Meth Addiction Treatment

Meth Addiction Treatment in Illinois

Meth, which is short for methamphetamine, is a highly addictive stimulant that is usually smoked, swallowed, snorted, or injected. The drug produces a quick acting but short lasting high that leaves many users consuming for long durations of time. The drug acts by increasing dopamine in the brain, and this dopamine increase reinforces the behavior of using meth, laying the groundwork for addiction quickly.1

Common names for meth include crystal, ice, crank, and speed. Meth addiction symptoms include track marks, reduced personal hygiene care, dramatic weight loss, agitation, twitchiness, and repetitive behavioral patterns over the course of hours. If you see signs of meth addiction in a loved one, or if you need help yourself for beating a crystal meth addiction, our team at Banyan Treatment Center Heartland can help with the entire recovery process.

Treating Meth Addiction in Illinois

In the early 2000s, meth addiction was an epidemic level problem across the Midwest and within Illinois. The DEA reports that the drug is making a comeback in Illinois, with DEA seizures of the drug increasing from around 72kg in 2017 to over 289kg in 2018.2

Meth and the LGBT Community

Because meth use often results in users staying up for days on end, the drug has been abused for varying reasons. For example, crystal meth usage has doubled in New York City over the past 5 years throughout the gay community.3

Finding Meth Addiction Treatment in Illinois

At Banyan Treatment Center Heartland, we understand that each patient has different reasons for using methamphetamine, and effective treatment needs to identify all the factors of an active meth addiction. Our meth addiction treatment starts with our medical detox services in Gilman. During medically supervised detox, patients will readjust to a sober state, working through withdrawals and any other symptoms as they equalize to sobriety. After the physical cravings and withdrawals are treated, our team can then address the underlying factors of each patient’s meth addiction.

Generally, post-detox meth addiction treatment in Illinois involves PHP or inpatient treatment for several days or weeks. During residential treatment, patients will attend 12 step meetings and therapy sessions to help analyze and overcome the underlying causes of the meth addiction. This can include group therapy along with individual therapy sessions designed to help patients understand and overcome the underlying aspects of their addiction or addictions.

Meth is a highly addictive stimulant that many men and women struggle with. Those who are ready to break free are encouraged to seek out inpatient drug rehab centers in Illinois that specialize in meth detox and addiction treatment. Our team at Banyan Detox Heartland is here to help you or a loved one recover from meth addiction. Contact us today to get help for yourself or help for a loved one.


  1. NIH – Methamphetamine
  2. NBC Chicago – Meth Making a Comeback in Illinois: DEA
  3. New Now Next – How Meth is Devastating the World’s Gayest Cities

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