There are some common physical and mental indications that someone is intoxicated by a stimulant such as methamphetamine:
- Wide, dilated pupils;
- Rapid, often irregular pulse;
- Increased body temperature ad sweating;
- Dryness of mouth, often associated with loud smacking and clicking noises when trying to increase salivation;
- Convulsions and epileptic fits (at high doses);
- Tremor or muscular “jerks”; with distorted facial expressions and impaired fine motor ability;
- Forced speech;
- Stereotype (rigidly repeated) behavior, such as unsystematic house cleaning activities;
- Restlessness with difficulties remaining calmly seated; and
- Aggressive behavior.
- Volatile trains of thoughts with incoherent speech (appearance of being “speeded” or in a maniacal state);
- Anxiety and panic; and
- Confusion (in severe cases of paranoid psychoses).