We live in a very demanding world. Often our responsibilities are such that it seems there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. And sometimes it would be very helpful to have extra energy when we get run down. Unfortunately, sometimes the desire to keep going will lead a person to use illegal stimulants.
One of the most common illegal stimulants is crystal meth, a methamphetamine that is produced using an ingredient called pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is found in many over-the-counter cold medicines.
Crystal meth can provide users with a surge of energy and a sense of confidence. It stimulates the release of dopamine in the brain, which can cause feelings of euphoria. These effects make crystal meth extremely addictive.
Crystal meth addicts often suffer from paranoia, hallucinations and severe mood swings. Making matters worse, it can be very difficult to overcome a crystal meth addiction. Addicts can develop a tolerance to the drug, meaning that it takes more and more of the drug to achieve the desired effect.
In short, crystal meth can take over a person's life to the point that he or she will begin to commit crimes, such as stealing, just to get money to buy more of the drug. Because they are compelled to engage in such risky behavior, it is not uncommon for crystal meth addicts to run afoul of the law.
If your addiction to crystal meth has resulted in being arrested for drug possession or other criminal charges, you could likely benefit from having an experienced criminal attorney looking after your interests.
Drug charges are extremely serious and as such, it is important that you understand your legal options before making a statement to the police or entering a plea. An attorney can represent your interest and help you to get the best possible outcome based on the circumstances of your case.