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Crystal Meth Addiction

Crystal meth is an extremely potent drug that has extremely high usage in the United States.  Over 1.2 million people in 2012 reported usage of meth, as reported by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.  The drug is typically made in illegal laboratories; thus, the majority of the drug is made of synthetic materials, making it difficult to predict the toxicity of the drug.  SLO Recovery Centers rehab center in Florida is well-equipped to address the physical and underlying issues related to Meth Addiction.

What is Crystal Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a drug that acts a strong stimulant that acts on the central nervous system. Although the drug is sometimes used to treat diseases like ADHD and obesity, the drug is widely produced in the form of crystals for recreational use. The drug is a crystallized product of n-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine.

What are the adverse effects of Crystal Meth?

Some of the short term effects of crystal meth include:

  • Anxiety
  • Aggressiveness
  • Excitement
  • Irritability
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions of Grandeur
  • Paranoia
  • Poor Impulse Control

 Some of the long term effects of Crystal Meth include

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Infections
  • Increased Risk of Stroke
  • Kidney Damage
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Liver Damage
  • Lung Disease
  • Mood Swings
  • Suicidal or Homicidal Thoughts or Behaviors

Symptoms of Crystal Meth Addiction

 Symptoms for addiction include

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Tremors
  • Bad Breath
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dilated pupils
  • Jaw Clenching
  • Elevated Body Temperature
  • Headache
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
  • Euphoria
  • Fatigue
  • Heightened Physical Activity
  • Increased Blood Pressure / Breathing Rate
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Irritability
  • Performing Repetitive, Seemingly Meaningless Tasks
  • Sleeplessness

Individual symptoms might not be definitive proof of addiction but if someone shows a majority of these symptoms, then it is advisable to contact the treatment center or the professionals at SLO Recovery Centers.

How We Help?

SLO Recovery Centers, a Florida drug rehabilitation, provides comprehensive drug treatment, specializing in meth addiction. The treatment center offers both inpatient and outpatient services. Given the severe withdrawal symptoms of meth, most people will opt for inpatient drug treatment. Inpatient, although requiring a 28 day or 30 day stay, provides intensive attention to withdrawal symptoms, underlying core issues and in-depth relapse prevention. At SLO Recovery Centers we treat people differently. We take an extensive approach to treating meth addiction by processing emotions, feelings, abandonment and other underlying core issues that most addicts seek to avoid with drug usage. We provide individualized treatment planning and understand that meth addiction, similar to other addictions, requires more than a crash course on the 12 steps but rather an in-depth emotional journey towards self-love. At our rehab center in Florida, we provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to helping a client overcome meth addiction.

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