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Methamphetamine (meth) is a stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system and can lead to feelings of euphoria, increased energy, and heightened confidence. While meth use may initially reduce anxiety symptoms, long-term use can cause or exacerbate anxiety and other mental health problems.

Chronic use of meth can cause significant changes in the brain and nervous system, leading to a range of physical and psychological problems, including anxiety, paranoia, depression, and psychotic symptoms. These effects can be both acute and long-term, and may persist even after a person stops using the drug. Meth use can also lead to increased risk of anxiety disorders and other mental health issues later in life, as well as increased risk of addiction to other substances or behaviors.

It is important for anyone struggling with anxiety or other mental health problems to seek help from a qualified healthcare provider or mental health professional, rather than turning to meth or other substances as a form of self-medication. There are many effective treatments available for anxiety, including therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.