With an intense high that brings its users to a state of extreme euphoria,
methamphetamine is a highly- addictive and well-liked stimulant among
drug users. Because of its relatively cheap price and long- lasting high,
meth has become the preferred drug-choice over
crack cocaine. Behind the Scenes of Meth Addiction
Meth is such a powerful drug that it is almost instantly habit-forming.
Also referred to as speed, crystal, crank or glass, meth gets its effectiveness
by forcing the brain to pump out dopamine. But over time, meth begins
to destroy the dopamine receptors in the brain—making it nearly
impossible for the user to feel pleasure by any other source.
While this constant flood of neurotransmitters induces a sense of instant
wellbeing for the user, it can have a handful of detrimental effects down
the road. Whether smoked, snorted, injected or ingested, meth tolerance
builds quickly, creating a dangerous cycle of binge and crash. Crank—then sleep.
Abusing meth can have some serious effects on both the brain and body,
and it doesn’t stop there.
Detrimental consequences are plenty, and include:
- Alienation from family or friends
- Marital issues
- Losing custody of children
- Financial hardships
- Job loss or long-term unemployment
- Mental health problems
- Deteriorated appearance
- Weakened immunity
- Suicidal thoughts
When every waking moment is spent thinking about the next time you can
get your meth fix, it’s time to seek professional help.
The Blueprints to Your Recovery
It can be hard for family and friends to understand why you can’t
just stop. But as a user, you know how difficult that can be. In order
to successfully free yourself of meth’s powerful grip, it’s
necessary to find a treatment center to help guide you.
At Blueprints for Recovery, we work to understand the specific elements
and background which led you to your drug dependency. When we focus on
this big-picture approach, we often find that co-occurring mental health
disorders are lurking beneath the surface. These behavioral conditions,
like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorder or PTSD, can
play a significant role in your addiction.
By getting to the root of the problem, our team can successfully create
a customized treatment program to address your unique challenges.
Through individual and group therapies, our compassionate counselors strive
to bring out your strengths and motivations so that you can bring positivity
and hope back into your life.
Our long-term facility is staffed by
counselors and specialists who have each experienced and recovered from addictions of their own.
This allows our patients to feel a true connection to the team, giving
them the chance to recover in an environment that is both compassionate
Breaking meth addiction is no easy task, but we are here to support you
every step of the way. If you are ready to stop suffering and wish to
reclaim your life, call Blueprints for Recovery today at (888) 744-9969.