Memory after meth

by Sherri


My question is can meth continue to erode your memory a couple of years after you have quit using it?

My friend has been meth free for about 2.5 years. I recently saw her and was surprised at how much she seemed to forget since the last time I saw her, which was about 5 months ago.

I don’t know if I should chalk it up to perimenopause or her past meth use.

Sometimes it is just simple things… like coming and taking my coffee cup instead of taking hers. Other times it seems she notices that she can’t remember things.

Her background includes emotional abuse during her childhood and she has had severe depression for most of her life. About a year ago she went into the hospital for shock therapy, so maybe that is finally effecting her memory as well.

I try to remain patient with her, but I am amazed at some basic things she just doesn’t seem to manage. Any suggestions?

Thank you.

Meth Mess

by: Ned Wicker

Meth can take normally healthy people and turn them into zombies, it has many very negative long term effects on mental health. There is nothing good to be said for it. What you described is entirely possible.

Are you sure she is clean?

You can suggest that she see her doctor and seek help with her memory problem. Is there something else going on?

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