Meth Intervention: What is Meth?

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meth interventionMeth is one hell of a drug. You probably know that from seeing the numerous before and after pictures posted by The Meth Project. Your teeth fall out of your head, your skin becomes craterous, pupils dilate, and you become all skin and bones. And if this isn’t bad enough you have to take into account how highly addictive it is. Meth users are some of the drug users that have the hardest time getting sober and staying sober because the drug keeps calling them back time and time again. This is why a meth intervention may be exactly what you need.

What is meth?

Meth or methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Hence, meth is known as a central nervous system stimulant. Meth is goes by the names of chalk, ice, crystal, crystal meth and “Tina.” Meth is odorless, usually white, bitter tasting like powder that dissolves easily in water or alcohol.

Meth was developed in the early 20th century from its mother drug, amphetamine. Amphetamine was originally used as a nasal decongestant and in bronchial inhalers.Like amphetamine, meth causes increased activity. Were talking like revved up. Really revved up. Meth causes chattiness or talkativeness, decreased appetite. And most importantly a sense of well being and intense euphoria. It is this euphoria that keeps meth users coming back time and time again. It is this euphoria that causes them to use meth even though they may end up looking like one of those horrifying pictures.

 So what do you do if someone you know is using meth?

Simply put? Have a meth intervention. Meth is really hard to kick and the person who is addicted to it is going to probably need a lot of convincing and push to get help. A meth intervention can break through where other methods of trying to get a meth user to stop using fail.

 If a meth user has reached the point of needing a meth intervention chances are that they are going to be very coherent nor are they going to be very receptive to the idea of discontinuing their drug use. With a meth intervention, you can receive the help of a certified meth interventionist that can help you get through to the meth addict in your life. You can in essence overpower what the meth is telling the drug user and get through to them. Of course once you have had a meth intervention, the journey has just begun. But that’s why a meth intervention works so well. Your certified meth interventionist can stick with you and the hopefully now, former meth user, for the entire duration of their recovery process. Of course we aren’t talking a lifetime here but we do mean while in detox, treatment, and through after care.

If you know someone who is using meth and either can’t or won’t stop their use then please have a meth intervention. People sometimes fall under the misbelief that an addict has to ask for help. This isn’t always true. Break through to the meth user in your life and give them a shot at something better. Have a meth intervention.