Methamphetamine Detox

Methamphetamine Detox at Banyan Heartland

Methamphetamine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that works by directly targeting the central nervous system. It usually comes in the form of a white, odorless, and bitter powder that can be dissolved in water or alcohol.1 While the effects of amphetamine and methamphetamine are similar, meth is much more dangerous and potent. In equal doses, a larger percentage of meth reaches the brain compared to amphetamine, resulting in more severe and longer-lasting side effects. 

Because of its addictive properties, many users quickly develop a dependency on meth and find themselves unable to quit. Meth produces a powerful high that hooks users and causes them to continuously chase after its effects. In order to help these individuals take the first step in their recovery, we offer a methamphetamine detox at our drug and alcohol treatment center in Gilman.

The Dangers of Meth

Like many other illicit drugs, methamphetamine is composed of various chemicals that can wreak havoc on the user’s body. The dangerous effects of smoking meth include disruption in cognitive function and problems with coordination and memory. There are also additional physical symptoms such as meth mouth, which is the deterioration of dental health that’s commonly seen in meth users.

Meth is an extremely dangerous and addictive drug that can prevent the body from functioning normally and makes it difficult for users to quit.

Some of the short- and long-term side effects of meth addiction include: 

  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Respiratory problems 
  • Increased body temperature
  • Paranoia 
  • Anxiety
  • Itching skin and sores (meth mites)
  • Dental problems (meth mouth) 
  • Aggressive or violent behavior 
  • Insomnia 
Long-term methamphetamine abuse can deteriorate a person’s health, possibly resulting in irreversible health problems. As with many other drugs, when a person’s tolerance for meth increases, they will start to use it more frequently and in higher doses to produce the same high. Although the effects of meth are difficult to overcome, it starts with a methamphetamine detox. At Banyan Treatment Centers Heartland, we offer a medically monitored detox for methamphetamine users that helps them safely handle their withdrawal symptoms.  

Medically Monitored Meth Detox in Illinois 

Meth abuse can change the chemical makeup of the brain and prevent it from functioning as it should. Without a methamphetamine detox treatment, users may experience problems with cognitive function, memory, speech, and emotional control. Many users also experience anxiety, paranoia, as well as other mental illnesses that are specific to methamphetamine abuse. 

At our rehab facility in Illinois, we offer a meth detox that can help patients overcome their psychological and physical symptoms. Although addiction is an all-encompassing disease that leaves no area untouched, detoxing from methamphetamine is possible with the right treatment. During a meth detoxification, we offer medical support to help patients safely cope with and heal from their withdrawal symptoms. Without a detox for methamphetamine, users increase their risk of suffering from complications that can land them in the hospital. After patients have completed their methamphetamine detox, they can then move on to our meth addiction treatment, where the emotional and psychological aspects of addiction are addressed. 

Sobriety is possible. Contact us now to speak to one of our treatment professionals today. 

Sources: 
  1. NIH – What is methamphetamine?
Related Readings: 
Meth and the Heart 
Choosing Between Detoxing at Home or Medical Detox
An Inside Look at Meth in Illinois
The Physical Signs of Addiction 
Getting Back on Track with Dental Care in Sobriety

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