Two people were arrested late last month in Mount Vernon on meth charges after a traffic search revealed an active drug operation. During a traffic stop, detectives found a methamphetamine lab, methamphetamine and related materials inside the men's car. Chad J. Davis, 30, and Jennifer Craig, 38, were later taken into custody.
The most effective treatments for methamphetamine addiction are:
There is no prescribed medication known to work positively and specifically with methamphetamine addicts. However, Chicago drug rehabilitation centers can be beneficial. To learn more, call a local treatment facility today.
Withdrawal symptoms will depend on the severity of use. Withdrawal symptoms can include chronic fatigue, depression, hunger, acute anxiety, paranoia, restlessness and suicidal ideation. Most symptoms will not be life-threatening in and of themselves. If meth abuse has been long-term, severe or combined with other drugs, withdrawal may have complications and possibly cause life-threatening situations.
Research studies show:
Other common addictions seen in meth addicts are alcoholism and secondary addictions. Alcohol is a commonly seen as a secondary addiction when meth addicts use alcohol to balance or depress the effects of intense stimulation and jitters of meth. An additional risk when using alcohol and meth together is that meth masks the depressant effect of alcohol. This increases the risk of alcohol overdose as the effects of alcohol are not being felt. Alcohol and meth together exacerbates high blood pressure.
Secondary addictions, such as sexual promiscuity or over-activity, occur when manic energy levels are created by meth use and users seek a way to burn off energy.
Detox centers in Chicago are ready to assist you in treating your meth addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling with drug addiction or abuse, call Chicago Drug Rehab IL at (312) 604-7346 today. We can help you find treatment programs that will give you the support and resources to overcome your addiction. Attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting (http://www.chicagona.org/) will be further helpful in your recovery by providing bonding experiences with fellow users.