Meth Side Effects, Treatment And Rehab

Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment in Las Vegas

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Like many addictions, methamphetamine (meth) abuse creates a physical dependency on the brain. Meth elevates serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, creating a euphoric “high” that lasts for several hours. Although the effects are long-lasting, serotonin and dopamine levels drop rapidly once they wear off. Depression and anxiety are common side effects in the decline of a meth high, making the likelihood of abuse very high as people continuously take the drug to stave off these uncomfortable feelings.

No matter how bad an addiction seems, recovery is always possible. The rehab professionals at The Nestled Recovery Center work closely with clients to create personalized treatment plans that address their mental, emotional, and physical needs. From detox to health education, we are here to help.

Contact us today if you or a loved one needs help with meth addiction in Las Vegas.

Anxiety & Meth Abuse

According to a peer-reviewed study, nearly half of all people treated for meth abuse are diagnosed with a co-occurring anxiety disorder. Meth creates euphoric feelings that help with the symptoms of anxiety. Unfortunately, the drug’s effects are not a long-term solution and end up doing far more harm than good.

Even after detox when withdrawal symptoms have mostly disappeared, someone can still feel the urge to use meth when something triggers their anxiety. This is why detox alone is not enough to address meth addiction. At The Nestled Recovery Center, we use evidenced-based psychotherapies to help patients better understand their anxiety and depression and to address any unprocessed traumas that may be triggering the patients’ mental health and/or addiction disorders. We also utilize experiential therapies to aid our patients in cultivating the necessary coping skills. It is our goal to teach you healthy ways to address these feelings and techniques to overcome the urge to use meth.

Meth Side Effects

pile of meth crystals and a meth pipeMeth has a powerful effect on the mind and body. As an amphetamine, meth affects the central nervous system. It can suppress appetite, reduce the need for sleep, and increase focus. This is part of what makes it an addictive substance, but the side effects of meth abuse are severe enough to disrupt functioning in relationships, financial stability, occupation, and of course the ability to care for oneself.

Some symptoms of meth abuse include:

  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Rotting teeth
  • Mood swings
  • Abnormal weight loss
  • Irritability and aggressive behavior
  • Paranoia
  • Skin sores
  • Heart disease

The longer the abuse goes on, the worse these symptoms become. At The Nestled Recovery Center, we help patients recover from meth side-effects and move forward with their lives.

Meth Abuse Treatment Strategy

Anyone struggling with meth abuse will greatly benefit from behavioral health therapy. It’s important to talk about what drives someone to use drugs and address the factors that led to the addiction. Through open, judgment-free communication, patients can better understand their relationship with addiction and develop healthy tools to maintain sobriety. In addition, one of the largest investigations on the impacts of childhood abuse and neglect by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Center at the Kaiser Permanente Institute has shown that some of the lasting impacts of emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse and neglect in the first 18 years of life is correlated with increased risk for negative outcomes in adulthood including alcohol and drug abuse, depression, anxiety, suicide, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Other events in the formative years that may be impacting the present day can include growing up with family members who had an untreated mental illness, addiction, divorce, and/or domestic violence in the home.

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What is meth rehab?

Meth rehab is a type of addiction treatment program designed to help individuals overcome addiction to the drug methamphetamine, also known as meth. This type of rehab typically involves a combination of medication-assisted treatment, therapy, and support groups to help individuals overcome their addiction and achieve long-term recovery.

How does meth addiction develop?

Meth is a highly addictive drug that can cause significant changes in the brain, leading to physical and psychological dependence. Over time, regular use of meth can lead to addiction, even when the drug is used in moderation or as prescribed by a doctor.

What are the symptoms of meth addiction? Symptoms of meth addiction may include:

  • Taking the drug more often or in larger doses than prescribed
  • Struggling to stop using the drug despite the negative consequences
  • Developing a tolerance to the drug, requiring higher doses to achieve the same effects
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug
  • Continuing to use the drug despite negative physical or psychological effects

How is meth addiction treated?

Meth addiction is typically treated through a combination of medication-assisted treatment, therapy, and support groups. Medication-assisted treatment may involve the use of drugs like naltrexone or buprenorphine to help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Therapy and support groups can help individuals understand and address the underlying issues that may have contributed to their addiction, and provide ongoing support to help prevent relapse.

What is the success rate of meth rehab?

The success rate of meth rehab can vary depending on a number of factors, including the individual’s level of commitment to recovery, the severity of their addiction, and the quality of the treatment program. However, with appropriate treatment and support, individuals with meth addiction can achieve long-term recovery and a better quality of life.

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Our clinical staff is trained in identifying underlying signs of trauma in both mental health and substance abuse disorders. Through different trauma modalities such as eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), parts and memory, and somatic therapies they aid patients in delving deep into the open wounds that continue to trigger their brains and bodies in reacting as if the trauma were still happening. The aim of trauma therapies is to help the patients desensitize to the traumatic memory so that when they recall it (because we cannot erase the memories) the uncomfortable emotions and negative relationships with stigmas such as shame are not as intense and triggering for the patients.

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