Crystal Meth Abuse Photos - Pictures of Crystal Meth Abuse for Identification Purposes

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Long-Term Crystal Meth Abuse Effects


The immediate effects of crystal meth abuse are bad enough. Excessive sweating, diarrhea and nausea, insomnia, irritability, loss of appetite, tremors, agitation and confusion are just some of these effects. The long term-ones, like hypertension, increased body temperature, heart rate and blood sugar levels, and constriction of the arterial walls, pose a threat to their very lives.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Crystal Meth Causes Open Facial Sores


It is relatively easier to spot crystal meth addicts than those who abuse other drugs. More often than not, open sores appear on the faces of crystal meth addicts. These sores eventually lead to scarring, which tends to be irreversible even when the abuser has quit the drug. Apart from this, other visible crystal meth effects include tooth loss, sunken cheeks, aged appearances and unhealthy-looking weight loss.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Crystal Meth Abuse And Tooth Loss

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One of the more visible adverse effects of crystal meth abuse is the so-called "meth mouth". This term is used in reference to the deterioration of one's teeth due to smoking meth. And it's a quick process, as it could take as little as one year of smoking crystal meth to go from perfect teeth to complete tooth loss.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

The Awful Consequences of Abusing Crystal Meth


All illicit drugs cause a lot of damage on the user. Crystal meth, however, is in a league all its own, as it's one of the most physically damaging substances out there. It threatens an addict's life with heart and brain damage, among many things. On top of that, it also threatens one's looks. Open facial sores and teeth loss are typically suffered by crystal meth addicts.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

The Risks Taken By Crystal Meth Addicts


As with every illicit drug, crystal meth abuse brings a lot of risks with it. With every snort the user risks elevated blood pressure, blood sugar levels, heart rate, body temperature, and death due to stroke, cardiac arrest or hyperthermia. Their looks also take a beating, as crystal meth can give them facial sores, loose teeth, emaciated bodies and an aged appearance.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Abusing Crystal Meth

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There are no advantages to abusing meth. All it gives a person is harm. Its adverse effects range from the superficial, such as skin abscesses that lead to scarring, to the life-threatening, such as cardiovascular problems and brain damage.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

The Ugly Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse


A guy could be the best-looking guy in the neighborhood, but crystal meth wouldn't know that. All it does is give an addict, like the person in this picture, horrible-looking sores on his face and render him ugly. In addition, his crystal meth addiction could also threaten his life through hypertension, infections of the heart lining and valves, as well as liver or kidney disease.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

The Risks of Meth Use

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The risks of crystal meth abuse include heart attacks, stroke, blood vessel damage, all of which are life-threatening. Apart from all this, crystal meth is disfiguring, in the most horrible way. The woman in this picture has an ugly-looking open sore under her eye and on her lips. She could also have already lost some teeth, as it is one of the biggest indications of crystal meth abuse.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

This is What Crystal Meth Abuse Does


Like most drugs, crystal meth abuse brings with it a number of short term and long term effects. Some of these effects take a toll on your appearance, such as the onset of open sores in the face and losing teeth abnormally quickly. Others, like increased heart rates, blood pressure and blood sugar levels, are a threat to your overall health and well-being.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Crystal Meth Abuse And Facial Scarring


No other illicit drug brings such damage to one's face than crystal meth. Abusers of this drug often end up with open sores, like the ones on this woman in the picture. These eventually turn to scars. The thing about these scars is that even when a meth addict stops using, getting rid of the scars can be quite hard.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

The Damage Caused By Crystal Meth Abuse


Despite the known and apparent dangers of ingesting crystal meth, a lot of people still do it. The scars and swiftly loosening teeth are the least of their problems. Heart problems, hypertension, low blood sugar are just some of the crystal meth effects that can put their lives at risk.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

The Harmful Effects of Abusing Crystal Meth


Elevated heart rate and blood pressure, pupil dilation, vasoconstriction or constriction of the arterial walls, and increased blood sugar levels are just a few of the harmful effects of crystal meth abuse. These, however, do not show up in an addict's face. What does, however, are ugly scars that are difficult to reverse. Then there's the problem of losing teeth, which happens in a user abnormally quickly.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Crystal Meth Abuse Takes A Great Toll On One's Appearance


There is no drug more damaging to one's appearance than crystal meth. Facial scarring is one effect that is common among crystal meth addicts. Even if they stop using the drug, reversing such scars wouldn't be easy. It is also possible for meth users and addicts to lose their teeth very quickly, which seems to be the case for the man in this picture.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

What Crystal Meth Abuse Can Do To Your Face


Of all the harmful effects of crystal meth, the terrible facial scarring is often the most most obvious giveaway. This is on top of the life-threatening effects like convulsions, heart problems and strokes. And reversing scarring like this can prove to be difficult even when an addict stops taking the drug.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Before and After Crystal Methamphetamine Abuse

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Crystal meth abuse takes such a great toll on people's appearances. The woman in the picture used to look nice before crystal meth entered the picture and made her look so much older than she actually is. Looking this bad, however, is the least of her problems. The worst crystal meth effects such as brain damage, hyperthermia, strokes and cardiac arrest could come in later if she continues to abuse the drug.

Effects of Crystal Meth Abuse After One Year

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At the time the "after" picture of this woman was taken, she had been abusing crystal meth for only a year and a half. Yet the damage is already very apparent, with the open facial sores on her face and lips. The real harm, however, lies in the risks associated with long-term crystal meth abuse. Hyperthermia, brain damage, cardiac failure and strokes are all risks faced by crystal meth addicts.

Horrible Physical Transformation After Crystal Meth Abuse

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The horrible physical transformation brought about by crystal meth abuse is clearly illustrated in this picture. The open facial sores, the very dry skin and aged appearance of this woman are the result of years of abusing crystal meth. More alarming is the fact that she has put herself at greater risk of heart failure, strokes and brain damage.

Pretty Girl After Crystal Meth Abuse

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This is what crystal meth abuse does to an otherwise pretty girl. Open facial sores are common among crystal meth addicts, and they alone can drastically change a person's appearance. What's more, doing away with the resulting scars is quite difficult, even if they have already quit their crystal meth habit and rehabilitated themselves.

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