Meth is chemically similar to amphetamines and legal prescription stimulants like Adderall or Dexedrine, but it’s effect on brain chemistry is far more powerful.
By flooding dopamine into reward areas of the brain, users are reinforced to continue taking the drug, often chasing a high in a cycle of binging and crashing many users call a “run.” Over time, the power of a meth addiction can become an unsustainable lifestyle, having physical, emotional, and financial consequences for both users and their families.
Signs of methamphetamine abuse include:
Long-term meth use has many health impacts. This includes risks associated with toxic chemicals used to illicitly produce methamphetamine, as well as risks of contracting infectious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV due to intravenous (IV) drug use or risky behaviors. Meth can also result in long-term problems with critical thinking, comprehension, learning, and memory.
Other long-term effects of meth use include:
Meth stays presents in the brain longer than other stimulants, and can rewire how the brain produces dopamine, resulting in mood changes and dependence. Prolonged use is also associated with reduced coordination, impaired memory, changes to how a person experiences pleasure without the drug, and damage to blood vessels and the body’s cardiovascular system.
Given the health consequences of long-term meth use, it’s important for users and families to understand the value of quitting. And though it may be difficult, recovery is possible. Especially with the support of professional help and treatment at Grace Land Recovery.
Grace Land Recovery offers a robust set of programs for meth addiction treatment that are personalized to the specific needs and circumstances of each patient. This includes varying levels of care based on the intensity of addiction, as well as medical detox and therapeutic medications to manage withdrawal.
Our drug addiction treatment programs include:
Our rehab center also offers many forms of evidence-based therapies to help patients to overcome addiction and establish the foundational tools for long-term, sustainable recovery. Our therapies include:
These therapies provide invaluable systems of support to patients in both the early and later stages of their recovery journeys, and can be used to address the traumas, anxieties, and mental health issues that so often underly addiction and a person’s desire to use.
Beating a meth addiction can be challenging, which is why its important to tackle the detox and recovery process with the support of caring professionals. Grace Land Recovery takes a complete approach to treating patients and helping them build the tools for long-term success. We’re here to help you.
To learn how we can help in your recovery journey, call (901) 519-2655 or contact us online.
Our mission is to help individuals achieve sobriety by getting to the root of their addiction issues. We also aim to treat the minds, bodies, and souls of our patients.