Pathfinders Recovery Center Warns the Public About Record Growth in Meth Overdose in the US During the Past 12 Months

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Pathfinders Recovery Center, which is based in Scottsdale, AZ, wants to increase public awareness about the need to bring down the record growth in methamphetamine overdoses in the US during the last 12 months. Although methamphetamine, which is also known as meth, ice, glass, crystal and speed, has already been painted in a bad light by shows like “Breaking Bad,” its dangers and highly addictive nature are still not realized by many people. That is why Pathfinders has launched a campaign of articles and press releases to counteract any sense of ambivalence and complacency about the dangers of meth. One of these articles examines how bad is meth.

A representative for Pathfinders Recovery Center says, “Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug with a widespread reputation for causing serious harm. But does the drug deserve this reputation? Is it as bad as people say? The simple answer to this question is yes. One of its most well-known risks is addiction. People who use the drug often can easily end up in an addictive cycle that is difficult to break. But even if you do not get addicted, abuse of the drug can damage your mental and physical well-being. In a worst-case scenario, it can also kill you.”

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Fortunately, meth rehab can turn things around and the person struggling from a meth addiction need not suffer those tragic results. It should be noted that any recreational use of meth will automatically be considered as substance abuse. And even without the addiction outcome, there is a mental impact of meth use. Those who use meth tend to have these issues: memory problems; unexpected violence and aggression; difficulty in thinking logically; unforeseeable mood changes; decreased capability to focus attention. Furthermore, some people tend to develop a psychosis, which is typically associated with serious mental health issues, such as schizophrenia.

Pathfinders Recovery Center has also released an article that describes the eight signs of meth addiction to help people determine if their loved one is struggling with an addiction. Meth is a stimulant, which means that it can result into: increased blood pressure; rapid heart rate; increased libido; and feeling alert or wide awake. After the initial “rush,” meth users will experience a crash, which can lead to: anxiety; paranoia; anger; irritability; intense cravings; violent outbursts, and fatigue. Constant use of meth can lead to extreme outcomes, such as: skin sores/ wounds; loss of appetite; damaged motor skills; not sleeping for several days; heart failure, difficulty in expressing emotions; overdose; and death.

There are eight signs of methamphetamine addiction in a loved one. These include: finding meth in their room and belongings; they are awake for long periods of time and are abnormally alert; reduction in appetite and weight loss; extreme mood swings; regularly anxious and nervous; increased aggression and violent outbursts; inexplicable financial problems; and physical indicators, such a: trembling, involuntary ticks, repetitive behaviors, hair loss, weight loss, needle marks, and nausea.

Established in 2017, Pathfinders Recovery Center leverages the over 25 years combined experience of its partners and leaders to offer treatment for various kinds of addiction and co-occurring disorders in order to guide those are struggling with an addiction to gradually return to society. They provide alcohol and drug rehabilitation services at upscale facilities for drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Colorado and Arizona. They have created a program that teaches honesty, hard work, integrity, leadership, and responsibility to their clients. The ultimate mission of the program is for clients to finally get a sober life that means a lot to them. They offer people suffering from an addiction various types of tools that they need to have a solid foundation for having a sober, clean, successful life.

Pathfinders Recovery Center has also created a “people on meth” web page to inform people about what meth users are like. To find out about the programs they offer, people can check out their website, or contact them on the telephone.


For more information about Pathfinders Recovery Center, contact the company here:

Pathfinders Recovery Center
7600 East Redfield Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260