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CrystalA common street name used when talking about the stimulant known as methamphetamine is crystal.  This addictive substance is the leading addiction in America today and is costing thousands of people their lives every single year.  Not only is it addictive, but it also has irreversible side effects that need to be considered when you are either suffering from an addiction to it or are contemplating using it for the first time.

Not So Bright Effects of Crystal

The first side effects are the physical side effects.  These effects range depending on the addict and how often he or she uses, but for the most part the physical side effects include:

  • Crystal mouth (meth mouth)
  • Hair loss
  • Anorexia
  • Unhealthy nails and skin
  • Vision problems
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Heart failure
  • Scars from sores throughout the user’s entire body

The second side effects of crystal are the mental side effects.  Although the mental side effects of it’s use are not visually seen, they are seen by people whenever the individual addicted to crystal begins talking to them.

These side effects include, but are not limited to:

  • Memory loss (both short term and long term)
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty learning
  • In some cases, complete loss of brain function

The third and final side effects of crystal are known as the social side effects. Unlike the other side effects mentioned above, social side effects happen to the user and the people around the user.

Several social side effects of crystal addiction and the use include:

  • Social withdrawal
  • Loss of close friends
  • Stealing from loved ones
  • Problems obtaining new friends due to your constant need to use crystal
  • Aggression towards the people who care about you the most
  • Possible jail time due to using it and causing someone else around you physical harm (intentional or not)

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