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Seaford is the fifth largest city in the state of Delaware with a total population of 6,928 according to the 2010 United States Census. The city is located along the Nanticoke River and is the largest city in Sussex County. Seaford was voted the 28th Best Small Town in America.
Methamphetamine is taking of the small town lifestyle
Seaford may be the fifth largest city in Delaware but it is still a small town, with small town values. Methamphetamine is a growing concern for residents in Seaford as well as throughout Delaware. The majority of the methamphetamine in Delaware is brought in from Pennsylvania, yet a good portion is locally made in “Meth Labs”
A meth lab can be anywhere, it could be in your neighbors house next door. Most do not notice until the toxic chemicals begin to fill the air as the “cook” closes up shop. Methamphetamine production is extremely dangerous, the chemicals used are toxic posing a huge problem for those in the surrounding area, there is a great risk of the lab blowing up and injuring anyone in its explosive radius. The production of meth is also an environmental concern, when done cooking the chemicals used are often dumped into the enviornment, costing the government thousands of dollar to clean up.
Methamphetamine is also known as methylamphetamine, methamfetamin, N-methylamphetamine and desoxyephedrine. It is a psychoactive drug in the phenethylamine and amphetamine class of drugs. Slang terms for the drug include meth, ice, tik, crystal meth, glass, tina and crank. Methamphetamine can be consumed orally, injected, snorted or as a suppository but the most common form of ingestion is smoking the drug using a glass pipe. Methamphetamine is highly addictive and extremely dangerous.
Methamphetamine is produced many different ways. The most common production methods in Delaware are:
- Hydriodic acid/red phosphorus – The principal chemicals are ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, hydriodic acid, and red phosphorus. This method can yield multipound quantities of high quality d-methamphetamine.
- P2P – The principal chemicals are phenyl-2-propanone, aluminum, methylamine, and mercuric acid. This method yields low quality dl-methamphetamine.
The unpredictable effects of Meth
Methamphetamine use can have very unpredictable effects on the user but the most common effects include euphoria, insomnia, paranoia, rapid weight loss, dizziness, hallucinations, dry mouth, jaw clenching, twitching and feelings of invincibility. Energy level, alertness, aggression, irritability, concentration, anxiety, libido and sociability may all also increase as a result of methamphetamine use. Adverse health effects associated with methamphetamine abuse include increased risk of stroke, heart attack and hypertension. It is also common for frequent methamphetamine users to develop a condition referred to as “meth mouth” where the user’s teeth rot or fall out extremely quickly. This is likely due to the dry mouth, jaw clenching and teeth grinding that are common with methamphetamine abuse.
Methamphetamine addiction treatment
Methamphetamine addiction begins to control your life after a short period of time. You days are spent seeking more drugs and find a way to do so. Friends and family begin to give up on you because you ignore all the adverse affects of the drug and are choosing to kill yourself for a high. You finances are a mess because you decided to get high rather than go to work. The addiction is slowly killing you, your health is progressively getting worse. Do not allow meth to make you its victim any longer. Rehab programs in Seaford, Delaware can help.
When entering into a rehab program you will go through an assessment process to determine the correct treatment process for you. Beginning with the detox process, cleansing our body of any toxins and chemicals while receiving non-addictive prescription medications to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal. You will receive medical treatment for any physical and psychological health conditions you may have as a result of chronic meth abuse. Group and Individual therapy will help you get to the root cause of your addiction while teaching you the key tools you will need to live a life of sobriety. With the help of a rehab program you future is bright and sober. Contact a rehab program in Seaford, Delaware today.