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Methamphetamine

METH ADDICTION

Crystal meth addiction, yaba addiction, and ice addiction – these are all just slight variations of methamphetamine (meth) addiction, but it can often be confusing when these terms are used interchangeably. Whatever terms you know it by, one of the biggest growth areas for drug detox comes in the form of Meth addiction treatment.

Effective and Affordable Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment

Crystal meth addiction, yaba addiction, and ice addiction– these are all just slight variations of methamphetamine (meth) addiction, but it can often be confusing when these terms are used interchangeably. Whatever terms you know it by, one of the biggest growth areas for drug detox comes in the form of Meth addiction treatment.

Methamphetamine, Crystal Meth, Yaba, Ice – What are the Differences?

Crystal methis essentially the same drug as regular methamphetamine but found in crystal form and is smoked instead of snorted. Ice or glass are just other names for crystal meth. Yabais another type of methamphetamine drug found predominantly in Thailand and is different than the other types because it is actually a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine found most commonly in tablet form. Directly translated, ‘Yaba’ means ‘crazy drug’.

Methamphetamine is Highly Addictive

No matter what form or name it takes – crystal meth, meth, yaba, ice, glass – methamphetamine is considered by many as one of the most dangerous drugs in the world. It has the power to destroy relationships and take lives in such a short amount of time that many families will not even know what hit them. The prominent feature of methamphetamine addiction is the physical and mental toll it takes on the individual. It is not uncommon for individuals to go through a complete physical transformation during their drug addiction.

Effects of Methamphetamine Addiction

The internet is full of before and after photos of people suffering from methamphetamine addiction, likely because the effects can be completely devastating. Methamphetamine addiction has probably got the most noticeable physical changes over any other drug of addiction. Those suffering from meth addiction will notice decaying of teeth and gums, severe weight loss, welts on the skin, constant itching (which only exacerbates the welts causing more damage.)

Long-term Negative Health Effects of Methamphetamine Addiction

  • Brain damage
  • Coma or Stroke
  • Paranoia
  • Violence
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Self-destructive behaviour
  • Malnutrition
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional swings
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Stroke
  • Facial disfiguration
  • Significant weight loss
  • Death

Meth Drug Treatment Program – Is Inpatient or Outpatient Best?

The two main types of addiction treatment are inpatient or outpatient detox centres. Deciding which one will be best depends on the severity of the addiction, how long the addict has been using, how much time they can or are willing to devote to treatment. Methamphetamine addiction is serious, as the effects of the drug work quickly and addiction can spiral out of control very quickly. When caught early, before a methamphetamine addict has ‘lost everything’, outpatient treatment may be a viable option.For those with a more severe addiction, including those who have hit complete rock bottom, residential rehab is recommended.

What are the Benefits of Inpatient Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment?

There are many benefits to attending inpatient detox facilities for those suffering from methamphetamine addiction which are as follows: Away from triggers- One of the most important benefits to receiving methamphetamine addiction treatment at an inpatient facility is that it bring the addict away from people, places or events that would normally be cause for or encourage the person to use meth. Away from these triggers, the addict can focus on recovery. Away from stress- Aside from the obvious (treatment) luxury residential rehabs have many similarities to an all-inclusive resort. Meals are prepared and served each day, there is maid service in the rooms, and there is a plethora of activities to engage in each day. This is done specifically so that clients are able to focus on one thing and only one thing – getting healthy. Comprehensive treatment schedule - Group therapy sessions, one-on-one counselling, art therapy, yoga, physical fitness – these are all effective treatment methods that can be combined to offer comprehensive, effective addiction treatment. 24-hour care - Residential addiction treatment centres ensure that there is always a counsellor, support worker or member of the medical staff on duty if clients need assistance in any way. Just as with any other counselling or medical services, addiction treatment is completely confidential. A Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment that Actually Works Especially for a drug so gripping as methamphetamine, it is important to find a treatment programme that incorporates all aspects of recovery – both body and mind. The Brain and Life Hospital’s unique and effective programme combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12 Steps methodology and mindfulness therapy for an all-inclusive addiction treatment programme that has proven to work time and time again.

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