person wearing hoodie with head in hands dealing with effects of meth addiction

Long-Term and Short-Term Effects of Meth Addiction

Meth, also known as methamphetamine, is a highly addictive illegal stimulant. It is a white powdered drug that can lead to dependency after the first use. Like all drugs, meth sends chemicals to the brain, increasing dopamine, the chemical responsible for pleasure and joy. The drug creates more dopamine than the brain, causing joy and…