Meth Addiction & Detox in New Jersey
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Methamphetamine, typically known as meth, is an extremely powerful drug that alters the brains chemistry to feel rewarding sensations and pleasure. It is a very popular drug that has been depicted in the media and in popular culture because of its notorious reputation surrounding its addictive properties. Meth is a highly addictive substances that can have long lasting and life altering implications because of the drug’s nature.
Meth replaces the natural sense of reward each of us have and creates artificial rush of pleasure in the brain that create a sense of mental and physical dependency on the drug. Meth effectively creates a dependency on receiving rewards and this can lead to various health complications due to abuse.
Attributes of Meth Addiction
While meth is fatal, it is also associated with long-term use because of the wide-tolerance gap. Not much heroine is necessary in the beginning to get that feeling of rewards, but over time it takes an increasing amount to feel the same thing.
Over time meth damages the brain’s receptors and the nerves throughout the body having detrimental effects to not only the brain, but to the body as well. In addition, some of the underlying causes of meth addiction include anxiety and other mental issues. Many turn to the drug to feel better in all around general ways and this can lead to even worsening addiction problems because the abuser is doing even further damage to their mental state by artificially creating a rewarding and pleasurable sensation.
Symptoms of long-term meth use:
- Tooth Decay
- Weight Loss
- Increased Risk of STDS (due to blood exchanges through needles)
- Respiratory Damage
- Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Changes
- Loss of Memory
- Loss of Cognitive Function
Meth Treatments with Turning Point, Inc.
Meth withdrawal is typically more difficult than other forms of withdrawal because of the fundamental brain functions that have changed. Without the feeling of reward, recovering heroin addicts are more prone to suicide and because of this require constant supervision as they may also relapse during the detoxing process.
While the physical discomfort of detoxing may subside after about 3 days, meth takes about a month to detox from due to the heavy mental dependency related to the drug.
Withdrawing from meth is an extremely painful and uncomfortable process that includes many of the typical symptoms associated with detoxing, but as usual it all depends on the amount of time and the amount consumed by the abuser. In addition, one must understand the purity of the meth that is injected because some meth is stronger than others due to its unregulated and illegal nature. High levels of dependency are typically treated with medications that can help ease the body’s transition into sobriety.
Typical meth withdrawal symptoms include:
- Increased Appetite
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Slurred Speech/Mumbling
- Lack of Motivation
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