Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment at Into Action Recovery Centers
Into Action Recovery Centers provides effective, individualized methamphetamine (or “meth”) rehab and treatment. Our highly trained, professional staff understands the unique challenges faced by meth addicts in their path to sobriety.
Methamphetamine is one of the amphetamine class of stimulants. Amphetamines are used to treat a range of conditions, such as nasal congestion, weight control, narcolepsy and behavioral syndromes, including minimal brain dysfunction (MSD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The drug is also known as Amp, Crystal, Speed, Tweak, and Crank. Abuse of the drugs has grown as truckers, students and athletes have used the drugs to improve performance and stay awake for long periods. Amphetamines are also commonly abused to achieve fast weight loss.
Today, their use for legitimate medical conditions is declining as the danger of abusing amphetamines outweighs their therapeutic uses.
Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that produces a false sense of pleasure and can alter brain chemistry. It is highly addictive, with the addicted person unable to experience “pleasure” without using the drug. Due to the changes in brain chemistry, addicted users experience loss of control over their emotions, increased irritability and exhibit erratic, violent behavior.
Recovery from meth addiction presents unique challenges due to the changes in brain chemistry from continued use of the drug, such as:
- Memory, concentration and decision-making are compromised by meth use. During initial treatment, addicted users can experience low moods, cognitive difficulties and trouble following treatment recommendations.
- Many addicted people experience challenges approximately 45 days into sobriety as their systems adjust to withdrawal. Increases in depression and an inability to experience pleasure are common. If they are not prepared for the challenges and do not have adequate support systems, their sobriety may be at risk.
- Improvements in cognitive function, memory and emotional control can take 1-2 years after treatment begins. This slow improvement, coupled with a strong craving for methamphetamine, make long-term recovery a difficult path without support.
At Into Action, we are sensitive to the difficult recovery path for methamphetamine addicts. Our compassionate, experienced staff works with each addict to prepare them for the challenges they will face during recovery and develop a custom treatment and support program to provide them with the best opportunity for success.
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