Part of what makes methamphetamine such a dangerous drug (outside the obvious biochemical and physiological changes to the mind and body) is the fact that it is 100% illegal, meaning that the methods to create it are far from safe. In fact, some of the cooking processes for crystal meth are as equally life-threatening (if not more so) than the drugs produced. According to authorities, one process called the “shake and bake method” has been designed as a way for meth makers and their helpers to sneak through legal loopholes even easier than before. Still, what can you expect when you combine toxic chemicals in a two-liter soda bottle? Let’s take a closer look at this dangerous practice and find out some more information.
Meth Labs on the Go
Overall, a traditional meth lab contains a network of intricate but crude equipment and cans of flammable, toxic liquids for mixing, but, nowadays, meth cooks are taking their labs on the go thanks to the “shake and bake” method. Likewise, this new process does not produce the characteristics sour smells and toxic fumes that are characteristic of meth labs. In this scenario, cooks dump their recipe in 2-liter soda bottles and (as the name suggests) give them a good shake.
On a more dangerous note, the “shake and bake” method does not require an overabundant supply of pseudoephedrine (unlike traditional labs). By purchasing small numbers of this substance, cooks and dealers can weave through loopholes in meth laws (governing the sales of cough and cold medications).
One Explosive Combination
Given the toxic nature of the chemicals housed in these facilities, meth labs are bound to catch fire and explode at any given minute, so you can imagine that portable bottles (sealed with a cap) will only increase danger to individuals. Even the simple act of unscrewing the lids of these bottles can be fatal, as the mixture inside can easily catch fire after being exposed to oxygen. Even more frightening, police officers have discovered these discarded “portable labs” in yards, ditches, and dumpsters.
Seeking Treatment for Meth Addiction
Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that can destroy your mind and body, and the processes used to construct this noxious drug are as equally dangerous. If you are suffering from a severe case of meth addiction or have a friend or family member who is enduring this dangerous illness, then you need to take action immediately. For in-depth help and guidance, get in touch with Asana Recovery today to learn about your chance to take your first steps towards recovery. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of detox and withdrawal and guide you through each step of the rehabilitation process. No matter how difficult the path may be, you can successfully break free from crystal meth and other deadly substances.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your attachment to crystal meth with great success.