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Teens and Meth Use

Warning Signs
If you suspect that your teen, another family member, or a friend is using meth, watch for these signs and symptoms:

  • Euphoric high state (excessively happy)
  • Paranoia
  • Decreased appetite/weight loss
  • Increased physical activity
  • Anxiety, shaking hands, nervousness
  • Incessant talking
  • Increased temperature (body temperature can rise as high as 108 degrees and cause death)
  • Convulsions (at high doses)
  • Chest pain, elevated blood pressure
  • Dilated pupils
  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Acne
  • Sweating without physical activity
  • Irritable and moody (mood swings)
  • Picking at skin or hair
  • Aggressive or violent behavior
  • Depression (withdrawal/tolerance effect)
Dealing with Drug Use
Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that can hook anyone the first time it's used. If you're worried that your teen may be tempted to try it, remember that you are the most important influence in his life. Make sure you keep an open line of communication. Take the time to discuss your views about drugs and alcohol with him; your opinion sets a guideline that will help him make healthy and responsible decisions. If you suspect or know that your teen is using drugs, take action, because the longer you wait, the harder it will be to deal with a possible drug addiction. Approach your church or synagogue, your child's school, community programs, or local agencies for support and help rehabilitating your teen.



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