The appeal of its seduction are in it’s promises:
- Methamphetamine promises to make you feel good.
- It promises to give you lots of energy.
- It promises to curb your appetite and help you lose weight.
- It also promises an almost immediate, pleasurable, amazing rush.
- It sounds good!
Watch Kristi’s full unedited and unscripted interview about her recovery after multiple rehabs and multiple relapse on methamphetamine.
It promises all those positives. The promises sound fantastic. It sounds like a win-win! It sounds too good to be true…because it is. The seduction doesn’t mention the negatives, the darker side, the part that leads to addiction, mental and physical health issues and even death.
Methamphetamine offers users an immediate and intense rush, that is true. It creates a chemical reaction in your brain that causes an unnatural amount of dopamine to flood the body, causing energy levels to increase, metabolism to increase and appetite to decrease. For a first-time user it seems like a great thing, lots of energy, decreased appetite and weight loss… perfect.
The drug, however, isn’t perfect, it is far from perfection. The immediate rush or “flash” lasts for just a few minutes, and users often take more even before the initial substance is out of their system, chasing that rush again. Following the use of meth there can be up to three-days of feeling bad as the body readjusts to a normal amount of dopamine. Users report feeling grumpy, having headaches and low energy. The way to overcome the bad feelings is of course, use more meth. This cycle takes the user down the road to addiction.
Meth is extremely addictive.
Short term meth use:
Short term methamphetamine use can result in a variety of health issues including cardiovascular problems such as increased blood pressure and rapid or irregular heartbeat. It can also cause elevated body temperature. Methamphetamine overdose can result in convulsions and even death.
In addition to addiction, long-term methamphetamine users develop a tolerance for the drug and need more and more to achieve their high. This takes their body farther and farther from the normal regulated amount of dopamine that it needs. Chronic use can change the structure and function of the brain.
Long term meth use:
Long-term users often develop memory loss, paranoia or hallucinations. Mood disturbances are common along with aggressive and sometimes violent behavior. Deficits in thinking and motor skills occur with long-term use, along with severe dental problems and weight loss.
The love affair with methamphetamine becomes a road to hell as the user transitions from just wanting to feel good to trying to feel normal. The good news is that recovery from methamphetamine addiction is possible. Even the brain structure for some can be restored with long-term abstinence.
Watch Sarah’s full unscripted testimonial, mixing Meth, Heroin and Crack, she almost died from MRSA.
People addicted to Meth almost always require a long term residential treatment program of at least 8 weeks or more.
Anthony’s testimonial is a example of the personal transformation that’s possible when given the time to fully recover on a holistic basis.
Although recovery is possible, it is not easy. The cravings for methamphetamine are intense. People with addiction to methamphetamine typically need intensive residential drug treatment as they begin the road to recovery.
At Gulf Breeze Recovery we recognize the special care needed for someone with an methamphetamine addiction. Our staff is trained for methamphetamine recovery and we can help you or someone you love find health and recovery.
If you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of substance use and/or relapse, contact us at Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: 833.551.2356 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about our program that has helped so many people overcome their addiction and embrace life.
We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!
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Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is a non 12-step approach designed for those who are looking for a drug and alcohol treatment program to produce a different and positive result.
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