Methamphetamine, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse http://www.nida.nih.gov/DrugPages/Methamphetamine.html, is an addictive stimulant closely related to amphetamine. It has longer lasting and more toxic effects on the central nervous system than amphetamine and has a high potential for abuse and addiction.
Treatment for Meth Addiction
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the most effective treatment for methamphetamine combines detoxification and behavioral therapy. The process can take longer than a year and relapse rates are high.
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