If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction to methamphetamines (meth), seeking professional help can be essential for recovery. This dangerous class of stimulants is among the most addictive substances available today, and once users start, it may be outside their ability to stop. The good news is that recovery from meth addiction is possible with commitment and effective modern treatment approaches. Folks in meth rehab

If you’d like more information about meth addiction treatment, contact Nashville Treatment Solutions (NTS) today. We’re looking forward to learning how we can best assist you and your loved ones and offer a range of exceptional substance abuse treatment programs. Call us at 866.714.5630 or send us a message online to start the conversation. 

What Are the Signs of Meth Abuse? 

Meth addiction poses incredibly serious health risks, including major damage to the heart, brain, skin, and teeth. Overdose is likewise a very real danger for habitual meth users. Moreover, the collateral damage the drug causes in the lives of those who abuse it is truly staggering. Many are unable to hold down a job, lose their homes and support networks, and find themselves doing almost anything to get ahold of their next hit. For these reasons, it’s important to identify meth abuse early and take the necessary steps to get sober. 

Here are a few signs that meth abuse may be taking place:

  • Serious weight loss, which may include a sunken look, especially around the cheekbones
  • Major dental problems, including tooth decay and gum disease and chipped, broken, or blackened teeth
  • Abrasions on the skin caused by self-inflicted picking or scratching 
  • Intense insomnia, including going up to 15 days without sleep while binging 
  • Psychosis, including hallucination, intense paranoia, crawling sensations on the skin, and other breaks from reality
  • Volatile temper that may lead to physical violence

If you or a loved one is using meth and experiencing symptoms like the ones above, a consultation with a doctor is essential. A medical professional like the ones at NTS can help you understand how to begin the detox and recovery journey safely and effectively. 

What Does Meth Rehab Look Like?

Meth has a very high addiction potential, and this makes it extremely likely that those who try it will ultimately abuse it. Some users first encounter the drug in the form of a prescription for ADHD or obesity. Many others become addicted to methamphetamines manufactured in home labs where the drug is often cut with even more hazardous materials like lithium metal and sulfuric acid. Sadly, this means that the physical and mental effects of meth use are extremely dangerous, and withdrawal can likewise be hazardous if attempted without doctor supervision.

The good news is that even addiction to a drug as potent as meth responds well to formal treatment. Here are just a few approaches that may be included in a recovery protocol:

  • One-on-one talk therapy such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which emphasizes both reframing negative self-beliefs and cultivating present-moment awareness that increases the ability to cope with difficult content when it arises 
  • Group therapies such as 12-step models that help those in recovery form healthy communities that deliver mutual accountability and support 
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), in which patients receive pharmaceutical intervention to reduce withdrawal symptoms and make detox safer
  • Dual diagnosis treatment, which acknowledges the frequent link between substance abuse and an underlying mental illness and therefore strives to address both simultaneously 
  • Family interventions like community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT) or family therapy, which help repair and augment the support system of a person in recovery
  • Holistic approaches like yoga, meditation, or music therapy

Learn More About NTS’ Effective Meth Addiction Treatment Program in Nashville, TN Today

Don’t wait another minute to get the help you and your family deserve. While the opioid epidemic may get more press, meth is destroying countless lives each day as well. Seek meth addiction treatment today for a brighter future by calling 866.714.5630 or . The caring and qualified team at Nashville Treatment Solutions is looking forward to helping you take the first steps toward recovery.