Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive synthetic drug containing a potent central nervous system stimulant. Methamphetamine can be swallowed in pill form, sniffed as a powder, injected intravenously or intra-muscularly, or smoked. Although unassisted withdrawal is possible, the physical and emotional withdrawal effects are severe. As a result, those who get professional treatment for meth addiction often have better recovery outcomes than those who don’t. Learn more about crystal meth addiction here, and find out how Clarity Way’s methamphetamine rehabilitation program can help you or your loved one reengage with a lifelong sober lifestyle.

The Short and Long-Term Effects of Meth Use

Methamphetamine, more commonly known as speed, meth, ice, crystal, crystal meth, chalk, crank, tweak, uppers, crunk, glass, and zoom, increases dopamine and adrenaline production in the brain. This produces a dramatic stimulant effect and causes increased wakefulness, physical activity, and decreased appetite. Smoking or injecting methamphetamine supplies the user with a brief rush, while oral ingestion or snorting can produce a longer high that can last for as long as half a day. High doses of methamphetamine are toxic, and not only raise body temperature to dangerous and sometimes lethal levels, but also can cause convulsions. Meth rehab helps users recover from the physical and emotional toll this dangerous drug takes.

The human body very quickly develops a tolerance to methamphetamine and as a result, much more must be taken to produce the same initial effects. Use can lead to violent behavior, anxiety, confusion and insomnia, as well as psychotic problems including paranoia, auditory hallucinations, delusions, homicidal, and suicidal thoughts. Delusions often manifest into formication, in which users believe that there are insects crawling on their skin.

Crystal Meth Rehab at Clarity Way

When ending methamphetamine use, there are a variety of withdrawal symptoms that occur. Users may experience depression, anxiety, fatigue, paranoia, aggression, and intense cravings for the drug. Clarity Way’s experienced and qualified therapists help clients recover from these challenging early symptoms with medically supervised detox; they also help clients figure out why substance abuse became a problem in the first place. Our holistic approach to sobriety incorporates several progressive therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, and Motivational Interviewing Therapy. Because our community-oriented rehab for methamphetamine is small, clients often feel more comfortable bonding with fellow clients as they reengage with the people and activities they once loved.

Don’t spend another day suffering through the effects of drug addiction. For more information about Clarity Way’s crystal meth rehab, please call us now at 1-877-548-4794.

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Posted on May 11th, 2015 in Blog

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