7 Reasons To Seek Addiction Treatment
Substance use disorder, which is more colloquially known as drug addiction, is a serious mental...
Methamphetamines are powerful stimulants that can be made at home, sold illegally, and are also highly addictive. Methamphetamines — known as meth for short — can cause death even in first-time users and are likely to cause addiction in first-time users as well.
Some of the short-term effects of meth use are increased blood pressure, increased body temperature, rapid breathing, irregular or increased heartbeat, euphoria, and bizarre behavior. Long-term effects of meth use include permanent damage to the brain or heart, severe mental health implications, hallucinations, paranoia, intense itching, and dental problems.
Fortunately, meth addiction is treatable and there are methods of relapse prevention that can help a person stay on track in their recovery.
There is a multitude of options available to treat addiction to methamphetamines. Many of these are utilized co-currently with other treatments as a comprehensive plan. The most important thing to remember when figuring out a treatment plan is that it should be catered to the person’s individual needs.
In rare cases, total detox can cause death, which is why it is important to experience detox in a safe place like a treatment facility, hospital, or with a trusted adult or family member. Over a few days or weeks, the brain and body will gradually adjust and crave the drug significantly less, causing lessened negative physical symptoms. One will never feel the way they did when they were using methamphetamines, but they will feel clearer and ready for treatment after detox.
Though the risk of relapse is always present, it does not have to be a dark cloud that hangs over one’s life. Continued therapy and abstinence from substance use, similar to what a person does in active treatment, should be continued in recovery as part of relapse prevention. Another way to continue relapse prevention is to join a 12-Step or support group. Support in recovery is vital for companionship and continued accountability.
A study published in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine shares these five rules for successful recovery, based on cognitive therapy:
Recovery from excessive methamphetamine use or meth addiction is possible for anyone. There is no shame in asking for help, and you can change your life for the better with proper treatment. At RECO Intensive, we are proud to offer treatment for meth addiction that can help you turn your life around. We understand that dual-approach treatment often works best for the treatment of meth addiction. Our professional staff and experienced alumni will help you find an effective treatment approach that is specifically catered to you and your needs. Here at RECO Intensive, we offer cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as many other types of therapy to best serve you in treatment. Our in-house treatment also extends to sober living facilities and extensive outpatient treatment if you need more support. Whatever stage of treatment you are in, we will cater your treatment to you. To learn more, call RECO Intensive today at (561) 464-6533. Let’s get back to a brighter future.
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