Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment in Georgia
Helping Patients in and Around Atlanta
Methamphetamine is one of the most dangerous substances you can use. The potential for addiction is high and studies show the drug can permanently alter your brain. If you have formed a methamphetamine addiction, you need to seek treatment immediately. You can get your life back, and Mount Sinai Wellness Center can help.
All you have to do is call us at (800) 353-4673 today.
What Is Methamphetamine?
Also called blue, crystal, ice, speed, and just “meth,” methamphetamine is a highly addictive and powerful stimulant that speeds up the central nervous system. When you first take meth, it may cause a rush of good feelings known as a “high.” Unfortunately, this high wears off quickly and the good feelings can dissipate into those of edginess, anger, or fear. After using meth, you may have a strong urge to repeat the “good” experience. This is because methamphetamine affects the levels of the feel-good chemical, dopamine, in your brain. Meth can also rewire your pleasure and reward centers, making addiction difficult to avoid.
If you are experiencing addiction, it is not your fault, and no one expects you to recover on your own. Nevertheless, you are responsible for your own health and sobriety. Addiction is a disease, and you need treatment to get better.
Let our team at Mount Sinai Wellness Center help.
Consequences of Meth Use
Methamphetamine is neurotoxic, which means it can cause permanent brain damage. Additionally, meth can have other long-term effects on your health. For example, people who use meth are at increased risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis B and C, and other infectious diseases. Some people inject meth, which can be problematic if needles and other equipment are not properly sterilized, and using meth can also lead to risky behaviors – like unprotected sex.
Long-term methamphetamine use is also associated with:
- Intense itching (“meth bugs”)
- Skin sores from scratching
- Extreme weight loss
- Severe dental problems (“meth mouth”)
- Changes in brain structure and function
- Memory loss
- Anxiety and depression
- Sleeping problems
- Violent behavior
- Paranoia (extreme and unreasonable distrust of others)
Many people use meth in a “binge and crash” pattern, repeating doses so they can feel high as frequently as possible. Some people binge meth and go on “runs,” where they forgo food and sleep and take the drug every few hours for several days. Methamphetamine can boost libido, so people who go on runs often engage in unsafe sex and “sexual marathons,” as well.
It can be hard to realize the consequences of your behavior while in the throes of drug addiction. If you are worried about someone you love, Mount Sinai is here for you.
Overcoming Meth Addiction
With the right treatment, anyone can overcome meth addiction. Like other substance use disorders, meth addiction can be treated with behavioral therapies. At Mount Sinai, however, we employ more than just therapy. Instead, we take a holistic approach and focus on your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. With us, recovery is a journey, and it is one we are happy to guide you through.
We have some of the top physicians and clinicians in the United States and an ideal facility for recovery. Join us in 43 acres of beautiful wilderness and enjoy 4-star meals while you learn the skills and strategies you need for long-term sobriety and gain the support you need to recover.
Recovery can start right now. Simply call us at (800) 353-4673 or contact us onlineto begin.