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Did meth use land your loved one in a difficult position?

It is much easier for a person's life to become turned upside down than many individuals believe. A simple mistake or action believed to be inconsequential could actually have lasting impacts on your life or the life of a loved one. In particular, you may worry about the path your loved one's life is taking after becoming involved with methamphetamine.

You may not know much about the substance itself, but you do know that it contributed to your loved one not acting like him or herself. You may have noticed many changes in appearance and attitude, and you likely knew the situation had taken a turn for the worst when police arrested your loved one.

Effects of meth use

Unfortunately, the use of methamphetamine can have immediate impacts on a person's health. The short-term and long-term effects of meth use can cause considerable problems to your loved one's health. Some effects that are common after short-term use include the following:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Increase wakefulness
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Faster breathing
  • Increased body temperature

While these effects may seem relatively minor, they can still prove detrimental to your loved one's health. Plus, if he or she uses the substance long term, more severe outcomes could result, including:

  • Dental problems known as "meth mouth"
  • Anxiety
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Confusion
  • Sleeping problems
  • Memory loss
  • Intense itching of the skin
  • Violent behavior
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations

Of course, methamphetamine is a highly addictive substance that could easily gain control over your loved one's life, which may have led him or her to the current legal predicament. Fortunately, behavioral therapies could help your loved one overcome the addiction, and this criminal situation may be the wake-up call he or she needs to seek help.

Facing legal issues

If your loved one has been taken into custody by California police for methamphetamine possession or similar violations, you may wonder what will happen. If you want to help your loved one, you may be able to provide him or her with information about legal options and assistance available in the area. Though you cannot handle the case for him or her, you may be able to offer encouragement for your loved one to seek help throughout the case in efforts to reach the best outcomes possible for the situation.

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