Crystal Meth Addiction TreatmentCrystal Meth Addiction Treatment

At Restore Drug Rehab LA, we provide the highest quality of care available for the treatment of Crystal Meth addiction. We incorporate an assortment of therapeutic programs, holistic treatments, counseling services, and relapse prevention methods into an individualized recovery plan that we tailor to fit your unique needs. We gear all our efforts towards helping you sustain sobriety over your lifetime. If you are struggling with Crystal Meth addiction and desire to obtain a new life of sobriety, Restore Treatment Center is the best place for you to start your recovery. Our licensed and trained specialists support and guide you throughout each phase Crystal Meth addiction treatment and your journey on the road to recovery. Call the admissions counselors at Restore Treatment LA to start your recovery and break free from addiction today!

What is Crystal Meth?

Crystal Meth is a methamphetamine-based drug that is illegally manufactured in what is known as meth labs. The stimulant drug received its name due to its crystallized formation, appearing as glass fragments or shiny white-blue rocks in varying sizes. Crystal meth is a Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulant, which produces powerful effects of euphoria and high energy. Methamphetamines are classified as a Schedule II drug in the United States under the Controlled Substances Act. Drugs are categorized by Schedule based on the particular substance’s potential for abuse and addiction, the dangers associated with use, and whether it is currently accepted for medical use. A Schedule II drug is considered to have a high risk for abuse, with limited or heavily restricted medical use. Desoxyn, a prescription drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is the only form of methamphetamine approved for medicinal purposes.

Street names for Crystal Meth include:

  • Coffee
  • Chicken Feed
  • Crank, Crystal
  • Glass, Go Fast
  • Ice
  • Meth
  • Stove Top
  • Tweak

How is Crystal Meth Abused?

Although crystal meth can be snorted or injected, the most popular method of consumption is by smoking the drug. Crystal Meth causes users to experience a “rush” of pleasurable, euphoric sensations suddenly after taking the drug. The drug triggers an outpour of dopamine levels to be released in the brain at the moment of consumption. However, a meth user’s dopamine receptors become destroyed over time with continued use, and the brain no longer can produce these pleasure sensations naturally on its own. This is what often leads users to further abuse and eventually dependence. Without professional help from an accredited drug rehab facility that specializes in meth addiction treatment, the person will only continue down a dangerous, lethal path.

The Signs and Symptoms of Crystal Meth Dependence

Meth users swallow, snort, inject or smoke the substance. Many who abuse the drug seek to intensify the effects by ingesting higher doses, taking it more frequently, or changing the route of administration. Oftentimes, meth abusers will go without food and remain awake for days while bingeing on crystal meth.

When a person repeatedly takes the drug to maintain the effects of the high and avoid a “crash,” this is called a “binge and crash” pattern of use. This behavior could result in days without food or sleep. It can also easily result in a fatal overdose, especially when other substances are being taken at the same time.

Short-Term Effects of Abuse Long-Term Effects of Abuse
  • Intense feeling of a rush (sensations of euphoria)
  • Feeling “high” due to release of dopamine in higher than normal quantities
  • Increase in energy
  • Unpredictable behavior
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Drastic change in sleeping patterns
  • Body tremors or convulsions
  • Rapid or irregular heart rate

 

 

  • Addiction
  • Violent behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Aggression
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood swings
  • Delusions
  • Homicidal thoughts
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Body Sores
  • Permanent damaged to blood vessels
  • Stroke

If you are struggling with Crystal Meth abuse and are willing to work for a new life of sobriety, the Restore Drug Rehab Center is readily available to help. Call our admissions counselors for more information about the benefits of our Crystal Meth addiction treatment programs and how to start your recovery today.

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Crystal Meth Detox

For many embarking on the road to recovery, crystal meth detox is will typically be the first phase of treatment conducted at Restore Drug Rehab LA. The detoxification process is performed under medical supervision. A person who abuses or is dependent on Crystal Meth should never attempt to detox on their own or in the privacy of their own home. Symptoms of Crystal Meth withdrawal can be dangerous, and therefore, requires medical attention to manage the severity of detox and the patient’s state of health.

Crystal Meth Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Severe depression
  • Psychotic episodes
  • Intense cravings for the drug
  • Anxiousness
  • Lethargic
  • Wide-ranging sleep problems

Our licensed and caring nurses closely monitor clients during the detoxification phase to ensure their safety and manage symptoms of crystal meth withdrawal. Once traces of the drug are completely drained from the body and the withdrawal process ends, the client then makes the transition into a rehabilitation program. Since the cravings for crystal meth are powerful and the relapse rate is significantly high, it is recommended and highly advised that the detoxification phase of treatment be followed by residential rehab.

Treatment Methods Used in Crystal Meth Rehab

Those who take part in residential rehab at Restore Drug Rehab LA receive the highest quality of care available. We incorporate an assortment of therapeutic programs, holistic treatments, counseling, and relapse prevention methods into each client’s detailed recovery plan. Some of these programs include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • 12-Step Facilitation
  • SMART Recovery
  • Gender-Specific Programs
  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Aftercare Support 

We gear all our efforts towards helping you sustain sobriety over your lifetime. Crystal Meth TreatmentAfter you have completed treatment and made the transition from the Restore facility to independent living, you will take with you the tools and skills you learned during residential rehab to prosper in life on your own, without the need for drugs or alcohol.

If you are struggling with Crystal Meth addiction and desire to obtain a new life of sobriety, Restore Treatment Center is a great place for you to start your recovery. Our licensed and trained addiction specialists will work with you throughout each phase of your treatment plan and all throughout your journey on the road to recovery. Hope, healing, and freedom from the disease of Crystal Meth addiction is only a phone call away. Call the admissions counselors at Restore Drug Treatment LA to start your new life in recovery today!

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