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Lafayette Meth Addiction Treatment

Lafayette meth addiction treatment programs cater to the needs of individuals seeking immediate help for their meth addiction, and looking to sustain sobriety. This is crucial, because meth is a drug that gets you hooked the first time you use it. This white, odorless, powder is soluble in water or alcohol. In its crystalline form it can be smoked, ingested orally, snorted, or diluted with water and injected. It produces a very pleasant rush, but the high is not long-lasting. Thus, people experiencing meth addiction do it several times in a row to keep the high going. Meth addiction is not easy to kick on one’s own and requires specialized help to kick the habit.

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Effects of Meth

Physical

Meth use is marked by long periods of extreme energy and a sense of euphoria. Meth users can stay awake for days at a time while high. When the drug wears off there is a pronounced “crash” period, however, with users sleeping for long periods of time and also often feeling depressed or moody.

Mental

Meth usually makes users appear to be extremely energetic, but it can also have some dangerous psychiatric effects. Users are more prone to aggressive behavior and violence while they are high. They may also feel an extreme sense of anxiety and irrational paranoia, often to the point where it impairs their ability to function normally.

Health

Meth use brings with it many dangerous health consequences. In the short term, users will often drop weight very quickly since it is a strong appetite suppressant. They may also experience rapid tooth decay since the drug suppresses saliva production and also often causes them to grind their teeth.

Meth also appears to age regular users more rapidly. While science is still not clear on what causes meth users to appear so much older than their actual age, some recent studies indicate that it may actually cause cells to age faster.

There are also many possible negative health consequences for long-term meth use. Users can wind up with brain damage, long-term psychosis and organ failure. Long-term meth users have also been shown to be at a greater risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease.

Withdrawal from Meth

Meth withdrawal symptoms include insomnia, nausea, vomiting, tremors, fever and heart palpitations. In extreme cases, users may experience seizures and respiratory depression that can lead to a coma or death.

Meth Abuse Symptoms

Aside from “meth mouth”, rapid weight loss and seemingly accelerated aging, there are other visible signs of meth use. Users will often have dilated pupils and their eyes will twitch while they are high. Meth users generally prefer to smoke it, but they can use it in a wide variety of ways.

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