There has been an increase in the cases of meth abuse and trafficking in North Dakota. This drug and others come from Mexico, Washington, and California. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, these illegal drugs are transported through trains, private vehicles, and buses. There have also been cases of meth being smuggled and trafficked secretly through the U.S. mail. Marijuana is also locally cultivated in the North Dakota State but in small quantities.
To counter the production of meth in the state, the State General Assembly of North Dakota enacted legislation which requires that any individual purchasing a product that contains pseudoephedrine must produce identification. This piece of legislation has been applauded because it has caused a decrease in the production of meth in the state.
Before the enactment of this law, there were rampant cases of the theft of anhydrous ammonia which is widely used in the “Birch” method of manufacturing and producing meth. The state has also reported increased cases of abuse of prescription medications which are classified as opiates. To counter this issue, there are several detox centers in North Dakota.
In general, the cases of opiate addiction in the state are high but not as high as those of most other states in the US. This is possibly because of the legislation by the State’s General Assembly. Opiate addiction is very serious and can cause death. If you or your loved one is addicted to opiates you should seek professional medical help. There are many substance abuse centers in North Dakota. You should research to find out the most suitable and that which you can afford.
The Weismann method of rapid detoxification is widely recommended by many rehab professionals. The program treats addiction with compassion and addresses each case of the individual’s addiction separately. Because of the serious and dangerous effects of addiction, several rehab centers have special department and experts to deal with the patients that are addicted to opiates.
The Weismann method does not apportion any blame on the patient during detoxification. The program is effective and humane. It is undertaken while the patient is admitted as an inpatient at the center. The doctors at the center begin the detox program by performing various blood exams and tests.
The main goal of detox centers is to cleanse the opiate receptors in the brain and blood. These receptors cause addiction and dependence. Once the receptors are used to taking high and unusual quantities of opiates, the patient will experience serious withdrawal symptoms if he does not keep using the drugs.
The substance rehab professionals use non-addictive medication which is administered intravenously in order to cleanse these receptors. The detox program takes about 2 hours but the patient may be admitted for a period between 3 and 6 days into the center.