As meth usage continues dopamine receptors in the brain are destroyed, rendering the patient incapable of experiencing pleasure through any other means or source aside from the meth. Meth becomes the center of users’ lives; their resources, time, energy, and focus are spent on getting meth.
Treatment and rehabilitation at Rancho Milagro Recovery can bring restoration, but there is a significant risk of permanent cognitive impairment if meth use is unchecked.
Signs and Symptoms of a Meth Addiction
The effects of methamphetamine go far beyond the psychological.
These are a few effects:
Elevated body temperature
As the brain’s chemistry becomes radically altered due to meth usage, this results in behavioral changes such as severe paranoia and social isolation, hallucinations, and aggressive behavior marked by wild mood swings.
Do you or a loved one show signs and symptoms of being an meth addict? Take our free, online and confidential meth abuse self assessment today to find out.
Meth Addiction Treatment
The beginning steps involve purging the physical presence of meth from users’ bodies and helping their bodies acclimatize to functioning without meth. The treatment process includes group and individual therapy to address the psychological damage done by meth, both in terms of rehabilitating the mind, and showing recovering users how they can function and grow in everyday life without the compulsion to seek out meth.
Rancho Milagro Recovery provides a safe environment with 24 hour nursing care and a continual support system for each patient. With a low patient to staff ratio, one can be assured of the care and attention to recovery is the first priority.