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Recognizing Meth Abuse

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Methamphetamine, or meth as it’s commonly known, is a highly addictive drug. As a stimulant, it directly affects the nervous system. Recognizing signs of meth abuse is the first step in addressing the problem, and getting treatment are what should follow. Doctors sometimes legally prescribe meth to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, and narcolepsy. But unfortunately, it is primarily illegally manufactured and sold. People take the drug in many risky ways, including snorting it or injecting it directly into their bloodstream intravenously.

If you or someone close to you is struggling with meth abuse, seek professional substance abuse help through a meth addiction treatment program like Northpoint Washington right away. The most important thing is to know that support is available and that you are not alone in your battle. Our team is standing by if you have questions. Call us at 888.450.2153.

Signs of Meth Abuse

A single episode of using meth can make you addicted. The drug’s draw is the state of euphoria that it creates almost immediately after use. The effect doesn’t last long, which leaves you craving more and more to get the effect. The more you take it, the more you are at risk of addiction.

Signs of meth abuse can include:

  • Extreme paranoia
  • Flashbacks to meth use that make them use again
  • Being dangerously hyper-focused on a singular task
  • Consistent restlessness
  • Unable to sleep for days at a time
  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis and delusions

Once signs are recognized, it is essential to seek help right away. If you are the loved one of someone addicted to meth, you should know that you are doing the right thing by helping them admit they have a problem and getting them the help that may save their life.

Attempting to quit meth alone can be extremely uncomfortable and dangerous. Some withdrawal symptoms have severe physical consequences and can even be fatal. In fact, one of the most common causes of meth relapse is the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Many people cannot handle them on their own and en up retaking the drug just to get rid of them. Getting help can be the tool needed to kick the craving.

Get Treatment For Meth Addiction

During an inpatient stay at a rehab like Northpoint Washington, patients receive dedicated support and actively develop their treatment and recovery plan. Addiction treatment professionals who understand the challenges of recovering from meth abuse run individual, family, and group therapy sessions. Therapy sessions can focus on anything from communicating with family to how to avoid situations or people that could trigger your meth abuse.

At Northpoint Washington, we offer inpatient treatment services because we believe in the benefits of a more personalized approach from our therapists and medical professionals and 24-hour access to support groups and around-the-clock care. Each patient is unique, and we design our programs accordingly. Each treatment plan is custom designed and individually tailored to your specific lifestyle and flexible with your schedule.

Contact Northpoint Washington For More Information on Meth Abuse Treatment

At Northpoint Washington, we offer inpatient programs and services to help you beat addiction. Our approach includes free assessments and same-day admission for individuals who need immediate treatment. People who complete detox and inpatient therapy programs are less likely to relapse and more likely to achieve long-term recovery.

The Northpoint Washington team can assist with putting an aftercare plan in place post-treatment so that you can re-enter your daily life with a plan to manage the triggers that led to your addiction. No matter the substance use disorder, our team of medical professionals, counselors, and therapists can help you or a loved one.