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Meth Addiction Facts

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Meth is also known as methamphetamine, crystal meth, crystal glass, ice, glass, L.A. glass, L.A. ice, stove top, speed, super ice, poor mans cocaine and numerous other names.

Let us take a look at some meth addiction facts.

Meth is commonly used as a weight loss “drug” once the addict stops using the meth the weight returns quickly.

Stress has been determined to be one of the major causes for meth addiction.

Child abuse is another major factor in meth abuse.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 10 to 22 percent of car crashes involved drivers who have been using meth.

Meth is made in kitchens all across the country using common ingredients that can be purchased in drug stores and department stores. Making meth is a dangerous career choice - almost as dangerous as being addicted to meth.

When an addict uses meth it releases dopamine which is the pleasure response hormone when to much dopamine is released over a prolonged period of time it damages the ends of the neuron cells and causes leaning disabilities and impaired motor skills.

Meth addiction brings on major problems

Meth addictions kill people everyday. If the addiction does kill the abuser it can create a whole host of other problems including anxiety, depression, paranoia, increased heart rate, irregular heart rate, insomnia are just a few of the negative meth addiction facts.

If you are a meth addict, get help now because you are not the only person you are hurting by your addiction!