Methamphetamines Drug Test
Methamphetamines can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers various methamphetamine drug testing options via hair or urine specimens, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug testing is most common, which looks back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug testing looks further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the location for the methamphetamine drug test and complete the registration. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the methamphetamine drug test. Testing results are reported quickly, accurately, and stored securely in our online portal.
What Is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug that is inhaled, smoked, taken orally, or injected. It usually comes in the form of a powder, which is sometimes turned into meth rocks or crystals, and can also be turned into a pill. Originally intended to be used as a nasal decongestant or bronchial inhaler, this drug is now considered a Schedule II drug in the United States, and has strict limitations for use. Despite its classification, it retains popularity among people who want to lose weight or stay awake for extended periods of time. A long list of celebrities, including Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Eddie Van Halen, and Andre Agassi, allegedly used the drug. It also played a starring role in the TV hit Breaking Bad.
Popular Methamphetamine Street Names:
Intended Use and Effects:
Methamphetamine has limited medical use as a Schedule II drug, and is rarely prescribed in nonrefillable prescriptions. This drug has a very high potential for abuse.
Side Effects of Methamphetamines
The first symptoms of meth use may include a rush of pleasant feelings, which are often followed by a slew of negative side effects. Some of the common side effects of meth use include:
More severe side effects include loss of motor function, violent behavior, meth mouth (which includes tooth loss and decay), abnormal heartbeat and increased heart rate, alteration of brain structure, and increased blood pressure. Severe side effects of meth use can lead to organ failure, heart failure, brain damage, and death.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Meth Last?
How long the meth high lasts can vary from person to person depending on many factors. However, the drug can be detected in Health Street’s many methamphetamines drug testing options. Depending on the type of test, meth use can be identified up to 90 days back.
What Happens With Long-Term Meth Use?
Meth users before and after long-term drug use may look like completely different people. The way that the brain functions is altered, which may decrease motor coordination, impact the ability to learn verbally, and create emotional or cognitive health issues. Additionally, physical changes to meth users before and after heavy drug use include dental issues such as grinding teeth and “meth mouth” (which usually involves extreme tooth decay or loss), sores or wounds in the skin, and extreme weight loss.
How Long Does Crystal Meth Stay In Your System?
How long meth is in your system is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:
Do Methamphetamines Show Up On a Drug Test?
Yes, methamphetamines can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.
Why Drug Test for Methamphetamines?
Methamphetamines can create dangerous work or home environments, and create strain on personal relationships. They are highly addictive, and the outcome of meth use can lead to loss of life, or other long-term mental health issues. A meth drug test can help create safer working or home environments, and can open the door to recovery for someone that may be at risk for addiction or death.
Methamphetamines Drug Test Options
Early signs of methamphetamine use may include the ability to stay awake for long periods of time without sleep or noticeable weight loss that’s not attributed to exercise or dietary changes. Health Street offers many methamphetamines drug testing options to detect the usage of methamphetamines.