Meth, or methamphetamine, is an illicit drug used and abused by thousands all over the world. It is usually created in an illegal “meth lab”, and sold on the streets for profit. The ingredients are easily found in household products, and these are “cooked” with cold remedies into a recipe of dangerous chemical “goodies”.
All over America, meth labs burn from the chemical fires and explosions that are an everyday risk in these labs. Ingesting something than can explode seems reason enough to quit. But, the addiction outweighs the risks for anyone dependent on this chemical concoction. Some of the waste products usually left behind are ammonia, battery lithium, engine starter, and brake cleaner.
Some of the street names for meth in this country are crystal, ice, crystal ice, crystal meth, and tina in the gay communities. What ever the name, the effects will be the same.
Doctors are sometimes using stimulants to counter the addiction in withdrawal symptoms, much like the use of methadone in the treatments for heroin addicts.
A meth user will experience a large array of symptoms, seemingly high energy, euphoria, concentration, sociability, and may feel invincible, aggressive, or agitated. High dosages can cause psychosis. These are just some of the psychological effects. The physical effects can include stroke, heart attack, convulsions, and death with high dosage.
Withdrawal from meth can cause fatigue, depression, increased appetite, and vivid dreaming. Suicide is a huge risk, as all the “invincible” traits are fading. No one should try doing a withdrawal from meth alone. Medical supervision is highly recommended for anyone trying to end their addiction to meth. Bring yourself out of danger, and let someone help you recover.
Our rehabilitation facilities have proven and safe methods and programs to guide you out of addiction, and into a recovered lifestyle from the evils of meth.