Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that is illegal and mostly sold on the streets. It is also sometimes used, and sometimes abused, as a prescription to treat ADHD. If you or a loved one is addicted to the drug, you will need a methamphetamine recovery program to help break the addiction. We offer a meth hotline and a crystal meth hotline for those who are struggling with addiction.
Meth has a number of names on the street, including “meth,” “crystal,” “chalk, “ice” and “speed.” According to a 2004 study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 5 percent of the US population aged 12 and over had tried some form of meth.
Unless meth is prescribed by a medical professional, it is illegal to use. Meth is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system, which is why it is prescribed my doctors to treat certain issues. A majority of states in the nation have strict penalties for the creation, distribution or illegal consumption of meth. Despite the high risks involved with using this substance, people still purchase and ingest the drug because of the sense of euphoria it creates (also known as the “high”). The major problem with these rushes of euphoria from meth use is that the user’s behavior can drastically change, causing them to not act like themselves. Some users may become edgy, angry, afraid, anxious, talkative or even feel like they are overheating.
Due to the effects of meth, most users will continue use of the substance and will begin to take larger amounts in order to achieve the same euphoria the experienced when they first used meth. Continued use of larger quantities of meth can lead to high risk meth dependency, abuse and addiction. This meth addiction can also lead to some dangerous side effects. Some adverse effects of meth include:
- Chest pains
- Heart attacks
- Breathing difficulties
- Mood swings
- Weight loss
Help for Meth Addiction
Because the adverse effects of meth use have the potential to be dangerous and life threatening, you should immediately seek out meth rehab if you suspect that you or a loved one is showing signs of meth addiction. A meth rehab facility that specializes in meth detoxification techniques will provide those who are struggling with all of the tools necessary to recover from meth use. It’s important to call our meth addiction helpline if you or someone you love is struggling with a meth addiction. Our phone number found across our site gives you access to a direct meth hotline. The National Drug Helpline offers this free, 24/7 number for anyone to call at anytime.
What to Look for in a Treatment Facility
Before being admitted into a meth rehab center, it is important to do your homework. Be sure that the meth rehab facility is licensed by the state and hasn’t been involved in any legal matters. Medical staff working in rehab centers, including therapists, should all be licensed by the state to practice medicine or therapy. Having a licensed medical doctor on staff is necessary for meth recovery since the detox process needs to be monitored and it can take a toll on the body. Meth withdrawal symptoms can be severe. These withdrawal symptoms include irritability, anxiety, agitation, profuse sweating, nausea, suicidal thoughts, headaches, chills, confusion and more. It’s important that licensed professionals are on the premise to guide patients through the detox process and to alleviate any meth withdrawal symptoms that may arise. Safety is the number one priority when going through meth recovery and a knowledgeable and friendly rehab staff will ensure that.
The best meth treatment programs should be tailored to the individual needs of it’s patients. Meth addiction is a very personal experience that affects everyone differently, from a psychological and a physiological standpoint. No two people will react the same to the meth recovery process, so its important that the staff take the necessary steps to provide a custom experience for each patient. A health evaluation should be conducted prior to any meth treatment. When researching meth rehab centers, you may also want to seek out a facility that provides cognitive behavioral therapy to help address the psychological aspects of the initial meth addiction. This will ensure that the root cause is being addressed and will decrease the chances of meth relapse. Meth addiction treatment may include individual, group and family therapy sessions. These session focus on seeking out what triggers the initial craving or desire to use meth. Rehab professionals can teach you how to handle these triggers so that you don’t resort to substance abuse. The firs step is calling our free meth helpline phone number. The meth hotline will send you to support staff that can help you to navigate your options for recovery.
Residential and Outpatient Rehab
It is advisable to stay in a methamphetamine rehabilitation facility. In a residential meth rehab, you will live in the facility for the duration of the recovery process. This process will vary from patient to patient. Another meth recovery option is an outpatient program. Outpatient rehab programs conduct meth addiction treatments onsite during the day, so that you can go return to your home afterwards. To avoid the chance of a relapse, your best bet is to stay in a residential facility.
Returning to your old life after rehab can be one of the biggest challenges of the meth recovery process. However, this marks an important milestone in your life. Once you return home to your ordinary way of life, you may be forced with temptations. To avoid this temptation, and avoid relapse, you should seek the guidance of a professional therapist to help you navigate the waters of meth recovery. Therapists may suggest positive environments for continued recovery, such as12-step meetings or group therapy sessions. These support programs are designed to help you stay sober and free from addictive powers of meth. If you feel that you may slip into relapse or a struggling with sobriety, please call us today so that we can offer you the support you need to battle your addiction. Our meth helpline is available to you at anytime. We understand that making this call can be difficult, but this one call can make a huge difference in your recovery journey.