Methamphetamine is an illegal stimulant drug, known for wreaking absolute havoc in the lives of those who experiment with it. Not only can methamphetamine easily result in a wide range of serious (and often irreversible) personal consequences, but this specific drug is so highly addictive that even using it one time can result in physical and psychological dependence. In addition, people who use methamphetamine often use different words to describe the drug to avoid being caught or incriminated.
The Many Slang Terms of Methamphetamine
One of the most popular street names for meth is ‘ice.’ The illegal drug also goes by the name ‘cream,’ Recently, people have been combining the two and calling it ‘ice cream.’ If you ever hear that someone you know has been using ‘ice cream,’ there is a very good chance they have actually been using crystal meth. Because meth is most frequently sold in the form of a crystalline powder (which is often off-white, yellow, or pink), people tend to call this drug crystal or crystal meth.
Several Other Popular Slang Terms of Meth
There are several other popular slang terms for meth, including crank, Christina, Tina, Cris, Christy, glass, crystal ice, trash, garbage, wash, white cross, cookies and cream, cotton candy, candy, junk, no-doze, pookie, chunky love, quartz, and rocket fuel. Hard to keep a tab on all of the potential names, isn’t it? But, believe it or not, this list is just the tip of the iceberg. If you believe that someone you love has been abusing methamphetamine, but you aren’t sure, there are more conclusive ways to tell than by listening to how many times they say ‘ice cream’ throughout the week. Continue reading for a list of symptoms and warning signs of meth abuse and addiction. If you know someone who is looking for meth recovery options, we are available to help. Evoke Wellness has extensive experience helping men and women of all ages and walks of life overcome meth addiction and lead the lives they deserve.
The Most Common Symptoms of Meth Abuse
The most common signs and symptoms associated with meth abuse and addiction are:
- Itchy skin, which often leads to scabs and open sores/wounds.
- Loss of appetite, which often leads to noticeable weight loss and malnutrition.
- Acne or sores/scratches on the face.
- Extreme anxiety, which can lead to panic attacks.
- Paranoia and delusions/a separation from reality.
- Tooth decay and other oral problems, also known as “meth mouth.”
- Irritability and agitation/mood swings and unstable mood.
- Erratic behavior is often characterized by aggression and violence.
If you think that someone you love has been struggling with a methamphetamine addiction, there is a good chance that you will be able to tell for certain within a short period.
Start Healing From Meth Misuse at Evoke Wellness
At Evoke Wellness we understand how devastating methamphetamine addiction can be. However, we have also seen many people overcome even the most severe cases of meth addiction and go on to lead happy and fulfilling lives. While overcoming physical and psychological dependence on any drug is no small task, with the right tools in place and with the right team of professionals by your side, you can overcome even the most severe and devastating addictive disorders and begin to repair the wreckage of your life. No matter what drug you used — and no matter what you called it — recovery is possible. Contact us today if Suppose you would like to learn more about Evoke Wellness and our integrated recovery program. As soon as you reach out we will begin developing a plan of action for your intake. We will set a date and a time for admission, go through potential coverage options (including health insurance), and arrange travel plans to our facility. The only thing standing between you and the life of your dreams is a simple phone call.