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Is it true that someone can become addicted to meth after one try?

Is it true that someone can become addicted to meth after one try?

Yes: Yes even one try is addicted to some people it alters brain wiring in susceptible population - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/addiction/ follow the link to learn more. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Can i try meth once without becoming addicted?

Not a good idea: A percentage of subjects exposed to meth become addicted quickly. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why are people addicted to meth?

I really need some answers! why are people addicted to meth?

Dopamine: It could be argued that it is a combination of factors including multiple neurotransmitters although most would argue that one of the more important considerations is the increase in Dopamine that the administration of crystal methamphtamines promotes. This increase in Dopamine in the nucleus accumbens produces a reinforcing effect of the behavior of using methamphetamines. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly where are some places that you could go to if addicted to crystal meth?

Can you tell me exactly where are some places that you could go to if addicted to crystal meth?

Several places: I agree with dr. Tripp. There is also crystal meth anonymous: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/index.Php you can review that site for meetings that are local to you. In some cities, there are also intensive outpatient programs that combine mindfulness training with recovery from chemical dependency. These can be very effective. Support from others is absolutely needed, no matter where you go. ...Read more

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Is meth still in ones system after 7 days?

Usually not: Meth is short acting and should be out of system in few days. ...Read more

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Could i get addicted to meth the first time?

Could i get addicted to meth the first time?

Possibly: It not a sure thing, but there is a possibility you could become addicted from using meth one time, similar to cocaine. ...Read more

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Can there be anything i can do to help a meth addict?

Can there be anything i can do to help a meth addict?

Help yourself: This is a very difficult thing for people with addiction and those who care about them. You need to emotionally protect yourself, and allow them to make their own choices, but to provide opportunities for rehab or 12 step programs like aa or na. ...Read more

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What should I do when you realize you're addicted to meth?

What should I do when you realize you're addicted to meth?

Get HELP now. : Contact your family physician, get referred to an addiction clinic, and get off the junk. Glad you have recognized your problem, and wish more people would do the same. Although not easy, get moving, and you will be relieved how stable all will turn out. ...Read more

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Is it true that meth will stay in the system is only 1 to 3 days?

Is it true that meth will stay in the system is only 1 to 3 days?

At least 3 days: Meth will test positive in saliva for about 3 days and in urine for 3-5 days. It can test positive longer in hair. ...Read more

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I snorted a line of meth for the first time. Can i addicted just from this?

Yes: Every person addicted to the drug, started off with that first "line" or "hit" or "bump" or "slam" of meth. The initial high is so euphoric and intense, if the stuff is available to you, you will likely try "just one more" and the cycle begins. Once addicted, it will be a lifelong battle to get off of it and to remain sober. Stay strong and avoid it. If you've done it, heed the warning. ...Read more

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