The Ins and Outs of a Meth Addiction
Meth addiction rates all across America are soaring, along with opioid addiction rates. Meth has a devastating effect on America's healthcare system, as fatal overdoses involving meth doubled from 2010 to 2014.
Nowadays, a lot of the meth in America is being smuggled in from the borders. This is due to the fact that the DEA is cracking down on meth labs within the country. To illustrate just how big the meth industry is, millions of pounds of meth are being smuggled in by cars and other means on a daily basis.
Meth Recovery Information
What is Meth?
Meth, otherwise known as methamphetamine, is a potent central nervous system stimulant.
It is mainly used as a recreational drug although it has also been used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) classifies it as a schedule II controlled substance.
This drug combines a 50-50 mixture of levomethamphetamine and dextromethamphetamine. Both are strong stimulants, and will have a strong effect on the brain. By itself, levomethamphetamine is available over-the-counter as an inhalant used to treat nasal congestions.
Meth is an incredibly addictive drug. It's possible for people to get addicted to meth from just one use. This is probably why meth addiction rates have started to soar in America. It is probably one of the most addictive drugs out there, and one of the hardest addictions to kick.