Ice Addiction

Arizona-Ice-AddictionIce or Methamphetamine is a huge problem in Arizona’s communities. Arizona has the third largest Meth distribution in the country. Ice addiction has become a significant problem. Crank, Ice, Crystal Meth or however else you’d like to refer to it, is a psycho-stimulant. This type of drug can be smoked, snorted or injected making it very popular. Primary users tend to be female, and this drug seems to ignore all social-economic barriers. Wealthy women use Ice as a weight loss product whereas low-income women turn to it as a means to stay energized and need less sleep.

Ice is quickly addictive, and even in small doses the symptoms are easily defined:

  • Alertness
  • Increased physical activity
  • Mood elevation
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Aggression

Trying to kick this habit is difficult, more than 75% of the people who try to quit relapse. And most people attempting recovery relapse as many as four times. Recovery is a long, difficult process and it can often be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is so very important to reach out to professionals to help ensure that this does not happen to you or a loved one.

The steps to recovery are critical:

  • Be willing to stop – Recovery must begin with abstinence. It starts with the patient.
  • Get counseling – one on one sessions at least once a week can help a patient work on issues that could be counterproductive to recovery. Counseling can also help find other means to replace the desire to use drugs with healthier choices.
  • Support groups – It is important to remember that you are not alone. Sometimes the strongest supporters are those who know exactly what the patient is suffering. The more contact a patient has with recovering people, the greater the success.

The Sundance Centers are here to help. We are well equipped to help you or a loved one with Ice addiction so you can get back a normal life. If you or someone you know is struggling with this sort of addiction, contact us at: 844-877-2806. We can help.

Posted on January 26th, 2012
Posted in Other Addictions

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