While tolerance and addiction can occur simultaneously, the two are very different conditions. Addicts have no control over the use of drug, they are compulsive drug users. Tolerance can progress to addiction. Let us take a look at what meth tolerance is, and the time it takes to develop tolerance to this drug. We’ll also try and understand how meth tolerance differs from meth dependence.
Meth users, those who take it as prescription medicine or to get high, can either develop a tolerance to the drug or a physical dependence. When the drug fails to have the desired effect, and you have to increase the dose, then you have possibly developed a tolerance for the drug. If your body cannot function without consuming meth, then you have developed a physical dependence on the drug.
Meth tolerance can be both physical and psychological. Symptoms associated with meth tolerance include having to increase the dosage of meth to experience a high, or you may have to take meth more frequently. If taking the prescribed dose of meth does not have the desired therapeutic effect and abusing the drug at lower doses does not result in a high, then you’ve developed tolerance for the drug.
It is worth noting that methamphetamine is the most addictive of all drugs, and it is very easy to progress from tolerance to dependence to addiction. If you think that you’re exhibiting symptoms of tolerance, then you should immediately talk to a doctor. Recreational use of meth can easily spiral into full-blown drug abuse. Timely preventive action is essential.
Meth tolerance varies with the individual. Factors that influence tolerance include the health of the individual, the purity of the drug, and the mode of consumption – snorted, smoked, swallowed, or crushed and injected. Meth tolerance is easy to develop, recreational users may be forced to up the dosage after a few uses. Meth users who have had to increase the dose to experience a high should seek professional help.
Meth doses for therapeutic uses do not exceed 40 mg per day, and the duration of the course does not last for more than than six weeks. The drug is used to treat conditions such as ADD and ADHD. If you need to take the drug in higher doses, then it’s possible that you have developed tolerance to meth. Without medical intervention, it is not possible to lower tolerance to original levels. On your own, you can only ensure that you do not increase meth intake.
People with an already high level of dopamine in their system have to perforce take a higher dose of methamphetamine. Lowering the dose to counter high tolerance is particularly difficult for such people.
Without medical help, people with increasing tolerance to meth have a hard time trying to balance pain, tolerance, craving, and withdrawal. Symptoms treated by meth may recur.
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