Methamphetamine is known to users by many different names: crystal, Tina, ice, chalk, speed. Or simply, meth. No matter what you call it, methamphetamines are highly addictive and extremely potent stimulants that hijack users’ central nervous systems. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that more than 12 million people have tried methamphetamines at least once in their lifetimes.
Family members and loved ones who suspect someone they care about is struggling with addiction to meth often have many questions about how the substance works, what it looks like and how it’s ingested into the body. Here are answers to the most common questions:
Meth comes in a variety of different forms, but typically it appears as a white or light-brown crystalline powder that is easy to dissolve in liquid.
Meth is commonly ingested by smoking, snorting, injecting and eating.
Like many stimulants, using meth results in increased attention, activity and wakefulness, decreased fatigue and intense feelings of euphoria.
Meth addiction warning signs can be easy to spot, if you know what to look for. If you or a person you care about exhibits the following symptoms, it could indicate a substance use disorder:
Meth addiction affects countless individuals across the country, and no two cases are exactly the same. This is why our meth addiction treatment program offers a vast array of tools and techniques to help people overcome addiction in a safe, nurturing environment. What kind of meth rehab is right for you or your loved one? It’s impossible to say for sure until you pick up the phone and speak with our friendly admissions specialists.
Remember, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to effective meth rehab. Our caring team of doctors, nurses, clinical staff and counselors will work together to assess your unique physical and psychological needs and will continue to examine your progress throughout your recovery to improve your chance for long-lasting sobriety.
Cycles of Change considers detoxing from methamphetamine one of the most crucial steps to the addiction rehab process. Meth withdrawal symptoms begin within one day of non-use, and symptoms can include paranoia, mood swings, and depression. In some cases, the withdrawal symptoms can last up to a few weeks. That’s why Cycles of Change puts such a strong emphasis on the meth detox process.
Our approach to meth addiction rehab includes a wide variety of proven treatments and supplemental programs that address the many negative physical, emotional and interpersonal effects of addiction. We are licensed in the state of California as a sub-acute detox center, and we are ready to help you or your loved one start the journey to recovery. Call us today at 877.796.6034 or contact us online to learn how Cycles of Change Recovery Center can help.
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