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Methamphetamine addiction has taken the world by storm. Also known as ice, meth, and crystal meth; methamphetamine is a highly addictive and very toxic drug that devastates individuals, their families, and society at large.
The problem is so bad that many beautiful locales known for their high quality of living have declared a nationwide ice epidemic. Indeed, meth is bringing down entire countries – one ice addict at a time. Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and the United States are just a few of the many civilized nations that are reporting ice as a major addiction problem among their people.
One of the most unfortunate consequences to the individual ice addict is a condition known as “meth mouth.” When someone abuses meth, the drug destroys the teeth and gums and causes extreme and unsightly tooth decay, broken teeth, gum disease, and other major problems in the mouth. Many meth users are forced to have all of their teeth removed because the drug has ravaged every single one of their teeth.
This drug causes major dental problems in the mouth in a very short period of time. When someone develops meth mouth, it destroys their smile. This not only makes them self-conscious, it makes them difficult for others to look at.
View this slide show to see pictures of meth mouth.
Here are a few causes of meth mouth:
Anyone who uses ice for any length of time is GUARANTEED to develop meth mouth. While some will see their teeth rot faster than others, many experience the negative effects of the drug on the teeth and gums as early as six months after continued use.
Want to Get Your Smile Back? DARA Thailand Can Help
If you have an addiction to meth, we can help. At DARA Thailand, we see clients from all over the world who have become addicted to ice and want to find recovery. We offer evidence-based treatment that drives positive results so that our clients can gain victory over their addiction and learn to enjoy a life in recovery.
Ready to find freedom from ice addiction? We are available 24-7 to take your call. The call is confidential, and we will provide a free assessment.
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