How can you tell if a friend is using?

Crystal meth is a powerfully addictive stimulant that is colorless, odorless and has long-term negative effects when used over time and initially it may not be easy to tell. But there are signs you can look for. Symptoms may include:

  • Paranoia
  • Mood changes, anxiety, depression
  • Inability to sleep
  • Nervous physical activity like scratching
  • Irritability, dizziness, confusion
  • Weight loss
  • Increased heart rate & blood pressure
  • Increased sensitivity to noise
  • Presence of paraphernalia


National Institute on Drug Abuse

Crystal Meth Anonymous