What Is Meth?
Meth is a type of stimulant. It’s smoked, snorted, injected, or swallowed in pill form. Once in your body, it works quickly to create a high sensation. Many people take several doses because they do not last long. The more you take or the longer you take it, the more likely it is to cause severe addiction and numerous health problems. This is why a meth addiction treatment program is necessary for the best chance of recovery.
The biggest problem with meth is the way it impacts the brain. It causes the release of dopamine into the brain. This not only alleviates pain by blocking pain receptors but also activates the reward receptors and creates an overwhelming feeling of euphoria. This drug is able to cause the rapid release of this hormone into the brain, creating a desire and need to keep using the drug.
The result is that your brain chemistry changes; your brain stops making dopamine and other chemicals and becomes dependent on the drug to provide them. Eventually, you damage your ability to produce the neurochemicals that alleviate pain or provide joy, and the drug is your only source of pleasure. This makes you want to keep using it even if you experience adverse symptoms. However, every use of meth puts you more at risk of an overdose.
What Happens When You Take Meth?
There are short-term effects of taking meth that some people seek out. This includes being physically active and awake for longer periods of time. It can speed up breathing while decreasing your appetite. However, it can also lead to harmful complications, such as increased blood pressure, body temperature, and irregular heartbeats.
The long-term effects are much worse. They include:
- Extreme weight loss
- Dental problems
- Confusion and memory loss
- Violent behavior
- Sleeping problems
Addiction is also likely to occur even in a short period of use of small amounts. Addiction can be life-threatening, as can overdoses.
What Happens in Meth Abuse Recovery in New Hampshire?
When you enroll in meth addiction treatment with our team at Clear Steps Recovery, you will work closely with our professionals to ensure you get the support you need. We offer a suite of program options to meet your needs. This includes:
Multiple forms of proven and effective therapy, including health realization and family support therapeutic programs.
- Health realization teaches you to look at experiences as something internal, not external, and shows you the inner strength and resilience present in every human to change their reality.
- Family support is an essential component of addiction and recovery. Through therapy sessions, you and your family members gain education on the nature of addiction and learn to communicate and heal relationships. Most importantly, family members learn how to support a loved one struggling with addiction.
Additionally, our staff can work with individuals undergoing medication-assisted therapy or arrange for additional medically necessary services. We are located in beautiful New Hampshire woodlands, which offer a serene, tranquil environment that promotes healing and recovery.
Our team will work closely with you during your meth treatment to provide you with holistic tools and resources. From talk therapy to enjoying the outdoors, there are many ways you can work through your addiction. Our meth recovery program is designed to provide innovative treatments for those facing addiction.