Methamphetamines

Meth Addiction & Treatment

Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that it highly addictive and leaves a trail of destruction in its wake. Other names for methamphetamines are meth or crystal meth; it can be smoked, injected, or taken in a pill form. Meth is often a homemade concoction of common household ingredients combined with over-the-counter medications in homemade labs. Smaller doses of meth act as a stimulant and larger doses act as a sedative. Because of the strong effects of methamphetamines, casual use is not common; it almost always leads to addiction. Addiction leads to problems that disrupt all aspects of life including family, job, and health. Cornerstone Recovery Center has developed a successful addiction treatment program where we customize the recovery process for each individual. If crystal meth is a problem for you or someone you care about, read on and learn about the signs of meth use and the different treatment options that we have available near the beach in warm and sunny South Florida. The time to get help is now. All phone calls and emails with our staff are confidential. Please contact us online or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak with an admissions counselor today.

Signs of Meth Use

If you are concerned that methamphetamines have become a problem for you or a loved one, you should be able to recognize the signs of meth addiction to help determine if it is time to get help. Methamphetamines are very addictive and the high associated with this drug can last for several hours, effects can last for days, and negative effects can last for months. Meth is often a homemade mixture of drugs and chemicals that can be smoked, injected, or taken in a pill form. Here are symptoms of meth usage that you should look for if you think that a loved one is using crystal meth:

  1. Not sleeping for long periods of time, sometimes even days.
  2. Increased attention, activity, and talkativeness. (Overall hyperactivity.)
  3. Repetitious motor activity.
  4. Decrease in appetite or weight loss.
  5. Increased respiration.
  6. Skin picking or skin crawling.
  7. Tooth decay.
  8. Hair loss.
  9. Mood swings and aggressive or violent behavior.
  10. Memory loss.
  11. Change in personality.
  12. Dilated pupils and eye twitching.
  13. Skin problems, poor completion, and splotchy red sores

If these signs look familiar, you are in the right place. We understand that meth addiction can make you feel like you are not in control, but we can help you regain your life back and we offer relapse prevention in addition to recovery services.

What are the Effects of Meth?

Meth addiction can negatively affect behavior, relationships, and health. Using methamphetamine is life threatening because essentially, it is a poison. Therefore, even short-term use can have serious and permanent adverse effects on health. Some of the medical problems from meth use include psychosisparanoiahallucinationsdehydrationmalnutritionmemory loss, and severe dental problems. In addition to those, there are health risks associated with sharing needles including hepatitis and HIVAddiction to methamphetamines takes over so much of a person’s life it often destroys relationships, families, and work life. If addiction causes you to lose your job, your family and home could be next. Once the source of income is gone, things can turn even worse when you need to find money to pay for drugs. In addition to health and financial problems, relationships with family and friends often suffer at the hands of meth abuse. No one wants to see a loved one deteriorate because of a dangerous drug addiction. It can wreak havoc on friendships and family relationships. At Cornerstone Recovery Center, we understand that addiction is a family disease and we focus our individualized and customized programs on treating all aspects of meth addiction.

When is it time to Seek Meth Addiction Treatment?

If these signs of meth use sound familiar, there is hope and help is available for you or your loved one. If you have tried to stop using meth but have not been successful, you should contact an addiction recovery center like Cornerstone Recovery Center because we can help. Our family-centered, holistic, and individualized approach to recovery has been very successful for clients looking to stop using meth for good.
We believe that everyone is different and there is no one formula for recovery. That’s why we customize plans for each individual to fit their unique needs and situation. Treatment usually begins with an inpatient stay at our newly renovated residential treatment center on the Intracoastal Waterway and just steps from the beach. Clients who arrive from Massachusetts or northern areas like Middletown Township, Old Bridge Township, Gloucester Township, and Aurora will love the warm weather and tropical breezes. We provide transportation to and from the treatment facility and round-the-clock care. Our staff including our medical director, nurses, behavioral coaches, and therapists all work together to keep you moving towards your goals and be successful in recovery. You will be able to help customize your treatment plan by choosing from our different programs including the traditional 12 step and SMART Recovery®.

Make the Call. . . Get Help for Meth Addiction

Meth addiction can have negative effects on a person’s physical as well as mental health, and the effects of drug abuse can wreak havoc on your relationships, job and home life. Do you feel that using crystal meth is controlling your life or ruining the life of your loved one? There is hope! Cornerstone Recovery Center’s approach to recovery takes every aspect of your life into consideration to form a plan of treatment that is just for you. The time to get help is now. All phone calls and emails with our staff are confidential. Please contact us online or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak with an admissions counselor today.