meth toxicity

Methamphetamine Toxicity

Methamphetamine is a fast-acting, potent synthetic stimulant. Even small doses can cause short-term effects like hyperactivity, decreased appetite, irregular heartbeat and elevated blood pressure. Over time, meth use can lead to many potentially severe health risks and complications, including toxicity. The Dangerous Effects of Methamphetamine Meth is different from many other stimulants because dealers manufacture…

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Side Effects of Meth

While TV shows and movies often focus on the alarming changes to meth users’ appearance – including skin sores, gum disease and advanced tooth decay – these sensationalized depictions do not always align with the realities of meth use. Over time, methamphetamine abuse can affect virtually every organ in your body, and contrary to well-worn…

the value of making amends

How to Make Amends

While everyone’s path to addiction recovery is different, rebuilding damaged relationships is one of the first goals many people have after they achieve sobriety. Isolation, deception and secrecy are defining characteristics of active addiction, all of which undermine trust and intimacy. After driving others away with your self-destructive behavior, making amends is one way to…

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Fentanyl Deaths Rising in the American West

Only a few years ago, fentanyl was relatively unknown outside hospitals. However, in the past few years, overdose deaths from this drug have increased at an alarming rate in the U.S. According to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl-linked overdoses soared to 93.9% in western states between 2019…