Understanding Addiction to Crystal Meth

The Dangers of Crystal Meth Abuse

Methamphetamine or crystal meth has plagued the American addiction landscape for decades. Treatment for crystal meth requires a comprehensive care plan that addresses the physical and psychological damage caused by the drug. Over one million Americans, ages 12 and older, use crystal meth per year. In addition to the dangers posed to the individual, the haphazard and dangerous nature of the crystal meth production process has created public safety crises, including lab fires, pharmacy robberies and gang-related criminal activity, all across the country.

Crystal meth abuse can lead to long-term and even permanent psychosis and intense mood swings. Common signs and symptoms of prolonged abuse include heightened aggression, serious depression, skin breakouts, breathing problems and decaying teeth. If you suspect that your loved one has developed a methamphetamine addiction, and they are exhibiting the aforementioned symptoms, seek professional treatment immediately.

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches has compiled an eBook on the history, culture and dangers of crystal meth addiction, and is ready to provide comprehensive treatment to your or your loved one.

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