In central and southern rural areas of Illinois, Methamphetamine use is reported to be highest, and on the rise. Crack users in the state have been turning to the growingly more popular drug because of its low cost, and longer lasting euphoric effects. In large metropolitan areas of the state such as Chicago, African American street gangs control the abundance of Cocaine and Crack Cocaine, leaving Crystal Meth scarce. The majority of the Meth available throughout the state is produced locally in very small laboratories, although some Mexican important variances are also available in more populated regions. The number of active laboratories seized in just one year, from year 1998 to 1999 easily doubled, and production sites continue to spread rapidly.
Like many other states Crystal Meth in Illinois is typically more common in rural areas. The average user in Illinois is a white male between the age of 20 to late 30's. The cost of methamphetamines in Illinois is also relatively inexpensive which makes it widely available to teens as well as lower income individuals. There are many different ways that meth can be used such as snorting, ingesting, and injecting with a needle. There is an increased threat of HIV with any drugs that involves needles because many drug users will use the same needle over and over again, or share needles. This is extremely dangerous. Crystal Meth users should be tested for HIV/AIDS to prevent further spread of the disease. Although meth is a problem, it can be overcome with the right choices and education.
You might have come to this page because you or someone close to you is struggling with Crystal Meth Addiction. Maybe Crystal Meth is not the only substance they are choosing to use and the combination of them is causing great pain to you or to your immediate loved ones. Please understand that there is a better life waiting for you. You may have attended a Treatment Center for Crystal Meth in Illinois and are still have difficulties leaving this life style behind. Please know that we understand. St. Jude's has been helping people in this situation for over two decades and we have created a model that will give you the freedom to choose which path you want to take. The responsibility lies within you, you are not dependent on Crystal Meth to lead a happy life, but in your ability to take responsibility of your own actions.
So if you are seeking a Crystal Meth Rehab or Treatment in Illinois please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.