Methamphetamine is a derivative of amphetamine, a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulator. Methamphetamine, or meth, crystal meth, crystal, and crank, is illegally produced in meth labs and sold as a recreational drug. Meth is so highly addictive that some users can develop an addiction after one use. Meth increases activity in areas of the…
It is very challenging to reverse the effects of chronic crystal methamphetamine, or meth, use. Meth is one of the most habit-forming drugs available and can result in addiction after only a single-use. However, the earlier help is obtained with meth addiction treatment, then more likely some long-term impacts can be reversed. At Gulf Breeze…
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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of drug overdose deaths over a five-year span involving methamphetamine more than tripled, from 1,887 deaths in 2011 to 6,762 deaths in 2016.
A recently released report suggests that there will be an increased need for recovery services in the years ahead.
Many people abuse more than one substance and have what is commonly referred to as polysubstance or polydrug abuse. Sometimes people abuse different substances to intentionally create different reactions. Certain substances make them feel better or give them a “high”, while other substances cause sedation and help them relax or sleep.
WalletHub recently delved into the substance abuse problem with a major research article, examining all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They found that while some states ranked much higher with substance abuse issues than others, those ratings could change as the data is examined in different ways.
Methamphetamine never received the notoriety or news attention that opioids did – at least not until recently. Now headlines from medical journals, government agencies, popular magazines to radio stations are screaming warnings about the dangers and increases in methamphetamine use.
Methamphetamine (meth) abuse is growing. The drug is becoming easier to get and is inexpensive. It is also highly addictive, and methamphetamine treatment can be complicated. Unlike some substance abuse disorders that are treated with medications, at this time there are no medications that have proven effective to counteract the effects of methamphetamine or improve abstinence rates for people seeking recovery from methamphetamine addiction.
Methamphetamine promises to make you feel good. It promises to give you lots of energy. It promises to curb your appetite and help you lose weight. It also promises an almost immediate, pleasurable, amazing rush. It sounds good!