Methamphetamine, or “meth” (sometimes referred to as “crystal meth”), is a class of amphetamines that is sometimes used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and obesity in the United States. It is banned in Canada, and its medical use is limited in the United States, because of how severe its effects can be. It is more addictive than almost every other drug.
Meth is sometimes referred to as “speed” because its primary effect is to speed up the central nervous system. The rush of euphoria that it brings is accompanied by some uncomfortable feelings: chest pain, a racing heart, gastrointestinal problems and a dry mouth. Users have to take increasing amounts of the drug to achieve the euphoric effect, and withdrawal can make them develop headaches, feelings of depression and difficulty breathing.
Crystal meth addiction is extremely damaging to the person affected and to his or her loved ones. It causes symptoms of psychosis including hallucinations and paranoid delusions, and users can display sudden intense bouts of violence. Addicts and their family members should seek immediate help from a facility that offers meth addiction treatment.
Is it possible to recover from Meth addiction?
At Rehab, you offered a positive, supportive environment for meth addiction treatment. There is a comprehensive team of therapists, substance abuse specialists and addiction counsellors who are there to help you or your loved one through the challenges of meth addiction. The goal is for each client to develop the tools to lead productive and healthy lives free from substance abuse, gain self-awareness, acquire a sense of self-worth, realize their full potential, reunite with families who have been affected, and ultimately achieve long-term recovery.
Meth treatment rehab
If you are struggling with crystal meth addiction, it is important to know that there is help available for you and your loved ones. The holistic approach is designed to treat the whole individual, not just the addiction. We have a wide range of treatment options that include the following:
- Individual counselling to monitor your progress and explore underlying issues
- Group counselling to make you feel less alone and give you a network of support
- Cognitive behavioural therapy to help you change your patterns of thinking and behaviour
- Yoga and meditation therapy
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Self-portrait photography
- Physical fitness and nutrition to help you manage your health needs
- Recreational activities
Crystal meth addiction affects more than just the individual. It can affect loved ones and damage relationships. Family counselling is available to help work through these issues.