Methamphetamine Rehabilitation

Methamphetamine RehabilitationMethamphetamine is a highly addictive synthetic drug containing potent central nervous system stimulant properties. Long-term meth use can cause functional and molecular changes to the brain. Use can lead to violent behaviour, anxiety, confusion and insomnia. Tik is presently devastating the young people of South African townships.

The high psychological and physical strain that methamphetamine puts on the body makes it one of the most dangerous drugs available today. Meth deeply affects both a user’s brain and body, and these effects and warning signs are visible in a variety of ways.

One of the first symptoms of meth abuse is a loss of interest in important areas of a persons life, relationships, and career goals will all begin to take a back seat to getting and using meth. Initially, many users will try to hide their drug use, but the longer someone uses meth, the bigger role it plays it in their lives. Methamphetamine chemically alters how a user thinks and feels, which can make what was once a recreational drug activity a major life priority.

Signs of Methamphetamine abuse include, facial tics, twitching, hyperactivity,dilated pupils, weight loss, skin sores, agitation, mood swings and insomnia.

Another symptom of meth use is “tweaking” which is a period of anxiety and insomnia that can last for a few days up to a couple of weeks. Tweaking happens at the end of a drug binge when the user can’t achieve a rush or high any longer. Tweaking can cause damaging psychological side effects, such as paranoia, irritability, and confusion due to the desperation to use again. Tweaking from meth can also cause people to experience hallucinations and become prone to violent behavior.

Another sign is the crash phase. During the crash, the body is deprived of the dopamine that methamphetamine was supplying resulting in extreme exhaustion. A crash can last anywhere from 1 to 3 days and is characterized by long periods of sleep, intense drug cravings, and depression.

Successful Methamphetamine Rehab programme

At the Haven Addiction Recovery Centre our experienced therapeutic team understand the highly addictive nature of Methamphetamine, treatment includes cognitive behavioural therapy, individual counselling sessions and group sessions