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  • Meth Abuse

    Summary Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant often abused for the euphoric “high” it provides. Some signs of abuse include frequent paranoia, agitation, sweating, insomnia, skin changes, weight loss, and more. Abusing this powerfully addictive ...

    ... used recreationally and is sold as a pill, powder, or crystal “rock”. It can be swallowed, snorted, injected, or smoked. Signs and Symptoms Like other stimulant drugs, methamphetamine acts by raising levels of several ... continue reading
  • Meth Overdose

    Methamphetamine, most commonly known as “meth,” “crystal,” “speed,” and “ice,” is an addictive stimulant that causes users to experience an intense euphoric rush 1 . Meth can be smoked, snorted, injected, or consumed orally by users. ...

    Methamphetamine, most commonly known as “meth,” “crystal,” “speed,” and “ice,” is an addictive stimulant that causes users to experience an intense euphoric rush 1 . Meth can be smoked, snorted, injected, or consumed ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Meth Addict

    Methamphetamine (meth) is a substance that has very limited medical use. The substance is only available legally under the name Desoxyn , which is a medication with limited indications for the treatment of obesity and ADHD. As a substance of abuse , ...

    ... smoked, snorted, or injected to produce a stimulating, euphoric high . Crystal meth is one version of the substance ... options. Meth is a dangerous drug and abuse can lead to death. In 2011, methamphetamine overdose ... continue reading
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  • The Effects of Meth on Your Body

    The Effects of Meth on Your Body During the past two decades, illicit methamphetamine - also known as crystal meth - has presented one of the largest and most dangerous drug epidemics in America. This extremely powerful stimulant, which can be ...

    ... after quitting, some meth users find that they persist in the long term, and relapse of psychotic symptoms can occur even after a long period of abstinence. The Effects of Meth on Muscles Chronic meth use can lead to ... continue reading
  • Why is Meth So Addictive?

    According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health, 4.9% of Americans aged 12 and older reported using methamphetamine in their lifetime. 1 Meth is an extremely addictive drug with limited medical use. It creates an intense high that can ...

    ... order to stay high and avoid a comedown. Users often go on binges where they don't eat or sleep and continue to take methamphetamine to stay awake for days at a time. 2 Here we explore why meth is so addictive and some ... continue reading
  • Why Is Methamphetamine So Addictive?

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive chemically compounded stimulant. Similar in chemical structure to amphetamine, meth is widely and illicitly manufactured using a variety of production methods. Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, ...

    ... Methamphetamine can be smoked, injected, snorted, dissolved, or taken orally. A majority of meth users ... meth use raises an individual's risk of developing symptoms of psychosis or other mental health issues. Symptoms ... continue reading
  • Methamphetamine Detox and Withdrawal

    Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant with highly addictive properties. It can be smoked, nasally inhaled, injected and even eaten. No matter how it is used, the effects have a rapid onset followed by a high that can ...

    ... meth withdrawal symptoms alleviate within a couple weeks. The methamphetamine withdrawal period can be psychologically taxing. Having a professional staff on hand to help recovering users during this period can make a ... continue reading
  • The Damage Done: 6 Long-Term Reminders of Meth Abuse

    Methamphetamine is an extremely toxic and vile drug that produces an initial rush of euphoria and a massive boost of energy. After that first encounter, users can quickly find themselves chasing that same “good” feeling over and over again, but ...

    ... Physical Appearance Symptom including “meth face” and “meth mouth” are classic signs of long-term meth use, all ... and a loss of appetite can also lead to a haggard experience. Behavioral Changes Some meth users became ... continue reading
  • Meth Relapse

    What is Meth? Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and extremely dangerous stimulant drug. Commonly known as meth, it is often used in crystalline form (as rocks or crushed up into a powder) by smoking, swallowing, snorting, or injection 1 . The ...

    ... users report that they use meth to cope with depression 5 . Therefore, if depression symptoms persist after substance abuse treatment, it is likely that the patient will relapse if she has not found a healthier way to ... continue reading
  • Meth on the Mind: It’s a Mental Downhill Slide for Users

    Kim felt dizzy; she was confused and her speech was severely slurred. Her sister thought she'd had a stroke. Kim couldn't focus, had no energy and seemed very sleepy. It's no surprise her sister was worried, but Kim certainly wasn't suffering from a ...

    ... wrong. As she put the symptoms together, she realized Matt was using meth. It was affecting him psychologically ... and so are its side effects. Meth creates the euphoric high that its users seek by forcing the release of two ... continue reading
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  • Methamphetamine History and Statistics

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug, originally synthesized for therapeutic use but now found predominantly as a recreational drug of abuse. Though it is a drug that is FDA-approved and prescribed for attention-deficit/ ...

    ... , this form is frequently called crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth), and it goes by street names including: Blade. Crystal. Batu. Ice. Quartz. Glass. Crystal meth is frequently smoked in a glass pipe. Most forms of ... continue reading
  • Spotlight on ADHD Meds and Their Frightening Meth Connection

    The opioid crisis has been making headlines for years, but there's another drug epidemic that has been flying under the radar: Abuse of ADHD drugs. ADHD drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin, increase levels of the brain chemical dopamine and provide ...

    ... that compared d-amphetamine (Adderall) with methamphetamine. Using 13 participants who were regular methamphetamine users, each was given a dose of either meth, Adderall or a placebo on separate days under double-blind ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Meth Use

    Is Meth Harmful? Meth, the abbreviated colloquialism for methamphetamine, is a wildly addictive and dangerous substance. Users can rapidly develop a dependency on its effects, which themselves exert a number of health risks. The illegal production ...

    Is Meth Harmful? Meth, the abbreviated colloquialism for methamphetamine, is a wildly addictive and dangerous substance. Users can rapidly develop a dependency on its effects, which themselves exert a number of health ... continue reading
  • 7 Shocking Facts About Meth in the Gay Community

    As one of the most popular drugs in the gay community, users mistakenly believe that crystal meth leads to fun and enhances their life experiences. Due to that train of thought, this drug has become somewhat of an epidemic among the gay ...

    ... one year of evaluation, the results showed that meth users had a lower ratio of CD4/CD8 cells—immune cells playing ... gay community who are already HIV positive, using crystal meth speeds up the damage to their bodies and ... continue reading
  • Meth Addiction Hotline

    Call Now 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? What is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine (in illicit form, better known by many as meth) is a highly addictive drug that is most commonly encountered as a powder or in pill form. 1,2 People use meth by ...

    ... Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine (in illicit form, better known by many as meth) is a highly addictive drug that is most commonly encountered as a ... Questions Should I Ask During Crystal Meth Hotline? Being as informed as ... continue reading
  • Meth and Pregnancy

    One study of meth-related emergency room visits found that more than 400,000 reproductive-aged women reported using meth in the prior month. As methamphetamine use continues to rise, so do treatment and hospital admissions. In 2012, meth ranked ...

    ... amounts compared to men. 5 With increasing numbers of methamphetamine users, meth abuse during pregnancy is a growing public health concern. 6 One study of meth-related emergency room visits found that more than 400,000 ... continue reading
  • Researcher Gets $431,700 to Study the Effects of Meth on Wounds

    It's widely known that meth use can lead to a multitude of health problems: rotten teeth, memory loss, a weakened immune system. Nobody knows this better than Luis Martinez, microbiologist and associate professor of biomedical sciences at the New ...

    ... did meth users want to scratch them? Now, Martinez will be able research the impact methamphetamine has on ... wounds from meth-injected mice, they will also study the drug's effect on the production of a particular protein ... continue reading
  • The Siver Lining for Meth-Exposed Newborns Starts Here

    Thousands of pregnant women in the U.S. are abusing meth during pregnancy. In fact, about 25 percent of all pregnant women seeking treatment at federal facilities are methamphetamine users. The result is hundreds of thousands of babies at risk. ...

    ... meth during pregnancy. In fact, about 25 percent of all pregnant women seeking treatment at federal facilities are methamphetamine users ... to this study? The principle for a safe and supportive environment is one that ... continue reading
  • Location, Location: “Dry” Counties Have Higher Meth Abuse Rates

    You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who would suggest that alcohol is a gateway drug to meth, but it looks like bans on alcohol sales have unintentionally had that effect. Research out of the University of Kentucky in Louisville has produced some ...

    ... are about one-third dry and the state also has meth as its most commonly used illegal drug. Kentucky has nearly ... deeper trouble with illicit drugs like methamphetamine. If we're to learn a lesson from this, it might ... continue reading
  • New Study: Amphetamine Abuse and This Old Heart

    It's called speed for a reason. Amphetamines, like Ritalin or Adderall, accelerate your heart rate. They send your nervous system into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine ...

    ... . Stroke: If blood flow to the brain is interrupted, a stroke may occur. This can result in permanent loss of ... people experience a few of these symptoms with normal aging, amphetamine use causes a premature onset ... continue reading
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  • Crystal Meth Addiction

    Crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine -a substance that is widely abused throughout the country. Its widespread illicit production dwarfs that of its pharmaceutical counterpart - marketed as Desoxyn - a stimulant medication with very limited ...

    ... methamphetamine is manufactured and distributed illegally in the US and sold at a low cost. Crystal meth ... is no more money or energy to acquire more, the user will sleep for extended periods being drained of energy. Stages ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Crystal Meth Addict

    What is Crystal Methamphetamine? Crystal methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth is a highly addictive white cystalline drug that can be taken by snorting, smoking or injecting into the body. The drug also has some common street names such as ...

    What is Crystal Methamphetamine? Crystal methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth is a highly addictive white ... and should be minimally interfered with. A crystal meth user should not be approached when under the ... continue reading
  • Effects of Crystal Meth Use and Abuse

    What is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that can have long-lasting effects on your body. This is a man-made substance that, with the advent of other more efficacious prescription stimulants, now has limited ...

    ... severe insomnia. Increased appetite. Withdrawal from crystal meth can be very uncomfortable and may lead users to relapse in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms. Being in a medically supervised detox program can ensure ... continue reading
  • Crystal Meth Abuse

    What Is Crystal Meth? Street Names for Crystal Meth Crystal meth is known by many slang terms including: Glass. Blade. Crystal. Quartz. Ice. Crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth) is a powerful central nervous stimulant with highly addictive ...

    ... obesity. The crystal form of methamphetamine - the street drug crystal meth - has no medical applications, and is exclusively abused as a recreational substance. Signs and Symptoms Crystal meth is a powerful stimulant . ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol And Crystal Meth Abuse

    Crystal meth is an illicit and powerful stimulant drug that is most commonly smoked, snorted, or injected. It is characterized by its ability to produce a powerful euphoria, increased energy, decreased appetite, and increased heart rate. It is ...

    ... practices, combined with non-sterile intravenous methamphetamine administration (dirty needles), increases the chance that a user will contract HIV or other communicable diseases. Crystal meth binges can last for days or ... continue reading
  • Can You Get Addicted to Crystal Meth After the First Use?

    What is Crystal meth? Crystal meth is a powerful, synthetically made stimulant. It can be ingested orally, injected intravenously, snorted or smoked. Crystal meth is notorious for its high addictive potential and many people suggest that taking just ...

    ... from methamphetamine was $23.4 billion in 2005 alone. Overdose Acute overdose of crystal meth is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. Someone overdosing on crystal meth may present with the following signs and symptoms ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Meth Abuse

    Methamphetamine is a potent stimulant that produces both an addictive high and a slew of negative effects. When combined with alcohol, the effects may be even more harmful. Meth is a fine, odorless, white powder that is typically smoked, snorted, or ...

    ... and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Signs and Symptoms Recognizing a meth and alcohol habit early on can be ... individuals reported methamphetamine use in the past month. In 2012, the average age of a new meth user was just ... continue reading
  • Drugs A-Z

    What is Acamprosate? Acamprosate is thought to help recovering alcoholics stay sober balancing inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmission. Acamprosate may be combined with behavioral therapy to decrease the chance of relapse and continued drinking. ...

    ... What is Crystal Meth? Crystal Meth is one of the street names for illicit methamphetamine. It is a powerful ... ingredient is an antihistamine. It is used to relieve symptoms of colds and the flu. What is Ultram? Ultram ... continue reading
  • Twelve of the Most Addictive Drugs

    Addiction affects millions of lives in the U.S. It is a chronic disease that frequently includes cycles of relapse and remission, and it is progressive without treatment or participation in recovery work. It is characterized by being unable to ...

    ... causing the user to repeatedly smoke it to stay high. Withdrawal symptoms can include ... Methamphetamine/Crystal Meth Methamphetamine is a stimulant that is typically used as a powder or pill. Crystal meth is a type of meth ... continue reading
  • Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

    Drug abuse continues to be a major concern in the United States. According to the report by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2013: Half of all Americans regularly drink alcohol with about 25% binge-drinking in ...

    ... and crystal meth. Taking a prescription medication ... methamphetamine. They generally speed up the body, making one feel awake, full of motivation, and very energized. Weight loss will be a major warning sign here as a user ... continue reading
  • List of Street Names for Drugs

    People actively abusing legal or illicit substances can get pretty creative when it comes to devising a list of slang terms—ranging from avoiding detection from law enforcement to ensuring privacy in written and verbal communication. If you ...

    ... ) Phencyclidine(PCP) —Previously used as a surgical anesthetic, PCP can create a sense of profound dissociation and can sometimes elicit psychotic symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations. Users may refer to it as ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Stimulant Addiction

    The stimulants are a broad class of substances that affect the nervous system in a way that leads to increased activity across a number of mental and physical processes—serving, in varying degrees, to boost energy and attention but also capable of ...

    ... (e.g., cocaine, crystal meth) as well as legally, in the case of those prescribed by a medical provider (e.g ... Paranoia. These symptoms are likely to be persistent and potentially worsen over time as the user needs more and ... continue reading
  • Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Are Stimulants Harmful? Any amount of stimulant abuse can cause damage to the user. Stimulants are a class of substances that increase certain types of cell signaling and amplify various physiologic processes throughout the brain and body. In ...

    ... ) and Ritalin (methylphenidate). Methamphetamine (including crystal meth). Cocaine (including crack cocaine ... effects, all stimulants share a set of side effects that can wreak havoc on a user's system when abused 2 : ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Flakka Use

    Is Flakka Harmful? Flakka is as potent as methamphetamine, yet with an even higher propensity for addiction development in those who abuse this substance. Flakka is a street drug with origins in South Florida. One of the newer chemicals in the ...

    ... term effects of Flakka can rival some of the strongest crystal meth and cocaine . Long-Term Effects Long-term effects are ... clean and sober after you leave a Flakka or methamphetamine drug-related type rehab facility is ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Withdrawal

    Stimulants are substances that increase the activity of several neurotransmitter systems throughout the brain, and are capable of creating a state of heightened energy and alertness. Additionally, many of the stimulant drugs elevate physiological ...

    ... Cocaine/crack cocaine. Methamphetamine (including crystal meth). Signs Withdrawal In ... s depressive symptoms usually alleviate within a few hours, whereas methamphetamine users may experience depressive symptoms lasting ... continue reading
  • Common Neurological Risks of Drug Abuse

    While substance abuse may cause a user to feel a short-lived euphoria or impart a sense of temporary well-being, the adverse effects can be dangerous and, in some instances, may lead to permanent brain damage. Chronic drug and alcohol abuse is ...

    ... methamphetamine, speed up brain activity, blood pressure, and heart rate 1,2 . Stimulant users may experience strokes as a ... disorders. Sensitization refers to a state in which psychotic symptoms like paranoia get worse ... continue reading
  • This Is Your Brain on Drugs

    Read Time: 20 minutes Readers of a certain age might remember the public service announcements from the late 1980s showing a frying egg with the tagline: “This is your brain on drugs.” Although these commercials were effective at delivering the ...

    ... illicitly abused stimulants include: Methamphetamine (crystal meth). Cocaine. In the brain ... lead to addiction . Individuals who have a drug addiction may have a variety of symptoms, but they all share the key feature ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol And Ecstasy Abuse

    Ecstasy may make its users feel ecstatic for a time, but when abused with alcohol , it can cause seriously negative effects on your health and even kill you. Even as the name for this drug changes to the more-friendly “Molly,” it does not mean ...

    ... its users. Ecstasy is known to researchers as MDMA, short for 3, 4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine . It's a synthetic ... have suspicions, watch for these signs and symptoms of concurrent alcohol and Ecstasy abuse: Increased ... continue reading
  • Before & After: Physical Effects of Drugs

    Drug abuse is a national issue continuing to plague Americans of all walks of life. An estimated 19.7 million Americans age 12 and older struggled with a substance use disorder in 2017. Research also shows that many people who suffer from untreated ...

    ... to addicts. For example, continued abuse of crystal meth can cause what's referred to as “meth mouth,” when a drug user's teeth begin to crack and decay. Additionally, meth abusers may experience sores on both their ... continue reading
  • Zoloft Use in Substance Abuse Treatment

    Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is a commonly prescribed antidepressant that belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs work by . Serotonin influences sleep, mood, and emotion, so boosted activity of ...

    ... are going through methamphetamine withdrawal often experience tiredness, depressive symptoms, and a lack of ability ... avoid prescribing Zoloft to users experiencing withdrawal from meth unless a primary depressive disorder ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Desoxyn Addict

    You may be surprised to learn that Desoxyn is actually methamphetamine. It is the only remaining marketed pharmaceutical containing methamphetamine 1 . Stimulant abuse is a major problem in the U.S. More than 1.6 million people in the U.S. admitted ...

    ... methamphetamine. It is the only remaining marketed pharmaceutical containing methamphetamine 1 . Stimulant abuse is a ... and thus give rise to additional symptoms. For more information on symptoms you might come across, see ... continue reading
  • Ice Bugs: Don’t Scratch That Phantom Itch!

    Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive stimulant that causes irreversible harm to the body. Manufactured from a toxic concoction of chemicals, it damages blood vessels in the brain, destroys teeth and causes severe impairment in memory, judgment ...

    ... sleep. However, meth is addictive and has powerful withdrawal symptoms. Once it wears off, which takes anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days, the cravings are more intense and drive the user to do whatever ... continue reading
  • Desoxyn Abuse

    What Is Desoxyn? Desoxyn is a prescription stimulant medication that contains methamphetamine hydrochloride . It is available in 5 mg tablets that are intended for oral use 1,2 . It is prescribed for the treatment of 1 : ...

    ... it a Schedule II substance 2 . Despite warnings and restrictions, the DEA reports that about 12 million people have abused methamphetamine at some point, although this figure accounts for those who abuse illicit meth as ... continue reading
  • Bath Salts Overdose

    Synthetic cathinones , commonly referred to as “bath salts”, belong to a group of drugs health officials call “new psychoactive substances”. These are psychoactive drugs that mimic the effects of existing illegal drugs and have only made ...

    ... users don't even realize they're taking bath salts 5 . Bath salts usually take the form of a white or brown crystal-like ... , using bath salts and methamphetamine could worsen many of the unwanted symptoms of bath salt use, ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Effects

    Learn More About the Effects of Illicit Drugs Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth DMT Ecstasy Flakka Kratom Hashish Heroin Inhalants LSD Ketamine Marijuana Meth Methoxetamine (MXE) Mushrooms Peyote PCP Spice Steroids Stimulants Long-term ...

    ... Crack Crystal Meth DMT Ecstasy Flakka Kratom Hashish Heroin Inhalants LSD Ketamine Marijuana Meth Methoxetamine ... withdrawal symptoms that can occur when a user suddenly discontinues use. Over time, a chemical dependency ... continue reading
  • Symptoms and Signs of Substance Abuse

    How to tell if Someone is Using Drugs Drug use affects people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses. Whatever the reason a person starts taking drugs, whether recreationally or as prescribed, tolerance, patterns of increased use, ...

    ... may develop—sometimes before the user even realizes it. 1 When a full-blown substance-use disorder ... symptoms of abuse and addiction for that substance and how to find help. Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methylphenidate Use

    Methylphenidate (brand names: Ritalin, Concerta) is a stimulant prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. Stimulants, like Ritalin, are one of the three most commonly abused ...

    ... cocaine and methamphetamine. The ... symptoms. Addiction to methylphenidate, like addiction to any other drug, can lead to a number of personality and lifestyle changes that can dramatically affect the life of a user ... continue reading
  • The Effects of PCP Use

    What Is PCP? PCP abbreviation for the powerful, dissociative sedative drug phencyclidine. PCP is found sold on the street in many forms including: White powder. Crystal. Capsules. Tablets. Liquid. The tablets can be found in multiple colors and, ...

    ... studies indicate that some of these reported symptoms may persist for as long as a year following last use of PCP. ... with extended PCP use. When dependency develops, the user's body has grown accustomed to the effects of ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol And Crack Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol And Crack Abuse In the mid-1980s, crack cocaine use exploded across the United States. In 1974, 5 million people had tried cocaine. By 1985, more than 22 million people had tried cocaine, with more than half of them reporting ...

    ... some cases, can result in sudden death. Signs And Symptoms Crack speeds up the body's metabolism, which means ... created to help users kick the alcohol and crack addiction. Crack can be so addictive that a person is unable ... continue reading
  • A Look at the Physical Anatomy of an Overdose

    A drug overdose occurs when the body has been overloaded with either prescription medication or an illicit substance. Under normal circumstances, our body's metabolism would be able to detoxify the substance in order to avoid its potentially harmful ...

    ... used to produce meth, a toxic mix can cause an overdose in a first-time or long-time user. Overdose is most common among meth users who administer the drug intravenously. Symptoms of a meth overdose also include violent ... continue reading
  • Ecstasy and MDMA Overdose

    Commonly used at bars and parties, club drugs are especially popular among teenagers and young adults. MDMA , a synthetic amphetamine drug also known as ecstasy or Molly, is a popular club drug 1 . With both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects , ...

    ... more often encountered as a powder or crystal form. In either case, and despite the widespread (mis)perception of Molly being relatively pure, suppliers mix MDMA with other substances such as methamphetamine , cocaine , ... continue reading
  • Get the Facts on Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse is a major issue in the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 40.3 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2020—with 28.3 million struggling with an ...

    ... drugs are known to be dangerous, such as heroin and crystal meth, prescription drugs are often viewed in a more favorable light, since they are prescribed by a physician. Though many believe these drugs are safer, they ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Alhambra, CA

    which_city: california/alhambra; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Alhambra, CA; intro: California has long had one of the lowest rates of drug overdoses in the United States, although the large state struggles with high rates ...

    ... . It has been found mixed into heroin, cocaine, and meth. 1 The small city of Alhambra, California, which is ... symptom is respiratory depression. The user's breathing may slow so significantly that they end up in a ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Crack Use

    Is Crack Harmful? Since it first appeared on the illicit drug scene during the 1980s, crack cocaine has solidified its reputation as one of the most addictive substances available on the street. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, ...

    ... to other commonly abused stimulants such as methamphetamine. Because crack is produced in unregulated ... symptoms, including auditory and tactile hallucinations, and/or paranoid delusions. Addiction. Some users experience a ... continue reading
  • The Scary Facts About Designer Drugs and Legal Highs

    Read Time: 30 minutes Introduction What Are Designer Drugs and Legal Highs? The terms “designer drugs” and “legal highs” are used to refer to substances such as synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” that are engineered in a laboratory to ...

    ... PVP (flakka) than they did for methamphetamine—one of the more highly addictive ... a period of regular, heavy use often produces symptoms of withdrawal. Inpatient treatment at a detoxification facility can assist users ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Bath Salts Use

    Are Bath Salts Harmful? The term “bath salts” refers to a family of designer recreational drugs that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone -a stimulant found in the khat plant, with effects similar to amphetamine. The name ...

    ... a potentially fatal overdose. Dependency occurs when a user can't stop taking the drug, without experiencing negative physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms ... stimulants, such as methamphetamine or cocaine. Medically ... continue reading
  • Crystal Meth Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Methamphetamine in all forms, including crystal meth, is a frequently abused drug throughout the United States. In fact, results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported an estimated 2.5 million people ages 12 and older ...

    ... methamphetamine that year. 1 Crystal meth is highly addictive. Methamphetamine use is associated with several adverse mental and physical health effects, including certain psychotic symptoms ... 3 Crystal meth is a powerful ... continue reading
  • Here’s What Happened While Everyone Else Was Focused on Opiate Abuse

    With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, heroin and painkiller abuse have been in the spotlight for treatment providers and law enforcement. While all eyes have been focused on this front, we may have ignored another battle that needs greater ...

    ... came to the hospital from rural areas.” What Makes Meth So Dangerous? Methamphetamine - also known as meth , crystal meth, crank, speed, ice, and crystal - is a potent stimulant. It causes destructive long-term effects ... continue reading
  • Addiction Self-Assessment Quizzes for Drugs and Alcohol

    Drug and Alcohol Self-Assessment Quizzes Use the following self-assessment quizzes to better understand common signs, symptoms, and behavioral changes related to substance misuse and addiction. The questions used in the following self-assessments ...

    ... and addictive stimulant methamphetamine. While this assessment does not replace a clinical diagnosis from a professional, it can be helpful in recognizing signs and symptoms of potential crystal meth misuse. Alcohol ... continue reading
  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Ohio

    Seeking help for addiction is the best thing you can do for your physical and mental health. It can even save your life. If you're struggling with addiction, you don't have to keep suffering. There are numerous resources in Ohio to help you get ...

    ... some OH regions suggest that in a few years, more residents will be using crystal meth than heroin due to its availability ... Network. (2017). Statewide Increases in Methamphetamine Linked to Heroin . Centers for Disease ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Inglewood, CA

    which_city: california/inglewood; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Inglewood, CA; intro: Southern California is home to the city of Inglewood in Los Angeles County. As part of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United ...

    ... as a white powder or, as crystal meth, smoked or injected. Meth users often suffer from meth mouth, a condition ... Prevention and Control Medical Director's Brief. Methamphetamine Misuse/Abuse and Consequences . more_info:. continue reading
  • 10 Years of Meth Lab Explosions

    You've probably heard about the dangers of methamphetamine - an addictive stimulant drug used by 569,000 people in the U.S. in 2014. Meth ravages the bodies of the people who use it, and long-term use can lead to a host of health issues: confusion, ...

    ... heard about the dangers of methamphetamine - an addictive stimulant drug used by 569,000 people in the U.S. in 2014. Meth ravages the bodies of the people who use it, and long-term use can lead to a host of health issues ... continue reading
  • Drug Trafficking Across Borders

    Data on drug seizures at the U.S. border indicate an alarming volume of trafficking taking place in recent years. Since 2009, heroin seizures at the southwestern border have almost tripled, while meth seizures quintupled through 2014. Worse yet, ...

    ... place in recent years. Since 2009, heroin seizures at the southwestern border have almost tripled, while meth seizures quintupled through 2014. Worse yet, cocaine and marijuana remain two of the most commonly seized ... continue reading
  • Amphetamine Addiction

    Amphetamines are prescription medications or illegal substances that are also known as stimulants, as they speed up your metabolism and increase your alertness. When legally prescribed, they are typically used to treat attention-deficit ...

    ... Methamphetamine , which, when in crystal solid form, is referred to as base, crystal, d-meth, fast, glass, ice, meth, speed, whiz, pure, or wax. Methamphetamine ... uncomfortable symptoms that are experienced by a person ... continue reading
  • Why Don’t We Have Addiction Vaccines?

    After three decades of research, people with addiction still have few medication options. While there are a handful of modestly effective FDA-approved drugs to treat alcohol, nicotine and opioid-use disorders, there are none at all for cocaine, ...

    ... . 2 “You want it to take away withdrawal symptoms, you want it to reduce craving and you want ... Methamphetamine : The Scripps group is also moving a methamphetamine vaccine through rat trials; in 2013 they published a ... continue reading
  • Famous Drug Abusers

    Drug and Alcohol Addiction: A Disease that Touches Everyone According to data from the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 22.7 million Americans need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. And though it may sound cliché, ...

    ... the Nazi Party, chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and a methamphetamine addict. A report in the Daily Mail states that Hitler abused crystal meth before a 1943 meeting with Mussolini, where he ranted for two hours ... continue reading
  • Drugs and Cancer Risk

    Despite the declines in the death rate over the last 20 years, cancer continues to be one of the most prevalent public health issues in the US. According to the National Cancer Institute 1 : More than 68 million people will receive a cancer ...

    ... substances of abuse that have been found to increase a user's susceptibility to cancer. However, there are other ... : Methamphetamine/crystal meth . Many toxic chemicals are used in the illicit manufacture of meth. One ... continue reading
  • Mixing Alcohol with Drugs

    Mixing alcohol with prescription drugs or illicit drugs (known as polysubstance use), can have dangerous health effects that many people may not realize. Since alcohol is such a commonly used substance, it's even more important to understand how it ...

    ... Stimulants : Alcohol and stimulants such as methamphetamine or cocaine are commonly used together. ... a greater risk of alcohol overdose. 8, 11 Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth Ecstasy Heroin Ketamine Marijuana Meth ... continue reading
  • The Forefathers of Modern Illicit Drugs

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Commonly Abused Drugs

    When you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with a substance abuse problem, it's important to know some of the signs and symptoms of addiction to that drug. You can find a brief overview of the major drugs of abuse below. For a full list ...

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  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Hemet, CA

    which_city: california/hemet; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Hemet, CA; intro: Methamphetamine abuse is a serious problem in Riverside County, which includes the small city of Hemet, California. Although the news with regard ...

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  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Compton, CA

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  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Rialto, CA

    which_city: california/rialto; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Rialto, CA; intro: In the 1990s, drug cartels gained a large presence in Los Angeles and nearby areas. 1 They set up meth "super labs" in what is called the Inland ...

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  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Montebello, CA

    which_city: california/montebello; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Montebello, CA; intro: Montebello, California, is home to slightly more than 63,000 residents. Despite its relatively small size, the area struggles with ...

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  • Seized

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  • Dangers of Shooting Up

    Drugs can be abused in a variety of ways; while some people may take them orally, others may smoke, snort, or inject them. The practice of “shooting up,” or injecting drugs directly into the bloodstream by means of a needle is particularly ...

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  • How Drug Addiction Hurts Relationships

    Many of the discussions surrounding addiction tend to focus on the physical and psychological effects of substance use. The effects of drug addiction, however, expand beyond these issues and further encompass one's social health and well-being. ...

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  • PCP History and Statistics

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  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Menifee, CA

    which_city: california/menifee; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Menifee, CA; intro: Menifee, a city in California's Riverside County, experiences its share of the nation's struggles with drug trafficking, substance abuse, and ...

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  • Getting Drug and Alcohol Rehab Without Insurance

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  • Drug Abuse and Cardiovascular Health Risks

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  • Sentencing by State 2

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  • Stimulant Drug Abuse

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  • 30 Famous Athletes Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Michael Phelps Eight-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps has not only plunged into the water, but into drugs. In 2009, he lost his endorsement contract with Kellogg's after a photo emerged of him taking a hit of marijuana . 2. Dock ...

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  • The 9 Most Expensive Drugs in America

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    ... most expensive price is that of a person's life—heroin poses a serious risk of overdose and the spreading of deadly diseases such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis. #7 Methamphetamine Meth users spend over $17 billion per year ... continue reading
  • Drugs in the News

    In a world grappling with issues of substance use and abuse, drugs are bound to see their days in the spotlight of our 24-hour news cycle. Maybe it's because of another tragic celebrity overdose, forcing us to confront the fact that even our heroes ...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Across Generations

    Substance abuse - both of alcohol and/or illicit drugs - has always maintained a consistent presence in American culture. As new drugs have been developed over the decades, their popular use has gone hand in hand with sweeping societal changes. From ...

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  • Alcohol Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

    What Is Alcohol Abuse? Those who abuse or misuse alcohol are not necessarily addicted to or dependent on alcohol. An individual can misuse alcohol without drinking on a consistent basis. For example, an individual who abuses alcohol may only drink ...

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  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in San Marcos, CA

    which_city: california/san-marcos; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in San Marcos, CA; intro: San Marcos, California, is close to San Diego, a larger city that struggles with the trafficking of illegal substances across the ...

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  • Helping Someone with Drug or Alcohol Addiction

    If you have a loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it can be difficult to watch them. It can also make you feel unsure as to how to help them. Here, we will talk about the signs of drug and alcohol use disorders, what you can ...

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  • Eating Disorder Treatment

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  • A Living Nightmare: 5 Things Doctors Don’t Tell You About Benzos

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  • instagram-drug-dealers

    Social media platforms operate in a Wild West world of limited regulations, often hiding behind the shield of user privacy to avoid taking action against predatory accounts, spammers, and misinformation campaigns. This neglect and hands-off approach ...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal

    Many substances of abuse can lead to the development of physiological dependence—especially if they are taken in large amounts and for a long period of time. When a person becomes dependent on a substance and then decides to stop using it, they ...

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  • Marijuana Mouth: Worse Than Meth Mouth?

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  • Support Groups and 12-Step Programs

    Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I'm an alcoholic. All of us have heard this type of statement, if not in our own experience then through popular media portrayals of recovery groups. Support groups and 12-step programs are integral parts of the process ...

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  • Types of Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

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  • The Explosion of Hash Oil

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  • Is Your Friend High? Here’s How to Tell…

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  • State Sentencing: How Drug Sentencing Varies Across the U.S.

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    ... methamphetamine sentencing dominates throughout most of the western United States. In a strange irony, New Mexico - a state with a connection to meth ... for each substance] Here we have a visual breakdown, by substance, of ... continue reading
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