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Is It True That Someone Can Become Addicted To Meth After One Try
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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