Treatment for Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction Decatur AL

Body’s neurochemical mechanisms that are liable for flexible and regulating appetite, heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, blood pressure, attention, mood and automatic responses such as alertness or alarm is affected by Meth an enormously powerful stimulant that works within the central nervous system.

Mental Health Ctr of North Central AL
(256) 353-9116
4110 U.S. Highway 31 South
Decatur, AL
Hotline
(256) 355-6091
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Family Life Center
(256) 582-1471
432 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Freedom House
(256) 332-1230
111 Jackson Avenue South
Russellville, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Birmingham Healthcare
(205) 323-5311
712 25th Street North
Birmingham, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Northwest Alabama Treatment Center
(205) 425-1200
4204 Edmonton Drive
Bessemer, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
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
Hotline
(800) 879-7272
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Bridge Inc
(256) 845-7767
100 7th Street NE
Fort Payne, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Indian Rivers Mental Health Center
(205) 926-4681
2439 Main Street
Brent, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Bradford Health Services
(800) 333-0906
1000 Hillcrest Road
Mobile, AL
Hotline
(251) 633-0900
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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Bridge Inc
(256) 546-6324
3232 Lay Springs Road
Gadsden, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Treatment for Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction

Body’s neurochemical mechanisms that are liable for flexible and regulating appetite, heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, blood pressure, attention, mood and automatic responses such as alertness or alarm is affected by Meth an enormously powerful stimulant that works within the central nervous system. Methamphetamine causes the norempinephrine transporter and the dopamine transporter to switch their direction of flow. This switch causes a release of these transmitters from the vesicles to the cytoplasm and from the cytoplasm to the synapse, causing increased stimulation of post-synaptic receptors. In addition, Meth indirectly prevents the reuptake of these neurotransmitters; causing them to remain in the synaptic cleft. it is neurotoxic in overdose.

Because the “high” that methamphetamine gives is intense and can last from eight to 24 hours, it has replaced cocaine, heroin, and marijuana as the drug of choice in many areas. Known on the street as “speed,” “meth,” “ice,” and “crystal,” it can be injected, smoked, snorted, or swallowed. During an interview with Dr. David McDowell, M.D.,(medical director of the Substance Treatment and Research Service at Columbia University at the New York State Psychiatric Institute)states, “The timing and intensity of the ‘rush’ are a result of the release of high levels of dopamine in the brain. Methods that cause methamphetamine to pass into the brain more quickl...

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