Methamphetamine is a derivative of amphetamine used in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride both as a central nervous system stimulant in the medical treatment of obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and illicitly as a recreational drug.
No matter where you live, AddictionCenter aims to find a drug rehab center that can help you overcome your addiction. AddictionCenter can help you find treatment based on your location, budget, and specific needs and help you get started quickly. Also provided via this link is information about the biological effects of meth on your body.
Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or fees for CMA membership; CMA is self-supporting through our own contributions. CMA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; and neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Elements Behavioral Center delves under the surface into the complex issues that contribute to addictive and self-defeating patterns. Whether you’re struggling with emotional trauma, addiction, depression or anxiety, eating disorders or intimacy disorders, Elements Behavioral Center has a highly effective treatment program that addresses everything that stands between you and lifelong recovery. Additionally available via this link is information related to behavioral and emotional patterns that can contribute to meth use.
The Idaho Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, education, and community outreach. Central to the integrated, research-based campaign is MethProject.org—a definitive source for information about Meth for teens—supported by hard-hitting TV, radio, print, online, mobile, and social media campaigns that communicate the risks of Meth use.
This link from the American Dental Association explains one of the most common side effects and concerns related to methamphetamine use which is “meth mouth”. Mouth Healthy has statistics on the likelihood of adverse affects to dental hygiene and why this happens to users.
Methpedia is designed to help prevent the use of methamphetamine by providing citizens, law enforcement, public health, youth, media, and community organizers a tool that allows them “one-stop” shopping for the most relevant and timely information available.
The NIDA mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. This link provides information on how methamphetamine is consumed and the short and long term effects that it can cause of the brain and body.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse site that is specifically for teenagers. NIDA for Teens provides access to relevant information on Methamphetamine (Meth). It includes facts and resources on meth abuse, the scope of the problem and how to reach out and talk to friends who are experimenting or abusing Methamphetamine. Also available via this link is a list of additional resources.
Verywell Mind is an online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. Verywell Mind’s library of more than 4,000 pieces of content, created and refined over the past 20+ years, has been written by more than 100 healthcare professionals and industry experts including experienced doctors, therapists, and social workers, and then vetted by board-certified physicians. Also provided by a Verywell Mind is a breakdown of the effects, both positive and negative, long and short term of methamphetamine use.