A Forever Recovery Releases New Information on the Epidemic Rise Of Methamphetamine Abuse in Midwest America

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In light of recent findings reporting an increase in Meth Lab busts in the Midwest, A Forever Recovery offers information on identifying the symptoms of drug abuse and options in treatment.

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol, which supplies national meth statistics to the FBI, reported 1,469 meth incidents in 2014 alone, around 15% of the national total. To put this into perspective, only around 2% of the US Population calls Indiana home.

In a April 25, 2015, report published in the Bloomington, IN, media outlet The Herald-Times, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) announced that Indiana led the country in incidents involving Crystal Methamphetamine production or use for the second year in a row.

The MSHP, which supplies national meth statistics to the FBI, reported 1,469 incidents in 2014 alone, around 15% of the national total. To put this into perspective, only around 2% of the US Population calls Indiana home, according to the report.

This seems to indicate a steady and dramatic rise in meth production and use in the area, and the problem is not confined to Indiana. All across the country, methamphetamine arrests have seen an increase, with the greatest concentration being found in the Midwest, according to a September 2013 report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, in 2012, Missouri had the most incidents related to meth in the country, followed by Tennessee. The following year, Indiana overtook Missouri as the leader in meth use and production incidents. Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio, Illinois and Nebraska all have reported elevated levels of meth related arrests or incidents above the national average in recent years.

A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center for substance abuse located in Southwest Michigan at the northern end of the American Midwest, has released a new blog post to help parents, relatives and concerned friends identify and address the potential warning signs of a loved one who might be abusing meth or other substances, as well as highlighting options in intervention and treatment. The topics covered in this blog post include, among others:

  •     Identifying Symptoms and Warning Signs of Substance Abuse
  •     Addressing Concerns of Family and Friends
  •     Finding a Treatment Program or Rehabilitation Center
  •     Continued Recovery Strategies

“At A Forever Recovery, we are dedicated to offering our help wherever we can, even beyond the halls of our treatment center,” commented Per Wickstrom, the CEO and founder of AFR. “By promoting the kind of information included on our website, we hope to be a guiding light in making the decision to seek assistance in overcoming addiction.”

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