Methamphetamine (Meth) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that heavily stimulates the central nervous system (CNS). Meth is a man-made drug and manufacturers have to “cook” chemicals to produce the product. The primary producers and distributors for meth are members of the Mexican drug trafficking organizations. There are also small illegal laboratories located in the United States who produce the drug, but it is on a much smaller scale. Meth is made solely from a variety of chemical ingredients and the cooking method varies depending on which ingredients are readily available. The main ingredient used to make meth is over the counter medications that contain pseudoephedrine. Today there is a law in place that requires retailers of products containing pseudoephedrine to place these OTC products behind the counter or in a locked cabinet so they are not as easily accessible. A consumer must be over the age of 18 and is required to show photo identification as well as sign a logbook for each one of the pseudoephedrine containing products purchased. Meth typically comes in powder, pill or crystalline form. It can be snorted, smoked or injected. The high users experience from meth is known as a rush and is long lasting. Long-term meth abuse carries devastating consequences such as permanent damage to the body and brain.
There are many options for treating a meth addiction, but the successful drug rehab programs will provide medical detox along with mix of cognitive therapies. To learn more about a meth addiction rehab that offers this type treatment please call today and speak with a professional adviser.
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