Methamphetamine addiction can change a person’s brain chemistry, affecting the reward and pleasure centers in the brain, and contributing to damage of the prefrontal cortex, a brain region that is important for higher-level cognitive functions, such as executive functions (e.g., attention, memory, multitasking, planning, inhibition) and working memory.
These brain changes can make it difficult for a person to stop taking the drug, despite any social, economic or legal problems that occur. Meth abusers quickly develop tolerance to the drug and need to take more to experience the pleasurable effects of the drug leading to drug dependence.
Physical dependence and/or addiction to methamphetamine can make it difficult for people to stop taking the drug. Methamphetamine addiction can also lead to compulsive drug use and drug cravings, which contribute to the high risk of relapse associated with the drug.
Over time, chronic methamphetamine abuse can lead to difficulty experiencing pleasure except for what is experienced by using the drug. Methamphetamine detox can be a difficult process, as people can experience withdrawal symptoms including the following.
- Intense cravings
Detox for methamphetamine begins the treatment and recovery process for methamphetamine addiction and involves ridding the body completely of the drug. Though detox for methamphetamine can be a difficult process, it is possible to recover from methamphetamine abuse and addiction.
Post a successful methamphetamine detox treatment, patients undergo therapy sessions to uncover any hidden illness responsible for drug addiction and learn coping mechanisms to deal with daily life stressors without drugs.
Meth treatment program
Considered as one of the most addictive and the most destructive drugs, meth has the ability to affect the central nervous system and provide an immediate rush of euphoria to its user. Considered as one of the most addictive drugs due to its high euphoric effects and short tolerance levels, a successful methamphetamine addiction treatment involves a combination of detoxification process and therapy sessions.
While the detox process helps the poisonous substance off the body and help the patients gradually withdraw from the drug, therapy sessions helps one discover the root cause of addiction and learn effective coping mechanisms.
Why choose Sovereign Health?
A dually licensed and joint commission accredited center, Sovereign Health combines holistic and evidence-based approaches to help its clients overcome addiction to dangerous substances including drugs and alcohol and enjoy an addiction-free life.
Meth treatment programs offered to women patients at Sovereign Health of Arizona’s Chandler facility include comprehensive and individually tailored programs suited to the patient’s needs. In addition to clinically proven methods of addiction treatment including medically-supervised detoxification treatment, Sovereign Health’s state-of-the-art methamphetamine treatment centers provide women with a holistic array of evidence-based and complementary treatments including the following.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Art and music therapy
- Equine therapy
- Specialized treatments for trauma, including eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
To learn more about Sovereign Health’s comprehensive methamphetamine treatment programs offered at our Chandler facility, please call our 24/7 helpline to speak to a member of our team. You can even chat online with our representative for any further assistance.