In the year 2005, there was almost 1500 meth labs busted by authorities in Iowa. Crystal Meth in Iowa has grown so significantly that it is the major cause of criminal activity making up 65% of prisoners in the state and county jails today. Typically meth is grown in rural areas to hid this illegal activities and with ingredients to make Crystal Meth in grocery stores, it makes access to the drug simple. The further out into the wild these meth labs are, the longer they can operate because they are not easy to find. Unfortunately not only does this cause more crime, but Iowa's Crystal Meth problem has created a heavy drug-trafficking area in the mid-western states of the US.
Methamphetamine use in Iowa is the number one drug threat across the state. Mexican Trafficking Organizations move the drug into the state primarily in private vehicles and FedEx/UPS delivery. Many Mexican communities throughout the State create a much easier commute for Hispanic smugglers carrying a large quantity of the states supply. Many small laboratories are also becoming more prevalent in the state, using the "Birch Reduction" method to create only ounce quantities at a time, using a dangerous and environmentally harmful methods. Law Enforcement agencies are using tremendous man power to combat the growing problem, and succeeding in seizing more labs each year, although it is believed that the number of labs is also growing tremendously. From 1992 to year 2004 the number of people seeking help for a Crystal Meth problem has multiplied by 14.
People from the State of Iowa 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