Methamphetamine Treatment And Drug Rehabilitation
Crystal meth has become a rampant and destructive pastime for many men and women in the United States. We have special treatment programs for men and women who are addicted to speed and methamphetamines.
One of the more discouraging trends we have witnessed is the destructive path that crystal meth has made right through the American landscape. There are entire communities that have been shattered by this cheap and easily made form of speed.
The damage caused by crystal meth addiction is not limited to the individuals who suffers from addiction to the drug. Quite often the family, friends, and loved ones are forced to mourn "the living dead" when their loved one succumbs to meth addiction.
We have chronicled the rise of meth for many years as a result of our firsthand experiences battling the drug to save men and women's lives. Our website has a page dedicated to how we handle meth addiction treatment, and we have written on our sober living blog about the unique needs of recovering meth users, and also the phenomenon of meth mouth.
Effective Meth Addiction Treatment in California
The good news for meth addicted individuals is that there is hope. Our treatment facility has been effectively helping men and women free themselves from the grasp of meth addiction for many years. In fact, we have created a special treatment program to address the special needs of methamphetamine dependent clients.
Our experience has shown that individuals addicted to meth should enter treatment immediately as it is a drug that can cause permanent brain damage and do irreversible harm to the mind and body of a user. Methamphetamine use can be fatal, even the first time.
Learning to Enjoy Life Without Methamphetamines
In addition to the constant daily therapeutic and educational activities our clients participate in, we find that meth users respond well to a wide variety of outdoor rehab activities. These activities help rebuild the self-esteem of the man or woman in treatment for methamphetamine addiction by providing a physical outlet to manage stress and invigorate the mind and body.Some of these physical activities include:
- Fitness Training at 24 Hour Fitness Gym
- Beach Volleyball
The other enriching social activities our recovering clients participate in put them in a social setting with others who are enjoying life without using meth, and help acclimate the person to living a fun life without using crystal meth.Some of our most popular social and cultural activities include:
- Knott's Berry Farm
- Universal Studios
- Bowling Night
- Long Beach Aquarium
More Facts about Methamphetamine Use and Addiction
Methamphetamine is a class of powerfully addictive stimulants that affect the central nervous system. Given the availability of relatively inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients, the drug is often made in hidden laboratories, which contribute to its high potential for widespread abuse. Click here to read about Sober Living by the Sea's unique approach to treating crystal meth addiction.
You may have heard about methamphetamines as "speed," "meth," or "chalk." In its smoked form, it is often referred to as "ice," "crank," "glass," and "crystal" - or "crystal meth." It is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol. The drug can be snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed to deliver the high.
Developed from its parent drug, amphetamine, methamphetamine was used originally in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers. Methamphetamine's chemical structure is similar to that of amphetamine, but it has more pronounced effects on the central nervous system. The effects of methamphetamine abuse can last 6 to 8 hours. The initial "rush" can lead to increased activity, decreased appetite, and a general sense of well-being. Afterwards, there is typically a state of high agitation that in some individuals can lead to violent behavior.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes other serious health conditions associated with use of methamphetamines, including memory loss, psychotic behavior, potential heart and brain damage, and its contributions to increased transmission of hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.
Those who abuse methamphetamines develop an instant tolerance to the drug, resulting in a need to take more and more. They eventually will center their lives on the drug and will stay awake for days or even weeks, doing little else but smoking or snorting the drug. Although use of methamphetamines was initially limited to major urban areas in the West and Southwest, several major western cities and Hawaii have seen dramatic increases in its use. In addition, rural areas throughout the country are becoming more affected by the drug. Such widespread abuse has given us a firm understanding of meth and the most effective treatment methods for meth addiction.