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Methamphetamine, as a stimulant, is highly addictive. Some people become addicted after a single use. The drug produces a dopamine rush, triggering feelings of pleasure and reward processing, but it also produces horrible side effects.
At Atlanta Treatment LLC, we know how methamphetamine addiction works and can help you break the cycle.
About Meth Addiction
Most people who suffer from methamphetamine (a.k.a. meth) addiction take it in powder or crystal form by snorting, smoking, or injecting. When quitting, acute withdrawal symptoms typically last a few days, although the psychological withdrawal can be far longer.
Atlanta Treatment LLC offers comprehensive treatment programs for each element of meth addiction.
What are the Treatment Options for Methamphetamine Addiction?
We offer 3 main programs with additional therapy options, including traditional therapy (individual, group, and family), resilience therapy, arts and culture therapy, volunteering, adventure-based counseling, wellness activities, and brain-mapping/neurofeedback.
Our main programs consist of:
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): PHP was created to give people suffering from meth addictions a less-intensive alternative to inpatient care. The program provides stability and access to our medical team without requiring around-the-clock care and supervision.
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): In IOP, you will have all of the advantages of a treatment program with fewer limitations. As you move through the program, you will spend less time in the clinic and more time in the world.
- Night Outpatient Treatment: This treatment program gives you structured therapy on an evening schedule, so you can seek recovery while working full-time.
Signs of Methamphetamine Addiction
- Twitching/ Facial Tics
- Weight Loss
- Skin Sores
- Loss of Appetite
- Mood Swings
If you or a loved one suffers from Meth addiction, call (678) 379-3111 today. Our supportive team is here to help.
Short-Term Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse
As a potent drug, methamphetamine can begin causing harm to the user with just one use. The short-term side effects the user experiences can vary, though, depending on what type of methamphetamine was taken, how it was taken, and the user’s past drug history and overall health.
Short-term methamphetamine side effects can include:
- Loss of appetite
- Delusions of grandeur
- Irregular heartbeat
- Persistent fever
Symptoms can worsen during withdrawal. To alleviate them, some users will be tempted to take another dose of methamphetamine, which is how the addiction cycle begins in many people.
Long-Term Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse
Although methamphetamine abuse can cause immediate, short-term side effects that are concerning, the likelihood of suffering a life-changing condition will increase the longer the substance is taken. Methamphetamine abuse damages the brain’s dopamine transporters, destroying them rapidly, especially with repeated and larger doses. Other parts of the brain can become impacted, resulting in a variety of neurobiological side effects, many of which are long-term. Although, when methamphetamine sobriety is achieved and maintained, the damaged neurons are capable of being restored naturally.
Long-term methamphetamine side effects can include:
- Paranoia and psychosis
- Intense feeling of insects crawling on and under the skin
- Inattention and irritability
- Frequent, unpredictable mood swings
- Amnesia and memory issues
- Dental disease or tooth decay
- Unsafe weight loss
- Overall reduction of bodily controllability
Why Choose Atlanta Treatment LLC For Methamphetamine Addiction?
At Atlanta Treatment LLC, we have a comprehensive methamphetamine addiction treatment program. We walk with you into sobriety in a healthy and nurturing way.
Our devoted staff is here to support you throughout your journey. Call (678) 379-3111 today, any time of day or night – we are here to help.
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