Admitting that you’re addicted to methamphetamines is a major step toward recovery. Know you’re not alone. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that there are 2 million methamphetamine users in the United States, and those statistics continue to grow.
Dependences on methamphetamines may seem impossible to beat at first — but Inner Voyage Recovery is here to help you. Our team takes a holistic, compassionate
We have to know our enemy before we can defeat it. Methamphetamines, sometimes called “meth” or “crystal meth,” are illegal, addictive substances that produce feelings of euphoria.
Meth comes from its parent amphetamines, which produce an energetic, stimulated feeling. As it comes in many forms, users can snort, inject, or smoke methamphetamines.
People use make-shift labs using household items and over-the-counter medicines available to the general population to make meth. When people use meth, it releases a surge of dopamine in the brain. The more someone uses meth, the more the substance begins to break down their dopamine receptors, making it impossible for them to reach that initial high again.
It can be difficult to admit you have a methamphetamine problem, but it’s essential to recognize the signs. Biological, genetic, psychological, and environmental factors all play into addiction. Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive substance, making it easy to hook first-time users.
Physical signs of methamphetamine abuse include:
Methamphetamine addiction destroys the central nervous system, specifically the brain. Those addicted to meth are at a higher risk for contracting diseases like HIV and Hepatitis B, especially if they inject the drug.
Meth addiction comes with co-occurring disorders — disorders people face because of, or in conjunction with, meth addiction.
These may include:
Once you acknowledge your addiction and ask for help, we will do everything we can to support you through the rest of the process. You don’t have to battle this alone. Our expert staff of medical professionals and mental health workers are ready to help. Taking on recovery by yourself is dangerous, as the symptoms of methamphetamine withdrawal require supervision:
No recovery journey is the same. At Inner Voyage Recovery, we offer a range of methamphetamine treatments to match the best approach for you. We start with a methamphetamine detox and work with you to decide which of our three outpatient programs, which vary in intensity and frequency of meetings, would be most beneficial.
Some of the services we offer include:
If you or someone you love is struggling with methamphetamines, it’s not too late to ask for help. At Inner Voyage Recovery, we give our patients the tools they need to fight addiction and lead the lives they deserve.
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