Shake and Bake Meth
What Is Shake and Bake Meth?
Shake and bake meth is a novel way to produce small batches of methamphetamine.
The shake and bake method cooks meth faster.
There is no flame needed.
This activity can be carried out in most spaces, both public and private, because of the minimal resources needed to create meth.
It takes up far less space and people can even do this in their car.
The shake and bake method require mixing chemicals in a soda bottle.
The chemical reaction produces a small amount of crystalline powder that can be smoked, snorted, or injected.
This seems like a quick way to make meth; it is highly risky.
There are numerous reports of people shake and baking meth while driving.
The chemical used are highly flammable.
Shake and Bake meth is a simpler way to make meth but is just as risky.
This method is the cause of mounting medical costs and deaths.
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Toxic Ingredients in Shake and Bake Meth
These clandestine labs produce toxic fumes and waste.
Often when the shake and bake meth process is complete the are containers disposed of quickly.
The environmental impact of the litter materials is hazardous to the public.
The public may accidentally stumble across these containers, needlessly exposing themselves to hazardous materials.
They can also explode when shake and bake containers are carelessly and quickly discarded.
Some of the chemicals used are:
Most familiarly knows as nail polish remover, this liquid is highly flammable.
When injected it can cause drowsiness, irritation, or coma.
- Anhydrous ammonia
- Acid (sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid)
Acid exposure immediately damages the skin.
TIT is highly dangerous when inhaled or ingested.
If inhaled acid can cause heavy coughing when inhaled or severe burns in the mouth that can lead to speech difficulties.
- Brake fluid (toluene)
Phosphorous is found on the top of match heads.
It is highly flammable.
- Ether or chloroform
This is a tasteless and odorless gas.
Freon cuts oxygen off to the lungs and cells.
When you’re under constant exposure to this gas, you can have organ damage, cardiac arrest, or sudden death.
- Benzene and gasoline
This is one of the main ingredients that lead to explosions.
This soft metal reacts violently when exposed to even the smallest amount of water.
This highly caustic metal will burn all types of body tissue.
Long-term exposure can cause seizures, gastrointestinal pains, and coma.
Once all the ingredients are combined in the container, the cap is screwed on sealing up the chemicals.
The shaking catapults the chemical reactions.
Think of a pop can that you shakeup, but much for powerful and with chemical burning materials.
There are many emergency room stories relating to the numerous occurrences of shake and bake cookers suffering from serious burns.
In the productions of shake and bake meth, the smallest mistake will lead to an explosive.
Sadly, many people have suffered facial disfigurement, blindness, or death.
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Expecting mothers and infants face barriers to adequate prenatal care when coupled with an opiate use disorder. Taking oxycodone during pregnancy or breastfeeding may cause your child to suffer from withdrawal. Neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS are withdrawal symptoms experienced by infants from fetal exposure to substances that were used or abused by the mother during pregnancy. The goal of addiction treatment before birth is to protect the fetus or infant from further opioid exposure. Untreated oxycodone addiction can lead to negative outcomes for both the fetus and mother. The signs and symptoms of neonatal withdrawal symptoms begin within 72 hours after birth. An infant is scored 2 hours after birth, the following signs indicate neonatal abstinence syndrome:
- High-pitched crying
- Sleep disturbances
- Hyperactive reflexes
- Excessive yawning
- Poor feeding
- Loose stools
- Excessive sweating
Dangers of Shake and Bake Meth
Producing meth in any form is incredibly dangerous. Shake and bake meth labs increase the risk of explosion. The introduction of oxygen in the process will immediately lead to an explosion. Shake and bake labs are responsible for severe facial burns or death. The internet is full of senseless videos depicting shake and bake labs that resulted in an explosion. The increased use of shake and bake meth has increased the cases of burn treatment in the emergency room.
The shake and bake meth recipes are widely available on the internet. Numerous ingredients for the shake and bake meth are available to nearly anyone. Shake and bake and meth is so easy to manufacture, regulations for the materials needed are highly regulated across the United States. The ingredients for shake and bake meth are ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Both are over-the-counter cold medications and weight loss products.
Signs of a Shake and Bake Meth Lab
Shake and bake labs do not produce large quantities of meth. Often multiple batches need to be produced. Because this method is so quick, shake and bake meth labs can be found almost every way in public and private spaces. Despite the ease of producing meth, many telltale signs can indicate a shake and bake set up.
- Unusual odors chemical odors
- Noticeable chemical waste
- Frequent traffic
- Windows covered
- Excessive amounts of coffee filters or empty soda bottles trash
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Shake and Bake Meth Addiction Signs and Symptoms
Users experience a quick onset of effects. When someone is abusing meth, it results in pronounced physical and behavioral changes. There is a decrease in appetite leading to drastic weight loss when someone is abusing meth. Side effects of shake and bake meth use include the sensations of a bug crawling across their skin. This causes one to pick at their skin which causes sores all over the body. Much of the chemicals used to produce shake and bake meth remain in high concentrations in the final product. Long-term exposure to these chemicals damages your body. Much of the damage can be reversed if you begin treatment early.
Shake and Bake Meth Recovery
Recovering from meth addiction can only happen when an individual has suffered enough negative consequences that they are compelled to find treatment. Treatment at Resurgence Behavioral Health can help addicts make significant changes in their life to help them sustain long-term recovery. Meth addiction is best treated with comprehensive addiction care. Many shake and bake addicts try to treat themselves without medical intervention. For most, self-treatment is impossible. Professional treatment is often the only way to free yourself from meth addiction. Even those who achieve recovery find it challenging to maintain. Following through with aftercare programs is vital to sustainable recovery.
Choosing a Credible Meth Rehab
The best way to fight against shake and bake meth addiction is to seek treatment at a credible rehab. The length and type of meth treatment depend on the severity of the addiction. The most straight-forward way to quick meth is an inpatient rehabilitation program. Here you can detox safely while under the supervision of medical professionals. Meth is very addictive. It is very hard to stop without medical intervention. Those who attempt to quit on their own often relapse quickly.
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Resurgence Behavioral Health Addiction Care
Seek help early to expedite your recovery and live a healthy, drug-free life. If you or a loved one is producing shake and bake meth and can’t stop, you need to seek professional help. Resurgence Behavioral Health provides care to those struggling with meth addiction. To learn how to start on your path to recovery, our knowledgeable representatives are standing by to answer your call today. We understand the dynamics of anthem insurance coverage. We offer an online insurance verification tool that will get you started. Many levels of care under most insurance providers are covered. If you have further questions, or if your insurance is not listed, we can reach out on your behalf to find a program that fits into your budget.