Ensuring a Brighter Future for Addicts With Meth Addiction Treatment

Here at Wasatch Crest Recovery, we know how a drug addiction can affect the life of the average person. Over time, the addict may develop behaviors and habits that ruin every productive relationship in his or her life. With our dual diagnosis and unique approach to meth addiction treatment, we are committed to helping addicts and their loved ones move on to a more successful, brighter future.

Addicts often get to the point where they will sacrifice anything in order to get a high that is only temporary. Our goal is to identify behaviors and triggers that are destructive and replace them with productive habits that decrease the risks of chemical dependency, particularly methamphetamine.

What is Meth?

Methamphetamine is often known by the following names, depending on the form it comes in:

  • Chalk
  • Speed
  • Meth
  • Crank
  • Glass
  • Crystal
  • Ice

The drug comes in an odorless, white powder that is bitter to the taste. Meth was created from amphetamines that are used in bronchial inhalers and nasal decongestants. The drug can be snorted, injected, smoked or ingested orally. Depending on how it is taken, the drug has different effects on the user.

It is common that those addicted to meth also suffer from some type of undiagnosed or untreated mental illness, including schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and other anxiety or depressive disorders. In order for treatment to be successful, the addict must identify triggers and poor behavior patterns and replace them with good, productive habits.

Long Term Effects of Drug Usage

As with other addictive, illegal drugs, meth has a long list of potentially life-threatening, destructive effects when used long-term. Users may develop tolerance to the drug within minutes, requiring the user to binge in order to preserve the initial high.

Long term effect of using meth may include:

  • Memory loss
  • Violent or aggressive behavior
  • Weight loss
  • Dental problems
  • Distractibility
  • Changes in the function and structure of the brain
  • Psychosis (hallucinations or paranoia)
  • Addiction

Meth is a highly addictive drug that can be fatal in certain doses. If you or someone you love is using meth, it’s time to get help and change your life with help from Wasatch Crest Recovery.

Signs of Meth Abuse

If you suspect someone you love is using drugs recreationally or developing an addiction to illegal chemicals, it’s important to watch for signs of drug abuse to know when to get help from professionals. Signs of meth abuse can fall into four different categories.

  • Behavioral
    • Social isolation
    • Trouble with the law
    • Violent or aggressive behavior
    • Loss of appetite
    • Impulsiveness
    • Problems in relationships
    • Risky sexual behavior
    • Tweaking
  • Mood
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Euphoria
  • Physical
    • Insomnia
    • Open sores
    • Hair loss
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Shaking and trembling
    • Liver damage
    • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Psychological
    • Paranoia
    • Hallucinations
    • Disorganized thoughts
    • Feelings of bugs crawling under the skin
    • Nervousness
    • Repetitive behavior

When you suspect someone in your life is using meth and may be addicted, it’s important to seek help immediately. Here at Wasatch Crest Recovery, we can help you or your loved one detox from the drug in a safe environment with professionals that are experienced in dealing with drug addiction.

Detox from any drug should always occur under the watchful eye of professionals in order to minimize the potential harm to the addict.

More About The Wasatch Crest

When it’s time to seek help for you or your loved one, we are confident that we can make a difference in your future. Our staff consists of the best in the business, and we offer a dual diagnosis and holistic recovery program in order to heal the body and the mind. Each of our programs are tailored and custom made for your success. Our ultimate goal is your happiness and wellbeing.

We offer 30, 60 and 90 day inpatient treatment programs, along with aftercare, recreational therapy and family therapy to help your loved ones adjust. Our services include employment assistance and personalized life coaching to ensure that you are set up for your future. We have the tools, experience and education needed to help you beat your addiction.

Contact Us

When you or your loved one is ready to move on from a life free of chemical dependency, come to The Wasatch Crest for help. Call us today to learn more.