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Impact of methamphetamine in Siouxland


Several of the eye witnesses in the murder trial of Juan Nino Estrada admitted to using methamphetamine the night of the shootings.

Carrie Wingert from Jackson Recovery Centers shared information about the impact of meth on Siouxland.

(SUBMITTED) - Addiction is a primary, chronic disease caused by chemical changes in the brain. It affects the brain's reward, motivation, and memory circuits. Dysfunction in these brain circuits causes an individual to pursue reward and/or relief pathologically by substance use and other addictive behaviors.

Addiction is characterized by:

The inability to abstain consistently

Impairment in behavioral control

Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences

Diminished recognition of significant problems with one's behaviors and interpersonal relationships

Dysfunctional emotional response

Like with other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can be fatal.

Jackson offers a full-continuum of addiction treatment services for adults, adolescents and families suffering from the disease of addiction.

712-234-2300 or 1-800-472-9018



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