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Is there a way to tell the difference between crack and meth just from the smell of the second-hand smoke?

Is there a way to tell the difference between crack and meth just from the smell of the second-hand smoke?

Doesn't Matter: Both of these are illegal and devastating to families and communities. Stay away from it; don't let it be around you or your family ever! ...Read more

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What are crack, speed, coke, and meth etc.? What doe they go? Can you fall asleep when using them?

What are crack, speed, coke, and meth etc.? What doe they go? Can you fall asleep when using them?

There is no possible: Way to answer all that you ask in 400 characters or less. It would be very hard to fall asleep if high on these. However , when one crashes they are likely to be exhausted & could fall asleep. ...Read more

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How is meth use treated?

How is meth use treated?

NA or CA: Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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Why is meth so dangerous?

Why is meth so dangerous?

Unpredictable: The single most dangerous feature is that at any time -- the first or the 100th use -- you may suddenly discover you can no longer be happy without using it. You will continue compulsively and not stop until the adverse effects of the drug have killed you. The last stages are quite horrible. The stories about people ripping off their own flesh are true. ...Read more

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How is meth used as a medicine?

How is meth used as a medicine?

Which meth?: I actually HATE that word, because some people use it for methadone, and others for methamphetamine. Both are medications. Methadone is a pain medication, used in severe chronic pain as well as the treatment of opioid addiction. Methamphetamine (Desoxyn) is used to treat the same things Adderall or RItalin (methylphenidate) are used for - ADHD, narcolepsy, sleep shift disorders and conditions needing stimulants. ...Read more

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How do i nutralize the affects of meth?

See your PCP: The most effective treatments for meth addiction are behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral, biofeedback, hypnosis and contingency-management interventions. Visit the NIDA Web site at www.drugabuse.gov or see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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I was my weed laced with meth, should I be concerned?

Yes: If you do not have a reliable source of marijuana, then you should not smoke it, precisely because it can be cut with lots of things - including synthetic cannabinoids like spice or k2, methamphetamine, phencyclidine (pcp or angel dust) and many other things. Methamphetamine can raise blood pressure and pulse, cause palpitations and other heart problems, and make people paranoid. ...Read more

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What is rehab like for meth?

What is rehab like for meth?

No different from: Rehab for anything else, mostly. Rehabilitation involves learning alternative coping skills, learning how to use a support system, and living a life free of drugs and alcohol, and is really pretty much the same no matter whether it is alcohol, methamphetamine or heroin. There may be some specific issues with methamphetamine (like dental problems, premature aging) that are dealt with. ...Read more