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One of the most notoriously addictive stimulants is methamphetamine, also called meth, crystal, glass, ice, speed, crank, P2P meth, and so on. This illicit drug affects the body and brain, altering both to a drastic extent. No one uses meth casually. Addiction takes hold almost instantaneously, and as the addict smokes or otherwise ingests meth, it rapidly creates an intense rush of euphoria. Quickly, tolerance builds, making the addict unable to feel this same rush of pleasure.
Dopamine is simply tapped out (the “pleasure” neurotransmitter) and the addict no longer can experience the familiar euphoric rush. Unfortunately, because their addiction is so strong, they cannot stop using even though it destroys their health, changes their appearance, alters their mind, and makes them lose everything that’s important to them.
At Dana Point Rehab Campus, we can help you achieve sobriety after you detox from this dangerous substance. Our rehabilitation center utilizes a variety of therapies and programs to give our patients the best possible experience while getting clean from drug addiction. Each patient’s treatment plan varies and is customized to their needs
What Meth Does to the Body & Mind
Meth abuse drastically affects the addict. The user may find him- or herself alienated from their loved ones as they cannot focus on anything except their next hit. It doesn’t stop there, either. They may lose custody of their children, lose their job, and face financial hardship. There is no safe path for chronic meth use: Most addicts who don’t get treatment in time end up incarcerated or die from an overdose.
The many consequences of meth abuse include:
- Anxiety, mood disturbances, and suicidal thoughts
- Psychosis, including paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as thinking insects are crawling on their skin).
- Skin lesions
- Weakened immunity
- Extreme weight loss and malnutrition
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Intense cravings
- Confusion, impulsivity, and distractibility
- Aggression or violent behavior
- Tooth loss
Compassionate 24/7 Meth Treatment in a Beautiful Environment
At Dana Point Rehab Campus, we follow the top 10 research-backed principles for achieving sobriety laid out by The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which focuses on the fact that there is no “one-size-fits-all” addiction treatment course. Treatment at our rehab facility begins with a thorough detoxification process, and continues with individual, group, and/or family therapy, and help patients develop tools to cope with their cravings and impulsions to seek drugs. Our beautiful, luxurious rehab center in Orange County sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, providing the serene backdrop to being getting clean and sober.