A number of factors can affect the onset of Meth and its effects on the body. The main one being its mode of administration. Meth can be smoked, snorted, injected or taken orally. The most rapid effects are produced by injecting or smoking the drug, while taking it orally delays the effects. One the Meth has been absorbed into the body, its biological effects are the same, regardless of how it was administered. Meth peaks in the body a few minutes after smoking, shortly after injecting and a few hours after taking it orally.
Factors Influencing Meth Onset
For Meth, or any drug to work, it must enter the body and dissolve into a solution that is absorbed by the body and then distributed through it. The factors that influence the rate at which onset begins can include:
Effects of Meth on the Body
Meth is a potent central nervous system stimulant and a highly addictive drug. When it reaches the brain the effect is the production of dopamine. This produces a rush or a feeling of “high” that the individual is looking for. The short-term effects of meth are:
Meth also produces the following short-term effects that, if not treated promptly, can be fatal in the case of an overdose:
Addiction is the biggest risk of using Meth. An individual can become dependent on Meth quickly and that can cause tolerance. Thus the individual needs to keep taking higher doses to achieve the same effects. Or the individual who has been orally taking meth or snorting it might start to smoke or inject it to feel the effects quicker.
Hired Power provides information and resources for addiction intervention and recovery. If you are struggling to kick a drug or substance use habit, call us. Let us help you create a solid foundation for lasting recovery. 1-800-910-9299
“I have worked with Hired Power extensively in collaboration with Clearview Treatment Programs’ individualized outpatient program. I am always impressed with their effectiveness and professionalism.”
“Thanks again for being there for us and guiding us through some rough waters. Your kindness and genuine concern deeply touched my soul and we are all grateful our paths crossed when they did. You are a truly gifted professional, keep on doing what you do so well.”
“I just want to thank Hired Power for the PRA. He was a perfect match and I can’t say enough…. He was intensely committed. This is the first time I have been clean in over 30 years. Thank you again.”
“I don’t look at you (Hired Power) as hiring a service, I look at you as saving my life.” (referring to his ability to stay sober after returning home).