Using meth just once can lead to addiction

Meth is dangerously addictive and it powerfully damages your brain and body. Long-term effects of this drug are ugly and scary. Meth causes weight loss, tooth loss and massive itching due to crystalized meth that accumulates under your skin...causing nasty scabs and sores on your skin and face. A range of psychotic behaviors, including paranoia, anxiety, extreme violence, hallucinations, and delusions are often displayed by meth users. The most common meth delusion is the feeling of insects crawling under the skin (once again, due to crystalized meth).

Did you know...

  • Ice is the street name for methamphetamine.
  • Smoking meth delivers a very concentrated dose of the drug which often can cause irreversible damage to the lungs and brain.
  • Meth abuse cost the U.S. 23.4 billion dollars annually.
  • 1 in 3 teens see little to no risk in trying meth, yet it is dangerously addictive.
  • Hawaii ranks #2 in the nation for the percentage of meth-related treatment admissions among all other drug-related admissions.
  • 42% of Hawaii's drug enforcement operations are due to meth.