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Rehab Programs in Jackson, Mississippi

August 25, 2011


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Jackson is the largest city in the state of Mississippi and the state capital. The city has a total population of 173,514 according to the 2010 United States Census. Jackson’s slogan is “City with Soul” because of its soulful music and residents ability to have a great time and their soulful hospitality to visitors or those who are looking to live in Jackson long-term. Despite the cities hospitality, Jackson has been ranked the 23rd most dangerous city in America. In 2009 the state of Mississippi had 8,304 reported violent crimes and 190 murders. Most of which were drug related.

The City with Soul is Using Illicit Drugs to Intensify the Musical Experience

Club drugs such as Ecstasy, GHB and Ketamine are taken like candy in local nightclubs and other musical events to intensify the experience. Some say it allows them to really “feel the music”. These drugs have a growing popularity throughout the state with increase treatment admissions, emergency department visits, arrests and other doses.  What seems like fun can spiral out of control in no time leading to dependency on the drug, it gets to the point where it is not fun anymore, one can not feel anything without the drug.

Ecstasy

Formally known as  MDMA, street names  are  “ecstasy,” “XTC,” and “X” and “E.” MDMA (3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. MDMA’s effect neurons that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons. This affects the way the body regulates mood, aggression, sexual activity, sleep, and sensitivity to pain. Those who use MDMA are doing it for the euphoric effect, it heightens the body’s scenes. MDMA interferes with its own metabolism, the effects of the drug will ware of and the user begins taking more of the drug in a short amount of time, reaching harmful levels. When the user gets to these high, harmful levels, MDMA can affect the body’s ability to regulate temperature, causing a drastic increase in body temperature, hyperthermia. This can result in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular failure. Chronic use of MDMA can also lead to changes in brain function, affecting cognitive tasks and memory, and symptoms of depression several days after its use.

GHB

Street names are “liquid ecstasy,” “soap,” “easy lay,” “vita-G,” and “Georgia home boy.” GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a central nervous system depressant. The drug is abused  for its euphoric, sedative, and anabolic effects. Those who abuse GHB risk coma and seizures following just one use. When in combination with alcohol or other street drugs it can result in nausea and breathing difficulties. Withdrawal effects of GHB are insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and sweating. GHB is responsible for many poisonings, overdoses, date rapes, and deaths.

Ketamine

Street names are  “special K” or “vitamin K.” Ketamine is an anesthetic used in both human and animal medicine. 90 percent of the ketamine legally sold is intended for veterinary use, it is kept under lock and key to prevent theft but some times that isn’t enough to keep the addicts away. Abusers will either inject or snort ketamine, causing dream-like states and hallucinations. When ketamine is taken in high doses it can cause delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, depression, and potentially fatal respiratory problems.

It is time to stop, and a Jackson Rehab Can Help

These drugs are extremely dangerous with high risk of death. It is time to admit you have a problem and contact an Jackson, Mississippi Rehab today. According to national survey data, approximately 63,000 people in Mississippi reported needing but not receiving drug rehab treatment for illicit drug use within the past year. Do not be one of these people, you need help and it is available to you to help over come this addiction.

 

 

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