Addiction Topic Keyword: Meth Abuse (p. 1 of 1)

  • The Effects of Meth are Far From Pleasurable

    The Effects of Meth are Far From Pleasurable

    Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant that's closely related to amphetamine, it's long lasting and toxic to the central nervous system. Meth which is short for methamphetamine, is a white, odorless, bitter tasting powder that's taken either orally, snorted through the nose, dissolved in liquid and injected or also comes in rock form known as crystal meth which is smoked.
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  • Health Complications Associated with Illicit Drug Abuse

    Health Complications Associated with Illicit Drug Abuse

    Street drugs like cocaine, meth and heroin are heavily abused today and unfortunately they take a major toll on the body. Not only do users risk developing addiction to these drugs with repeated use, they can seriously affect a person's mental and physical health when they're abused.
    Cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin are very powerful drugs and they're highly addictive, so it's not hard...

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  • Meth - Extremely Addictive

    Meth - Extremely Addictive

    Meth is More Addictive than 'First Time Users' may think! If chronic meth addicts only realized what their life was going to be like someday after trying the highly addictive and destructive drug for the first time, I'm sure they would have had second thoughts before they used. Just being aware of the side effects alone associated with the abuse of meth would stop most people from trying the...

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  • Methadone Information and Detox

    Methadone Information and Detox

    What is Methadone? Methadone is a type of synthetic or man-made narcotic drug. When used legally, its primary purpose is to treat the addiction to narcotic drugs as well as to relieve pain in severe levels, most commonly in people that have a terminal illness such as cancer.
    Methadone is a drug that has been available legally since 1947, but it is important to know that methadone can be...

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  • Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Meth was produced from ephedrine back in 1893 and it wasn't until the 50's that crystallized meth was produced. Methamphetamine prescriptions were prescribed for many people in the 50's for treating medical health problems such as narcolepsy and obesity.
    Today, meth is one of the most threatening abused illegal drugs in many areas throughout the United States among teens, young and many...

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  • Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    We have all heard of designer drugs and how commonly abused some of them are like Ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, LSD and methamphetamine. Many designer drugs are produced in illegal labs and are developed by changing or modifying the chemical structure of another drug like marijuana, cocaine and morphine.
    By taking a drug for example like cocaine and changing the properties, illegal labs are able...

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  • Support Your Recovery from Crystal Meth Addiction with CMA

    Support Your Recovery from Crystal Meth Addiction with CMA

    Crystal meth is one of the most abused illegal drugs today in this country. It's very unfortunate too because it's also one of the most serious drugs that not only affects the brain but is extremely hard to recover from. Many people addicted to crystal meth are unaware that there's a recovery support group for people addicted to meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a fellowship program that...

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  • The History of Crystal Meth

    The History of Crystal Meth

    Crystal Meth, which is short for methamphetamine in its crystallized form (as opposed to being either in a powder or rock formation), has become a very popular drug both in the United States and around the world. This drug, which was used almost three times more than crack cocaine in 1999, is not just a new fad. Crystal meth has been in existence close to one hundred years.
    In 1893,...

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  • The link between Twelve Step Crystal Meth Anonymous Participation and Reducing HIV Infection Rates

    The link between Twelve Step Crystal Meth Anonymous Participation and Reducing HIV Infection Rates

    A link has been found between increasing HIV infection rates and drug use. Specifically, stimulants, such as crystal meth have been associated with becoming HIV infected. Crystal meth is considered a party drug, often used on the club circuits as a way to become freer. Free in every meaning of the word, including sexually free.
    So, inpiduals of all different backgrounds, sexual...

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  • Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment

    Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment

    In 1893, methamphetamine (meth) was first synthesized from ephedrine by Japanese chemist, Nagayoshi Nagai. In 1919, Akira Ogata synthesized crystallized meth by reducing ephedrine using red phosphorous and iodine. In the 1950s, Pharmacology and Therapeutics reported legal prescriptions of methamphetamine given to the American public for the treatment of narcolepsy, post-encephalitic Parkinsonism,...

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