On the streets, methamphetamine, or meth, goes by a number of different names, such as “crystal,” “speed,” and “crank.” It is an illegal drug that is known for its extremely addictive nature and the destructive impact that it has on the user’s body. In addition to the noticeable physical toll of meth, its effects are also damaging to the brain.
Recognizing Meth Addiction
It may be easier to recognize meth addiction than other drugs, such as alcohol, because it has a dramatic impact on a user’s physical and mental conditions. Some of the following are symptoms of chronic meth abuse:
- Extreme weight loss
- Severe dental problems (sometimes called “meth mouth”)
- Intense itching
- Abnormal sleep patterns
- Confusion or clouded mental states
- Violent behavior
There are many other tell-tale signs, both short and long-term. Getting help for addiction to this dangerous drug is crucial.
Get the Treatment You Deserve
As with most substance abuses, meth use affects both the user and those around them. Because this drug has such intense withdrawal symptoms, detoxification is likely the first step in getting on track. Next, it’s important to work with a treatment facility that understands meth, its effects, and its recovery process.
The True Recovery Difference
Unlike most meth treatment centers, True Recovery offers an alternative program that provides customized care. Our professional staff provides addiction counseling and will work with you to find and pursue your passions in life, which is beneficial during and after the recovery process.
We accept private insurance, including most PPO policies with out-of-network substance abuse treatment benefits. Complete our insurance verification form or call today to speak with an admissions counselor.