Methamphetamine is a highly-addictive neurotoxic stimulant that is often observed to be the most dangerous drug in the world. This drug is produced in 2 different ways, either it is ordered as a “powdered meth” or “crystalized meth”. This produced drug is snorted, smoked, eaten, dissolved in a drink, heated or injected directly in the skin. Usually, the person who abuses this drug develops a disorder that is not clinically made. Meth may cause depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, conduct disorders and antisocial personality disorders.
Although the exact causes of the addiction is yet to be clearly determined, we have found out that the addiction of the said drug may be genetic, biological, environmental or psychological.
Some of these symptoms are listed down for future references for those loved ones who may be diagnosed with meth addiction and may want to be cured from it.
Symptoms of Methamphetamine addiction
- Dangerous, risky behaviors
- Hair loss
- Liver damage
Treatment in Meth Rehabilitation
TruVida Recovery offers behavioral therapies which in this case are the most effective treatments for a person who may suffer from the said addiction. In our Contingency management interventions, we provide tangible incentives in exchange for engaging in treatment and maintaining abstinence which we also considered to have be effective as well.
Inpatient rehabilitation programs are also recommended in this kind of addiction. Enabling the client to be controlled 24/7 in a supervised environment along with other clients who may have also suffered from the same problem. Interaction between the families and relatives forces the client to interact more inside the facility in which temptation is controlled and is minimized between them. As soon as the client starts to progress slowly, we slowly open them up outside of the shared environment and observe their interaction with the people who may have or have not experienced the same addiction as them. As soon as the clients show positive results, the clients may now go back to their regular regime before the addiction to meth has started.
Outpatient rehabilitation programs are only offered to the clients who have not yet developed a strong attachment to the drug. In this program, we let the client attends to fixed time sessions to help them control the urge to look for the drug and eventually help diminish the thirst and the drug from their systems. We allow clients to return to their homes every day as the sessions are done so as to further observe if in the consistency of the cycle, they can still be able to go back to their normal lives.