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Meth Addiction

What Is Meth?

Meth is a very powerful and addictive drug, which belong to a family of narcotics known as amphetamines. It stimulates the central nervous system of a person and makes him addictive to the sensation. The full form of Meth is methamphetamine, which is also known in several slangs all across USA such as ‘Crank, ‘Tina’, ‘Ice’ etc, depending on the locality and the drug distribution system associated with the supply. It is estimated that Americans have been abusing this powerful drug for over 50 years and has been negatively affecting rural, urban, youth, adults, and men as well women and the society in general. Government estimates that billions of dollars of productivity has been destroyed by this drug alone.

How Addictive Is Meth?

Meth is a very addictive drug, as it stimulates the central nervous system of a person. It elevates the person’s emotional and psychological thinking and gives him a feeling of euphoria. Compared with Coke and other such harmful drugs, meth is found to be more addictive and harmful as well.

How Is Meth Taken/Introduced Into Your System?

There are several methods which are used by drug addicts to consume meth. Some of these are:

  • Injected using syringes
  • Snorted using powered form
  • Smoked via pipes
  • Dissolved in water or alcohol
  • Orally, that is directly consumed

Effects of Meth (Mental and Physical)

Meth is considered the most harmful of all drugs. In extreme cases, the patient’s teeth decay and fall out and the skin becomes rough, aged and eventually decays; Fatal cases of meth addiction is not uncommon as well. Some of the common effects of meth on human body are:

  • Weight loss
  • Craving for more drug
  • Sweating
  • Tremors; Jaw clenching
  • Increased blood pressure, temperature and heart rate
  • Blood sugar level increases exponentially
  • Walls of the arteries becomes clogged
  • Diarrhea and nausea
  • Violent mood swings; being paranoid
  • Hallucinations which may last several days
  • Overdose and regular usage can lead to multi-organ failure and eventually death

What kinds of meth addiction treatments are available?

Meth addiction is extremely addictive in nature. There have been instances where patients stole money, sold their household items and even kill to fuel its supply into their blood stream. Withdrawal symptoms may lead to being paranoid, violent and totally uncontrolled behaviour. Being a powerful addiction, meth rehabilitation treatment are mostly customized and tailor made for specific cases. Some of the different types of meth addiction treatment can include: medication to remove toxic substances, cognitive-behavioral therapy to understand and eradicate the cause from root, community therapy sessions and assistance from family. Various other rehab centers follow different treatment procedure as well.

But the most important step in meth rehab is realization and willingness from the patient; unless which no treatment can effectively work.

For more information and assistance related to meth addiction rehab or drug rehab in California, please call us at (866) 531-4569.

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