Meth Addiction

While meth addiction may not be as high as other illicit drugs, there are still over 500 thousand individuals that have used meth in the last 30 days within the United States. By understanding meth addiction and knowing where to seek treatment, you or your loved one are one step closer to freeing yourself from addiction.

What is Meth?

Meth is also known as crystal meth, methamphetamine, crank or ice. This drug is generally made in trailers, people’s homes or illegal labs that are set up across the globe. The ingredients that go into making this drug can include any of the following:

  • Cold medicine
  • Battery acid
  • Drain cleaner
  • Lantern fuel
  • Anti-freeze

As you can tell from the above ingredients, crystal meth is not very good for anybody’s physical health. When one is suffering from meth addiction, there are various ways to administer the drug too, which only makes the drug that much more dangerous. A meth abuser can chose to ingest, sniff, smoke or inject crystal meth. Smoking or injecting the drug causes the most harm to the meth abuser in the long run, but no matter how it’s taken there are always going to be health risks from meth addiction.health risks from meth addiction

Health Risks of Crystal Meth Addiction

Once you are hooked on crystal meth, you will be abusing the drug on a daily basis and increase the amount of health risks that crystal meth can cause. Some of the health risks you can expect a crystal meth abuser to be suffering from include:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Damaged blood vessels
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Liver, kidney or lung damage
  • Brain damage

These are just a few health risks the crystal meth abusers will suffer from over the time period that they are addicted to crystal meth. Of course there is always a chance that, the crystal meth abuser will suffer from a stroke or death if the crystal meth addiction goes untreated for a prolonged period of time.

Signs of Meth Addiction

Almost all drugs have signs that non-drug abusers are able to pick up on, so that they can help the abuser seek the treatment they need from a drug rehab. Crystal meth addiction is no different than any other drug, there are various signs one can look for if meth addiction is suspected. Some of the more obvious signs can include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Dilated pupils
  • Erratic or violent behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Problems with loved ones and friends
  • Financial difficulties
  • Isolation from people
  • Meth mouth (rotting teeth or missing teeth)

There are many other signs that may have you questioning your loved one’s behavior and chances are some of the above will follow if abuse of crystal meth is going on.

Seeking Help from Freedom Treatment Center

Once you or your loved one has come to the realization that a drug rehab program is the best option to overcome the addiction to crystal meth, Freedom Treatment Center is here for you. Our facility is located in Albion, Michigan and has helped many meth addicts overcome their addiction with no relapses upon leaving our drug rehab.

overcoming meth addictionDuring your stay at our drug rehab, you can expect to treat the physical addiction as soon as you arrive, which is followed by treating the mental addiction. Freedom Treatment Center’s method of assist addicts into a drug free life let’s each individual discover what the root problems are within their own lives and how they will be able to confront and handle these problems.

Our facility does not expect every person to have the same drug rehab program because no person has the same exact underlying reasons for turning to drugs as a solution. This is why Freedom Treatment Center in Albion, Michigan stands out from many other facilities that expect every client to overcome addiction in the same manner as the previous client. This is not the case with our drug rehab though.

To learn more about Freedom Treatment Center’s drug rehab program, call a counselor today or email us here. We look forward to helping you overcome your addiction today!

[Ref: National Institute of Drug Abuse]

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