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.
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 Michigan 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 Michigan please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.