Crystal meth is a very addictive substance that is being used by many people to get “high”. Unlike crack, another addictive substance crystal meth is a synthetic substance, meaning, it is not naturally grown or available, but made from a mixture of chemicals under laboratory conditions.
Crack and meth are both highly addictive stimulants that can cause serious bodily harm, psychological damage, and substance use disorders. However, the main difference between the two drugs is that methamphetamine is a manmade drug while crack is derived from a plant. Additionally, the immediate side effects of meth can last up to several hours longer than crack.
If you’re concerned that a family member or friend is using meth, you should watch for changes to their physical appearance, mood, and behavioral patterns. If they are using meth or are addicted to it, you’ll probably notice some distinct changes. Fortunately, there is help available for people who are struggling with meth addiction and the caring professionals at Briarwood Detox Center can help.