The drug methamphetamine is a stimulant or upper; some classify it as a central nervous system stimulant. It is a Schedule II narcotic and has a high potential for abuse. Over 1 million people, on average, use methamphetamine during a one year period. A percentage of those enroll in rehab for help to stop abusing the drug.
General Meth Information
The following is general information about meth and it’s use:
• Meth comes in a powder form and sometimes in a pill form.
• The drug is rock-like, and looks like glass or has a bluish white tint.
• Individuals smoke, snort and inject meth to use it.
• Meth is often made in homemade labs located in rural areas.
• Meth contains a number of chemicals, namely pseudoephedrine.
• Many meth users binge-use meth, staying up for several days without food.
Effects From Meth
When an individual uses a drug like meth, or any other drug, it modifies the natural reward system of the brain by giving them an extra boost of “feel good” chemicals. When they come down they crash and often feel depressed, completely out of it or even have anxiety or feel sadness. The solution is to use more meth. The more they use the worse the problem becomes. This is one of the most negative effects which is addiction.
Other effects from the drug are in the form of mental problems. Meth users often feel paranoid when high on the drug. They can have delusions or hallucinations or think that things are occurring that are not happening. Lack of sleep only complicates this problem.
Meth user will sometimes not sleep or eat for days or weeks and become emaciated. Their pupils will become dilated when on the drug and they will form dark circles under the eyes from not sleeping.
Meth causes severe anxiety and violent behavior in users. An individual can become completely psychotic and be aggressive to others or even harmful to themselves and others through homicidal and suicidal thoughts and actions.
The drug will play so many trick on the users that in the end they just become paranoid and apathetic. They are unsure of themselves and their surroundings. Many of them need extensive therapy to overcome the problems related to the effects of methamphetamine.
Physical Effects of Methamphetamine
Using a drug like meth, which contains so many chemicals, there is a high likelihood of physical problems related to the addiction. Some users will overdose on the drug experiencing seizures or convulsions. Too much of the drug will also cause a breakdown to the cardiovascular system and other organs causing death to users. There is also the risk of kidney failure from the chemicals in the drug overloading the main filtering system of the body.
Meth addicts often look gaunt and undernourished with lack of sleep and food and the deficiencies formed in the body as the drug depletes the body of needed vitamins.
The longer an individual uses meth, the more physical harm the drug will cause to their bodies.
The Solution To Meth Abuse Through Narconon Objectives
In addition to the mental and physical effects of meth the drug will also take the user out of present time and they are generally unable to adapt to their environment. Most treatment centers and even meeting like NA are unable to completely address this issue.
The Narconon program, a long term treatment solution does this with Narconon Objectives. These are processes which unstick the individual’s attention units so they are able to leave the mental issues regarding the addiction behind and move forward with their life. This, plus the remainder of treatment delivers a 76% success rate with meth abuse.
For more information on Narconon Objectives call 800-874-3197.