What is Meth?
Methamphetamine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant. A synthetic drug, Meth has a high potential for abuse and dependence. It is illegally produced and sold in pill form, capsules, powder and chunks; it can also be smoked, snorted or injected. The fast, powerful high tapers off quickly, leaving the user with a strong desire to do more.
What are the street names for Methamphetamine?
This drug is referred to by many names, including "Meth", "speed", "crank", "chald," "go-fast", "zip," and "cristy". The smokable form of this drug is ofen called "L.A.", "ice", "crystal or chrystal", "64glass", or "quartz."
Several treatment providers describe Methamphetamine abusers as "the hardest to treat" of all drug users. However; Meth addicts got over the acute effects of withdrawal fairly quickly, but the "wall" period lasts six to eight months for casual users and two to three years for regular users. Treatment referrals provide rehabs that effectively treat drug dependency, addressing the behavior and thinking patterns that directly contribute to the individual's disease and ensuring patients have a meaningful recovery. Our counselors are ready to help put you or your loved one onto the road to recovery.
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Where is Meth manufactured and distributed?
It is both domestically produced and imported into the United States in already processed form.
Who is using Methamphetamine?
There are two basic profiles (as reported by law enforcement and treatment providers):
- students of high-school and college age; and
- white, blue-collar workers and unemployed persons in their 20s and 30s.
Meth is prevalent in both urban and rural areas, and equally divided among males and females. Women; however, are more likely to use Meth than cocaine.
Why do people start using Methamphetamine?
Athletes and students sometimes begin using Meth because of the initial heightened physical and mental performance the drug produces. Blue-collar and service workers may use the drug to work extra shifts. Young women often begin using Meth to lose weight. It is also a recreational, social drug that is much less expensive and more accessible than cocaine.
How much of this drug can cause an overdose?
A toxic reaction can occur at relatively low levels, 50 milligrams of pure drug for a non-tolerant user.
Why is Methamphetamine addictive?
Facts: All addictive drugs have two things in common - they produce an initial pleasurable effect, followed by a rebound unpleasant effect. The user physically demands more of the drug to return to normal.