Methamphetamine addiction is a hard habit to kick. When people stop taking meth, withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, fatigue, severe depression, psychosis, and intense drug cravings. It’s not an easy habit to kick alone, and it might feel like there is no hope… but there is!
The most effective treatment for methamphetamine addiction is behavioral therapies. Here at Wavelengths Recovery, we offer a comprehensive meth addiction treatment plan, including Medication Assisted Treatment, to ease your cravings and behavioral therapies to help you change your behaviors and get back on a path of sobriety.
The Ups and Downs of Methamphetamine Addiction
When you use meth, you feel hyper-alert, energized and can stay awake for hours and days at a time. However, when the meth wears off, you know you’re headed for a big crash. You are left feeling fatigued, lethargic, hungry, depressed, and anxious. As a result, you start a binge pattern, taking small amounts of meth every few hours for a couple of days to prolong the high and keep you going.
This pattern of abuse is what led you to your drug dependence and addiction. Now you’ll do whatever it takes to get high because you fear the crash.
Sound familiar? Here at Wavelengths, we can help you get off that roller-coaster and reclaim your life.
Meth’s Long-Term Effects on the Body
When you inject methamphetamine, you are at increased risk of contracting infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C. These diseases are transmitted through contact with blood or other bodily fluids. Your long-term and continued methamphetamine use, whether smoked, inhaled or injected also has many other negative consequences, including:
- extreme weight loss
- severe dental problems (“meth mouth”)
- intense itching, leading to skin sores from scratching
- sleeping problems
- violent behavior
- paranoia—extreme and unreasonable distrust of others
- hallucinations—sensations and images that seem real though they aren’t
Your Brain on Meth
Continued methamphetamine usage causes changes in your brain’s dopamine system that is associated with reduced coordination and impaired verbal learning. In studies of people who used methamphetamine over the long term, severe changes affected areas of the brain involved with emotion and memory. This may explain many of the emotional and cognitive problems you may have experienced since you started using methamphetamine.
How Wavelengths Recovery Can Help
At Wavelengths Recovery, we offer a comprehensive meth addiction treatment plan to help you get back on a path of sobriety. Our mission is to help you overcome addiction and its path of destruction, operating from an each-one-teach-one model. Our holistic programs, combined with an expert team of addiction treatment specialists, counselors, nutritionists, and others will help you get back to the person you once were before the meth took control of your life. Wavelengths is a place where active participants can work with us to get their lives and their health back.
Don’t try to kick your meth habit alone. Wavelengths is here to help. Contact an addiction specialist now and put the pieces of your life back together.