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Rehab Programs in Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson is the second largest city in the state of Arizona with a population of 520,116. In 2009 the city was ranked as the 32nd Largest city in the United States. Tucson, Arizona is located just 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, with mountains in every direction, the Santa Catalina Mountains, The Rincon Mountains and the Tucson Mountains.  Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, as well as the home to around 150 companies that design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronic systems, thus the cities nickname Optics Valley.

Methamphetamine in Tucson, Arizona

Methamphetamine is a large problem in the state of Arizona. Its high purity, low cost makes it a desirable drug to many young adults. The majority of the methamphetamine available in Tucson is smuggled in from Mexico but is also produced and transported in from outside states such as California and Nevada. The main problem is the production of methamphetamine locally, there is a growing number of meth labs throughout Arizona and they are posing a serious safety and environmental risk. Local law enforcement are doing all they can to shut down the production and distribution of  Methamphetamine. According to FDSS data there were 293 kilograms of methamphetamine seized in 2002, ranking Arizona third in the nation for methamphetamine seizures.

What is Meth?

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant. Methamphetamine can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally,  giving a short yet intense “rush” when the drug is first administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. There is a number of adverse effects to chronic meth abuse such as anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, violent behaviors, paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user’s skin. Many chronic meth users have poor hygiene, sore on their body and “meth mouth” where there teeth are rooting.

Meth Addiction

The body begins to develop a tolerance to meth after just a short period of time, requiring more of the drug to reach the same effects as its first use. Many have found themselves addicted to methamphetamine and in need of a treatment facility to quit. According to TEDS, there were 1,267 methamphetamine related treatment admissions to publicly funded treatment facilities in Arizona during 2001.

When entering into a treatment program you will receive non-addictive prescription medication to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal while going through the detox process. You will go through behavioral modification therapy to help get to the root cause of your addiction as well as teach you the key tools you need to remain sober. If you are ready to admit you have a problem and accept help, then contact a Rehab Program in Tucson, Arizona today.