The Other Drug Epidemic

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With all the attention on the opiate epidemic, there is little reporting on other drugs and the effect they are having on our nation.

While heroin addiction is getting most of the media attention, a smaller methamphetamine epidemic is growing off camera. There was a temporary drop in meth use after the crackdown on domestic manufacturing. However, it exploded markets in other countries and the drop in use was short lived.

“Ohio, a focal point of the opioid epidemic, is also battling a meth resurgence, particularly in rural areas, authorities have said. Reports indicate the same happening in Texas, Montana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Iowa and South Dakota.” — AOL.News

With meth addiction becoming prevalent, it is important to know the signs of meth abuse and find a good drug rehab for meth addiction if your loved one is using.

Signs of Methamphetamine Use:

  • Dilated Pupils
  • Rapid Weight Loss or Gain
  • Open Sores
  • Picking at skin
  • Dental Problems
  • Deteriorating Hygiene
  • Trouble Sleeping or No sleep

For more signs of Methamphetamine abuse and addiction, click here.

Have you noticed anyone you know exhibiting some of these signs? The first step is getting treatment for your loved one. Meth addiction can lead to serious ramifications including legal charges, bodily harm and in extreme cases death. Call us before it is too late.



Aaron has been writing drug education articles and documenting the success of the Narconon program for over two years.