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Meth Addiction Treatment

Meth, ice, crystal, and chalk are some of the many names for the drug that can cause so much damage to your life; methamphetamines. After a major boom in usage in the early 2000’s and finding out how addictive and life-altering the drug truly was, many people sought treatment for addiction. There are many meth users who have lost their families, their jobs, their looks, their freedom, and even their lives, but with the right type treatment you can get your life back on track and be successful in your recovery. That is what Chiron is here to do – assist you in getting your life back on track.

What Exactly Are Methamphetamines and Why Are They So Addictive?

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and powerful drug that stimulates the central nervous system. It causes a decrease in appetite, hyperactivity, and an overwhelming sense of euphoria. In many cases, it is this sense of euphoria that causes the drug to have such high potential for addiction. Amphetamines are actually legally available through a non-refillable doctor prescription, but for some addicts that are where the addiction begins.

Meth Addiction Treatment

Short and Long-Term Effects of Methamphetamine Use

Like everything in this world, there are short and long-term effects to using methamphetamines. The short term effects are typically experienced during drug usage and shortly after. These effects may include:

  • Increased attention and activity
  • Decrease in tiredness
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Rush of euphoria
  • Rapid and/or irregular heartbeat
  • Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature)

Long-term effects occur after using methamphetamines repeatedly over a period of time, and you can be certain the results are never good. Some of the long-term effects include:

  • Addiction
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations
  • Changes in brain function
  • Aggressive and/or violent behavior
  • Severe dental issues
  • Weight loss
  • Mood alteration

Common Methamphetamine Treatment Programs

Each treatment facility may have specialized programs based on the addict and their specific recovery needs. However, when it comes to methamphetamine treatment there are a few well known common ways to treat methamphetamine addiction.

  • Behavioral Treatment. When dealing with methamphetamine addiction, the need for a patient to have behavioral treatment increases.  Methamphetamine use can have more of a negative effect on your psychological wellbeing than other drugs.  Behavioral treatment can prevent relapses, help reduce cravings, and teach the recovering user how to change the thought processes that lead to drug use in the past.
  • Counseling. When it comes to meth treatment, you can be sure counseling is a part of the process.  Individual counseling, peer support and group counseling, and even family counseling are very effective in meth addiction treatment.  Addiction does affect each person differently and therefore may require more than one form of counseling to have the most effective treatment and the most success.

Why Getting Help With Methamphetamine Addiction is Essential To A Better Life

Addiction is a debilitating disease with devastating long-term effects that can eventually lead to death. Even many of the people who are suffering from addiction want to get sober and live a healthier more productive life. Whether you need inpatient or outpatient treatment, there is a plan that can help you get sober and get your life in a better place. There is no question that getting treatment for your methamphetamine addiction can help you get your life back.

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