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Methamphetamine: The Downward Spiral

One of Oklahoma’s biggest illegal drug threats is the distribution of methamphetamine (meth).  Not only does this drug cause health problems in addicts, it brings with it a long list of trouble.  Statistics show that cases of violence increase in most Oklahoma cities where meth has been circulating.  Meth labs are dangerous to everyone who lives near them and the drug task forces that try to clean them up.  Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug.  Residential drug treatment for methamphetamine is available through Vista Taos Renewal Center in New Mexico, just a state away from Oklahoma.  Residential drug treatment for methamphetamine is crucial for recovery. The detoxification process may take longer for individuals addicted to methamphetamine

Meth completely confuses the nervous system.  It is one of the toughest drugs to detox from, but it does vary from person to person.  The withdrawal symptoms of a meth detox can be brutal.  Without the drug, your body is better off; however, the detox process can make you feel like you’re at death’s door.  Meth recovery is done best at a residential drug treatment program so that symptoms associated with detox and early recovery can be monitored and treated by the clinical team.  Vomiting, seizures and fits of rage are all common side-effects of the methamphetamine detoxification process.  It could be very beneficial to remain under the care of specialists for primary residential treatment and optimally for an extended care treatment program as well.

Meth relapse is common because the withdrawal effects can last for such a long time, often the addict sees using as their only chance for relief.  Though difficult, meth addiction can be overcome.  Withdrawal symptoms can be treated.  A medically monitored detoxification process under a physician’s care is strongly recommended, followed by continued treatment in a residential drug treatment program. 

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