Meth Abuse Treatment Program
What is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine (or Meth) is a powerful stimulant and a highly addictive drug. It is sold and consumed in either a powdered or crystalline (glass-like) form. It can be taken orally, snorted, smoked or injected intravenously into the bloodstream. The way that methamphetamine use affects the substance abuser’s brain is what makes it so addictive and so dangerous. Like many psychoactive substances, meth floods the brain with dopamine (a feel-good neurotransmitter) causing the drug addicted individual to feel a rush of euphoria. Prolonged meth use can even alter a methamphetamine addicted person’s brain chemistry. The side effects of methamphetamine abuse do not end with a state of euphoria for substance abuser. Methamphetamine addiction comes with many dangers of use as well as a variety of serious side-effects that can be long-lasting or permanent. Some of the dangerous and potentially fatal effects of methamphetamine addiction are:
Side Effects of Meth Addiction
- Teeth Grinding
- Weight Loss
- Excessive Sweating
- High Body Temperature
- High Blood Pressure
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Memory Loss
- STDs (from intravenous drug use)
- Meth Mouth
Withdrawal from Meth Addiction
Addiction to meth can be nearly impossible to overcome on your own. It is one of the most addictive illicit drugs that people suffering from a substance use disorder can abuse. An individual addicted to methamphetamine should always attempt to detox from the substance under medical supervision at an inpatient drug and alcohol detox facility. Under the care of medical staff, the methamphetamine addicted individual will be able to get past the worst of the physical symptoms of meth withdrawal.
The following are symptoms of the drug withdrawal from methamphetamine:
- Muscle Aches
- Suicidal Thoughts
Recovering meth abusers can expect some of these symptoms to linger for as much as 2-3 weeks after their last use. Individuals recovering from methamphetamine addiction should seek treatment at a drug rehabilitation treatment program upon completion of an inpatient stay at a medically supervised drug and alcohol detox facility to help them cope with the lingering cravings from meth abuse.
Why Choose the Methamphetamine Abuse Treatment Program at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center?
Once an individual has gone through an inpatient drug and alcohol detox facility for their meth use, Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center located in Wakefield, MA, will be able to provide further treatment with our Methamphetamine Abuse Treatment Program. Our team at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center takes great pride in the level of care we provide to the residents of Massachusetts. Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center was founded by addicts in recovery for addicts seeking recovery from drugs and alcohol. We offer several levels of care for substance use disorder treatment: Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and our Outpatient Program (OP). Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center’s Methamphetamine Abuse Treatment Program will provide the structure and therapeutic environment an individual needs as they recover from meth addiction. At our Wakefield, Massachusetts facility, we will provide a structured, welcoming, and safe environment for our clients. Each day of Aftermath’s Methamphetamine Abuse Treatment Program will include Group Therapy sessions geared on: Relapse Prevention, 12-Step Modalities, Health and Wellness, Anger and Stress Management, Coping with Trauma, and more. Clients will meet with their therapist weekly for Individual Therapy sessions that incorporate: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and other therapeutic modalities.
Get Help Today
If you are seeking help with meth addiction in Massachusetts, our team at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center is here to help. Contact the team at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center to inquire about our Methamphetamine Abuse Treatment Program in MA. We are here to get you started on your journey to recovery from meth addiction.