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
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Cheaha Regional Mental Health/Caradale
(256) 249-2395
1721 Old Birmingham Highway
Sylacauga, AL
Hotline
(256) 245-2201
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
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SpectraCare
(334) 673-2143
1203 West Maple
Geneva, AL
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Substance abuse
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West Alabama Mental Health Center
(334) 289-2410x26
1215 Walnut Avenue South
Demopolis, AL
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(800) 239-2901
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Birmingham Metro Treatment Center
(205) 941-1799
151 Industrial Drive
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient

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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
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Hospital inpatient
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Adolescents

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Shoulder
(251) 626-2199
7400 Roper Lane
Daphne, AL
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Bridge Inc
(251) 338-1780
722 Downtowner Loop West
Mobile, AL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents

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Fellowship House Inc
(205) 933-2430
1625 12th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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ECD Program
(251) 341-9504
808 Downtowner Loop West
Mobile, AL
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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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