Methamphetamine use ultimately began on the west coast and spread eastward. Mid Western styles of Crystal Meth consist of clear, glassy looking "shards" and shavings. It is now the most popularly abused drug statewide. Statistics show that California as a whole has spent $ 4,974,517 on cleaning up the extremely toxic and dangerous chemicals that are commonly used to create Crystal Meth. These bio-hazards are disposed of into our forests and bodies of water. AIDS and HIV officials in the state say that "Gay men in California who use speed are twice as likely to be HIV positive that gays who don't use it. In year 2005 The SAP (stop aids project) reported a dramatic drop in the number of gay men using methamphetamines state wide, Although they are still working to spread the word to each community.
As of 2008 almost 60% of male prisoners incarcerated in the state of North Dakota had related charges involving the illegal use or selling of meth. In addition an astonishing 85% of females were also convicted on meth charges. Crystal Meth in North Dakota is also a growing concern for teens and high school students who are able to get a hold of this drug due to low cost. Rates of teenage use have almost tripled since the mid 90's. Many North Dakota residents believe that more Crystal Meth Treatment and Rehab Centers are the answer to the drug problem growing in their state. Many times however these types of programs promote further use because it promotes the disease theory of addiction, meaning addiction is treatable but not curable. There are non-treatment programs that have helped people permanently end their Crystal Meth use.
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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.