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Broken Arrow is a city located in the northeastern part of the state of Oklahoma. It is the largest suburb of Tulsa with a population of 98,850 residents according to the 2010 census, and is the fourth largest city in the state. The city was named for a Creek community settled by Creek Indians who came to Oklahoma from Alabama along the Trail of Tears. Broken Arrow was an agricultural community, now its economy is diverse, the city has the third largest concentration of industries in the state. Broken Arrow is home to the Safari’s Animal Sanctuary, and one of the ever popular Bass Pro Shops. The City has several museums and art galleries, about eight golf courses and several parks for recreation. The cities crime rates are low, however its drug abuse rates are high. The drug of choice for many of Broken Arrows residents is Methamphetamine.
What is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is the chemical n-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine, the name is shortened meth. In crystalline form the drug is called crystal meth, ice, Tina, or glass. Crystal meth is made in illegal labs by chemically altering over the counter drugs. Making crystal meth usually involves reducing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, these are found in cold and allergy medicine. The creation of this illicit drug is just as dangerous as its use because of the highly toxic fumes that go into the air. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant.
Crystal meth is typically smoked threw glass pipes, it also may be injected (either dry or dissolved in water), snorted, swallowed, or inserted into the anus or urethra. Many use meth because of the long-lasting high that it gives. Methamphetamine causes neurotransmitters to be released in the brain, this produces a feeling of euphoria that can last up to 12 hours, depending on the individual and the amount of the drug used.
Other methamphetamine effects are improved concentration, energy, and alertness, as well as decreasing appetite and fatigue, increasing libido and sexual pleasure. These are the effects that lead to addiction, there are other effects ignored by the users such as diarrhea, nausea, excessive sweating, loss of appetite, insomnia, tremors, jaw-clenching, agitation, irritability, talkativeness, panic, compulsive fascination with repetitive tasks, violence, confusion. As well as directly effecting health with increased blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, blood sugar levels, bronchodilation. Meth users are at risk of overdose causing brain damage, sensation of flesh crawling (formication), paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, tension headache, muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis) which can lead to kidney damage or failure and death due to stroke, cardiac arrest or elevated body temperature (hyperthermia).
Chronic Crystal Meth Use
Chronic users of meth begin to develop a tolerance, needing more of the drug to get the same effect. Their every moment will be consumed by drug cravings. When stopping use of meth abruptly they will experience withdrawal symptoms such as depression, anhedonia and drug-related psychosis that may last for months or years after drug use is discontinued. “Meth Mouth” where teeth rapidly decay and fall out is very common with the appearance of a chronic meth user.
There is a Rehab Program Available at Broken Arrow Rehabs
There is treatment available to help you or your loved one to over come this life consuming addiction. The Doctors and staff at Broken Arrow Oklahoma rehab treatment centers are here to help regain control of your life. You will be assisted through the detox process with nonaddictive medications that will lessen the affects of withdrawal as well as given counseling to get to the rout cause of the addiction. Some come to be addicted because of something as silly as wanting to loose some weight and then find themselves unable to quit after reaching that goal. For what ever reason crystal meth addiction has sucked you into its hellish world it is time to stop and seek help. Broken Arrow rehab treatment centers will assist you on the road of recovery to live a long, happy, sober life.