For decades, in spite of all of the different narcotic drugs that most definitely wreak havoc through the nation, alcohol still has been the number one most dangerous and most concerning addiction problem in the United States.  Now however, since the turn of the century, the nation has begun to see a different drug for the first time ever that is beginning to overtake alcohol.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC):

“Alcohol has been overtaken as the most pressing addiction problem in the country.  The addiction treatment sector says more patients now need help for methamphetamine use. Treatment facilities are stretched to capacity and there are long waiting lists.”

This has never ever happened before and it’s significant because it demonstrates how many people are struggling with this addiction.  Suddenly and really just in the last decade, alcohol abuse and addiction has still been going up and worsening, but it has been nothing like the damages caused and felt by meth abuse and addiction.  Meth has just shot up in popularity by more than five-hundred percent in just a few years.  Particularly for the young adults of the nation, meth is now far more commonly abused than alcohol is.

If even only another dozen inpatient rehab programs were set up in every state then an extra 50,000 people could benefit from addiction treatment every year, and many addicted individuals want to see a funding boost for both addiction services and mental health alike.  They want help, but they can’t get it so they keep relapsing on meth.

Cruel Truths on the Matter

Substance abuse is a hardship wherever it strikes, but meth addiction is particularly dangerous and concerning.  Meth addiction is highly difficult to beat even with the help of inpatient, residential, drug and alcohol addiction and dependence treatment centers, detox facilities, rehab programs, and recovery organizations.  Listed below are some statistics on meth abuse in the nation for context:

• Methamphetamines, (also known as meth, crank, ice, speed, crystal), create horrendous effects on those who take them.  The use of this drug also has increased, especially in the West. Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that increases alertness, decreases appetite, and gives a sensation of pleasure, but it is deadly and dangerous and it ruins the human mind and body.  The drug can be injected, snorted, smoked, or eaten. It shares many of the same toxic effects as cocaine – heart attacks, dangerously high blood pressure, and stroke.

• According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, (NSDUH), meth is the fastest growing drug in the nation when it comes to public opinion.

• Withdrawal from meth abuse often causes depression, abdominal cramps, and increased appetite. Other long-term effects include paranoia, hallucinations, weight loss, destruction of teeth, and heart damage.  It can kill, and if it doesn’t kill it leaves the human body ruined and scarred for life.  Meth causes permanent brain damage, so one will never be the same after he or she has used it enough.

Rehabilitation for Meth Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is a tricky thing to resolve.  It has always been this way, and recent times and stronger drugs and more lax laws on substance abuse have only made it even more difficult to resolve this problem permanently and effectively.  With alcohol abuse, the withdrawal symptoms are so bad from alcohol that people often are crying out for rehab.  Meth addiction though is actually far worse than alcohol addiction because, while meth is highly addictive, it does not produce such powerful withdrawal symptoms as alcohol does.  In this way, people who are addicted to it often think that they can just go on and on and on and on abusing it week after week after week with no consequence.  However, there is a lot of consequences to abusing meth.

Meth use and abuse will rot the human body out from the inside out and from the outside in.  That is just what it does to the human body.  So, one must impress upon a meth addict the severity of his or her present situation.  For someone who is addicted to meth, they need to get into an inpatient, residential, drug and alcohol addiction and dependence treatment center, detox facility, rehab program, and recovery organization as soon as is possible.

Inpatient rehab is the only thing that can help a meth addict.  Inpatient rehab is also necessary for an alcoholic but it is even more important for a meth addict because it will force him or her to work on his or her issues successfully and affluently.  It will really force him or her to get down to the bottom of the mental and personal reasons of why he or she abuses meth.  In this way, (45 to 90 days of inpatient rehab), it’s actually possible to rehabilitate a meth addict.  With help like this, anyone who is addicted to meth truly does stand a chance at getting rid of the habit once and for all.

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Cody Anding
August 10, 2016

It’s so true. I’ve been hooked on this stuff for over a year. Today I am 84 days clean. I’m not in rehab, residential treatment or seeing daily counseling. I did in fact abandon what was once a place I called “home” and moved thousands of miles away from there. Specifically San Diego to Anchorage Alaska. I call my state of recovery “Geographical Bipolar Therapy” or (GBT).

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