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What causes meth psychosis?

GaFlake What causes meth psychosis?
Hi there,
My name is Tammy, and my husband is a recovering addict. He has been clean now for a little over 6 months. It has been a hard road, and will continue to be for quite some time.

We were at marriage counseling yesterday, and got into a discussion about the psychosis he had during his run. I asked him and the therapist what caused this and she said that it was just kinda like a bad trip. This really confused me, and was just wondering if anyone might could answer my question. What causes psychosis?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I know a lot of people have lived it.
Re: What causes meth psychosis?
sleep deprivation, and malnutrition
GaFlake Re: What causes meth psychosis?
That really is so simple. The marriage counselor couldn't satisfy my answer in an hour, and you did it in 4 words. You are the bomb
Re: What causes meth psychosis?
lack of sleep causes hallucinations, and not eating..
...gives you nothing to draw from to make sense of things.
I had to go longer than 4 words.
Re: What causes meth psychosis?
Just to add to that, I think elevated body temps/ fever contributes to it too. Sometimes I noticed that when I was really hot (in my un-heated San Francisco apt), is when the bad thoughts and the hallucinations would happen.

Fevers in normal people can cause hallucinations if they are high fevers.

But yeah, Suz basically nailed it on the head!

PS. Glad to hear your husband is now clean!

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