What Are The Short Term Effects of Meth

The effects of meth are toxic. In animals, a single high dose of the drug has been shown to damage nerve terminals in the dopamine-containing regions of the brain. The large release of dopamine produced by meth is thought to contribute to the drug's toxic effects on nerve terminals in the brain. High doses can elevate body temperature to dangerous, sometimes lethal, levels, as well as cause convulsions.

  • Increased attention
  • Decreased fatigue
  • Increased activity
  • Decreased appetite
  • Euphoria and rush
  • Increased respiration
  • Hyperthermia