The Importance of A Medical Detox for Methamphetamine
Breaking Methamphetamine addiction can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient’s safety and the successful start of a rehab and recovery program. Our in-patient program includes:
- A thorough history and physical
- Psychological and social assessments
- A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
- Cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
- Attention to the patient’s overall comfort with upscale private rooms, HDTV, Wifi
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What Is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine, also known as Meth, Speed, Chalk, Crystal, Glass, is a powerful stimulant consisting of dangerous chemicals. Just like Cocaine, it elevates blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. For the most part, the drug is manufactured in illegal labs, using a variety of hazardous elements—ammonia, reactive metals, methanol, ether, etc. During the production of Meth, a house or building will become contaminated, creating a strong risk of fire or explosion.
Meth is a white, odorless bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol. The drug can be smoked, snorted, or injected with a needle. Its ability to release dopamine into the brain usually leads to a sense of intense pleasure and euphoria. Individuals using Meth can stay up for days, due to the fact that the drug eliminates fatigue. Eventually, they may crash when the body cannot take it anymore of when they run of out Meth.
Methamphetamine addiction has destroyed so many lives. Evidence suggests that coming down from a single Methamphetamine high can produce highly-erratic and even violent behavior. Ending long-term addiction is even harder.
The Dangers and Symptoms of Methamphetamine Abuse
Chronic meth abuse can dramatically change the function of the brain leading to reduced motor skills and impaired learning. Methamphetamine can also impact the areas of the brain associated with memory and emotions and cause cognitive problems. Once a person becomes addicted to Meth, compulsively pursuing the drug becomes part of life, destroying careers, finances and the most important relationships. What’s more, the Meth user may become dishonest and commit outrageous acts that he or she would never have committed when sober.
It is important to note that Methamphetamine abuse can cause sever brain damage – the same type of damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease, stroke or epilepsy. The damage can persist for a long time, even after discontinuation of the drug. Long-term Methamphetamine abuse can result in a variety of serious health problems:
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In addition, the intoxicating effects of Methamphetamine can result in poor judgment and prompt abusers to engage in unsafe actions, including risky sexual behaviors. Among the abusers who inject the drug, infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS can be spread through contaminated needles, syringes or other injection equipment.
If you or your loved one are suffering from Methamphetamine abuse and need help, please call us at 888-228-9114 to discuss whether our customized Methamphetamine Drug Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers today and take the first step towards recovery.