Crystal meth usage has risen exponentially over the past year, no more can it be considered as an American phenomenon. We can expect to see a rise in the number of casualties that this horrific drug leaves behind.
Five years ago, it was extremely rare that someone would have this addiction and need to call up about drug rehab, but now sadly is a common occurrence.
What is crystal meth?
Short for methamphetamine and is classed as a stimulant. It is chemically an amphetamine, other amphetamines include speed and ‘base’. If you’re addicted to crystal meth then its rather likely that you consume this substance via inhalation, here the crystalline form of metho is grounded and inserted into a pipe. Some meth addicts will consume orally, intravenously, or through their nose.
The effects of crystal meth on the brain are completely psychological. Users can feel an intense feeling of self-confidence or even euphoria.
However, the unfortunate truths that meth consumption results in a series of medium and long term health problems. This includes the likes of insomnia, weight loss, dental erosion muscle atrophy and even blindness.
Crystal meth abuse and drug addiction can lead to psychosis and death. It is absolutely essential that you receive treatment from your crystal meth addiction, without any delay if at all possible. The longer you wait for treatment, the more likely you are to suffer from long term psychological and physical health issues as a consequence.
How to treat crystal meth treatment. Through our experience of dealing with addicts of crystal meth, we can confirm that the most effective course of action is to attend residential rehab treatment.
We come to this conclusion because when you stop taking a powerfully addictive narcotic like crystal meth, a powerful withdrawal process is triggered. As such, you could well require detox and all-hours supervision and medical care. This means you will have the support and be catered for at all times.
When you enter a crystal meth rehab unit, you must first undergo a detox programme. During this detox period, your system is purged of crystal meth. Once detox is completed, you must join therapy and counselling sessions, be it one-on-one or group sessions. This is an integral part of the recovery. Process. Our associated programmes can offer a bespoke service and can suit you depending on your specific needs, geographically and logistically.
It’s important that you undergo rehab so you have time to deconstruct the psychological conditions that created the circumstances in which your addiction was able to manifest. Be it investigating past trauma, challenging belief systems and putting your life back on track. This rehab aims to train you with a strong mental resolve and foundation in which you can build your sobriety.
This is just the beginning of the journey, however, as following your treatment you will have access to aftercare sessions which you must attend in order to maintain sobriety and a healthy – recovery-focused mindset.
Give the recovery trust a call today to access our large network of non-profit rehabilitation centres.