If you are concerned someone you care about is using Meth and needs help, consult the resources below to find a treatment facility or support group near you.
WARNING SIGNS OF METH USE
Recognizing the signs of Meth use is a first step in intervention. If the person you are concerned about is exhibiting a majority of the behaviors described below, they may need your help. Not every user will display all of these symptoms and other illicit drugs may also cause similar behaviors.
Signs may include:
- Changes in physical appearance including deteriorating hair, skin, or teeth
- Obsessively picking at hair or skin
- Excessive sweating that's not from heat or physical activity
- Letting themselves go physically, and not showering or caring how they look
- Decreased appetite and unhealthy weight loss
- Dilated pupils and rapid eye movement
- Unusual or foul body odor—some may smell like ammonia
- Burn marks on fingers or mouth
- Strange sleeping patterns—staying up for days or even weeks
- Jerky, erratic movements, twitching, facial tics, animated, or exaggerated mannerisms and incessant talking
- Does repetitive, meaningless tasks like disassembling electronics or other household items for no apparent reason
- Possession of drug paraphernalia like glass pipes, burnt spoons, cutoff straws, or needles
- Borrowing money often, selling possessions, or stealing
- Angry outbursts, mood swings, or overall change in attitude
- Acting paranoid or talking about being in danger, even though there is no reason to feel threatened
- Psychotic behavior characterized by paranoia and hallucinations
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Some people write stories. Others take photos. And some pick up a paintbrush.
Share your message
about Meth and join the conversation. Need inspiration to
get started? Create a drawing or video based on a real story
Spread the Word
Hold a screening of the Meth Project ads
or the HBO documentary
, create your own fundraising event, or simply
spread the word by sharing content from methproject.org on facebook,
twitter, youtube, in school, or at home.
Find out more about Meth, its effects, how to spot a user, and what to do if a friend is using Meth at MethProject.org