Any illegal use of methamphetamines qualifies as abuse. Commonly called meth, it is a hazardous and addictive drug. Interestingly, meth addiction can develop from the first time someone starts using the drug. Meth produces a rush of dopamine that gives the user a euphoric feeling.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a meth addiction, Rockland Recovery can help. Meth addiction is almost impossible to stop on your own. That’s why it’s a wise decision to reach out for professional help with your addiction. Our meth addiction treatment program can give you the tools to maintain a meth-free lifestyle.
How Meth Addiction Can Develop
Meth comes in different forms. It can be snorted, smoked, orally ingested in pill form, or injected by a needle. The body quickly becomes dependent on the drug’s chemicals. Before too long, you can develop a meth addiction.
If the drug is orally ingested or snorted, euphoria is produced. Euphoria is a high but not an extreme flash. Orally ingested meth releases its effects within fifteen to twenty minutes. On the other side, snorted meth releases its effects within three to five minutes.
As a result of its immediate effect production, the drug is misused in a “run” or “binge & crash” pattern. This pattern makes meth users skip food and sleep to be able to continue taking their drug. Unfortunately, this can last for several days. This means the drug’s effect quickly vanishes even before it gets concentrated in the blood. As a result, meth users seek to maintain a high feeling by consuming more of the substance.
At Rockland Recovery, we have realized that people who visit us to seek meth addiction treatment usually have a void to fill. For example, some may be seeking a way to treat depression, anxiety, or even just peer pressure.
Common Drugs Used with Meth
Some people combine meth with one or two more other drugs without knowing the adverse effects. They seek to achieve a broader range of stimulating effects. By taking these combinations, meth addictions become accelerate more quickly. Some drugs and substances that are combined with meth include:
- Morphine- Some people mix meth with opioids such as morphine. This type of combination leads to a much greater high production that none of the drugs can release independently. The mixture is referred to as a “speedball.” Speedballs are especially dangerous because of the high risk of cardiac arrest and death.
- Alcohol- The sedating effect of alcohol combined with the stimulating effect of meth can make someone consume more alcohol. Continued use will lead the user battling blood pressure, hallucination, liver damage, and death.
- Xanax- Xanax is commonly prescribed to treat anxiety. This combination typically has a confusing effect on heart functioning. To illustrate, Xanax works to slow down the heart rate; on the other hand, meth works by speeding the heart rate. The resulting stress on the heart can lead to fatal cardiac failure.
Besides these combinations, meth is also commonly combined with:
- Amyl nitrite
Learn More About Meth Addiction Treatment at Rockland Recovery Center
At Rockland Recovery Center, our mission is to provide personalized, caring, and effective meth addiction treatment and other drug addiction treatment at our rehab center. We know there are as many treatment plans and approaches as persons are struggling with meth addiction challenges. As a result, we offer various treatments ranging from evidence-based clinical processes to more holistic approaches.
If you are considering entering into a meth addiction treatment program, Rockland Recovery can provide the individualized treatment you need to give you the best chance of long-term recovery. Reach out to our team today by calling 855.732.4842 or completing our confidential online form.