Methamphetamine can be swallowed, snorted, smoked or injected, and each method has short and long-term effects on multiple parts of your body, including:
Mental – Increased wakefulness, anxiety, confusion, violent behavior, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions Gastric System – Loss of appetite, weight loss Respiratory System – Increase breathing Circulatory System – Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, potential for HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases when injected Physical appearance – Severe dental problems, severe itching leading to sores
Methamphetamine masks the effects of alcohol which increases chances of overdose.
Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment Overview
Treatment teams use evidence-based treatment, including:
After about a week, evidence-based treatment is the best way to maintain your recovery.
There are currently no FDA approved medical interventions for methamphetamine withdrawal.
Why Professional Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment is Important
The symptoms of methamphetamine withdrawal may dissipate quickly but post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) and cravings can last for months.
Clinically proven treatments are designed to help you with protracted withdrawal, the emotional symptoms, and cravings you experience once the physical symptoms of withdrawal from detox recede.
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