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Henderson is the second largest city in the state of Nevada with a total population of 257,729 according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau. The city is in Clark County and within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Henderson is located at the southeast end of the Las Vegas Valley. The city is surrounded by mountains, the Mccullough Range is the closest to the city, it is covered with black rocks from volcanic explosions millions of years ago making it an hikers dream. Henderson’s landscape is mostly desert, there is barely any water.
Methamphetamine trafficked and produced throughout Nevada
The location of Henderson makes it a prime spot for drug trafficking. Home of Henderson Airport and having four major highways, the McCarran Airport just northwest of the city and the Union Pacific railroad make trafficking easy. The trafficking and abuse of methamphetamine is the largest drug problem in the Nevada.The trafficking and abuse of this illicit drug is leading to an increase in property crime and violent crime throughout the state of Nevada. Methamphetamine is not only brought into the state, there are many illegal “Meth Labs” through out the state, producing and distributing the drug to state residents. In 2001 there was 195 methamphetamine laboratories shut down and seized by state police.
Methamphetamine is a chemical that has stimulant properties similar to adrenaline. Methamphetamine has several different names such as Meth, Crank, Crystal, Speed and Glass. Commonly used by snorting, smoking or injection. The effects of methamphetamine is very similar to that of other stimulants that mimic the action of adrenaline and dopamine. Feelings of increased alertness, angers or fear, or agitation and feelings of well being, and a strong sense of euphoria are results from using Meth, this is what the user strives to feel. It is not all fun and games, when the stimulation goes too high, it produces feelings of panic, paranoia, hallucinations, rage, seizures and stroke.
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. 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. This cycle creates an strong addiction to Methamphetamine, uses start to only have positive feeling when high on the drug.
Use of Methamphetamine leads 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 addicts experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using 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.
Henderson, Nevada Rehabs will Help You Quit
Do not let Methamphetamine control your life any longer. Crystal Meth is one of the most addictive and dangerous drugs on the streets today. There are rehabilitation programs in Henderson Nevada that will help you over come your addiction. You will enter into detox to rid your body of the drug, with the assistance of doctor prescribed nonaddictive medications to lessen the withdrawal symptoms.
You will be treated for any health conditions you may have due to its use. Counseling in both a group and individual environment will help give you the tools you need to deal with your addiction and to prevent relapse. Do not wait any longer, contact an Henderson Nevada rehab today.