivation so it never really bothered me much.

      • May 11, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        Hello KrystalMay,

        I realize this reply is almost a year removed from your post; however, I’m interested in knowing if any intense and or primal sexual escapades are a significant part of being a user? Additionally, I’m curious if it’s possible to be a user and have no impact to sex/intimacy?

        Here’s my situation: I’ve met and fell in love with a former user who as you described has little physical signs of use after over 7 years of use. Now she does have some significant dental issues along with teeth that eventually required removal after failed root canals and she admits her use contributed to her dental decline. When I met her she hid the extent of her use and told me it was only one year of use to clean and maintain household. I knew better and after a year she admitted her and ex spouse used extensively for about 7 years.

        I asked about intimacy and the primal sexual side of being a user. She says it wasn’t like that and never was intense as articles say. She did inform me at the end of her marriage her ex was addicted to porn. So in your opinion based on your experiences is it possible to be a meth user for that long and not have the stereotypical sexual aspects associated with most users? Thank you and I do hope you’re well these days.

      • December 27, 2018 at 1:56 am

        Same here I casually use meth.. never found it addicive in my opinion never seen it out or spend money on.. I shoot it too for shooting is less “tweaky” more of a steady smooth high… Come down is not existent just stay awake all night then sleep lol.. you would never I use I’m also exteamly pretty above average very clean very youthful have all my teeth I don’t pick idk why ppl do? I think the stigma that ppl who use meth are crazy and fucked up looking comes from them neglecting their health and hygene not the drug itself… Not saying it’s good to use it but that’s my experience with it …. I am a heroin addict though… Now that shit is addictive no lie heroin is baaad due to the physical dependence which makes you desperate to obtain it to avoid the hellish painful withdrawal ): even that. Though hasn’t affected my looks anyway sorry to ramble just felt like giving my input

    • September 29, 2019 at 8:53 am

      it’s because structurally it is almost identical to epinephrine(Adrenaline)

  • January 31, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Nice post. Now it is time for physicians to realize that many addicts are finding out what is available with some alleged legitimacy at the pharmacy counter.

    People coming in claiming to have ADD and need stimulants, especially asking for Adderall and other amphetamine based meds, make ’em do the work, have the psychological testing done and then get collateral contacts to confirm they had ADD features as children. When the patients hem and haw to be compliant with the appropriate work up, tell ’em to move on.

    You are doing yourself as a doctor a service, and making them rethink if they want to risk exposure for their fraudulent efforts!

  • April 3, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Hi David,

    Methamphetamine is a highly rewarding and re-inforcing substance, with a high potential for dependence.

    However the majority of people who use meth are indeed “casual” users, (if by this you mean occasional and non-addicted users).

    If you look at the national survey on drug use and health; ( )
    you can see that every year the number of people who have ever taken meth is many times higher than the number of people who have taken it in the last year.

    More significantly, less than half the people who report taking meth in the last 12 months have taken it in the last month. We know that most who report using it in the last month use it less often than once a week. Most of them are not dependent.

    By the way, methamphetamine is not a “synthetic version of adrenaline”. It is a sympathomimetic amine that fits into receptors and re-uptake pumps for (nor)adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine. Increasing adrenalin levels improves energy, alertness and endurance, (but increasing it too much can cause cardiac problems or stroke); increasing serotonin levels improves mood and sociability, (but increasing it too much may causing seizures and hyperthermia); increasing dopamine levels is very rewarding, and improves mental performance, concentration and response time, (but increasing it too much can cause obsessive repetitive behaviours, delusions of persecution, paranoia, and/or psychosis).

    The epidemiology of meth use that national surveys reveal does not support the article’s statement that only “the very very lucky” can use methamphetamine without becoming dependent.

    And while regular methamphetamine use is definitely bad for your physical and mental health, the “Faces of Meth” campaign might be more accurately titled “The Faces of Poverty and Disadvantage”.

    There are very real problems caused by methamphetamine use.
    However alarmist “worst drug ever” “instantly addicting” style journalism doesn’t help anyone to avoid or treat these problems.


  • April 24, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Paul, your reply is perfect.
    In no way am i promoting meth use because it is a highly addictive an dangerous drug.
    However, one sided articles such as this will only cause people to believe that everything you’re saying/ other similar articles are saying is a lie due to the obvious falsity of what you have written.
    I personally know people who have let meth destroy their lives and now live in psych wards or prison. However i also know people who smoke meth regularly and have done so for 10+ years and function as a normal member of society (even some who excel).
    It all depends on the person and their common sense/ willpower.
    In my opinion people who allow themselves to become addicted to meth are “very very” stupid.

  • October 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I am a meth user of 20+years. I have tried various recovery methods with no success.
    I have tried rehabs, CMA ( Crystal Meth Anonymous ), Nacotics Anonymous. Etc, etc.

    Currently I have given up on the idea that these methods will be able to help me.
    The success rate of the 12 step programs is less than ten percent. (For meth users)

    I have been working on my own method of getting off of crystal that seems to be working (for me)

    I agree that addiction to methamphetamines (initially) is mostly psychological, unfortunately at 10 plus years of daily use it begins to become as physical as it is psychological. I know this from my own experience. My withdrawl symptoms include profuse sweating, high fevers, dizziness, nausea, extreme physical exhaustion, and extreme restlessness after day three of sleep I don’t have the energy to get out of bed but I am incapable of getting back to sleep. The worst part of my withdrawl is a feeling I have heard many users describe in different ways but most commonly they will describe the feeling as ” jumping out of your skin “.

    What I assume this is describing is (I have nothing to back this up) my central nervous system experiencing the lack of something it has become accustomed to having so regularly for such a long period of time.

    It is an extremely uncomfortable feeling! Imagine an electrical current not quite strong enough to do any real harm, but strong enough to give you the same effect a hiccup or sneeze could induce.

    One thing you mentioned about people that use meth is that ” methmouth” is caused by bad hygiene. I am especially offended by that . I do not have bad hygiene, I do not indiscriminately pick my face in an attempt to remove anything that may or may not exist there. I never have even once thought I was being followed by anyone, law enforcement or otherwise.

    To set the record straight and get rid of the misinformation you have here on your website about hygiene and methmouth.

    1. “Methmouth” is not caused by bad hygiene, it is caused by dehydration resulting in a lack of saliva in someones mouth. The lack of saliva allows bacteria to attack the enamel on your teeth.

    I Myself have for most of my life brushed my teeth two to three times a day and flossed on a regular basis and as a result of snoring when I sleep and lack of information I have still had to have all of my teeth removed because I thought good hygiene would protect me from that kind of thing .

    Thank you for your time, I appreciate the good things I think you are doing.


  • February 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Navarre is quite correct.

    Media stories often claim meth damages teeth because it is acidic, despite the fact that methamphetamine is actually an alkaline substance.

    Methamphetamine and other amphetamine type stimulants such as MDMA do cause tension in the jaw muscles and this can result in tooth grinding, however the main reason for damage to teeth is as Navarre mentioned chronic dry mouth (xerostomia).


  • February 3, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    As a young man, I used high purity crystalline methamphetamine intravenously and very regularly for nearly 15 years, and like Navarre never developed delusions of persecution or suffered a psychotic episode.

    I have spent the subsequent 14 years working for a harm reduction agency and in mental health, and roughly 60% of the people referred to my projects identify methamphetamine as their principle drug-of-concern.
    Many of these people have developed delusions or experienced an acute episode of psychosis, however this is not the most common mental health problem amongst methamphetamine users.
    Far, far more prevalent are chronic problems with depression, mood regulation, and energy, due to physiological dependence on the substance.

    re Methamphetamine addiction being “psychological”.
    To say that “meth addiction is all in your head” is true, (in the sense that all human experience actually takes place inside your head) but rather misleading. The idea that there is a qualitative difference between physiological addiction and psychological addiction is based on the old Cartesian dichotomy between mind and body. In fact there is no such division- brain chemistry affects state of mind, and vice-versa. Psychoactive substance use affects both state of mind and brain chemistry. There is a complex set of feedback loops nested within these two simple sentences.

    Regular meth use (more often than once per week?) depletes monoamine stores. The dysthemia, anhedonia, depression, lack of energy, and problems with memory, concentration, sexual function and mood which many regular users experience on abrupt abstinence are caused by this, and by the fact that your nervous systemn responds to chronic use of any psychoactive substance by down-regulating the neurotransmitters the particular drug releases.

    The brain is a responsive and adaptive organ. It is designed to respond to changes in the environment or in the body’s internal chemistry in order to maintain homeostasis. Your nervous system does not know what methamphetamine is. Regular meth use is “interpreted” by the brain as dysregulation of, or excess release of, noradrenalin, serotonin and dopamine- the response of your brain is to release less of these chemicals naturally, and to make receptors for these neurotransmitters less responsive to them, in an attempt to normalise it’s internal chemistry.
    These changes in brain chemistry are the neurochemical basis to physical dependence.

    If you use meth regularly enough to neuroadapt to the drug’s presence, then you will not function normally without some of the drug in your systemn. Abrupt withdrawal will make you feel pretty crappy for a period of weeks – in some cases 2 or 3 months – while your brain gets its act together and works out how to regulate those chemicals again and while your body rebuilds stores of the precursors for these chemicals. In terms of causation, these symptoms have little to do with psychology- it is a physiological dependence.

    Very heavy use (daily dosing, toxic doses, sustained long term regular use) can significantly modify (or damage) brain structure as well as brain chemistry. This is because dopamine is neurotoxic. It is normally stored away safely in vesicles in the neuron, and released in tiny measured spurts, then rapidly cleaned up by re-uptake pumps and stored away again. Meth occupies the dopamine re-uptake pump and reverses its flow, spewing huge amounts of this neurotransmitter into the synapse. Dopamine is not toxic to neurons (it doesn’t kill brain cells) but excess dopamine does cause axonal pruning (it breaks the connections between brain cells).
    These damaged axons do grow back, in a process called re-arborisation. However animal studies demonstrate that toxic dosing regimes can cause damage that takes up to 12 months of abstinence to repair itself. These studies reinforce anecdotal evidence that heavy meth users can experience serious withdrawal symptoms for 3 to 9 months after abrupt withdrawal.

    When you learn anything, new pathways are physically burned in your brain, connecting neurons that were not connected before.
    (If this is the first time you have encountered this information, then reading this paragraph has subtly changed the structure of your brain, just now).

    When someone uses a dependence forming drug like meth regularly, the person’s nervous system will also form associations between places, people, or events that are associated with drug use. If they always use when in certain situations, with certain people, or to deal with certain social situations or stresses, then these “cues to relapse” are physically hard-wired into their brain. This form of conditioning is the basis of any drug addiction.

    As your brain is just seeking homeostasis, (and as this level of your nervous system is just concerned with immediate, short term results), when someone habituated to a serious dependence abstains abruptly they experience strong urges to relapse; quite simply this is the quickest and easiest way for your nervous system to revert to “normal” function.

    Substantial anecdotal evidence and some small controlled trials suggest that a tapered withdrawal of reducing doses makes the incidence and severity of withdrawal symptoms much less severe. Without supervision, most people dependent on street amphetamines are not able to consistently stick to a reduction regime.

    Agonist replacement pharmacotherapy would be possible in cases of serious methamphetamine dependence. Prescribing and supervising oral dosing of methamphetamine, (or, alternatively, sustained release dexamphetamine) would allow heavily dependent people to reduce to abstinence with much less severe symptoms and much less disruption to their quality of life and day-to-day functioning, in a similar fashion to methadone or heroin prescription for opiate dependent people.


  • February 14, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Dr. Hassman, replacement therapy is commonly practiced in treating or managing opiate addiction, and in nicotine addiction as well. There is a significant degree of consensus among medical professionals, recognizing replacement therapy’s potential for favorable outcomes. There is also significant criticism of this approach and it’s not without merit. Rather than treating addiction, addiction maintenance therapy generally only manages addiction, by placating it with just enough of the stimuli to dampen cravings and drug-seeking, while ultimately perpetuating the addiction itself.

    Given the medical credential your username claims, it’s disturbing to note your prejudiced disdain and the unprofessional discrimination inherent in your suggestion physicians adopt a dismissive refusal to treat patients clearly presenting symptoms of a serious medical condition.

    Critics of replacement maintenance therapies for nicotine and opiate addiction raise valid concerns that significant patient risk isn’t adequately mitigated by the minimal potential harm reduction. This is especially true in opiate replacement therapies, as the common narcotic replacements -methadone, buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone -are often more dangerous than the opiate they’re replacing.

    However, a patient presenting the stimulant drug-seeking behavior you describe-indistinguishable, btw, from a patient surreptitiously seeking replacement stimulant therapy as a harm reduction approach to managing their stimulant addiction -does *not rely on a more dangerous substitute. Methamphetamine is neurotoxic, while other amphetamine-class stimulants like Adderall are not. Further, methadone withdrawal is more severe with greater fatality risk than the opiates it typically replaces. Methamphetamine withdrawal, though, is no more or less severe than any other amphetamine-class stimulant withdrawal.

    A qualified physician, who remembers his Oath, appropriately diagnoses fabricated ADHD symptoms as stimulant addiction and treats accordingly in the patient’s best interest. He doesn’t exploit it as an opportunity to dismiss a patient and deny treatment based on his arrogantly shameful disdain of patients he deems unworthy of care. Dermatologist? Podiatrist? Cosmetic plastics, catering exclusively to elective “patients” whose only symptom is vanity?

  • February 14, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Methamphetamine users are stigmatized as “dirty,” so I sympathize with Navarre’s resentment of his experience unfairly subjecting him to derision in spite of his well established habits of healthy hygenic practices. Tooth decay among users isn’t simply hygienic, no. It is one of many common causes in many situations, though. Poor hygiene doesn’t necessarily result in decay, and diligent hygienic care won’t necessarily prevent decay, either. Poor hygiene does significantly increase the potential for tooth decay, and good hygiene often though not always, can decrease potential decay. Many factors that contribute cannot be managed, though. A young adult practicing good hygiene as a user, is likely to suffer rapid decay anyway caused by Poverty and Disadvantage if, say, their dental healthcare throughout childhood was insufficient or non-existent. Navarre could have never used amphetamines ever, and probably would have still experienced significant decay due to long term xerostomia that was probably going on long before methamphetamine use.

  • February 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm


    You objectively addressed facts observable in the data on drug use populations that so many in the U.S. addiction recovery industry and government agencies conveniently choose to ignore in typical propaganda fear-mongering.

    We teach in public schools that one hit is all it takes, that’s it, and everyone learns about addiction in the context of rats in a cage choosing the drug over food and water until they die. Rats in a cage, not even remotely comparable to rats in their healthy, natural rat habitats. No one learns of the rat studies conducted later, controlling for environmental and social variables, which failed to replicate the earlier results. Rats in rat-like environments not isolated from a typical rat social network, end up ignoring the drugs they mistook for food or water upon exposure. The implication is, physiology is not the primary factor driving addiction, and certainly not solely responsible. Low rates of drug use resulting in addiction in humans, consistently among various substances that trigger dopamine response -coke, meth, chocolate -reflects findings of the improved rat studies. It’s hard to believe addiction rates of 10% and less, though, for anyone indoctrinated according to faulty rat-in-A-cage assumptions. (There are further implications considering social factors at work when NA works, and what’s ineffective and even counter-productive when A&E-style Intervention ultimatums forget ultimatums aren’t healthy and *don’t work).

    The conventional wisdom on methamphetamine addiction recovery rates is skewed. Recovery rates cannot be accurately measured simply using relapse rates -not without isolating relapsed dependency from relapsed use that doesn’t lead dependency. Ninety percent use again after a period of abstinence -but a significant number of those “relapses” never result in relapsed dependency, and are instead a critical reinforcement securing successful recovery long-term.

    It’s unfortunate that in pointing out the shocking fact most won’t believe anyway, that methamphetamine is legally prescribed under the trade name Desoxyn, that you neglected to include its most commonly known and commonly approved use -to manage the debilitating symptoms of narcolepsy. Given the blog’s topic and tendency to objectively address some of the peskier facts, it’s an especially surprising omission. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder caused by failure of orexin neuropeptides to fire wake messages. One consequence of orexin’s failure to send wake-up calls, is suppressed dopamine function. Insomniac orexin, on the other hand, doesn’t stop firing wake messages. A new class of medication, suvorexant, for treating insomnia, acts directly on orexin receptors, turning off the wake messages and shifting orexin chemistry closer to a narcoleptic’s.

    I can appreciate that this blog is several years old and suvorexant’s potential for treating methamphetamine and other addictions was as yet unheard of, however, findings suggesting narcoleptics are “immune” to dopamine-related addiction, first noticed because they didn’t present with symptoms of developing addiction to the methamphetamine prescribed, were well-documented. Narcolepsy and methamphetamine or cocaine or heroin, is like lighting a match in a room full of prop dynamite free of explosives.

    I find the addiction recovery industry’s cheerleading for keeping opiate addicts, addicted, troubling. Why is this industry NOT talking about suvorexant’s potential to treat these kinds of addictions? Suvorexant is not addictive. It’s not psychoactive. So, why are we still giving opiate addicts, opiates??

    To be clear, I’m not suggesting methamphetamine is non-addictive. I’m only pointing out, some people are addiction-disabled in that a chemical imbalance prevents addiction to even the most addicting substances.

    Thank you,

  • February 14, 2016 at 1:40 pm


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  • October 29, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Not that your wrong but maybe the context is. Yes people on meth are horrible but honestly those people are in a specific situation that facilitates the addiction, kinda like other drugs. Except one drug isn’t for every one. Finally tpu just place alcohol in meths place and it still make sense. So in short if any drug can be used by a person in control, like moderate alcohol use. Why can’t someone use meth for a productivity increase? I take amphetamines am I a doomed druggy because I take prescribed adderal?

  • July 4, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Hello my husband admitted to me that he has been using crystal meth for the past 4years but does it periodically more so that it went to 4 mths to 3mths to 2months 1 month and leads into 3 weeks …Is this called bienging ?
    After his confession of doing it ..he said he don’t think about it and he don’t feel for it .after 3mths of his confession he picked a fight despair for a couple days came home and I smell a scent like nail polish that came from him …
    Do you think he needs to detox ?
    OR does he have it under control?

    • July 29, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      My Dear Paula,

      You already know the answer your question. Trust yourself.

      Take care of yourself. You can not “fix” anyone except yourself.
      Practice setting and keeping healthy boundaries. You will find that this will be especially important now more than it ever has.

      Much love to you ❤

  • August 20, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Without having time to completely analyze all previous comments, I still want to put in my two cents about this article.

    There are many inaccuracies and untruths in this article. Although this was meant to be helpful; and I’m sure the author had the best of intentions in writing it, more research and relevant case studies should have been cited. I don’t have time to expound upon all of the misinformation presented here. However, I felt led to leave my comment to warn any potential readers because relying on articles such as this can be detrimental to the intervention and recovery process concerning family members and friends that someone stumbling across this article may want to help.

  • August 20, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Complete freedom from addiction can only come through the power of Jesus Christ. If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, please call Uturn for Christ at 951-943-7097.

    Felt led to leave this comment as a former meth addict of 4 years, who just celebrated one year and a half walking with the Lord and completely free from the bonds of my addiction.

  • January 23, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Wow look at all the meth heads defending meth use. Pathetic!

    Let me tell you my experience. I used for a few years in the 90s, it was called crank. Almost ruined my life. Fast forward to today, my wife got on it and it ruined our marriage. I watched a beautiful young woman change into a completely different person. She looks way older now and unhealthy, has all kinds of health and mental problems. Now divorced and she is blowing through tens of thousands of dollars in a matter of a few months.

    I have my daughter and we are doing great now. But what a waste of a marriage, life, and family over just “casual meth use”. She defended it just like many other commenters. She also thought she was hot as shit with her new meth body but let me tell you she ain’t. Looks like an old hag, hair falling out, tons of makeup like a bad paint job on an old house. And yes the smells that come from your body, just because you don’t smell it doesn’t mean people close to you don’t.

    Anyhow meth ruins lives, just because one is to wrapped up to see it doesn’t mean it’s not ruining yours and those around you life.

    Just grow up already.

  • February 26, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you for this reply. Eventually any drug catches up to you. It changes your brain chemistry. My estranged husband of over 16 years was an on/off drug user throughout his life besides being addicted to gambling. A few years ago started opiates. Became depressed, c/o pain, says he can’t work. I knew exactly what was happening. Quits a great job he had after 10 years. Swallows opiates for months, says he needs it for his lymes. Last summer started taking adderall, after few months if that switched to meth. Well, he lost his truck, lost his family, losing our home that we built 15 years ago, has to have 2 toes amputated from being in the woods for over 14 hrs in 30-40 degree temps chasing things in trees. I am sick over what he did to us and to him. He has been in 2 different psych wards. This has ruined everything for him. And all he can say is meth puts people in a different realm. What about this realm? What about acting like a civil functioning human being.

  • January 7, 2020 at 7:14 am

    So, I am about a year late on these comments.
    I’ve known my current boyfriend for 14 years. He was always very anti-drug when we were teenagers and even when tried to get him to snort with me and another friend he refused.

    I quit about 10 years ago (also occasional user as everyone calls it)
    I never used with him, he started using long after we had lost contact with each other. We recently got back into contact, and with my history I set down firm boundaries regarding substance abuse. He said he was clean, except for the weed which I didn’t have any problem with.

    About 2/3 months ago he dropped a straw and claimed it was a friends that he was hiding. I told him that is unacceptable and will cause problems for us. I believed that it wasn’t his.
    A few days ago I was cleaning out our cupboards and found an empty cigarette packed stached away between some clothes. I opened it to find an empty baggy and a straw, again he claimed it was for the friend however I knew that he was lying to me. The day after that I found a half full baggy and straw in our bathroom. This devastated me, knowing that, that was in my house. He kept lying to me and said I could buy a home test. I did and it was positive for Meth. He thought that it is only stays in your system for 3 days after use and because he hadn’t used in a about 2 weeks, he thought he’d be in the clear.
    When it came back positive I was absolutely gutted. He still stayed in denial, until I said I can’t do it. Told him that he is a bigger addict than he thinks because I know money goes missing, and I see the signs.
    He uses a few times a month by the way we eventually spoke and the idea of becoming clean, scared the life out of him however he is willing to accept the help and support that is being offered to him.

    – With regards to the hygiene and physical appearance that everyone is on about. I have to agree with all the things people have said. If my boyfriend had all the signs like “Meth Mouth” and scabby skin I would have known much earlier in our relationship.

    If people could start posting other signs of a person using meth, other that some of these that don’t apply to all meth users that would be helpful.


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