Meth Treatment in Idaho

Meth Treatment in Idaho

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Methamphetamine has destroyed a lot of families, relationships and lives in the state of Idaho. There are still well over 1 million people in the United States who are in need of rehabilitation for methamphetamine addiction.

But there is hope as many with a methamphetamine addiction got their lives back after attending a meth rehab center.

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Methamphetamine overview in Idaho

Methamphetamine is one of the most widely abused drug in Idaho. Methamphetamine impacts across all elements of society. Most meth is manufactured elsewhere, mainly in Mexico, California, and other Southwest Border States. When large amount of methamphetamine are seized in northern part of Idaho, the source is usually from the Yakima Valley, WA, area. Idaho has experienced a dramatic decrease in meth laboratoriess which law enforcement agencies contribute to better sentencing of violators found guilty of manufacturing the drug. As a result of a decrease in laboratorie seizures, local Hispanic dealors have increased distribution of meth smuggled into Idaho. Crystal meth, often 100% pure, is increasing in availability in Idaho. Source areas for this type of meth include the states of California and Nevada.

In the year of 2003, there were a reported 69 drug rehabs and addiction treatment centers in the state of Idaho. These addiction treatments combined to serve 3,344 clients for alcohol and/or drug abuse problems.

On average for the United States, approximately 90% of drug addicts go through outpatient addiction treatment services instead of entering a residential rehab treatment. Statistics show that longer-term residential treatment is overall more effective.

Paul M. Gahlinger’s book Illegal Drugs

The first part of the book ends with a trip through those few drugs which are both psychoactive and legal: alcohol, caffeine, catnip, coleus (which was used by the Mazatec Indians of southern Mexico and has effects “similar to… psilocybin” mushrooms), nutmeg, its relative, virola (a South American vine), and, of course, that most addictive of the killer weeds, tobacco.

The predominant part of Illegal Drugs is the encyclopedic part two, which describes the chemistry, effects, use, abuse and manufacture of all Schedule I and II drugs. Schedule I drugs are those that federal legislators have deemed of no redeeming value, and Schedule II drugs are those that at least have some limited medical value. The scheduling of drugs, as either I or II, is controversial. In 1970, for example, marijuana was made a Schedule I drug, much to the consternation of medical researchers. The physicians fought back, and in 1988, cannabis was recommended for rescheduling, to Schedule II, only to be overruled by the DEA. This hasn’t stopped individual states to pass laws allowing the use of medical cannabis, though, and a limited quantity of research continues under the auspices of “investigational new drug” laws.

LSD, too, is a Schedule I drug, even if investigators produced thousands of scholarly and medical research papers between the years of its discovery by Albert Hoffman in 1943 and its outlawing in 1966. In fact, LSD was once considered the candidate most likely to succeed among a class of possible treatments for alcoholism and other forms of addiction. But, the 1960s modified the perception of LSD,  in large part due to Timothy Leary and other proselytizers of the psychedelic experience (ironically, before he “dropped out,” Leary and his colleagues were some of the main investigators, along with Humphrey Osmond in Canada, of treating addiction with LSD). As Gahlinger mentions, LSD and other hallucinogens are not addictive, and are “not a threat to the individual, but to society,” and are “considered more dangerous than heroin” by most people.

Meanwhile, a group of real killers, the very addictive amphetamines, are Schedule II drugs. Also known as speed, the numerous amphetamines are prescribed (in ever new formulations, as the old ones kill off both the legal users and the illegal recreationists) as diet drugs. There’s a deep, sad irony at work here: while we addictively scarf fast food (and other sources of vast quantities of fats and carbs), and while we have become the fattest individual on the planet , indeed, while we’ve been killing ourselves with the fat of the land, we’ve been trying to burn off that fat with one of the deadliest chemicals around (just think of the recent banning of the latest diet pill, Fen-Phen, which caused several cases of heart disease before being outlawed). The amphetamines are derived from a rugged weed, ephedra, the stimulating effects of which have been prized for centuries. Ephedra, too, has been lately outlawed. But it’s the white powder that does the damage: it’s injectable and readily manufactured in bathroom and kitchen sinks from cold tablets and allergy inhalers. The market for speed is wide; several dealers, and certainly manufacturers, are heavily armed and often violent. And, obviously, the main effect of speed is to keep you awake. Try going without sleep for a few days and see how socially responsible you are. It is a dangerous group of drugs, and, because there are so many analogs that are similar to amphetamine, it’s easy to test positive on a drug test when what one has been using is perfectly legal (Alka-Seltzer Plus or Triaminic, for example).

The second part of Illegal Drugs is an eye-opener, with its catalog of all 178 prohibited drugs from the date-rape drug, Rohypnol, to Ibogaine, a plant native to tropical Africa which has been used to treat addiction but, like LSD and the other hallucinogens, has been banned because of its psychoactive properties.

Meth treatment admissions per 100,000 citizens (2003): 60

Methamphetamine is currently the biggest drug threat facing Idaho and the most commonly abused drug in the state. During 2003, 818 citizens sought treatment for meth addiction, or approximately 26.2% of all individuals seeking drug abuse treatment. Mexican traffickers presently provide the majority of the meth in circulation in the state, while local manufacture has dropped off significantly. During 2004, the DEA, state and local authorities seized only 42 clandestine labs, in comparison to a high of 131 in 2001.

Update:

The Combat Meth Act, signed by President Bush on March 9, 2006, gives minimum standards for retailers across the nation that sell substances containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. The law limits sales to 3.6 grams of the base ingredient (the pure ephedrine or pseudoephedrine) daily and 9 grams monthly, and requires that buyers provide identification and sign a sales log. Additionally, sellers must now keep these products behind the counter or in a locked case and register on-line with the U.S. Attorney General.

List of Meth Treatments by States