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Dealing with Meth Addiction

Palm Partners Recovery Center specializes in treating meth addiction, and we offer a supportive approach that addresses the mind, body, and spirit at our beautiful facility. If you or someone you love suffers from an addiction to meth, know there is hope for recovery, and you can once again live a full life.

At our center, we have successfully treated many patients with addictions of all kinds, and we understand the different types of drugs available today. There are many people in recovery who suffered from a meth addiction at one time in their lives. We are proud to say we have helped many people battle this substance abuse issue, and our drug abuse clinic specializes in helping people navigate this process.

What is Meth?

Meth is the shortened name for methamphetamine, also referred to as crank, ice, and crystal, among other nicknames. This powerful drug typically comes in pill or powder form, and it is usually smoked, swallowed, or inhaled. Sometimes it is injected as well. Because meth is “cooked,” or prepared from ingredients that are found in cold medicines, it is easy to get, making it a very popular drug. Although meth is fairly simple to make, the process itself is dangerous, adding another layer to the problems that are associated with this drug.

Crystal Meth Addiction and Abuse

Meth is one of the more addictive drugs, and has a very short high, making the user feel great and then crash quickly. This cycle of drug abuse happens repeatedly, destroying the wiring in the pleasure center of the brain. This makes treatment challenging, as the drug becomes the only way for the person to feel good until they can remain sober for a period of time and treat the addiction.

Crystal meth addiction/abuse happens rapidly, as the drug makes the brain release dopamine in large amounts, making the user feel wonderful—at first. Since meth is a stimulant, over time the cycle of getting high and crashing becomes a lifestyle, which is hard to maintain and often causes serious depression.

Symptoms of meth addiction can include:

  • Serious teeth and mouth problems
  • Anxiety
  • Increases in blood pressure
  • Weight loss
  • Itchiness
  • Paranoia

Meth can also cause various physical problems as a result of what it is cut with or how the body’s systems react to the stimulant. The brain can be damaged from long-term use.

Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment

At Palm Partners Recovery Center, we understand that treating meth addiction is a matter of life and death. Our caring team works with patients to establish a new path, and we offer a calming setting that removes the person from their environment to begin that journey. In a beautiful setting with a supportive staff, we help them begin the process of sobriety by treating the full person, including whatever factors caused them to use meth in the beginning. Long-term therapy offers the best chance of success in terms of meth addiction because relapse is a serious concern.

Our drug rehab has a medical detox as well as a fully supported treatment center that gives patients the education and support they need to move forward past their addiction to meth.

If you or a loved one are struggling with meth addiction, please do not hesitate to contact Palm Partners Recovery Center to speak with an addiction treatment expert today.

Sources:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/methamphetamine

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/faqs/

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