Meth effects - Crystal Meth Treatment
By Steve Hill
Crystal meth is a central nervous system stimulant. It is the toxic form of methamphetamine that has been used for the treatment of attention deficit disorder, obesity and for other ailments that require the treatment for amphetamine. This drug, has proven to be very addictive, has been giving much needed research over the past decade. Scientists are concern about the effects that this drug has on the central nervous systems and has been seeking alternatives drugs and means of treatment for its addiction.
Many crystal meth addicts know the long term effects of the drug but like other addicts do not realize that they are ill and would require treatment. Family and friends tend to support love ones with addiction by making excuse for their behavior and covering up the consequences of their love ones actions. With this type of support it is least likely for an addict to seek help for their addiction. It is important that they realize that their actions would not be rewarded, and that the need for treatment is important for their survival. Many crystal meth addicts seek treatment due to their realization of the adverse effects of the drug, whether it is getting them in trouble with the law, loss of family and friends or waking up in a dirty ally one day. There are numerous cases of crystal meth addicts seeking treatment after they had a glimpse of death, due to the adverse effects of either an overdose of methamphetamine of a long term usage.
Like many other addictions, crystal meth treatment includes rehab, education, counseling and group therapy. Addicts many times enter into a rehab program where they go through a six month strenuous exercise where their bodies are rid of this toxic substance. Counseling and other means of support are given to these patients to help with the withdrawal symptoms that accompany the process of detoxification.
Crystal meth treatment is an ongoing process. Addicts who have been through the rehabilitation process still need to get involve in counseling and group monitoring sessions to help them remain sober. Research has shown that only about ten percent of crystal meth addicts remain sober. Crystal meth is easily produce and is sold at a very affordable cost on the market. Moreover it is always in supply thus it is easily available to recovering addicts.
Law enforcement has been clamping down on illegal supplier and users of these drugs. Crystal meth is no longer a group B illegal drug, it has been upgraded due to its demand to a group A drug and the punishment for those who are caught with illegal supply of meth is about seven years imprisonment.