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Is Methamphetamine Abuse Present in All Regions of Wisconsin?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Wednesday, 30, September 2020

The use of methamphetamine is widespread throughout the state and in 2015 there were close to 900,000 people aged 12 and older using methamphetamine. Roughly over 13,000 were between the age of 12 to 17, over 128,000 were between 18 to 25, and over 750,000 were 26 and older. Methamphetamine affects people from all across the state, and the signs of meth abuse include decreased appetite, faster breathing, increased blood pressure, increased body temperature, anxiety, confusion, and hallucinations. Prevention, treatment, and recovery have been effective within the state helping methamphetamine addicts overcome their addictions. Methamphetamine has a significant economic burden on the state, costing taxpayers an estimated 424 million, which includes health care costs and lost productivity.

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Methamphetamine seizures by the state police are constant and there has been an increase in the number of charges for possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, or deliver methamphetamine. Those who are abusing meth in the state are between the age of 25 and 34 and they account for 45% of all methamphetamine-related DUI incidents. Methamphetamine is highly addictive and leads to neurological damage and psychotic behavior. The abuse of methamphetamine also affects high school students in the state, yet the rates of meth use have declined. Meth addiction can be properly treated with detox and inpatient treatment. There are drug rehab centers in the state that can help treat these addictions.

If you are searching for a drug and alcohol treatment program in the state, Drug Rehab Services can help you locate the best possible program for your addiction. The average methamphetamine addict will go through treatment more than once before they achieve any level of sobriety. However, if a meth addict spends time within a longer-term program with aftercare, there is a better chance to maintain their sobriety when they finish drug rehab.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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