Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “meth,” is a growing drug problem in the United States. Meth comes in many forms and can be smoked (called “ice”), snorted, ingested orally or injected. It is a Schedule II stimulant meaning it has a large potential for misuse and abuse.
Originally prescribed for limited medical problems, meth is now easily created illegally in labs both in the United States and other countries, such as Mexico. The drug creates an intense rush that only lasts minutes, and is often used in what is known as a “binge and crash” pattern. A tolerance for meth builds moments after taking the drug and the effects begin to wear off before the concentration in the blood falls off significantly. Therefore, users try to maintain the high by binging. Meth addiction treatment can be successful with the right recovery plan.
Signs of methamphetamine abuse include:
- Severe depression
- Extreme irritability and anxiety
- Teeth grinding, bad teeth (known as “meth mouth”) and body odor
- Skin ulceration and infections
- Auditory and visual hallucinations
- Violent and erratic behavior
- Dryness of mucous membranes
Meth addiction treatment is most successful when the patient has an individualized plan that takes into account the level of support needed after initial rehab. Vista Taos specializes in exactly these types of treatment programs. Our professional staff is available to assist you with all aspects and issues of your behavior.
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