Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as methamphetamine use — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Have you used methamphetamines?
Possible responses:→ Never / prefer not to say / don't know
→ Minor episode(s) in the past only
→ Significant episode(s) in the past only
→ Moderate current use
→ Heavy current use
Addictions / Addictive Tendencies also suggests the following possibilities:
Drug abuse – in particular cocaine use – is a predisposing factor for having nervous breakdowns.
'Meth Mouth' is involves an excessively dry mouth ('cotton mouth'); cavities; decaying or rotting teeth; brittle or loose teeth; tooth cracking and breakage; and eventual tooth loss.
Dry Mouth also suggests the following possibilities:
Saliva helps fight the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.
Oral thrush thrives more easily in a dry mouth.
Frequently, people with PTSD use drugs or alcohol to avoid trauma-related feelings and memories.