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Meth & Alcohol: The Danger of Mixing Substances
Feb 15, 2019

What Is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth, is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant known for eliciting a powerful high, increasing wakefulness, and decreasing appetite.1 The high from meth is short, however, and people will often binge on it, taking repeated doses, before crashing. Some people will take meth over and over for […]

Meth Addiction: Facts, Statistics & How Meth Changes You
Oct 24, 2017

Meth Facts & Statistics Methamphetamine, or meth, is a powerful and addictive stimulant drug. The National Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) reports that in 2014 approximately 53 people per 100,000 were receiving care at a specialized addiction treatment facility for issues involving methamphetamine. As of 2015, around 6 percent of the American population (aged 12 […]

Ibogaine Success Rate & Treatment Centers Near Me
May 9, 2017

While the drug can initiate some short-term side effects, including anxiety after experiencing hallucinations, it may also tote certain medicinal properties. Anecdotal evidence suggests that ibogaine, which is derived from a plant found in the African rainforest, may adjust brain chemistry to the point that a person who otherwise might experience intense withdrawal symptoms for […]

Crystal Meth Side Effects: Short- and Long-Term Effects of Crystal Meth
May 1, 2017

Crystal meth is an exquisitely addictive drug with potent stimulant effects. People often use crystal meth for its relatively long-lasting euphoric high. Typically, individuals smoke or inject crystal meth and experience a high that can last 6-8 hours or more.1 If you, or someone you know, use crystal meth, it is critically important that you […]

Meth Overdose: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
Apr 28, 2017

Individuals who use meth report feeling a euphoric “rush,” an intense pleasurable feeling that only lasts a couple of minutes, then fades as quickly as it started. Thus, individuals use repeat doses to maintain the high.1 Similar to other substances, taking too much meth, using it in combination with other substances, or ingesting adulterated meth […]

Spotting Signs of Marijuana, Meth, and Other Drugs in the House
Mar 28, 2017

Addiction is a complex disease of the risk and reward system in the brain, involving a person’s genes, family history, and environment, among other factors. There are many substances that a person struggling with addiction could abuse, with different symptoms of intoxication, different paraphernalia, and different long-term consequences. That being said, there are several symptoms […]

Effects of Crystal Meth on the Brain and Central Nervous System
Mar 20, 2017

Methamphetamine (d-methamphetamine, crystal meth, or meth) is a man-made central nervous system stimulant. The substance often appears as bluish-tinted or white rocks or pieces of glass. It is most commonly smoked or snorted, and it is manufactured in private home laboratories using pseudoephedrine or ephedrine along with other substances that can be purchased at drugstores […]

Amphetamine Addiction: Symptoms, Side Effects & Treatment
Mar 15, 2017

What Are Amphetamines? Amphetamine is a central nervous stimulant. Its use results in an increase in certain types of brain activity, resulting in a feeling of higher energy, focus, confidence, and in a dose-dependent manner, can elicit a rewarding euphoria. According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research, amphetamine was first synthesized in Germany in […]

What Is Meth Cut With?
Jun 8, 2016

Methamphetamine is an intense stimulant that is often made and sold on illegal markets. When made in illicit meth labs, this drug is produced by distilling several harsh chemicals and medications like codeine.1 Since there is no regulation of this production process, illicit meth is often “cut” with additives in order to intensify or alter […]

Meth Street Names, Nicknames & Slang Terms
Jun 7, 2016

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a powerful stimulant prescribed by doctors in very low doses to control  conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, it’s more commonly known as a devastating illicit drug used recreationally for the rush of energy and feelings of invincibility it produces. Understanding Methamphetamine Illegal methamphetamine is created in meth labs […]

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