Myths and Facts about Methamphetamine Abuse and Treatment

Methamphetamine is similar to that of amphetamine drugs, most commonly known as ‘chalk’ and ‘meth’. These drugs rapidly mix up with bloodstream by smoking, injecting, snorted, absorbed through patch when abused. Powerful effects on central nervous system are observed with this drug abuse and sometimes the abuser can even die in minutes.

Myths and Facts
As methamphetamine is popular among teens, its dangerous effects to health are discussed at every medical and health conferences. There are many myths prevailing about this drug and the right information about this drug abuse is not known to many of us. The following are few myths and facts about this drug.

Myth: No treatment is available for methamphetamine dependence.
Fact: Methamphetamine drug dependence can be treated using different ways of treatment and can also be done at home. The abuser of methamphetamine faces specific problems, so they need a systemized treatment program to overcome the dependence and health complications.

Myth: Average life for drug abuser is 5 years.
Fact: With the overdose of the drug, many organs can be damaged and result in multiple organ failure. Earlier there is no such data available for determining the average life of abuser is between the commencement of methamphetamine abuse and death of abuser due to this drug. Recently, many research studies were conducted and the officials came to conclusion about the average life of drug abuser as 7 years.

Myth: Methamphetamine abuse results in holes to brain.
Fact: The abuse of this drug leads to changes in the functioning of brain but doesn’t really make any holes in the brain. In the scanning report of brain of any abuser shows as though there are holes in the brain. The holes shown for depict areas of low activity or no activities in MRI scan are misunderstood as holes in the brain.

Myth: No need to treat the drug abuser specially.
Fact: The abuser should be treated with special care at the time of treatment and till he gets fully cured from the abuse. Stopping the drug abuse can lead to many effects like depression for at least one month. Some one should be there to support them and to help them to overcome the withdrawal symptoms.

The above information helps you in knowing the actual facts about methamphetamine drug abuse. This can help you in taking the preventive measures for controlling the drug abuse and educating the children about the dangerous effects of drug abuse. Knowing the actual facts is important in preventing and overcoming from the drug abuse.