Meth Addiction can be Deadly

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Meth Addiction can be Deadly Many drugs are horribly addictive and have extremely adverse effects on their users.  However, meth addiction has been shown to be one of the most string addictions and has the most extreme effects.  Different from other drug abusers, meth addict’s symptoms are often easily recognizable from outward appearances.  Those struggling with meth addictions often have scarred and prematurely aging faces paired with extreme tooth decay that indicates the abuse.  If someone you love is...

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What is Crystal Meth?

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What is Crystal meth? Crystal meth, also known as crystal methamphetamine, is a very pure, smokable form of methamphetamine. Known informally as ice, tina, or glass, is a colorless form of d-methamphetamine, a powerful synthetic stimulant which is a highly addictive man-made stimulant. Its use can lead to severe physiological and psychological dependence. This odorless substance is abused because it has a long-lasting euphoric effect on the user. Crystal meth is generally purer than powdered methamphetamine, and...

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Drug Cravings

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Without drug cravings, drug addictions would be lessened significantly.  The craving obviously perpetuates the addiction and the abuse that occurs with drug use.  Drug cravings can be physical or psychological. Physical drug cravings happen when a drug dependent person builds up their tolerance to a drug or drugs over time. Drug cravings, like other physical cravings, are taken as a symbol that the individual should give the body what it thinks it needs. Drug cravings are very powerful and compel many people to...

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About Meth

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About Meth What’s Meth made of? Methamphetamine is closely related to amphetamine but has longer lasting and more toxic effects on the user’s system. Meth is a white, odorless powder that dissolves easily in water or alcohol. Production of the drug begins with common chemicals, including ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. Ephedrine-containing pills and powders were banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004. However, as of mid-2005, illicit supplies were still available through the Internet....

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Meth: Addiction and Rehab in Utah

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While most people have heard of meth, or its most popular form crystal meth, most people don’t know the toll that it can take on the user.  Meth is one of the most addictive narcotics on the market today, and while meth use in Utah looks like it might be in decline, it’s still a serious problem. Unlike many other narcotics which are derived from plants, meth can be made from a variety of household chemicals. Meth can be taken by swallowing, snorting, smoking, or by using a hypodermic needle. How can you tell...

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Drug Addiction Trends in Utah County

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Utah County has some of the lowest rates of substance abuse in the state of Utah and nationally, however, there is still a significant problem.  Methamphetamine addiction is still the most reported primary drug of abuse at admissions and most are for women.  Within the past 5 years, there has been a rise, DOUBLE, for heroin addiction admissions.  Marijuana addiction is still the largest reason for treatment admissions for Utah County youth. Source:  Utah County Health...

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