If you are unsure whether someone you care about is using Meth, read the signs and symptoms section. If the person you are concerned about is exhibiting the majority of the behaviors described, they need your help. Whether you are a parent, family member, or friend, reaching out to someone using Meth is the right thing to do. It can save their life. Imagine the heartbreak you would feel if a friend or family member died from Meth addiction and you didn't try to intervene. If someone you care about is using Meth, you can do something about it.

RESOURCES

The list of agencies and organizations below may be able to provide you with further information about Meth use, abuse, and production.

WARNING SIGNS OF METH USE

  • Sudden changes in friends, work or school attendance, and grades.
  • Frequently borrowing money, selling possessions, or stealing.
  • Angry outbursts, mood swings, or overall attitude change.
  • Deterioration of physical appearance and grooming.
  • Quick weight loss.
  • Wearing sunglasses and/or long sleeve shirts frequently or at inappropriate times.
  • Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors, such as making frequent trips to isolated areas where drug use would be undisturbed.
  • Possession of inhaling or injecting paraphernalia, such as razor blades, straws, heated spoons.
  • Expressing feelings of exhaustion, depression, and hopelessness.