Over time, the drug problem in New Mexico has drawn special attention from the federal government. According to New Mexico drug Control Updates provided to the White House, drug induced death in New Mexico is noticeably higher than the national average of any other state. In 2007 alone, 471 people died due to drug use. Unlike many drugs, Meth changes the brain chemistry of the person uses it, causing long term damage to everything, including their core personality. Over time, the basic chemistry of the brain is broken down. The person can develop paranoia, aggression, hallucinations, and delusions. Sometimes, this condition is permanent. Overdoses on meth are dangerous for the addict and the people around them. Symptoms range from psychosis, to hypothermia and convulsions, and instant death.
Due to the differences in the way people respond to meth addiction. There is not a specific treatment that is used to treat it. Also, since the damage is permanent, the symptoms must be managed individually. Withdrawal from this medication can be dangerous, if not deadly. Many people who try to detoxify on their own result in the Emergency room due to the effects that withdrawal have on the body.
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