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How does meth affect your life?

This tool will help you think about how you feel about meth and why you might be using it or help you learn how to help someone close to you who is using meth.

To talk to a professional counsellor, call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (country callers)
I'm happy with my meth use

I'm happy with my meth use

Meth influences the chemicals in our brain that can make us feel euphoric, alert and powerful – which is probably why you enjoy taking it now.

If you don’t plan on making a change to your use, the best thing you can do is

look after yourself and take steps to reduce the risks.

Take a read through the tips below to understand how meth works, how it can affect your life and how you can reduce your risks.

I think I need help

I think I need help

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are you in immediate danger?

If there is an emergency and you need to speak to someone straight away call:

an Ambulance on triple zero 000

Mental Health Emergency Response Line 1300 555 788

Rurallink 1800 552 002

Lifeline on 13 11 14

View our Alcohol and Drug Support Lines.

Find info about Peer Support Groups.


I want to help someone else

I want to help someone else

If you are concerned that someone close to you is using meth – you are probably worried and anxious – most people are and this is a normal reaction.

This section can help you with some information about the signs someone is using and help you to understand drug use. It will also provide strategies for coping, what to do when children are involved, link you with help services, teach you the importance of looking after yourself and inform you on the health effects to look out for in the person who is using meth.

Kelly's Story

“The best thing that helped me get through those early days after I had decided to stop using was planning.” 

Calculate the cost of your use

It might seem like it doesn't cost too much now, but it all adds up.

How much do you spend a fortnight on meth?


You could save each year by quitting.