Over time, meth can affect virtually everything about your life and your body. It can damage your bones and teeth, causing tooth loss, changing the shape of your face, and making you more vulnerable to injuries. It may damage your brain, making you less intelligent, less attentive, and less adept at coping with stress. It can damage virtually every organ of your body, and is particularly bad for your heart.
The disease of addiction will wreak havoc on your relationships, career, and finances. Eventually, you may reach a point at which you’ll do anything to use meth—regardless of the consequences. You may see your loved ones as barriers to meth, your one true love. You might see people who try to help as hindrances, and enablers as helpers. Meth distorts your perceptions, prevents you from thinking clearly, and has the power to quickly destroy your life. Even if you’re able to remain high functioning for a while, the addiction almost inevitably catches up to you in some way—legal, financial, or in your career. If you’re using meth and haven’t experienced a loss yet, it’s only a matter of time.