Methamphetamine Treatment Rehab

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Drug rehab services can help you to decide if you or the person in need of help should go to a residential treatment, out-patient facility, long term or short term treatment for their meth addiction rehab. First, it helps to

Methamphetamine is classified as a psycho stimulant drug as are such other substances of abuse as amphetamine and cocaine.

We know that meth is structurally similar to amphetamine and the neurotransmitter dopamine, but it is quite different from coke. Although these stimulants have similar behavioral and physiological effects, there are a few major differences in the basic mechanisms of how they work at the level of the nerve cell. However, the bottom line is that meth, like coke, results in an accumulation of the neurotransmitter dopamine, and this excessive dopamine concentration seems to produce the stimulation and feelings of euphoria experienced by the meth user.In contrast to coke, which is quickly removed and almost completely metabolized in the body, methamphetamine has a much longer length of time of action and a larger amount of the drug remains unchanged in the body. This results in meth being present in the brain longer, which leads to longer stimulant effects.

Methamphetamine Abuse

Methamphetamine is widely spreaded within the United States. The west coast are overwhelm with this phenomena. Meth is cheap to produce and does not need a lot of equipment to built a meth lab.  .  The state of California, Arizona, Oregon and all the south of the country are hardly touched by the usage of methamphetamine.

Coming down

As the effects of ice wear off, an individual may experience a range of symptoms like tension, depression, radical mood swings uncontrollable violence and exhaustion. 

Long-term effects

Long-term use of ice can result in a quantity of health issues, such as: elevated blood pressure and increased risk of heart-related complications such as heart attack and heart failure, malnutrition and rapid weight loss due to reduced appetite, chronic sleeping problems, reduced immunity and increased susceptibility to infections due to the person not sleeping or eating properly, depression, anxiety, tension and paranoia, brain damage (there is some evidence that amphetamines may damage brain cells resulting in reduced memory function and other impairments in thinking), dental problems (from grinding teeth). Smoking ice might damage the lungs while snorting it can damage the lining of the nose. Injecting ice might cause scarring, abscesses and vein damage. Sharing injecting equipment raises the possibility of contracting blood-borne viruses, such as hepatitis B and C, and HIV.

Amphetamines raise the heart and respiration rates, increase blood pressure, dilate the pupils of the eyes, and suppress appetite. Other adverse effects are anxiety, blurred vision, sleeplessness, and dizziness. Abuse of amphetamines can lead to irregular heartbeat and even physical collapse. A usual form of abuse of amphetamines is by individuals who use them to counter the effects of sleeping pills (barbiturates) taken the night before. This roller coaster effect is harmful to the body.

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While amphetamine users might feel a temporary boost in self-confidence and power, the abuse of the substance can lead to delusions, hallucinations, and a feeling of paranoia. These feelings can cause an individual to act in bizarre way, even violently. In the majority of people, these effects disappear when they stop using amphetamine.

Amphetamines are stolen or acquired through scams involving pharmacists or doctors who are duped into writing prescriptions for the substances. These illicitly acquired drugs are either sold as is or reduced to yellowish crystals that can be ingested in several ways, including sniffing and by injection. 

Another means of illicit sale of amphetamines involves “look-alike” drugs manufactured in illicit laboratories. One hazard in these look-alike’s is that the potency may differ from batch to batch. An individual accustomed to using a weak look-alike may unwittingly suffer an overdose taking the same quantity of a stronger look-alike.

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