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Facts and Adverse Effects of Meth Decatur AL

With repeated use, Meth can “turn off” the brain’s ability to produce dopamine, leaving users unable to experience any kind of pleasure from anything other than more and more Meth.Meth is derived from amphetamine, and is commonly made using the base chemicals ephedrine or pseudoephedrine found in over-the-counter medicines.

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
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
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Family Life Center
(256) 574-3448
211 South Market Street
Scottsboro, AL
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Substance abuse
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Lighthouse Counseling Center Inc
(334) 286-5980x222
1415 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women

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Aletheia House
(205) 595-1114
4246 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
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Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients
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Bridge Inc
(251) 633-0475
3401 Newman Road
Mobile, AL
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Bradford Health Services
(800) 879-7272
1600 Browns Ferry Road
Madison, AL
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(800) 879-7272
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Pathfinder Inc
(256) 534-7644
3104 Ivy Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Bridge Inc
(251) 338-1780
722 Downtowner Loop West
Mobile, AL
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Bradford Health Services
(256) 832-3092
826 Leighton Avenue
Anniston, AL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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Huntsville Madison County MH Center
(256) 532-4141
600 Saint Clair Street
Huntsville, AL
Hotline
(256) 533-1970
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Facts and Adverse Effects of Meth

Pleasure centers of the brain are adversely affected by the stimulant effects of the Methamphetamine (Meth) which is a highly addictive synthetic stimulant. Even more addictive than heroin. Meth is sometimes referred to as “Speed,” “Chalk,” “Ice,” “Crystal,” “Glass,” “Crank,” “Yaba,” “Fire,” Tina,” and “Tweak.” Meth releases high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which stimulates brain cells, enhances mood and body movement, and regulates feelings of pleasure. With repeated use, Meth can “turn off” the brain’s ability to produce dopamine, leaving users unable to experience any kind of pleasure from anything other than more and more Meth.Meth is derived from amphetamine, and is commonly made using the base chemicals ephedrine or pseudoephedrine found in over-the-counter medicines. Other common household products can be added to make Meth, including: acetone (nail polish remover), iodine, anhydrous ammonia (fertilizer), hydrochloric acid (pool chemicals), lithium (batteries), red phosphorus (matches or road flares), sodium hydroxide (lye), sulfuric acid (drain cleaner), and toluene (brake fluid).

Although there are multiple ways to produce Meth, most involve the use of toxic and volatile substances that can pose a threat to the surrounding area. An odor similar to that of cat urine and other offensive fumes often signify that an illegal M...

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