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The Length of Time Crystal Meth is in Your System

Crystallized methamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth, is a synthetic drug. Crystal meth can be taken by smoking, snorting, injecting, and suppository means. Those suffering from crystal meth addiction may find that once they decide to quit, enduring the withdrawals can be intolerable. Crystal meth is a stimulant that increases heart rate, blood pressure, hyperactivity and other neurological activity. The high can last anywhere from a few hours to 24 hours depending on the dose, the body’s response, and the individuals tolerance.

It takes roughly 10 hours for half the dose of meth to flush the system. So for a moderate user it could take 2-5 days to escape the body. However for long-term heavy users, it can take up to 10 days to leave the body. Meth detox is the removal of the chemical toxins from the body. The long-term physical effects of crystal meth greatly damage internal and external organs.These include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Malnutrition
  • Skin disorders
  • Ulcers
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Risk for HIV
  • Mental illness
  • Suicide
  • Psychosis

The severe neurological damages that can result from heavy and long-term methamphetamine use can take months to recover from. Through healthy diet, exercise and therapy, one can overcome meth addiction.