New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Provides a Primer on Methamphetamine (Meth)

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People and especially parents who keep hearing about methamphetamine -- a.k.a. meth -- but don’t know what it is and how devastating it can be, should head to Best Drug Rehabilitation’s website and read a new blog post entitled: “What is Meth?”

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful.

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful.

The point here is for parents, friends and other loved ones to keep an eye out for these warning signs, and use them as an opportunity to dig deeper and ask questions.

People and especially parents who keep hearing about methamphetamine -- a.k.a. meth -- but don’t know what it is and how devastating it can be, should head to Best Drug Rehabilitation’s website and read a new blog post entitled: “What is Meth?”

As the blog post clarifies:

  • Meth is produced by combining several industrial chemicals and substances, which is why it’s typically very potent when compared to other drugs.
  • It’s believed that more than 10 million people in the US have tried meth at least once.
  • The average starting age for a meth use is around 21, although many start much younger.
  • Between 1995 and 2004, the number of meth-related incidents treated in emergency rooms doubled to about 75,000.
  • About 10% of addicts seeking treatment in rehab facilities are addicted to meth.

The blog post also highlights some key warning signs that could point to meth use, abuse or addiction, including:

  • Severe itching that can lead to frequent, and in some cases near-continuous, picking of the skin.
  • Severe tooth decay, which many addicts attempt to mask by using whitening products.
  • Possible hair loss, due to the body not receiving enough nutrients.
  • Constant fatigue or exhaustion, often combined with severe mood swings and irregular eating habit.

“It’s very important to note that these warning signs don’t in themselves conclusively reveal an addiction to meth or other substance,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s Per Wickstrom. “The point here is for parents, friends and other loved ones to keep an eye out for these warning signs, and use them as an opportunity to dig deeper and ask questions. Their vigilance could do more than help someone they care about become sober – it could save their life.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “What is Meth?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/meth

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe@rehabadmin.com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/

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