John F. Kennedy had an addiction to methamphetamine which was injected into his throat by a German doctor, according to a report published online by news.com.au. Kennedy, who had a chronic back problem and Addison’s disease, would take crystal meth to deal with the crippling illnesses. According to the report, the former United States president received injections containing nearly 15mg of methamphetamine on a regular basis, along with hormones and vitamins, to maintain his youthful personality and vitality. German doctor named Max Jacobson administered these injections to Kennedy at a rate that could have branded him a chronic meth user today.
The story related to the meth injections was first uncovered by the New York Times, nearly 10 years after Kennedy’s assassination following an investigation into Jacobson’s practices. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline were the most famous patients of Jacobson who was a frequent visitor to the White House during his presidential tenure. Jacobson even accompanied the Kennedys while they were on state tours, the report said.
According to a report in The Sun, in 1962, Kennedy is said to have suffered a psychosis at a hotel in New York after overdosing on meth. His bodyguards had to call a psychiatrist, who “saw the president in a manic condition furiously waving his arms and running around without any clothes on.” The psychiatrist immediately administered an antipsychotic drug, which brought Kennedy under control.
Meth is a highly addictive substance. Chronic meth users swear by the temporary sense of confidence, happiness, energy, and hyper activeness produced by the drug that causes dependence. Experts say that the effects of meth can last from six to eight hours, and extend up to 24 hours. Meth addiction is the fastest growing crisis in the U.S. today, with approximately 667,000 current methamphetamine users aged 12 or older. Available in a pill or liquid form, methamphetamine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant known to activate certain brain systems by triggering an extraordinary dopamine rush that can induce pleasurable sensations.
Meth is a lethal drug
Experts caution that binging on meth is most likely to induce muscle degeneration, seizures, mood disorders, weight loss, internal bleeding, violent behavior and psychosis. Moreover, overdosing on meth can severely impact the kidneys due to overheating, with the most obvious external signs being a zombie-like behavior and appearance. Also, long-term use of the drug can lead to hyperthermia, hypertension and stroke.
The number of meth users is increasing across California. The trend is visible in growing numbers of clandestine laboratories mushrooming across the state in homes, hotel rooms, and cars. Media reports suggest that the secretive laboratories can produce nearly 2 kilograms of meth each week worth about $500 per kilogram. Most of the illicit meth-manufacturing units are small-scale and highly mobile, which produce enough meth for personal use. Authorities fear that the meth use may increase criminal activities in the state.
People fall into the clutches of meth addiction more quickly than they might ever realize. The only way to break free from the stronghold of such a deadly substance is to seek treatment from a professional meth addiction treatment center to combat the life-wrecking effects of the drug. Sovereign Health understands the plight of someone who is unable to discontinue the use of harmful substances like meth despite the negative impact on his or her life. Our customized treatment for meth addiction is tailored to individual needs in order to treat a person holistically. If you or your loved one is battling addiction to methamphetamine or any other substance, call our 24/7 helpline or chat online to know about the most effective meth addiction treatment programs at our state-of-the-art rehabs.