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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more

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I've been smoking meth every single day since.June of 2005. It makes me feel sick now...When i try to stop it i get even more sick. How do I quit?

I've been smoking meth every single day since.June of 2005. It makes me feel sick now...When i try to stop it i get even more sick. How do I quit?

Detox center: A drug rehabilitation center a very safe and smart place to detox when discontinuing methamphetamine use. Ask your physician regarding local detox center. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

First, you must want to quit
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Pick a stop date
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Explore quitting aids like the patch, gum, and prescription drugs
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Seek support -- quitting can be hard
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How long does smoking meth stay in system?

How long does smoking meth stay in system?

Depends: Some studies have shown meth in urine up to 9 days after the patient stops using it. ...Read more

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Real bad headach after smoking meth?

Real bad headach after smoking meth?

Crystal meth?: I assume you are referring to crystal meth with is a powerful stimulant. This drug can rapidly raise your blood pressure and cause a bleed in your brain, which could be very serious and even life threatening. Get to the er if your headache does not stop immediately. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Look at resources online like http://smokefree.gov/
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Talk to family and friends to get them to support you with quitting
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Pick a quit date. It's easiest if it's a Monday or the start of the month.
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Talk to your doctor about medicines to help you quit
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Can a history of smoking meth cause long term damage after you quit?

Can a history of smoking meth cause long term damage after you quit?

Yes: Long term methamphetamine use is associated with significant abnormalities on brain scans, cognitive problems and paranoia, all of which may persist. ...Read more

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I'm 10wkspregnant I have been using ice(meth)a year I use of morning and not everyday smoking I have read not to stopcan harmbubs can I stop myself??

Meth in pregnancy: it largely depends on how much how much you have been smoking and what kind of reaction you have when you do not smoke. If you do not have withdrawal symptoms you may be able to stop on your own but I would suggest finding an Addictionologist in your area who can provide some group or individual therapy. The most important factor for your child is the desire to quit. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Make your decision, then choose a buddy/supporter
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Discuss your plan with your doctor
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Choose a quit date that's meaningful to you
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Cut out the source (where you buy the cigarettes, the money/credit)
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Is it hard to overdose smoking crystal meth ?

Is it hard to overdose smoking crystal meth ?

No: It is easy to overdose on crystal meth. It is better to never use it in the first place! ...Read more

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Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ...Read more

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