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Information about crystal meth addiction. Methamphetamines have become a major problem for the residents of Texas. In fact, meth is currently the leading cause of drug overdoses in the state of Texas. Since treatment for an addiction to methamphetamine can be rather difficult, we’ve compiled a wealth of information on the dangers of crystal meth here.

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Where Did Meth Come From? A History of Methamphetamine

By |2020-12-16T21:23:31+00:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today, there are more than 1.6 million Americans who report having abused crystal meth sometime within the past year. Out of that number, roughly one million of them will also state that they suffered from a methamphetamine use disorder within that same year. A substance use disorder, also known as an addiction, is when someone […]

Before You Use Meth, Read This First

By |2021-03-30T23:20:22+00:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , |

Meth is a very dangerous and highly addictive drug. It is used by a wide range of different types of people in the United States. However, it is typically more common among old teens or young adults, with the average age of a meth user being around 30 years old, much younger than cocaine […]

What Drugs Cause Scabs or Lesions on the Skin?

By |2021-01-22T21:22:46+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you concerned that a loved one may be abusing drugs because you have seen what appear to be lesions or scabs on the skin? These types of skin sores just never really seem to go away, or sometimes they even seem to get worse. Unfortunately, with drug and alcohol abuse, scabs and lesions on […]

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?

By |2021-02-26T20:12:22+00:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Heroin, Meth, Opioids, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

An addiction treatment center with a medical detox program will allow the user to safely manage and alleviate the heavy detox symptoms that may be experienced when first quitting drugs or alcohol. Many who have tried quitting “cold turkey” on their own have had little to no success as they are improperly managing their symptoms. The purpose of a medical detox is to get the person safely through the acute withdrawal stage, where most of the physical symptoms occur. Maintaining sobriety long term in the post-acute withdrawal stage will require ongoing effort as the psychological symptoms, like depression and learning how to cope without the use of drugs or alcohol, begin to surface.

Drug Trafficking in Texas: Being Aware of How to Get Help

By |2021-02-02T19:00:01+00:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Due to its close proximity with Mexico, the state of Texas is the most heavily affected region. These Mexican drug cartels smuggle their drugs across the border and begin distributing them throughout the state. Interestingly enough though, marijuana is the drug with the highest conviction rate in Texas, due to the influx of Mexican weed that is coming across the border. Texas is also has the fourth highest rate per capita for drug trafficking sentences with an average sentence lasting around 77 months (about 6 ½ years).

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?

By |2021-02-02T19:03:12+00:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

When looking at the average price of crystal meth, the street value can vary from city to city, state to state, region to region. Due to our close proximity to the source of 90 percent of the meth available in the United States, the price of meth is typically lower in Texas, than in […]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

By |2021-02-02T19:04:34+00:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth, Rehabilitation, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

 

While the news headlines are dominated by the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, crystal meth is making a relatively silent, but deadly return. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of overdose deaths for methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016 and that number keeps growing […]

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?

By |2021-02-02T19:05:58+00:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Methamphetamine, speed, ice, or crystal meth is hard to quit simply because it is one of the most addictive drugs known to exist. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s methamphetamine was a major problem in Texas and across the whole nation because the ingredients were relatively easy to obtain at your local, street corner drug […]

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?

By |2021-02-02T19:07:49+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth, Opioids, Rehabilitation, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Scientific, evidence-based approaches to drug rehabilitation are likely the most cost-effective versions of care, as they offer a proven success rate, regardless of age, gender and other demographics. These methods of rehabilitation can literally be life-saving so it is difficult to put an accurate price tag on rehabilitation.

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