mission & vision
No need is too small -- no voice need be silent. Reach out to be heard. We devote the time and energy to educate, advocate and assist.
Signs & Signals Of Meth Use
~ Anger ~ Irritability
~ Confusion ~ Memory Loss
~ Depression ~ Paranoia
~ Fatigue ~ Panic Reactions
~ Hallucinations ~ Psychosis
The Crystal Meth Recovery division of The Center LA takes a direct, yet compassionate approach to recovery. If you or someone you know needs help:
The Crystal Meth Recovery Services
1628 Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Contact: Mike Rizzo, Director
It wasn't supposed to happen to me. I am
an example of what this horrible drug can do to a healthy and vibrant person. I was your son, your brother, your nephew, your cousin, your uncle and your friend. I had a bright and productive future. I took this drug to make life 'easier' -- I didn't realize how addictive this drug really is. I became a crystal meth addict. I documented my journey through 2,432 digital images and videos in an effort to share with others this drug's effects. With my permission, this foundation continues an equal challenge towards education and prevention of Crystal Meth addiction. This drug and its addiction took my life.
A message to parents, siblings and friends supporting a loved one that is struggling with crystal meth addiction ...
Methamphetamine's Pleasure Effects
Users will have sustained energy and a heightened sense of well being; increased alertness and wakefulness, social confidence and pleasure enhancement. Meth masks the body's need for food, water and rest. The effects can (conservatively) last from 6-24 hours depending upon the user's level of tolerance and dosage.
We volunteer by partnering with local agencies to make the difference in the lives of others. Find out how to become our partner in this journey.
Our foundation outreach program in Los Angeles recently met with The G&L Center, Los Angeles in an effort to partner on a new media campaign.
Dermatologal Complications of Meth
Skin lesions are common among methamphetamine users. Obsessive, excessive picking and scratching often accompanies methamphetamine use. Lesions often become infected requiring treatment. Methamphetamine use has been associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (i.e., Staph) as well as (MRSA) infection.
Methamphetamine Common Ingredients
(Including But Not Limited To)
~ Ammonia ~ Iodine
~ Antifreeze ~ Lighter Fluid
~ Battery Acid ~ Lye
~ Chloroform ~ Nail Polish Remover
~ Dry Ice ~ Propane Fuel
~ Freon ~ Rock Salt
~ Hydraulic Acid ~ Video Head Cleaner