Methamphetamine Rehabs in Florida
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Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant substance that activates strongly certain nervous systems in the brain. Meth is closely related to amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of methamphetamine are bigger. Both drugs have some medical usage, primarily in the treatment of obesity, but their therapeutic use is limited as the drug is highly addictive.
Street meth is referred to by many names, such as “speed,” “meth,” and “chalk.” Methamphetamine hydrochloride, clear chunky crystals resembling ice, which can be inhaled by smoking, is referred to as “ice,” “crystal,” and “glass.”
Methamphetamine situation in Florida
Methamphetamine: The Tampa Bay zone is the main point of all meth distribution and abuse within Florida. Methamphetamine is transported into Florida, in multi-pound increments, by Mexican/California drug trafficking organizations based in California and Texas. Mexican traffickers have become entrenched in Central Florida. The organizations of Mexico make use of this migrant pipeline to move meth. Aside from the Mexican organizations, clandestine methamphetamine lab seizures have taken an explosive upturn in Florida. For FY 2002 there were 127 labs seized, compared to 28 labs seized for all of FY 2001. For the first two quarters of FY 2003, there have already been 100 labs seized throughout the state. These clandestine labs tend to be small “mom and pop” operations, but taken as a whole they represent a growing danger. The trafficking of methamphetamine has increased considerably in the Jacksonville area. As in other areas of the state, labs were small but highly toxic. Many were found in hotel rooms and trucks.
What does drug use mean?
The spectrum of narcotic use ranges from ‘no-use’ to dependent use of one or more substances. An individual can move along the spectrum or ‘stay’ at any point or move backwards. One stage does not automatically lead to the next. The ‘one hit and you’re addicted’ saying is a myth.
- Experimental use – An individual ‘tries out’ a specific drug. It refers to ‘once off’ or very short-term drug consumption.
- Recreational use – An individual uses one or more drugs in a deliberate or regulated way. Occasionally called social drug use, recreational use can happen very occasionally or every weekend or several times a week.
- Situational use – An individual uses drugs to cope with the demands of specific situations.
- Intensive use – An individual consumes a heavy quantity of drugs over a short period of time, or use is continuous over a number of days or weeks.
- Dependent use – With dependent use, the individual has little or no control over their drug consumption. They feel obligated to consume in order to feel normal or to cope. Frequently called addiction, dependency is the consequence of prolonged, regular use of increasing amounts of the drug.