Crystal meth is a stimulant, a substance that increases the rate of the body’s normal functioning. It looks like clear crystals, similar to ice or glass. It can be smoked, snorted, or injected, and it is colorless and odorless. The drug creates the experience of pleasure, feelings of motivation, and intense euphoria. The drug is homemade, using makeshift “labs” and a combination of items from over-the-counter cold and cough medicines to battery acid and Drano.
Stepping Stone Center will utilize a proper detox treatment utilizing the latest medications to ease your withdrawal from meth. After detox, you will be able to transition into meth addiction rehab smoothly to complete your final stages of treatment.
Symptoms and Side Effects of Crystal Meth Addiction
Crystal meth use can cause insomnia, aggressive behavior, jerky movements, paranoia, talkativeness, argumentativeness, decreased appetite, excessive physical activity, irritability, slurred speech, dilated pupils, grinding of the teeth, sweating, anxiety, visual and auditory hallucinations, lack of coordination, and convulsions.
Paraphernalia associated with the drug are pipes, metal spoons, broken light bulbs, hollowed-out pens, tin foil, and syringes.
Long-term health risks associated with crystal meth addiction are severe dental problems (rotting teeth and gums called “Meth Mouth”), extreme weight loss, stroke, kidney disorders, lung disorders, brain damage, liver damage, psychosis, an increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and death.
Crystal meth addiction can also cause an individual to be involved in car accidents, crime, and domestic violence. The drug adversely affects the user’s personality.
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Crystal meth addiction can rob you of your health, your looks and your life. Stepping Stone Center can help you stop the loss. Let our medical and mental health professionals work with you to customize a drug detox and treatment plan that will fit your needs. You will work on goals you and your treatment team created that will help you get your life back. The road to recovery is a long one. Stepping Stone Center will be there every step of the way.
The First Phone Call is the Hardest
If you have a problem with meth or any drug, take the first step and call Stepping Stone’s Addiction Helpline at 866-957-4960. Our Admissions Coordinators will answer any questions you have about getting help. If you prefer, you can also reach us by Live Chat or through our Contact Us form.