Methamphetamine Rehab & Treatment Center In Arizona

Meth Rehab in Arizona

What Is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a powerful synthetic stimulant in the amphetamine family. Drugs like Adderall, and Vyvanse are also in this family. However, methamphetamine is significantly more potent, and is manufactured illegally. It produces extreme euphoria, energy, and focus. It can be ingested through smoking the drug, snorting it, taken orally, and through injection. It usually appears as a crystalline substance, or has a white powdery appearance.

The Dangers of Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine (or meth) is a powerful, addictive synthetic stimulant, and meth addiction is among the most difficult addictions to overcome. This is because of meth’s impact on the neurotransmitter, dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical the body naturally produces, and it is one of the “feel good” chemicals of the brain. Our body’s naturally release normal amounts of dopamine when we do things like exercise, complete a task, or eat. The body does this to motivate us to continue doing productive things. However, when meth is used it forces the body and brain to release an unnatural amount of dopamine. This is what leads to the “rush” and intense feelings of euphoria. Meth is highly addicting for this reason, and users of the drug will continue to use it despite the consequences

Consequences of Meth use

  • Increased blood pressure to the point where stroke is a risk
  • Open sores on the body due to obsessively picking at oneself
  • Brain damage
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Extreme mood swings, sometimes resulting in psychotic states
  • Severe depression, sometimes to the point of users having a higher risk of suicide
  • Malnutrition
  • Fits of rage
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Behavioral Signs of Someone Addicted to Methamphetamine

You may be concerned a loved one is using methamphetamine. Here are some signs that they may be currently using meth, or have used it recently:

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Legal trouble
  • Frequent agitation and irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Disorganized thinking or speech
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations

Methamphetamine withdrawal typically consists of excessive sleepiness, increased appetite severe depression, and lack of energy. Medications are available to treat the symptoms of withdrawal but not to treat meth addiction. However, with intensive therapy and psychiatric help, as well as a safe place conducive to recovery, people addicted to meth do recover. If you or a loved one has a meth use disorder, then consider getting help at our Chandler, Arizona facility. Legacy Recovery Center is a residential methamphetamine treatment center that provides methamphetamine rehab in a peaceful, calming, private setting.


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