Crystal Meth is so highly addictive that nearly half of first time users and more than three quarters of second time users report addiction like cravings. Meth is also as popular with women as it is with men, making it one of the few ‘gender neutral’ drugs. Women are drawn to Crystal Meth because one of the side effects of using is weight loss, usually extreme weight loss.
Although Crystal Meth is known to cause extreme weight loss, the effects are not permanent and many regular Crystal Meth users experience adaptation where the weight loss no longer occurs as the body becomes used to the effects of crystal meth. When this happens, habitual users may even start to gain weight.
Crystal Meth users often stay awake for days on end, eating very little and staying in a heightened state of arousal. This is very stressful for the body and brain, and can lead to a delusional state where the individual becomes paranoid and combative.