If methamphetamine has hijacked your life or the life of someone you love, our meth and drug addiction treatment program can get them sober and back on the right track. We have over 10 years of experience successfully treating methamphetamine addiction.
Methamphetamines are a highly addictive central nervous system stimulants that can be snorted, smoked, injected, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel an intense “rush” when they first take the drug. Immediately after taking meth, other effects include increased activity and decreased appetite. Methamphetamines have a limited medical use and are often used to treat narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Methamphetamine is a drug chemically related to amphetamine but with stronger effects on the central nervous system. Street names for the drug include “speed”, “meth”, “crystal” and “crank.” Long-term methamphetamine abuse almost always leads to addiction, violent behavior, anxiety, insomnia, and other types of mood disturbances, and violent patterns of behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia will occur and these symptoms can last for months or even years after methamphetamine use has ceased.
Of an estimated 115 million emergency room (ER) visits in the U.S. throughout 2009, there are estimates that roughly 108,905 ER visits were associated with methamphetamine abuse.
At R&R Recovery at Seacliff we have developed a meth treatment program that is highly effective in meth addiction treatment. Because meth stays in a person’s body longer than other drugs like cocaine or alcohol, a longer program is generally recommended to treat such an addiction. Our 90 day meth addiction treatment program is far more effective than 30 day regimens. After initial detoxification and treatment for any psychiatric symptoms and life-threatening conditions such as extreme high blood pressure and heart rate, the healing can begin.
Meth Abuse Requires Unique Treatment
Methamphetamine addiction takes it’s toll and leaves serious physical and psychological problems that can be dangerous if not properly treated. Methamphetamine addicts may lose their teeth quickly from a condition known as “meth mouth”. This effect is not caused by any corrosive effects of the drug itself. The American Dental Association, meth mouth “is probably caused by a combination of drug-induced psychological and physiological changes resulting in xerostomia (dry mouth), extended periods of poor oral hygiene, frequent consumption of high calorie, carbonated beverages and tooth grinding and clenching.” Like other drugs which stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, methamphetamine can cause decreased production of acid-fighting saliva and increased thirst, the result of which is an increased risk for tooth decay, especially when thirst is quenched by high-sugar drinks. Users may also exhibit sexually compulsive behaviors while using meth and the potential dangers of unprotected sex or other reckless sexual behavior may contribute to the increased spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among abusers of methamphetamines. Among other sexual side-effects reported by methamphetamine users are: the ability to have sex for long periods of time, increased libido and sexual pleasure, and an inability to reach orgasm or physical release. Methamphetamine abuse in the US is highest in Native Hawaiians and Pacific islander populations (2.2%), as well as, among Native Americans (1.7%), Whites (0.7%) and Hispanics (0.5%), and much lower in Asians (0.2%) and blacks (0.1%). According to one study in large cities, 13% of men having sex with men used methamphetamine in the previous 6 months.
At R&R Recovery at Seacliff meth addiction treatment, we have a meth treatment program that helps you overcome these unique challenges to recovery. Our knowledgeable staff cares and you will be in a safe, structured environment.
Individual Attention Meth Treatment
Getting clean takes courage, guidance, and structure. R&R Recovery at Seacliff offers intervention, detox and meth addiction treatment to conquer methamphetamine addiction. Our world-class clinical staff offers daily individual attention to get to the heart of the problem, deal with the wreckage and build the framework for a new, sobriety-based life.
We offer affordable, effective rehabilitation on the cutting-edge. Methamphetamine addiction treatment requires extended care. We offer 30, 60 and 90-day meth addiction treatment programs tailored to the individual’s needs. We blend clinical and holistic methods to renew mind, body and spirit while restoring relationships, goals and purpose. This prepares our clients for long-term sobriety, allowing our program to excel where others fail.
Methamphetamine addiction basically has three patterns: low use, binge use, and high use. Low-use addiction describes a user who does not have psychological addiction to meth but uses methamphetamine on a casual basis by ingesting or snorting it. Binge and high-use abusers have a psychological addiction to meth and prefer smoking or injecting methamphetamine to achieve a faster and stronger high. As with the abuse of other stimulants, it is possible for individuals to become quickly addicted to methamphetamines. Withdrawal symptoms associated with discontinuing methamphetamine use include: fatigue, depression, and disturbance of sleep patterns. Further, taking high doses of a meth may result in dangerously high body temperature and an irregular heartbeat. There is also the potential for cardiovascular failure or lethal seizures.
Methamphetamine withdrawal’s, length and severity of depression is related to how much/often Meth was used. Some withdrawal symptoms including, cravings, exhaustion, depression, mental confusion, restlessness, insomnia, deep or disturbed sleep, may last up to 48 hours.
From the medical effects of Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine Addiction to social problems, R&R Recovery at Seacliff’s Meth Addiction Treatment brings solutions to the clients in a way that is tangible and easy to apply. Taking this into consideration we have put together a program that takes the mind body spirit approach to the client’s lives. We think that this is the best way to bring the clients all of the Meth Treatment opportunities that we have.