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Rehab Programs in Mobile, Alabama

December 18, 2011


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Mobile is the third largest city is the state of Alabama with a total population of 195,111 according to the 2010 United States Census. The city is located in the Southern part of the state on the Mobile River and the central Gulf Coast of the United States. The city is the only seaport in Alabama, with the Port of Mobile. Mobile is home to several art museums, a symphony orchestra, a professional opera, a professional ballet company, and a large concentration of historic architecture, it is a cultural center for the Gulf Coast. The city also has the oldest organized carnival celebrations in the United States.

Methamphetamine threatens the way of life for Alabama’s youth

Methamphetamine is a growing problem amongst American youth. It is growing in popularity and easily obtainable. Young adults and teenagers are dawn to its stimulant effects, giving them a high that gives them energy and confidence. Methamphetamine is a combination of so many different chemicals that these people are seriously poisoning their body each hit they take.

The majority of Methamphetamine in Alabama is produced locally in Meth Labs. There is a high risk of explosion related to the chemicals used to produce meth as well as a toxin vapor that can cause serious damage if breathed in. These laboratories are extremely dangerous not only to people but to the environment. When done cooking the chemicals and toxins used to produce meth is dumped randomly throughout the parks and  rural areas in the state. These dump sites cost the state thousands to clean up as well as killing plants and animals in its path. What drugs are not produced locally are brought in from outside states and Mexico by Mexican criminal groups. There is a high crime rate involved in both the production, trafficking and distribution of meth, as well as the abuse causing violent behaviors in its users called “tweaking”.

What is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant with  several different names such as Meth, Crank, Crystal, Speed and Glass. It can be snorted, smoked or injected with effects similar to that of other stimulants that mimic the action of adrenaline and dopamine. Methamphetamine produces feelings of increased alertness, angers or fear, or agitation and feelings of well being, and a strong sense of euphoria. Meth produces a pleasurable effect that is followed by a rebound unpleasant effect, this is because of the suppression by the drug of the normal production of adrenaline. There are many adverse effects related to meth, it produces feelings of panic, paranoia, hallucinations, rage, seizures and stroke. Chronic use of Meth creates a chemical imbalance and causes irritability that physically demands more of the drug to go back to normal and feel good again. The user only experiences pleasurable feeling when high on the drug, thus creating an strong addiction to Methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine abuse can lead to an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, constrict blood vessels, dilate pupils, release sugar and fat into the blood stream and energize the brain. The hygiene of meth users goes down hill drastically, most common is “meth mouth”, the users teeth begin to rot due to smoking the drug.

Methamphetamine Withdrawal

Once addicted to methamphetamine it can seem impossible to quit due to the withdrawal symptoms experienced with stopping use of the drug.The severity and length of withdrawal symptoms vary with the amount of damage done to the individual’s normal reward system through amphetamine use. The more of the drug that comes into the body, the more of the body’s natural chemistry is suppressed almost to the point of shutting down completely. The most common symptoms are: drug craving, irritability, loss of energy, depression, fearfulness, wanting to sleep a lot, or, difficulty in sleeping, shaking, nausea and palpitations, sweating, hyperventilation, and increased appetite. These symptoms can commonly last several weeks after stopping the use of Methamphetamine.

 

Its time to quit…

Do not let meth control your life any longer. When entering into a rehab program you will go through the detoxification process to cleans your body of any chemicals and toxins while receiving non-addictive prescription medications to lessen the effects of withdrawal. You will also receive medical attention for any physical or psychological health conditions you may have as a result of chronic meth abuse. Therapy will help you learn to deal with your addiction and remain on the track, remain sober. You can successfully quit with the help of a Rehab Program in Mobile, Alabama.

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