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In the wake of the recent explosion of opioid use and subsequent fatality, the conversation regarding other drugs has often fallen by the wayside. This is especially true for drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a stimulant used to treat conditions like a ADHD and extreme obesity, but is commonly used recreationally and is often cooked up in crude basement laboratories with no oversight or regulation. The active ingredient in methamphetamine is pseudoephedrine, which is the common ingredient in the cold medication Sudafed. Sudafed is heavily regulated by pharmacies due to its association with illegal methamphetamine addiction. As a result, areas with higher rates of meth abuse often see higher rates of convenience store and pharmacy robberies.
While indicators of methamphetamine addiction will vary based on each user’s history and symptomology, there are a few physical and emotional signs of which friends and loved ones should be mindful, including:
If you or a loved one are experiencing these or any other unusual symptoms related to methamphetamine, contact your physician or seek help immediately.
Methamphetamine addiction must be addressed using a combination of detoxification and rehab to help clients address the physical and emotional aspects of their condition. Detox should be administered by an experienced and qualified doctor that is trained in addiction medicine and can help eliminate withdrawal symptoms while intervening in medical emergencies. Rehab should help clients address the root causes of their substance abuse while helping them for plans for post-treatment sobriety. The process should include group therapy, individualized counseling, supplemental therapies and aftercare to help keep clients on track. Aftercare plans should include referral to local therapists and the development of coping strategies to help clients avoid relapse.