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Crystal Meth Addiction

Crystal Meth Abuse Associated With Cognitive Decline

The negative effects of illicit substances like crystal meth have long been documented, but a new study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology has supplied evidence that points to crystal meth as the cause of reduced cognitive abilities in a number of users. There have been other studies that have looked into the cognitive effects of crystal … Continue reading Crystal Meth Abuse Associated With Cognitive Decline

March 15, 2013

Crystal Meth Addiction

The Connection Between Prostitution and Crystal Meth Addiction

In group therapy sessions at crystal meth rehabs across the country, patients share their drug histories and the specifics of how they knew they had hit rock bottom. Unfortunately, many patients find that they have one grueling experience in common: trauma that was defined by turning tricks or being forced into the sex trade to … Continue reading The Connection Between Prostitution and Crystal Meth Addiction

February 12, 2012

Crystal Meth Addiction

10 Steps to Avoid Crystal Meth Addiction Relapse

Crystal meth addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to shake in the long-term. According to several studies, relapse occurs between seven and ten months after completion of crystal meth rehab in about 80 percent of recovering addicts. Whether a relapse translates to a full-blown return to crystal meth addiction or is just a … Continue reading 10 Steps to Avoid Crystal Meth Addiction Relapse

February 28, 2011

Crystal Meth Addiction

The pros and cons of Breaking Bad and its portrayal of crystal meth addiction and dealing

AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher with a mountain of bills, a pregnant wife and a cancer diagnosis that says he has less than two years to live. In order to make ends meet, and breathe some excitement into his mundane life, he uses his chemistry knowledge … Continue reading The pros and cons of Breaking Bad and its portrayal of crystal meth addiction and dealing

September 9, 2008