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National Meth Awareness Day
 

National Meth Awareness Day


Approximately 1.6 million people reported using methamphetamine in 2017.

Approximately 1.6 million people reported using methamphetamine in 2017. The average age of meth users in 2016 was 23 years old.1 As meth use increases amongst young adults, cases of overdose and meth-related deaths are spiking. At Banyan Boca, we understand that younger adults may be further exposed to drugs like methamphetamine, increasing their chances of developing an addiction. Meth users may forget the damage they’re doing to their minds and bodies as they seek out their next high.

Because November 30th is National Meth Awareness Day, it’s the perfect time to seek out help for you or a loved one who may have developed a dependency on meth. Our addiction rehab in Boca offers several programs to help individuals battling with substance abuse get the help they need to reach sobriety.

What Meth Does to the Body

Methamphetamine is a potent and highly-addictive stimulant that can be smoked, snorted, injected, or taken orally. Meth is one of the most dangerous drugs in the United States, and addiction can occur quickly in its users. The effects of meth can take their toll on a person’s outward appearance and overall health.

The effects of methamphetamine include:

  • Higher risk of getting a disease when using needles
  • Severe weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Dental problems (meth mouth)
  • Loss of memory
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Skin sores or acne

Long-term meth use can be life threatening. A user’s health will continue to decline unless they seek out help. Meth Awareness Day can help spread the word about this ongoing problem and the importance of substance abuse treatment.

People who are addicted to meth can begin their recovery process with our methamphetamine detox treatment. Throughout this treatment, patients will receive professional care to cope with withdrawal symptoms safely and comfortably.


Observing National Meth Awareness Day 2020

National Meth Awareness Day is a nationwide effort to expose the prevalence of meth use in the U.S. This day is aimed toward educating communities about the effects of methamphetamine addiction on users and their families. Meth Awareness Day is meant to bring awareness to the growing meth problem in the U.S. and advocate the need for substance abuse treatment. By bringing this issue to light, further cases of meth addiction can be prevented while encouraging those who use meth to get the help they need.


The best way you can participate in National Meth Awareness Day is by learning more about meth addiction and what signs of use to look out for. If you discover that someone you know is battling with substance abuse, encourage them to get treatment right away. At Banyan Treatment Centers Boca, we provide a residential treatment program that provides addicts with the help they need to reach sobriety.


Break free from addiction now by calling us at 888-966-9413 to begin your journey to sobriety.

Sources:

  1. NIH- What is the scope of methamphetamine misuse in the United States?

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Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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