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  • Aug
    19

    Meth Ingredient Requires Identification in Southern New England

    Meth Ingredient Requires Identification in Southern New England

    Meth is such a destructive drug the production of the illegal substance is just as toxic and dangerous as its use. Ever since one-pot methods of production started taking off, cooking methamphetamine has become easier, faster and even more dangerous. Meth users and dealers continue to illegally produce the drug even though cold and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine are more difficult to get in many states due to electronic tracking systems.

    Cold and allergy medications may not be the only ingredients more difficult for a person to obtain when making meth. An over-the-counter product we would never associate with illegal drugs like methamphetamine will require identification from a well-known drugstore chain in New England.

    The production of meth doesn't just require pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, acetone is also an ingredient often used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and a well-known pharmacy is doing something about it. In Southern New England, CVS pharmacy customers are going to be carded when they purchase nail polish remover according to WPRI.com. Customers will have to show a valid ID and will be limited to the amount of acetone polish remover they can purchase at CVS pharmacies in an effort to reduce the illegal production of meth according to their report.

    The use of meth can lead to addiction very easily and the effects the illegal drug has on the brain and body can be horrendous. Meth addiction is very hard for a person to overcome and the relapse rate is extremely high. Meth use can cause paranoia, auditory hallucinations, delusions, confusion, nervousness, mood disturbances, violent behavior and strokes. Anything that can be done do to make the production of meth more difficult is a step in the right direction.



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