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Meth Addiction

Understanding Meth Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that 6% of the American population has tried methamphetamines at least once. Because of how powerful this drug is, developing a meth addiction does not take long. If you are unable to stop chronic meth use, getting treatment is important. At Malibu Detox, we offer meth addiction treatment programs to help you recover.

Methamphetamine is a powerful and highly addictive drug. It is usually called meth, crystal meth, or crank. Those who use this stimulant inject, snort, or smoke it in the form of crystal meth.

Because meth is a stimulant, it increases certain activity levels in the brain and heightens some central nervous system functions. It floods your system with dopamine, offering an intense high that makes the drug very addictive. This effect is why methamphetamine is a Schedule II drug with a high potential for abuse.

Short-term effects of meth include:

  • Euphoria
  • Intense rush
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased wakefulness

There are also long-term effects of meth use and signs of meth addiction, including:

  • Aggression
  • Violent mood swings
  • Panic
  • Inability to stay still
  • Anxiety
  • Risky behavior
  • Inability to stop using meth
  • Weight loss
  • Increased heart rate
  • Arrhythmia
  • Increased libido
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory problems
  • Acne or acne scars
  • Seizures
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Liver disease
  • Severe dental issues (meth mouth)
  • Chronic cough
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Paranoia

Because meth is so addictive and your body can build a tolerance to it quickly, you are also at risk of overdosing. An overdose means that you have taken more of the drug than your body can handle, and you might not survive without medical treatment. Signs of a meth overdose include:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Chest pain
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Labored breathing
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Psychosis
  • Fast or slow heartbeat
  • Hyperthermia
  • Seizures

To avoid the dangers of meth use, including the risk of overdosing, the best thing to do is to reach out to a meth addiction rehab facility for help. At Malibu Detox, we can guide you toward recovery.

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Services We Offer

If you have meth addiction symptoms or you have tried to quit using the drug without success, it’s time to learn more about the many services we offer at Malibu Detox.

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Medical Detox

One of the first steps in dealing with a methamphetamine addiction is to remove the drug from your body. Attempting methamphetamine withdrawal on your own is never a good idea because of the withdrawal symptoms that you might face. Some severe symptoms of meth withdrawal include:

  • Severe depression
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Severe drug cravings
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Inability to feel pleasure
  • Increased appetite
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Chills
  • Dehydration

To help people who are undergoing treatment for meth abuse find relief from these withdrawal symptoms, we offer medical meth detox services. We begin the process by performing a physical and mental health assessment. Then, we put together a treatment plan that suits each patient’s needs and eases their psychological and physical symptoms.

At our facility, you will receive medical supervision 24/7 to ensure that you are as safe and comfortable as possible as you go through treatment and that you can more easily handle any withdrawal symptoms.

After you have completed meth detox, you can begin therapy and receive treatment for meth addiction.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment Plan

For those undergoing treatment for methamphetamine abuse, one of the most frustrating aspects of recovery can be dealing with intense drug cravings. These cravings can distract you from your therapies and make it more likely that you will experience a relapse.

At Malibu Detox, we offer medication-assisted treatment to help curb those cravings so that you can focus on healing from meth abuse.

At our methamphetamine addiction treatment center, we carefully select the right medications to treat your condition.


Residential Treatment

After completing medical detox, you can participate in our residential treatment program. We have a skilled recovery team that includes nurses, doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, and other professionals who can help you understand the addiction and start healing from it.

We rely on behavioral therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, which focuses on helping you recognize how negative thought patterns affect your moods and actions. We also offer dialectical behavior therapy, which can help you accept your circumstances while encouraging you to make positive changes.

In addition to cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, we also offer:

  • Experiential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • Art therapy

Many times, there is another mental health disorder that comes with substance abuse. At Malibu Detox, we offer dual-diagnosis treatment to help clients deal with any mental illness that may be making it more difficult to stop meth abuse or that may have been a factor in developing an addiction.

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Aftercare Services

We also offer aftercare services for those recovering from meth addiction. Once you are stable and can leave residential care, you want to make sure you stay on the recovery path. Our aftercare services can offer the structure and support you need to make that a bit easier.

We focus on offering relapse prevention services, access to support groups, adventure therapy, and individual therapy sessions to help you stay sober.

Our aftercare services can also help family members and other loved ones impacted by drug abuse. We offer education on substance abuse so that those closest to you know what you are going through.

By personalizing your treatment plan, we can provide the individualized help that someone dealing with substance abuse needs.

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Get Help at Malibu Detox

You do not have to deal with meth addiction on your own. Meth use can impact your entire life and the lives of those closest to you, but there is help available. At Malibu Detox, we offer premium services to help you avoid the worst meth withdrawal symptoms as well as provide you with support as you undergo treatment for addiction and mental health disorders that may impact your recovery.

Why spend another day battling drug use? Call Malibu Detox today to start breaking free from meth use.

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