Can Detoxification Help Me Overcome Crystal Meth Abuse?
Crystal Meth addiction is a global issue. Drug Free World reports that nearly 25 million people use Crystal Meth worldwide with more than 500 tons produced each year. In the U.S. at least 4 million people struggle with abuse and the number of people seeking detox treatment has tripled in the last decade. If you want to know can detoxification help me overcome Crystal Meth abuse, the answer is YES!
How is Crystal Meth Different from Other Drugs?
Crystal Meth is different from other drugs, especially in the length of time that the drug is effective in the body. The euphoria created by other drugs is a short- term, while with Crystal Methamphetamine the euphoria is long-term (12 hours). The “high” created by the drug is a result of the combination of the dangerous chemicals that make up Crystal Meth including:
- Drain cleaner
- Brake fluid
- Lighter fluid
- Sudafed or Ephedrine
Crystal Meth is used by heating the drug and inhaling the fumes, but it can also be snorted, taken orally or injected. The drug is effective by changing dopamine production in the brain, which is stimulated by pleasure. Research shows that long-term Crystal Meth abuse can result in memory loss, psychological instability and psychotic breaks.
Physical Effects of Crystal Meth Abuse
The physical effects of Crystal Meth abuse are not difficult to miss. “Meth mouth” (rotting of the teeth and gums) is one indication that an individual is using the Crystal Methamphetamine. When “Meth Mouth” occurs, the only alternative is to pull all the teeth and get dentures. “Chicken skin” is another side effect from the drug that is the result of shrinking blood vessels and loss elasticity which create wrinkled and loose skin. Another occurrence that many users experience is a sensation known as “skin crawling” in which they imagine bugs crawling across their skin. Individuals experiencing “skin crawling” may constantly scratch and tear at their skin Many persons struggling with Crystal Meth abuse may suffer from chronic acne that never seems to heal and most often appears to be infected. Individuals may have open sores from digging and scratching. To support their Crystal Methamphetamine addiction, many users will resort to illicit behavior that under different circumstances they would not do, including criminal behavior. Some may share needles or use sex as a means to get the drug which puts them at a greater risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Hepatitis B and C and HIV and AIDS.
Crystal Meth Detox Treatment is Important
Quitting Crystal Meth use on your own or cold turkey is difficult. Most people are not able to get through the side effects of withdrawal without returning to drug use. An inpatient detoxification can help you overcome Crystal Meth abuse. Gallus Detox Center can help you overcome Crystal Meth abuse. Call us today at 855-338-6929 to learn more about our facility and IV therapy. Help is here!