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Signs Your Loved One Needs Meth Treatment

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Meth addiction is a growing problem in Massachusetts, with more and more people switching to meth from using heroin. Addiction is tricky because there’s not a clear line between regular recreational drug use and becoming dependent upon a drug. Meth has a particularly high addiction potential, and because of this, it is important to be aware of the warning signs that a loved one may need help from a meth addiction treatment center.

If you or a loved one are struggling to quit using meth, there is no need to go through it alone. At Rockland Recovery in Weymouth, MA, our expert team of professionals can provide you and your loved ones with compassionate, individualized care in our meth addiction treatment program. Take the first step towards finding recovery today and send us a message online, or call us at 855.732.4842.

How Can I Tell If My Loved One Needs Meth Treatment?

Although it may disheartening to see our loved ones falling prey to addiction, understanding the symptoms and signs of the disease can help. The key is identifying that there’s a problem, but also with finding solutions. While occasional meth users may be able to pick up the drug and put it back down, those who start using it more regularly can easily slip into addictive behavior, and the effects of such regular continued use of the drug can be devastating. The signs of meth addiction fall into two categories: physical signs and psychological signs.

Some of the physical signs are:

  • Thinning body shape
  • Acne and sores on the face
  • Tooth decay
  • Heightened body temperature
  • Increased libido
  • Extreme itchiness and scratching
  • Twitching or tics
  • Reduced appetite

Psychological symptoms of meth addiction include:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Increased irritability and mood swings
  • Aggression
  • Hallucinations

While symptoms may be difficult to immediately attribute to drug use, it’s important to monitor these symptoms, and if they are not subsiding or they worsen, you can be sure it is time to speak up and try to get help for your loved one.

Where Can My Loved One Get Help?

When you have learned that a loved one is suffering from meth addiction, choosing an addiction treatment center where they can get the right kind of therapies and support might feel difficult. Without knowing what meth addiction treatment might entail, it can be even harder. At Rockland Recovery, you will find comprehensive care for your loved one, with access to both evidence-based medical treatments as well as additional therapeutic services that can give our clients more holistic recovery:

  • A partial hospitalization program offers medical assistance to get through difficult withdrawal symptoms and detox.
  • The intensive outpatient program allows for flexible scheduling and treatment for those who have completed detox and are ready to resume their normal lives.
  • Sober living homes provide additional support and community for those who may not have a safe and comfortable place to maintain sobriety at home.
  • A 12-step program may benefit those who respond to a more structured approach to recovery.

At Rockland Recovery, you will find that our approach to meth treatment is one of patience and long-term recovery. Our clients are invited to take the time needed to recover, and we understand that healing isn’t a linear process. We are here for you every step of the way, no matter how long it may take.

Get Your Loved One the Meth Treatment They Need at Rockland Recovery

When addiction feels overwhelming, remember that you don’t have to go through it alone. If you or a loved one is showing signs of addiction to meth, it is crucial to act quickly and prevent further problems. Our meth addiction treatment center in Massachusetts can help give people peace of mind and get them on the road to recovery. Learn more by calling Rockland Recovery at 855.732.4842 or completing our online form.

Medical Reviewer Kate Perfetti, LADC II

Medically Reviewed by Kate Perfetti, LADC II

Kate is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has worked in the field of substance abuse for the last nine years. At Rockland Recovery, Kate works to provide resources to the local community and engage and progress Rockland Recovery’s alumni program.


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