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Crystal meth is a term used to refer to the drug formally known as methamphetamine. The drug has numerous street names such as speed, chalk, or crank. Meth is incredibly addictive and has users of all ages. Most who try crystal meth have a strong desire to continue using it. This addictive property is the result of the fact that it stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain. This dangerous and potent chemical acts as a stimulant, and the methamphetamine soon begins to affect the body negatively. It causes health issues such as memory loss, psychotic behavior, brain damage, drastic mood swings, as well as burning up resources needed by your body for vital functions.
Crystal meth can wreak havoc on the lives of those struggling with addiction. The first step in confronting this addiction is a meth detox program, which rids the body of the addictive substance. Detoxing from meth can mean experiencing some pretty tough withdrawal symptoms, but the benefits of overcoming meth addiction far outweigh the negative side effects of detox. This is where ARIA can help. If you want to begin to heal from this type of addiction, our meth detox program through our Florida addiction rehab center helps you end your dependence on meth as safely as possible.
Is Detox Right For You?
Detox isn’t easy. Unless you have gone through crystal meth addiction, it’s difficult to understand how hard it is to quit. Once your body has increased its tolerance and become dependent on meth, you are well on your way to addiction. Quitting becomes nearly impossible to do on your own. Meth is a psychoactive drug, which means it affects your mind and deepens the level of your addiction. In fact, some individuals report becoming hooked on meth after only one or two uses.
Symptoms may vary and typically last for about seven to ten days. However, withdrawal can last longer depending on the substance involved and the length of time used. Symptoms of meth withdrawal can include:
- Intense cravings
What Happens in a Meth Detox Program?
While there are no drugs that have been proven effective in removing crystal meth from the body, a medically-assisted detox program targeting withdrawal symptoms could help with getting through detox and maintaining long-term sobriety. Treating meth withdrawal symptoms with the right medication during a meth detox program can help regulate sleep and help manage cravings. The right medications can also alleviate the cognitive effects of meth use, such as memory loss and difficulty processing ideas. Antidepressants can help with meth withdrawal by regulating dopamine, the brain chemical messenger that stimulates pleasure and focus. They have also been shown to help resolve heart problems and relieve all other depressive symptoms.
Our medically supervised detox program is located onsite for the convenience of our rehab clients. It offers a safe and drug-free environment for you to focus on recovery from meth abuse. You’ll have 24-hour access to a staff of licensed medical professionals who will monitor you closely. In addition to the medically assisted part of our detox program, other therapies are integral to lifelong recovery. You or your loved one can undergo therapy or dual diagnosis treatment for a co-occurring disorder such as anxiety or depression. Other programs, treatments, and therapies included in rehab are:
Begin Recovery Today in Our Meth Detox Program
Detox might be a difficult first step to getting clean, but considering the effects of meth abuse, it’s worth it. If you or a loved one is struggling with meth addiction, the treatment specialists at the Addiction Recovery Institute of America are standing by to help.
Undergoing detox in a treatment facility provides not only medical supervision but also a safer environment away from drugs. Being in a detox facility also provides a level of support and an opportunity to be out of the environment where use was happening.