The state of Michigan began a program during 1997 called "The Michigan Meth Watch Program" which was first only a small group reporting suspicious activities, to now a broad bunch of businesses (ie: grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, auto parts stores, etc.) that work together in order to stop production at its earliest signs. The drug is mostly available in rural areas, and southern most parts of the state, although pseudoephedrine (a major ingredient in the production of crystal meth) is heavily smuggled in from Windsor into detroit.The law prohibits the sale of this over the counter cold remedy to any person's under the age of 18 and also prevents an individual from buying two boxes at any given time. From year 2002 to year 2004 Michigan saw a large decrease in the number and laboratory seizures; from 228 to 157, although it rose to back 256 seized in year 2006 and continues to stay on the rise.
2nd Methamphetamine use along with Crystal Meth in Michigan is a concern because of the amount of home produced meth laboratories in the state. Crystal meth can be found in powder form or blue/white small crystals knows as "rocks." Many times people will need to inject or snort the drug ever 3 to 4 hours, depending on the amount they are using. There are other nicknames or street names for Crystal Meth such as; quartz, hot ice, Tina, or chalk. In 2012 the Michigan state police busted over 23 pounds of Crystal Meth in Van Buren County. This is was one of the highest valued drug busts in state history, averaging over $500,000 in worth.
Over the last two decades people have called us with Crystal Meth problems wondering if their addiction to Crystal Meth was in fact a disease. The truth is that it is not. People from Michigan as well as many other states overcome Crystal Meth problems every day without treatment and endless meetings.
If you want to live a life free from Crystal Meth addiction please call St Jude's. We have helped many people from Michigan find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.