Meth Treatment in Indiana

Meth Treatment in Indiana

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Methamphetamine has destroyed a lot of families, relationships and lives in Indiana. There are still well over 1 million people in the United States who need 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 Indiana

Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant that affects the central nervous system CNS, causing body functions to accelerate. Some short-term effects include hallucinations, violent and aggressive behavior, and paranoia; long-term effects include those mentioned as well as depression.

Mexican DTOs transport most meth to Indiana from California and other Southwest Border states. Methamphetamine production and abuse are expanding from southern Illinois into primarily rural counties in southwestern Indiana. Although the threat posed by methamphetamine is not as great as that posed by crack cocaine, the substantial increase in the number of methamphetamine lab seizures in the state of Indiana indicates a growing problem that may rival crack in the future. Meth production causes serious safety and environmental concerns.

The potential for meth-related violence in Indiana exists. Methamphetamine users can be violent and can endanger themselves and those around them, mainly when they enter the tweaking stage. Tweaking occurs at the end of a binge when nothing, not even additional meth, will relieve the users’ feelings of emptiness and “dysphoria.” The tweaking stage is very uncomfortable for users–who often take depressants to ease the unpleasant feelings–and they often are irritable and prone to unpredictable behavior. The Evansville Police Department links the rise in violent acts and crimes in the year of 1999 to meth abuse.

History

Methamphetamine was originally synthesized from ephedrine in Japan in 1893 by chemist Nagayoshi Nagai. In 1919, crystallized methamphetamine was synthesized by Akira Ogata via reduction of ephedrine using red phosphorus and iodine. The related compound amphetamine was originally synthesized in Germany in 1887 by Lazar Edeleanu.

One of the earliest uses of amphetamine happened during World War II when the German military gave the stimulant under the trade name Pervitin to troops. The drug was widely distributed across rank and division, from elite forces to tank crews and aircraft staff. Chocolates dosed with methamphetamine were known as Fliegerschokolade (“flyer’s chocolate”) when administered to pilots, or Panzerschokolade (“tanker’s chocolate”) when given to tank crews. From 1942 until his death in 1945, Adolf Hitler was given regular intravenous injections of methamphetamine by his personal doctor, Theodor Morell as a treatment for depression and fatigue. It is credible that the Parkinsons-like symptoms which Hitler increasingly developed from 1940 onwards were related to his use of this drug.

After World War II, an important supply of amphetamine, formerly stockpiled by the Japanese military, became available in Japan under the street term shabu (also Philopon (pronounced Hiropon), its tradename there. The Japanese Ministry of Health prohibited it in 1951, which is thought to have added to the growing yakuza activities related to illegal drug production. Currently, the Japanese underworld is still associated with the drug, although its use is discouraged by strong social taboos.

With the 1950s came an increase in the legitimate prescription of methamphetamine to the American public. According to the 1951 edition of Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Arthur Grollman, it was to be prescribed for “narcolepsy, post-encephalitic Parkinsonism, alcoholism, … in some depressive states… and in the treatment of obesity.”

Meth treatment admissions per 100,000 citizens (2003): 23

Methamphetamine consumption and manufacture continue to increase in Indiana every year. During 2004, 1,967 citizens sought treatment for meth addiction, or approximately 5.2% of all individuals seeking drug abuse treatment. This is drastic raise from 2002, when 1,167 individuals sought treatment for meth, and from 2000, when only 673 did.

Even though Mexican traffickers provide most of the meth in circulation within the state, the smaller local labs manufacture meth of higher purity, and their number is increasing. During 2004, a record 1,074 meth labs were seized by DEA, state and local authorities, in comparison to 722 in 2002 and only 362 in 2000.

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. Also, sellers must keep these substances behind the counter or in a locked case and register on-line with the U.S. Attorney General. Additionally to the federal minimums, Indiana state law requires that buyers of these substances be at least 18 years old and limited to 6 grams every month.

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