Crystal Meth Addiction at PVRC
At PVRC’s Crystal Meth Addiction Rehab, we like to teach our clients about the substances that are causing such destruction in their lives. Amphetamine was first made in 1887 in Germany. Meth-amphetamine, more powerful and easier to make, was developed in Japan in 1919. The crystalline powder was soluble in water, making it a great candidate for injection. Methamphetamine went into wide use during World War II, when both sides used it to keep troops awake. High doses were given to Japanese Kamikaze pilots before their suicide missions. After the war, methamphetamine abuse by injection reached epidemic proportions when supplies stored for military use became available to the Japanese public. Crystal meth, yet another form of the drug, is short for crystal methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a white crystal-like drug that people take by snorting, smoking or injecting. Some even take it orally, but all develop a strong aspiration to continue using it because the drug creates a false sense of happiness and well-being, a rush of confidence, hyper activeness and energy. One also experiences decreased appetite. These drug effects usually last from six to eight hours, but can last up to twenty-four hours. The first experience might be pleasurable, but if a crystal meth addiction develops, it can destroy the addict’s life.
Signs of Crystal Meth Addiction
Crystal meth is a highly addictive stimulant. The drug effects the way your brain functions, creating an instant euphoric feeling. It raises your mood and gives you a surge of energy. Crystal meth abusers tend to become addicted quickly, which causes an increase in the amount and frequency that they use the drug. A crystal meth addiction tends to effect every aspect of an abuser’s life (source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/methamphetamine). Relationships become stressed, responsibilities are ignored, and you may see a decline in the user’s health. Memory loss is also common. It’s common for an abuser to experience money problems, and he or she may stoop to stealing in order to obtain the money to feed his (or her) crystal meth addiction. The drug often makes the user feel like his or her skin is crawling. This makes users pick at their skin, causing sores or open wounds that sometimes look similar to a bad case of acne. The user often neglects oral hygiene, leading to a condition known as meth mouth, where patients have rotting teeth. Finally, users can also develop severe mental disorders such as psychosis and depression.
Crystal Meth Rehab at PVRC
The good news is, people CAN successfully recover from crystal meth addictions, using both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. However, this stimulant is a highly addictive drug, which is why most people need to recover in a stable environment that’s free of temptation. It’s important that you review your options and choose the program that gives you the best chance at success. Our Axis/PVRC centers have medical staff on hand to help you through the detoxification process at our crystal meth rehab. During a stay at our facility, your day revolves around your recovery. A typical day could include group therapy sessions, individual therapy sessions, recreational activities designed to teach you how to have fun without drugs, and educational lectures about drug abuse. At PVRC, our facility has been designed to promote a comfortable, healing experience, managed in a soothing atmosphere. We know that if the recovering addict is not comfortable with their environment, the chances of achieving sustainable sobriety are considerably smaller.
If you or a loved one is suffering from Crystal Meth addiction, please don’t let another day go by without getting help. Contact one of our admissions specialists today at 866-737-4962 to find out if PVRC’s Crystal Meth rehab is the right program for you.