In Louisiana Methamphetamine abuse is making a serious rise, particularly in the northern rural portions of the state. The majority of Meth available in the state is available via local production, and in mobile laboratories, and usually travels in quantities of about a pound or less at one time so that it can be easily concealed. Although imported vacations of the drug are also available, independent Caucasian dealers, chemists, and local criminal groups are held responsible for retail and wholesale distribution. While crack-cocaine was the primary drug of choice in these areas of the state, Crystal Meth has drawn the attention and interest of previous Crack users because of the long lasting euphoric effects, and low cost. The initial long lasting low cost high acquired by first time users is short lived, as tolerance to the drug is quickly built and one must use much more to reach his or her desired effect in each use.
While there is no real withdrawal symptoms cause by Crystal Meth use, there are still significant visual side effects and long term damage to the body. Users claim that meth can make them feel more confident or attractive mentally, but physically it is quite the opposite. Methamphetamines significantly ages the skin causing wrinkles and uneven skin tone, the appearance of rotten teeth known as "meth mouth", thin hair or a receding hair line and other significant physical changes in the body and face structures. Internally Crystal Meth can have significant impacts such as a decreased immune system, heart conditions, liver damage and seizures. There are non 12 step programs that can help people overcome Crystal Meth.
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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.