Addictive Nature of Crystal Methamphetamine Decatur AL

There are two things that are common in addictive drugs. Initially they produce a pleasurable effect, followed by a rebound unpleasant effect. Through its stimulant effects, an amphetamine produces a positive feeling, but when it wears off it leaves a person with the conflicting feelings. This is because of the suppression by the drug of the normal production of adrenaline.

Mental Health Ctr of North Central AL
(256) 353-9116
4110 U.S. Highway 31 South
Decatur, AL
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(256) 355-6091
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
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Oakmont Center
(205) 787-7100
2008 21st Street Ensley
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, Men

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Bradford Health Services
(334) 749-3445
2210 Gateway Drive
Opelika, AL
Hotline
(334) 749-3445
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents

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Alabama Abuse Counseling Center
(205) 428-2600
1612 3rd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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East Alabama MH/MR Center
(334) 298-2405
3170 Martin Luther King Parkway South
Phenix City, AL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Bradford Health Services
(800) 879-7272
1600 Browns Ferry Road
Madison, AL
Hotline
(800) 879-7272
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
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Fellowship House Inc
(205) 933-2430
1625 12th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Shelby County Treatment Center
(205) 216-0200
750 Highway 31 South
Alabaster, AL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Family Life Center
(256) 997-9356
300 Gault Avenue South
Fort Payne, AL
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 917-3784
401 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Addictive Nature of Crystal Methamphetamine

There are two things that are common in addictive drugs. Initially they produce a pleasurable effect, followed by a rebound unpleasant effect. Through its stimulant effects, an amphetamine produces a positive feeling, but when it wears off it leaves a person with the conflicting feelings. This is because of the suppression by the drug of the normal production of adrenaline. Now, a chemical imbalance is created and the result is irritability that physically demands more of the drug to go back to normal and feel good again. This pleasure/tension cycle leads to loss of control over amphetamines–and addiction.Amphetamine causes strokes, heart attacks

These brain cells represent a simplified way of looking at the BRAIN’S REWARD SYSTEM On the left we see the various drives and needs of the body; sex, hunger, thirst and friendship. When these drives are satisfied, or when pain is relieved, a signal is sent to certain brain cells (the monitor cell on the left) which manufacture a chemical substance that signals reward. When these monitor cells have been stimulated, a signal is sent to the tip where a small amount of this reward chemical is released. The chemical or neurotransmitter then reaches and stimulates the reward center, causing a feeling of well-being.

Amphetamine damages blood vessels

Amphetamines produce an artificial feeling of pleasure. Most addictive drugs are able to produce pleasurable effects by chemically mimicking certain normal brain messenger chem...

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