Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment in Las Vegas
We’re Here to Help You Through Every Step of Your Recovery
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 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
Meth 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
- Rotting teeth
- Mood swings
- Abnormal weight loss
- Irritability and aggressive behavior
- 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 present day can include growing up with family members who had untreated mental illness, addiction, divorce, and/or domestic violence in the home.
Our clinical staff is trained in identifying signs of trauma that may be underlying both the 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 such as shame are not as intense and triggering for the patients.
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