The city with the highest amount of crystal meth use in the state of Alaska is the Matanuska-Susitna area in the city of Wasilla. This growing population of meth use in this particular area is starting to affect many of the residents including young children who are being exposed to horrible living conditions. Many of the standard Crystal Meth Drug Treatment Centers in Alaska are failing to provide results to stop the continued growth of methamphetamine use in the state.
In the state of Alaska, methamphetamine is a problem which is on the decline. One reason for this is that over the counter cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine have been pulled from the shelves and placed behind the counter. Many pharmacies ask for identification as well as a signature in order to purchase these substance. The number of labs seized from year 2002 to year 2004 doubles from 33 siezed in 2002 to 66 seized in 2004. By year 2006 this number decreased immensley all the way down to 4 labs siezed. The drug although continues to remain readily availible. It is sometimes imported from southeastern Asian countries in a pill form, and is referred to as "yaba". On average, about 50,000 citizens state wide have reported using methamphetamine atleast once in their lifetime. Educational programs throughout the state are taking place in order to "prevent" meth use. Television ads, radio ads, and print ads are all currently a part of this project.
People from the State of Alaska call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Crystal Meth treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Crystal Meth "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Crystal Meth today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626