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Snorting meth

Snorting meth

Snorting, or nasal insufflation, is one of the ways in which meth (methamphetamine) can be ingested. In fact, snorting is often preferred because of the speed at which it metabolizes. But if you are considering snorting meth, you should be aware of the effects it has on your body and brain.

The following is a review of what occurs in the body when snorting meth, as well as the dangers and safety concerns of this practice. We welcome questions about snorting meth or helping meth addiction at the end of this article.  We try to answer all legitimate questions with a personal reply ASAP.

Meth: What are you really snorting?

The active ingredients in methamphetamine are pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, ingredients generally used as antihistamines or allergy medicines. In addition to these chemicals, the meth that people snort for recreation also includes other dangerous chemical compounds. Quite often, in order to make this street drug, those who cook it use ordinary substances around the home ore easily purchased to produce the drug. Some of these items include: acetone, rubbing alcohol, iodine, starter fluid (used for its ether), gas additives (which contain methanol), drain cleaners,( for its sulfuric acid), match tips (they contain red phosphorus), lye, paint thinner, rock salt and lithium from batteries.

How does snorting meth affect the body?

Once methamphetamine is introduced into the system you can experience an increases in energy, making one extremely alert, while also decreasing appetite. There is also an intense rush, or sense of euphoria that is felt almost immediately. These pleasurable sensations are why people ingest meth.  However, you also risk an overdose on meth, stroke, and irreversible damage to the brain when you snort meth.

Snorting meth to get high

The euphoria from meth is caused when the methamphetamine causes high levels of dopamine to be released in the area of the brain which controls the feelings of pleasure. How long does meth work?  Methamphetamine effects can last up to 12 hours. However, chronic use of methamphetamine causes a tolerance to build up. When this happens, the user needs to take higher doses in order to achieve the desired effect. Taking it more frequently or using other methods than snorting to ingest the drug also help intensify the effect.

In extreme cases, the user will refrain from eating and sleeping and begin a “run,” which is a binge period in which they snort as much as a gram of methamphetamine every 2 to 3 hours over a period of several days.

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Snorting meth vs. oral

The way in which methamphetamines are ingested alters the mood in different ways. For example, after a person either smokes or intravenously injects meth, he will experience an intense rush, also called “flash” which lasts only a few minutes, but is extremely pleasurable.

Snorting or ingesting meth orally also produces a sense of euphoria, but the intensity is not as great as when smoking or injecting. Snorting, however, results in a quicker effect of the drug, taking only 3 to 5 minutes to create the sensation. Orally ingesting meth can take as long as 20 minutes to create the desired effect.

Snorting meth side effects

Snorting methamphetamine, even in small doses, can cause increased wakefulness as well as a variety of cardiovascular reactions, including rapid or irregular heartbeats. Increased blood pressure is also quite common, as is hyperthermia, an elevation in body temperature. Short-term meth side effects may include:

  • decreased appetite
  • euphoria and rush
  • hyperthermia
  • increased activity and wakefulness
  • increased attention and decreased fatigue
  • increased respiration
  • rapid/irregular heartbeat

Snorting meth dangers

Perhaps the most insidious danger of snorting methamphetamine is that it results in addiction. In short, it causes the user to compulsively seek and use the drug while causing functional and molecular changes in the brain. Other dangers of chronic use include anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbance and violent behavior. Users can also exhibit paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, including delusions – such as the sensation of insects creeping under the skin. These effects may last for months or even years after the methamphetamine abuse has ended.

Methamphetamine abuse can also lead to an increased risk of stroke and irreversible damage to the brain.  Some of the long-term effects of snorting meth dangers include:

  • addiction
  • aggressive or violent behavior
  • changes in brain structure and function
  • memory Loss
  • mood disturbances
  • psychosis, including paranoia, hallucinations, repetitive motor activity
  • severe dental problems
  • weight loss

Snorting Meth Safely

No known use for snorting methamphetamine has been found to be useful or safe. The active ingredients in meth are already used to treat colds and allergies. Other forms of meth, very low doses administered under a doctor’s supervision, are used to treat narcolepsy, ADD and ADHD, but even these are ingested orally – not snorted.

Snorting meth questions

If you still have any questions about snorting meth, please let us know. We will try to respond to all meth questions with a personal and prompt reply.

Reference Sources: NIDA: Research Reports: Methampheatmine Abuse & Addiction
Drug Facts section of the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Methamphetamine 
Illinois State Attorney General Office: INGREDIENTS AND MATERIALS USED TO MAKE 

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4:07 am March 9th, 2014

i need help i did 4 lines of meth with out even knowing i dont really do drugs.Cocain once in a while not really but anyways when i did it i thought i thought it was cocain please need help some info or some advice i did it like a week ago and feel like something bad is going to happen i feel terrible and a loser i always told myself i would never do meth !

10:25 am March 10th, 2014

Hello Mario. One time use puts you at less risk of meth abuse than regular use. I’d suggest that you follow up by speaking with a psychologist about drug use, if you are dealing with the guilt and shame of the behavior. And you can learn what drives you to drives, and what psycho-emotional issues you are dealing with. Check out this psychologist locator from the APA here:

Best of luck to you!

6:32 pm March 12th, 2014

thank you for the info i thought i was going to die or something how much will that cost for psychologist

1:59 pm March 13th, 2014

Hi Mario. I guess it depends on where you live; psychologists can set up a sliding scale fee for you. Most cost somewhere from $50-$100 an hour, although I’ve personally received counseling at a cost of about $20 an hour when I was working with therapists in training. It was great!

12:37 am March 14th, 2014

Thank you and one more question how long does meth stay in your system ?

2:23 am March 14th, 2014

also will it effect me in the future even if i did it once

10:56 am March 14th, 2014

Hi Mario. You might be interested in checking out this article:
Generally, once a drug has passed through your system and is no longer active, it does not impact your health. The exception tends to be overdose, which when taking psychoactive substances, can provoke hallucination or psychosis. Check in with your doctor for a physical and medical exam (including blood and urine testing) for an internal organ check …. if for nothing else, than to set your mind at ease. :) Best to you, Mario!

10:09 pm March 14th, 2014

Thank you so much Addiction blog for helping. :)

2:19 am May 28th, 2014

I just bumped for the first time this last couple of days and yesterday my mouth felt like I had burnt my tongue with something hot. Well it’s gotten worse today and I can’t even eat. What would cause this to happen and what can I do about it??

11:23 pm June 10th, 2014

I barely started using the drug but not often I bought my first 20 and I felt bad about myself but when I work it’s like magic I don’t use it on my day offs just mostly on Saturday nights and friday nights because it gets busy. Oh I’m a cook. Should I stop? I just like the pros I get from the blue hats and my bosses, makes me feel good.

7:43 am June 11th, 2014

Hi Lex. You’re describing the thin line between drug abuse and developing a habit. While meth does have effect on energy, it has so many down sides. But, I understand your desire to do well at work, too. Can you enhance your performance naturally? Also, have you spoken about the drug use with anyone else? A doctor? Psychologist? Having support to stop can help tremendously.

4:27 pm June 13th, 2014

I started smoking it couple months ago, then snorting it. It was a rush, took me to outspace, was so blinded And unaware forgot about the people I left on earth, my teeth were crackin, talking to my shadow . And was passing out from the damag in my nose. Thank you addiction blog made me awar and stop before of the future dangers . Going to go get help now and repair the damage :)

5:31 pm June 24th, 2014

I recently found out that my wife does 2 grams of meth per month. She maintains that she never smokes it she only snorts it. She lines up a small line in the morning and that’s it. She say’s it helps her with her adhd and other instability issues. She justify’s her meth use by saying that she also is prescribed meds which if she stops her mood will be affected. She argues meth is the same thing for her. An anti-depressant which enables her to get up and face the day. If she only snorts and doesn’t esculate her use is this a possibility? What are anyone’s thoughts on this? I’m afraid we’re in for a “train wreck” at some point.

7:51 am June 26th, 2014

Hello G. I think that your concern is justified. Meth is a Schedule II narcotic as outlined in the Substance Abuse Act, which means that it has a high potential for abuse and is available only through a prescription that cannot be refilled. How is she getting meth?

Also, I’d suggest that you follow up and take your concerns to a psychologist who specializes in substance abuse in the family. You can really benefit from long term guidance in this situation.

4:58 pm August 12th, 2014

my bf/ father of my kids admitted to have been using meth/ speed for the last 2 years he is so different he is insisting that he isn’t hooked but I spent 3-4 days with him and he had no sleep he was purely focused on his phone fixing it .. it was very obsessive he couldn’t put it down even tho he hadn’t seen me or our son in 4 months … his major fixation is our family dog he gets really heated if he doesn’t have her after he ran this time I kept our dog now I am a c&*~ and he hates me I lost him forever I will never see him he wants his dog I stole … will this ever change are these all result of the drug?? I need help

7:13 pm September 12th, 2014

I was sober for a year but two months ago I relapsed.The things I’m experiencing now are no where close to the one’s I did back then. I’m not’s more like concern. I try to limit myself but always fail. I just don’t want to overdose and I know the only way is to stop using but that’s just too hard and frightening to even consider…I’m an idiot for this but I just wanted to feel it again and now that’s all I want!! Please don’t lecture me just be there..

6:28 am September 13th, 2014

Hello Rose. We tend to return to the levels of tolerance and use where we left off. Meth is incredibly hard to quit. Have you tried with the help of a rehab center?

9:17 pm September 13th, 2014

Hi there! And yes I have, that’s how I became sober the first time. I’ve considered going back but I live a semi busy life and just can’t find the time nor will to go.

7:07 pm September 25th, 2014

Hi! Thank you for this post! My mother has been snorting Meth for at least 6 year but I suspect it has been nearly two decades. Unlike the addict who shoot up meth my mom is not frail or skinny. She is about a size 14, eats three times a day, snacks and excerises. She is seemingly normal and no one knows she is a meth addict except for our immediate family. She is a “functional” addict. She is very successful and is the Vice President of a corporation. She is always been super mom to me and I never suspected why until I found her stash. My mom was abused as a child and I think that’s partly why she uses. She also married a lady asshole who doesn’t help her do anything so she’s always had to pick up his slack. Back to the point. Just from my experience being around my mom I have hypothesized that meth addicts who snort do not have the same side effects or immediate apparent effects on their health as those who shoot up. My mom does have weird “ticks” she does without realizing and she talks for hours with no end constantly repeating herself, but besides that no one would ever expect that she’s a user. I have an internal struggle figuring out a way to get my mom help because she essentially seems fine. I know she may eventually die due to complications and effects the drugs do to her internal organs. I have tried explaining the potential risks but she refuses to think those things will happen to her because she doesn’t shoot up, she does it the “safer way”. She’s 53 and she looks great. She is not concerned for her health and there seems to be no immediate risk but I can’t help but worry about the future. How can I show her the true risks of snorting when ever website only has research on shooting up?

7:42 am October 11th, 2014

I just found out my bf was snorting meth for a week. at the time my youngest daughter was 5 months old and my oldest 4 years old. He did the drug away from home but he came back. Did that put my daughters health at risk? I’m afraid that he brought back residue or something into our home?

2:03 am October 13th, 2014

It’s insane and irrational to some of us to believe that something bad will happen especially if all we do is snort lol but reality is it takes a great wear and tear on our body without us noticing…I for example was perfectly healthy without any aches or pains. Now? I suffer from extreme anxiety and insomnia yet I still can’t stop!! I am TERRIFIED of dying from this or getting a heart attack..but I just can’t stop. I cry sometimes while I lay out my lines telling myself that it’s the last time and that everything will be okay just as long as I remember that every line will be my last. It’s dumb and doesn’t make sense I know but it’s how I live, I can’t stop on my own yet I don’t seek help. I never thought I’d sink this low…it’s hard on us and on our family, we know it and we care that it hurts you guys but we just can’t deal with the idea of having to function on our own..scared of facing reality in a sober state of mind. Just be there for us please and don’t lose hope…we hold on to you for that warmth and reassurance that in the end we’ll have enough strength to choose life

3:33 pm October 15th, 2014

My boyfriend works at a mobile home plant. I know that one of his friends uses meth but I think my boyfriend is using, but not all the time. Sometimes when I call him on his break his nose sounds stuffy and he talks really loud. But when comes home he only a few signs like drinking sweet koolaid and eating doughnuts. Also his nose is stopped up. And stays up later than usually. And when go to bed he can’t be still….his legs jumps! I don’t think he does it everyday but do you think it could be just he does it cause he’s tired some days. Or I’m I just over acting?

3:27 pm October 17th, 2014

Hi Jade. You can talk to him openly and ask him about it. Try not to be judgemental, and if he confesses, you can be there to support him in quitting. Another way to be sure is a drug test.

6:38 pm October 17th, 2014

I just found out my bf was snorting meth for a week. at the time my youngest daughter was 5 months old and my oldest 4 years old. He did the drug away from home but he came back. Did that put my daughters health at risk? I’m afraid that he brought back residue or something into our home?

8:22 am October 21st, 2014

I have been snorting meth for almost 2 years. I am now snorting 0.4 grams weekly. I need help to quit but have no idea what to expect or where I can go for help. I have no health insurance and live in San Antonio, Texas. Can you help with what kind of withdrawals I can expect and where I might be able to get help?

1:48 pm October 21st, 2014

Hey Joe. To get help near where you live, you can click on the “Find Treatment” section at the top of the page, or visist this link:
And here are a few ideas on what to do if you have no health unsurance and need addiction treatment :

When quitting meth, supprot is one of the keys to success. This means you’ll need your family and friends for support, but also regular face-to-face support groups bring great results. But, medical help is the starting point, so speak with a doctor fist.

4:59 pm November 9th, 2014

I’ve only tried method a couple times and last night around 5 PM I took 2 hits and snorted a line.I was unable to sleep all night which I’m aware s a normal side effect, but today at around 4:30 AM I tried to get up for some water and once was almost to the bedroom door I got lightheaded and my vision went black And i collapsed I remember feeling my body jerk but I blacked out for a minute and I don’t even remember falling I came too the floor. I layed back down because I still felt lightheaded and dizzy. Its now 7AM and still every time I try to get up I feel like I’m gonna black out. Is this normal or something I should be worried about?

11:22 am November 10th, 2014

Um, hi, so I snorted a little like of Molly yesterday.. Like not even a full point. I’ve done Molly multiple times in the past n thought thoes day afters sucked…but I’ve never had a come down like this. I’ve been up over 24 hrs, I can feel my heart like freakin out in side me, I swear my eyelashes are so long there fuckin with me n I’m kinda seein things? Like almost trails on acid but not? Anyway… My question…. When the fuck am I gonna stop feeling like this? Not happy I tried it in the first place but I’m happy I don’t like it.

11:14 am November 23rd, 2014

ive snorted two small lines I got from a friend. I have about two left, but if I do those last two will I be addicted?

11:33 pm December 28th, 2014

Thanks Megan. I have an almost identical problem with my mom. Have you found out any additional info from professionals? I really cant find any overwhelming reason to prevent her from feeling “normal”. Maybe if being completely open with mental health professionals she can get something legal that will mimic it ???? Adderall, methylp(sp), etc.

9:29 am January 5th, 2015

So stopped doing meth many yrs ago and recently became tempted after a green dealer said he had some in case I wanted to try some. Okay I knew I shouldnt knew my history but figured was drunk and high already well dont know why but as soon as it I snort about 3 lines I almost immediately started to get this urge to get involve in gay sex to the point that I drop offer to orally satisfy this person. Does the drug make u do this because I otherwise never feel like this only when on meth?!

Megan @ Nina
9:14 pm January 8th, 2015

No sorry I haven’t found out anything. My mom is about to start seeing a psychogist because of her divorce she just went through so hopefully she’ll feel comfortable enough to tell the doctor and get some help from her. I realize at the end of the day I can’t make my mom do anything she doesn’t want to do. I just don’t want her to die or get in trouble.

Arik @ Jose 9:29 am Jan 5th, 2015
1:41 pm January 20th, 2015

Hey Jose!
So to answer your question, meth just affects everyone differently and based on how much you do at any given time. So to answer your question, yes. Meth creates a sense of euphoria (and me being gay myself) know that it tends to pump and enhance ones sex drive, which is why a lot of gay couples (at least from what I am told or hear) use this and molly for sex. I’m assuming you’re straight?…never heard that happening. There isn’t anything ‘wrong’ with that if you are open to the idea. I just know it enhances sexual intercourse (not just from hearsay but from experience; I have done it myself) but haven’t heard much of it giving someone a “gay sex urge” LOL. Very interesting

9:38 pm January 27th, 2015

I need some information on long term effects. I snorted meth 4 years ago and quite a bit, for about a month straight. After almost overdosing, I haven’t touched it sence. I was very young and didn’t know the side effects or amounts to use. My question is now I have jaw issues where my jaw won’t close correctly and snaps when it opens. It does this on the left side where I snorted the meth in my nose. After I quit my left side jaw was very sore. Also my left lung has pain in the top of my back and my left eye is constantly bothering me. My question is did the drugs do this from snorting. Can the meth change the alinement of the jaw. Could it be that snorting meth broke through the sinus walls and directly went into the jaw and eye and lung to do this?

1:13 am February 2nd, 2015

If you smoked it and held it in for too long it would recrystallize on your lungs, just as it would if you watch burning the smoke in a bowl and it settles down on the glass. I was young also when I was using this stuff 3 years ago; it ruined my college because I had one year left then the addiction was too much. I used it to conquer my social anxiety which was a mistake but it truly did work (in the moment). For the first time in my life I could sit next to the most attractive girl in class and strike up a convo just because I was so happy feeling and fearless…but at what price? Wasting money on a drug that was killing me or would have if I didn’t cut it off when I did. I don’t think I noticed any of the things mentioned in the post above with my lungs or other physical aspects, but definitely could complain about how it ruined my college career just due to the addictiveness alone.

6:32 am February 6th, 2015

hi guys i snorted meth today and fel really good , i snorted it around 7:40 and now infeel my mouth really dry and mouth moving alot. ive only snorted meth one time will the mouth dryness go away?

7:19 am February 6th, 2015

I’m in need of help please .i was an addict was doing a gram a day smoking it .i stopped cold turkey moved away from that life now only to find it everywhere here ..was clean for 5 months now I’m snorting close to a gram a day again just got promoted with my job ,I have two kids I just need help to stop again I just can’t do it this time

6:26 pm February 10th, 2015

Hi Erica. I guess you know how the detox process goes out of personal experience. Only, this time, stay commited to counseling sessions and psychotherpay. You may not feel the need to go to therapy after a while, but it can help you cope with cravings and personal issues that compel you to start using again. It is a long-term condition-addiction, but it can be managed. Don’t give up!

9:32 pm March 5th, 2015

I done Meth for the first time about 4 years ago, I did it twice and never thought to touch it again after that, also forgot how great it was over these past 4 years. About a Month ago I went to get some coke (it was my first time trying it) but it turns out that I actually got Meth. It gave me this incredible euphoric feeling, it took me back to the times I did Meth, and I thought I had found my drug, cocaine. (at the time I didn’t know it was Meth). So a couple weeks ago, I decided to get some more coke. I got it from a different person though. It didn’t give me a good feeling, energy only lasted about 2 hours after doing the last line I had. Easy to say I was very disappointed. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Well, 2 days ago someone offered me Meth. I was timid about doing it again after 4 years but decided what the hell and snorted a line. The amazing euphoric feeling was so familiar and satisfying.Then I realized that the time I thought I was trying coke for the first time, I had actually done Meth. I asked the guy I got it from why he lied to me, he claimed he didn’t know, that he was selling for a buddy. So I learned that I did not like cocaine bc Meth was so much better. After the one line I was high for at least 12 hours and around noon yesterday I did another slightly smaller line, it boosted my energy a little but not like I wanted so I did another line about the same size at like 4 pm and still didn’t feel like I wanted to. So waited until around 6 and snorted a fairly big line. Shortly after I became hot, sweaty, dizzy and fatigued. I forced myself to eat something despite my extreme lack of appetite and started to feel better shortly after. I was wide awake but still didn’t get that euphoric feeling that I got 4 years ago, last month, and the other day before I started this search for euphoria. I wasn’t talkative like before the last few times I’ve done it. I felt awake but had no desire to do anything so I did another decent size line at about 11pm and felt ni different than before I had done it so I just watched TV until 4 this morning when I finally fell asleep and slept about 3 hours. It’s been around 14 hours since I last did it, I have slightly regained my appetite but feel very tired and unable to fall asleep. I have a little bit left and I want to do it but only bc I never got that euphoric feeling I tried to get so many times yesterday. I’m not sure if now, with a little food in my stomach and a few hours of rest, if it was possible that maybe I could get that feeling one last time before I ran out. If not then I’ll chunk it or save it for a rainy day. I’d just like to know why it stopped working for me bc I know I’m not addicted. I was thinking maybe I have built up a slight tolerance? If so how long until that tolerance goes away? I don’t use drugs regularly, other than smoking pot. These past couple months have just been a wild adventure and I’ve wanted to venture and try different things. I don’t want to become a regular Meth user, after I’m out I’m not going to do it again for a while.. I just need to know why it stopped working & how I can get back to that high. Also, how to deal with a comedown after a few days of doing it..

2:54 am March 13th, 2015

How does snorting meth mess up like the inside of your nose?

mr. knows my shit pretty good
3:58 am March 14th, 2015

Look guys. Looks to me like most of u guys r amateurs. Ima gonna break it down 4 ya an also tell u a bit bout me so u know i ain’t full of shit. I smoked weed, drank an popped pills alittle while i was pretty young but my usage didn’t didnt get heavy until bout 17 wen my dad passed away. i held on briefly but ovr time decided that getting high was the easiest, quikest, simplest way to b happy an deal with my probs. i just gave up. Within 2 months i was poppin every pill, smokin pot, snorting dope as much as i could. it became normal. freinds changed, school became unimportant, an motivation was to do anything but get high an hang out was completly gone. At this point the gas pedal to hell was to the metal. Went to school out of my mind everyday an lost respect from ecery1 i new because i would drasticly make a fool of myself. at first dint realize it but wen i realiezed i didnt care. Went from highly admired, respected an wanted young man to loser, weirdo, immature an avoided kid. people dont really remember who u use to b. After 2 months of this bwhavior. I felt there opinions were set n stone. Tbh,, theg

4:49 pm March 15th, 2015

Hello i started taking meth from the month of February 2015, but only every Saturday of the month till date, ive been snorting approx 1g every saturday, so its been like 6 to 7 saturdays of meth use till date, i have decided to stop it, but would just like to know if i could get any side effects from it, i dont not feel addicted but would like to know if i could get any side effects from that much use of it.

5:45 am April 26th, 2015

You also should know every batch of drugs is different and often comes from different places. Especially meth. It’s a gamble most of the time, some ppl don’t make it well, and your inhaling more harm than high. This drug will cause future damage slight or major, depends how much it’s abused or regulated. It causes damage to the nasal passage by burning the hairs away which protect you from inhaling foreign particles and leaves your mucus membranes exposed and dry to the elements. Snorting anything for extended amounts of time will do this

5:57 pm April 27th, 2015

I benin using meth for like 6 months n i wanna stop snorting meth where can i get help??

4:46 am April 28th, 2015

I have been clean sober 260 day…. I have to holes in the roof of my mouth is that for the ice I snored.and what should I do… Plzz help

Curious newbie
5:32 am April 28th, 2015

since I first tried meth about 3 maybe 4 weeks ago, I have been snorting it simply because it is fast, and apparently will not damage my teeth in the way smoking from a meth pipe does, although I have tried it and find that the high is barely present considering I smoked meth for 12 hours straight with a friend, and didn’t feel the effects nearly as powerfully as when I snort it. I have realized however that the contouring skin of my lips, which are usually very soft and sometimes peel in the summer, have become sore and rough to touch,and I was wondering if that could possibly be from he the crystal meth and if there was anything I could do to reverse it, besides the obvious of eliminating the crystal, which I haven’t done that many times, and don’t “fiend” for.


11:08 am April 28th, 2015

Hi Kate. Congratulations on staying sober so far! My advise to you is to see a doctor to help treat the open spots.

2:19 pm April 28th, 2015

Hi Jose. You can call the helpline number on our site. It’s 1-888-985-1595 and you can speak to treatment facilities that are specialized in providing the right treatment program for your addiction recovery.

3:13 am May 1st, 2015

SWIM had done it for the first time ever, but didn’t know how much to do, so he did like 4 lines. He did the last two lines around 5 am. When he started going to work, he said he felt like sh*t, he was dizzy, nauseas, his heart was beating really fast and he had shortness of breathe, followed by fatigue and shortness of breathe. He snorted it. He said that he felt absolutely no pleasure and didn’t know what the he’ll other people were talking about. What do you think happened to SWIM

7:15 pm May 30th, 2015

Im 17 years old and i started using meth when i was 14. I’ve been clean now for about 7 months and the other day i went to a blood drive because i wanted to donate blood and i knew that my blood was clean. But they told me i couldnt donate because my pulse was too fast. And i said, “well, im not nervous and myblood is clean, so…”. But they didnt let me, could it possibly be that i forever have an irregular heart beat ever since i use to use?

12:48 pm June 3rd, 2015

Hi Jazmin. They were right to not let you donate blood if you have an increased heart-rate. I don’t believe it’s like that all the time.

1:00 pm June 3rd, 2015

Jesus can help you

4:44 pm June 14th, 2015

So my friend has been on a binge for three days and this morning around three he was totally fine and comming down from his high then out of no where he catchs a high temperature and began seeing things vividly when he also feels weak also faints ever time he relax even standing it’s been 8 hours since he last used but he’s to paraniod of his heart stopong to sleep is any of this common cause its the first time

1:49 am June 15th, 2015

ive been using for a while. and today when i snorted “like i always do” i just got a head/neck ache an thats it. lots of head pressure. im pretty concerned. opinion?

3:48 pm June 18th, 2015

So snorting methamphetamine does not harm a person’s nose in any way?

1:54 am July 18th, 2015

ive been an addicted on and off. This last time I stopped using ive been expensing, idk what. At times I get dizzy, like Im going to faint, cant seem to remember a lot, cant function. it comes and goes, im so scared that this aint gunna go away ive been clean for a while now never going to use again. what do I do is my symptoms cause of drugs? Im only 20, I have a babygirl, idk what to do.

12:18 am July 27th, 2015

I did what I was told was ice Friday night/early Saturday morning I have never done it before and had no effects when I did it it was a small amount I snorted I never felt anything and slept normally and everything I have a drug test Monday and don’t know what to do considering I never felt anything and everyone I showed the picture of it I was told it was cut majorly and had hardly any meth in it if any at all what will it show up as and if it wasn’t ice what could it have been? Cuz I had no effects at all I felt completely normal never had my heart race or get hyper or anything I swore I’d never do ice/meth and have no idea what to do if I fail the drug test Monday I’m in major trouble but was told by the person I did it with it would be out by Monday morning I’m completely scared and ashamed what do I do?

4:39 am July 27th, 2015

Hi I have snorted cocaine before but I only snorted method twice. My first time had me feeling good but when I crashed I felt like crap but wanted more. This past Saturday I snorted some method at bout 9am I started crashing bout 5pm and was looking for more but couldn’t find any. Anyway my question is Am I addicted or just a binge addict. Before I snorted this time I was sober for six months from cocaine and only one month from snorting method the first time. Do u think I need help.

2:57 am July 28th, 2015

I’ve just started using meth 4 days ago ! I only snored like over a gram in 4 days and today I woke up with my lips all dry and feel burning ‘ also with my lip all swollen on my right top and I can’t really eat feel pain ‘ have like 4-5 yellow stains inside my mouth by my lip that burn also ?? How long would it take for all this to take off ?? And how long does Meth stay in your system ? I’ve only Snored like a gram ‘ like in 3-4 days 1st time user

8:53 pm August 7th, 2015

Snorting meth and its effects

1. You will not be able to get intoxicated by drinking at a more than steadily pace, or if you are feeling a little bit tipsy, snorting a decent line will bring you back to a more sober state
2. Erectile dysfunction/struggling to get an erection or getting it to stay up
3. Muscle cramps/tics/jerking
4. Your temperature will rise, but eventually you will get cold shivers
5. The feeling of sand with a bit of stinging in the eye, mostly the side you snorted up
6. Sweating from underarms, palms of your hands and on the forehead
7. On the comedown or sometimes even on the high, you lose focus in your eyes, struggling to read small words. Struggling to write a text message or even finding it hard to get your words out while having a conversation

Always be aware of how much you’re using, if it’s been 2 days since you’ve had any sleep and you want the happy, unstoppable, energetic feel, don’t try snorting a big line to try and get you there, or multiple lines, your body is drained, it needs to recover, and to rest, snorting more will just keep you awake and make matters worse.
Try and control your snorting habits with eating at the same time, even if you just nibble on food throughout the day, it’s putting much needed energy into your body and keeping food in your stomach is always good.

Snort responsibly

2:49 am August 9th, 2015

Someone I know was addicted to vicodin…or whatever the stuff that’s in vicodin is. He never did heroin only took the pills. He did ice for a five days straight to try and get off the pills. Well he hasn’t taken pills in two weeks but even after not doing ice for a week…he feels fucked up still. Not fucked up Luke he was when he was high tho. He says he feels like he is in a dream all day long. He says his hands and feet tingle and his vision is weird. He said he will feel his brain pulsate and then his vision goes like tunnel vision and then he tingles. He can’t even work it is so bad. He feels like it’s gotten no better than it was the day after sleeping for the first time. Could he have permant brain damage. Or will he get back to nirmal. He was addicted to vicodin for like three years he had done meth before but it was like twelve Yeats ago..I am worried what should we do

5:27 pm August 23rd, 2015

Is there any harm reduction strategies for protecting the nasal passageway. I use a “neti pot’ and saline nasal rinses and use a polysporin cream often. What other skin protectants / ointments can be used to protect the integrity of the skin?

8:15 pm September 8th, 2015

No doubt my 43 year old son is a meth addict. He recently has been drinking glass after glass of very sweet cool aid. Could this be a sign that he is doing meth? He is disabled due to an incurable lung disease (alpha I anti-tripsin) His health is declining daily. I have no influence on him to try and get clean. HELP

10:20 am September 9th, 2015

Hi Judy. A drug test can prove whether he’s using meth again or not. You will need professional help to get him in treatment. You can call the helpline number displayed on our site to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers and talk about suitable treatment options.

1:17 am September 10th, 2015

I normally would not post on these blogs, I’m pretty private, but felt if I put it out there then I have accountability. I’m in my 50’s with a history of addiction, probably my addiction of choice is food which my mother gave me whenever I had ANY emotion. But I’ve been through alcohol and cocaine (which I hated) in my 20’s and pain pills in my 40’s after a series of accidents that left me with chronic pain. It took a while but I pulled myself out of a pit and really changed my life. Even got a motorcycle license which I wanted for years and the Harley of my dreams recently (which I haven’t been riding because I won’t get on it til I kick this) I’ve been with the same man for 21 years – through it all. We are probably a little co-dependent on each other. My son is grown and incredible, in spite of me, BA, MA and a great career.

A couple of years ago my husband and I “tried” a line of meth because we were curious. Yeah, stupid huh, especially knowing my background with addiction. Although I personally haven’t done more than a couple of lines a day it’s been almost every day with a few breaks of a week or a few days here and there. It is the most addicting drug I have ever found. And you are talking about someone who took more prescriptions on a daily basis 10+ years ago then I care to admit. I got off pain medication, anxiety medication, sleeping medication, everything.

For a while it was ok and I fooled myself into thinking I’d quite “tomorrow.” I tend to get extremely fatigued as I do deal with pain issues but don’t take anything so I exercise or keep very busy to keep from pain pills….I think I realized the meth gave me more energy (at first). After 18 months I can really see what it has done. I don’t socialize (and I’m VERY social), we don’t get together with friends, my temper is quick, I don’t seem to have much empathy as I used to, my skin looks worse… weight stayed fine for a while but now I am actually HEAVIER because my metabolism is just screwed up… I just don’t exercise anymore and I loved to exercise 5x/week. In fact, I went from 210 to 139 not to long ago when my thyroid went bonkers and kept it off for quite a while and now I’ve packed on 40 pounds again. The worst thing is the hyperthermia which I PRAY goes away after I have stopped. I sweat all the time and it’s so uncomfortable. I hear myself saying “how did I let this happen when I know so much better?” That’s how strong the drug is. It’s not fun anymore either. My husband and I are both stopping. For whatever reason it doesn’t seem to effect him physically as it does me but I’ve seen other changes. It has made our relationship blah …… not at first but now it is. I want to stop before something bad happens like it did with the pain pills.

For everyone younger on this blog….even it you think “it won’t happen to me” STOP. It will happen. I guarantee it. I stopped drinking at 22! I realize now that I have had a lot of emotional stress going on that I didn’t deal with as well as older ones coming to the surface and it built up. We weren’t going to church anymore either. That’s how it starts, you give up one thing, then another, then another. I’m just thankful my son lives a few hours away. I don’t think he has any idea as I only see him a few times a year BUT he’s getting married! I love his gf whom he has been with for 6 years and her family. That would all be ruined. That was my catalyst. There is no way in HELL I’m going to be involved in this wedding like this. I have 11 months and it starts today. I’m going to go back to a local Celebrate Recovery and start that again (I’m just not comfortable at NA, at least not where I live). This is a horrible drug. Luckily the recovery I do have kicked in before I died. I don’t like who I am like this one bit. I realize now the issues from long ago weren’t dealt with like I thought they had been – they will come back to bite you in the ass. I can assure you. I’ve been through what a lot of us have, I’m sure.

1:25 am September 15th, 2015

Hi i have done meth for the second time now and my pupils is really big and during the day it looks like my eyes is watery i have desided not to do it again how long whill this side effects last coz im stressing alot bout it

9:00 am September 17th, 2015

I want to know how long it would take for meth to leave my body the last time I did it was from a 1 dollar bill and it was pack but I did like 2 dollar during the day and I want to know if I could sweat it out and pee it out and how long would it take some one help me

2:33 pm October 3rd, 2015

I snorted meth a month ago. My teeth and gums are sufferimg. I ferl terrible. Doed this ever stop? Now I regret ever doing it.

4:21 am October 9th, 2015

I did meth for the first time yesterday and i feel like im going to die. My heart feels like its going to bust. What should i do?

6:15 am October 9th, 2015

I am a addicted to meth and I love it.
I mean I use to smoke it a lot now I just snort I usually do tiny bumps to get me thru the day the guy I’m dating is totally obvious

6:41 pm October 16th, 2015

I have been struggling with doing meth “on the side”, just here and there every now and then (for a few days/week at a time) …. Then feeling the EXTREME depression and sadness that come with the ending of usage ….. Swearing not to do it again, sometimes joining groups or taking small steps toward help ….. Recognizing that my drinking problem contributes to it because it seems like mostly especially when I am a bit drunk then I think it’s a good time to go buy some, and trying to go on Antabuse, which becomes an on-and-off battle in and of itself.

Reflecting on why I’m almost reaching middle age, with a beautiful family and a good career and a lot to be happy about, WHY I still cannot shake this need for substance abuse, I was thinking about the reason behind the principle, “sometimes you have to hit rock bottom”. (or is it you Always have to? the thought terrifies me a little). I know now why you have to hit bottom first, and I think I understand why because of my situation.
There are many suggestions people give for how to get serious about quitting drugs or alcohol. The problem is that all of them present a major problem for anyone who hasn’t yet hit rock bottom – i.e. they have a lot to lose, and they are still hiding the problem from their boss, job, spouse, family, etc. THAT’S THE PROBLEM. I’m in a catch 22. Just intuitively I know that it’s probably true that I would be helped by going into some intense inpatient program for 30, 60, 90 days. But tell that to someone who is supporting a family of 4 and doing that would mean probably quitting their job that they’ve worked decades to build up???? It’s an awful set of options to have to decide between. Church C.R. groups? Sure, if you want to admit that instead of the person they thought you were, you’re a substance abuser. AA? That’s one thing I probably haven’t tried as much as I could .. going there next. Inpatient program? Impossible for someone with a job, unless you’ve hit rock bottom, in which case, of course, it seems worth it then. Outpatient counseling?–Umm., that’s the funny thing about addicts. That persistent little part of you that DOES want to keep doing the drug or alcohol will eventually surface and even circumvent that–I’ve gone to counseling before, and ended up lying to my provider at some point, even ended up leaving a few months of counseling with prescription pills that did me more harm than good – and I knew what I was doing. I feel bad and yes I did want to quit, but the part of me that didn’t, for Christ’s sake I’d gouge it out with a knife if I could. Both persons are in me at the same time, the bad guy just keeps winning. Wretched man that I am.
So I keep trying to quit without going to extremes …. But I have a feeling I am losing this battle. When you are alone in your secret, your chances of winning against something this powerful seem slim to none. For the first time in my nearing 40 years, thoughts of killing myself occasionally, briefly, enter my head. The only thing stopping me is I reason that the pain that would cause my family is probably more than the pain of having a dad/spouse who is a bit screwed up 20% of the time, but ok 80% of the time and in fact a good father/husband otherwise.

I’m worried about what happens when it finally seems like the balance is tipping. I wouldn’t wish a long term substance addiction on my worst enemy, and I hope anyone reading this finds whatever inspiration you might be able to find from this desperate and lonely soul.

1:59 am October 24th, 2015

I put a voice recorder in my boyfreind car,what I heard sounded like snorting meth or coke he snift and a cough came behind the snif,he is always accusing me of doing drugs or drinking,he gets mad and pack up all his clothes and leave,two weeks later he back,he have down graded everybody who use drugs,he want sex more then me at his age,I’m 49,he would come home and ask me who been here or have I ever cheated on him ,sometimes he would just verbal abuse me so bad,he have accused people of stealing his tool and 500 dollars,I realy love him but every since I told about what I heard sent him the recordings I haven’t heard from him at all no call no text respond ,he’d don’t even answer his phone ,do you think I’m right and the guilt is eating him up or he just don’t give a damm and has move on.lost for answer in bakersfiled,ca

12:29 am October 29th, 2015

So I normally never ever do glass but this past Saturday I did like two lines not knowing it was glass I thought it was coke but over after to get scared i had to check myself in the hospital but now my body feels so weak and nasty and its still hard to get an appitie after 3 days how or what can I do or take to feel better to feel back normal I know am down from it just this feeling after i hate it someone please help I been drinkin pedialight and lots and lots of water :(

7:51 am November 2nd, 2015

I was an everyday meth user for about 8 months I finally gave it up and was clean for about 3 months. I recently have tried using again on weekends but not feeling same affects as before every time I use I feel horrible physically. I’m a little concerned about my health I know I should stop using but is this normal. I get dizzy and have minor chest tightness.

11:10 am November 2nd, 2015

So disgusted in myself . I was heavily snorting meth in 2011 . I’m bi polar and have had an eating disorder since age 13. I am in my early 40’s . Successful career and a loving family . An abusive relationship triggered my ED in 2010. Used meth to just starve and stop binging and purging . I would starve daily , drink alcohol , take Rx benzodiazepines and use meth . Ended up with DUI and I tried to kill myself on benzodiazepines . I was 5150 twice in 2 weeks for OD on pills. Due to good insurance I was placed in in patient rehab for the eating disorder . No one knew I used meth . When I was allowed to leave after 6 weeks of in patient I would go there daily for supervised meals. I started seeing weight creep up and lost it. Went back to meth which another patient gave me while we went out. Someone told the staff , drug tested and kicked out of program. I was pretty much forced to stop due to an accident causing emergency spine surgery . I couldn’t really move much for months . After my surgery I fell in love with prescription opiates. I was floating , forgetting my pain and weight. Fast forward I’ve been on Morphine, Percocet and Xanax since 2012. I was able to work again early this year but had no energy and pain ( opiates don’t work anymore ) . So convinced my Dr to give me Vyvanse to function better . 6 months ago on top of all this I started using 2 lines of meth daily to lose weight. I’ve lost 60 lbs. eat maybe 500 cal daily . I love my weight loss , but I’m having difficulty walking . I have tremors and numbness . I walk funny and my pain is worse . I have a highly tolerance because my opiate receptors are fried. Yes I’m skinny , but my nose has scabs inside and hurts to touch . My daily routine is 2 lines , Vyvanse 60 mg , morphine twice a day and Xanax to come down at night. I have muscle weakness , tremors, wrinkled skin , mood swings and now hallucinations . Off work again . I think the damage is permanent . I still combine all these drugs which my Drs have me flagged for Med seeker. I’m on last refill of opiates and getting cut off . Has anyone used all this together ? Why hallucinations now ? Can any of these tremors and pain be reversed ? I quit snorting but go back 2 days later . Still no one knows . They think it’s the Rx drugs and anorexia . I don’t want treatment because everyone will know . Advice ?

8:38 am November 6th, 2015

Ive always had an all or nothing, competitive or could give a shit personality. Since sports, college, and the joys of early parenthood i find myself progressing from questionable alcholism and substance abuse to trying meth a month ago and being hooked for the past two weeks. I was limitless at first but now find myslef snorting in the bathroom and tweaking for hours over one email that used to fly off my fingers. Im out of excuses for the money blown on meth and booze. Im paranoid, 10pounds lighter, and feel like everyone is looking at me. Most of all i dont think i can stop, not after all the talks in the mirror, the holes chewed in my cheek or my wife begging to help me. I cant control it this time.

6:33 pm November 6th, 2015

Last night i went to one of my close friends partys and i got too drunk Is there anything I can do to stop the the rush its been 7 hours already or any place I can go to treat it

4:08 am November 7th, 2015

I have snorted 3 grams of meth in the past 10 days.
Its been 3 days i since my last line. I forgot to clean my nostrils on the last day n now i am not able to sleep. The problem is m coughing up a lot of phelgm n with it comes the meth n i get high all over again.
Its been 3 days i hvnt slept. I cleaned up my nostrils as soon as i realised but its still the same. I m drinking enough water. Please help

1:54 am November 11th, 2015

I snorted like 3 1/2 lines of meth today and I was wondering how long it will be in my system I did the last line around 11:30 AM thanks

9:25 am November 11th, 2015

I snorted meth on and off for a couple months last year and every since I did I burp so much its disruptive . I was wondering if the short time I snorted it messed my insides up

9:38 pm November 11th, 2015

Hello Mikaela.Meth might be detected in urinalysis drug tests 1-4 days after use, and for approximately 24-48 hours in the blood. However, chronic meth use can extend the detection period for much longer.

3:51 am November 12th, 2015

Can snorting meth give me a lot of white bumps in my mouth tounge and also in my genitals ? It looks like herpis but doctors tell me that it doesn’t look like that kind of virus

7:16 pm November 14th, 2015

Hey i have one question ive only done meth like 6 or 7 times pinky finger dips only and yesterday i did some at 10 am and i couldnt sleep and i cant eat well eigther and im stoping it i just want to know how long will it take to get off my system get back to eating well sleeping well and not have stomach aches?

4:39 am November 16th, 2015

I was on meth for a few months. Mainly snorting it. But every once in a while I would smoke it. Well, I quit both snorting & smoking. I’ve quit for over a month now. I have done absolutely nothing. & I STILL have the taste in my mouth. I’ve tried everything I can think of &I I don’t know how to get rid of it. PLEASE HELP ME!

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