What are the health effects of meth?
Some of the effects of meth on users include the following:
- Excited or impaired speech
- Decreased appetites
- Sudden and violent behavior
- Acne and sores on the skin
- Severe depression
- Memory loss
- Increased heart rate and body temperature
- Sleep deprivation
- Heart attack
Learn more about the adverse effects of meth from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Are There Health Effects from Exposure to Secondhand Methamphetamine Smoke?
Researchers don't yet know whether people breathing in secondhand methamphetamine smoke can get high or have other health effects. What they do know is that people can test positive for methamphetamine after exposure to secondhand smoke. More research is needed in this area.