What is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is a highly-addictive stimulant drug typically in the form of a powder, pill, and/or solid fragments. Medically, forms of methamphetamine are used to treat obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Recreationally, methamphetamine is commonly known as crystal meth because of its shiny glass-like fragments. Methamphetamines can be injected, smoked, snorted (inhaled through the nose), or swallowed.
Signs of Methamphetamine Addiction
Methamphetamine addiction symptoms have varying effects on the brain and body. Below are some of the known side effects of methamphetamines.
Methamphetamines and Psychological Effects:
- Mood swings
Methamphetamines and Physical Effects:
- Decreased libido
- Increased heart rate
- Elevated body temperature
- Osteoporosis – teeth and bones become easily breakable
- Skin abscesses
- Weight loss
Methamphetamine addicts have drastic behavioral changes such as risky and impulsive behavior.
Methamphetamine Abuse and The Brain
Methamphetamines can severely damage brain functionality causing chemical imbalances
within the central nervous system. Methamphetamines compromise neurotransmitters, mostly
dopamine, in the brain. When methamphetamine is used, an excess amount of dopamine is
released to the brain, heightening the sense of pleasure or high. The excess release
overstimulates the brain and remains in the body until the high is replaced with a crash.
Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment at Treatment Centers XL
Treatment for methamphetamine addiction requires a structured multifaceted philosophy. At Treatment Centers XL, we believe that substance abuse is a complex disorder. To combat the disease of methamphetamine addiction, we have an amino acid intravenous and oral therapy. We hold the only U.S. patent for this type of proven therapy. Treatment Centers XL holds the only U.S. patent for this unique amino acid formula developed to greatly reduce cravings, muscle aches, anxiety, and other withdrawal symptoms that occur during detoxification.
Treatment Centers XL provides traditional medical practitioners, nurses, therapists, substance abuse counselors, and massage therapists with years of addiction treatment experience. We feel that this holistic approach addresses the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of you or a loved one. The priority of our trained staff here at Treatment Centers XL is to ensure our patients feel safe and secure throughout the methamphetamine addiction treatment program.
Take Control of the Methamphetamine Addiction Today
You are not alone in conquering your addiction. You or your loved one’s methamphetamine addiction can be effectively managed by taking the necessary steps for treatment. Call Treatment Centers XL today at to learn what program is right for you.