August 11, 2019

Methamphetamine Addiction

Twin Rivers Methamphetamine Programme

Methamphetamine addiction is the latest curse that all communities have to deal with. Twin Rivers Rehab has first hand experience of what this drug can do to a persons mind and body. We appreciate that a client who suffers from methamphetamine addiction will probably have suffered strong psychological affects and well as weight loss leaving the client feeling fairly helpless and depressed. Our trained staff will assist with post detoxification ‘blues’, a sense of low-self worth and depression that requires support and understanding from the Twin Rivers team.

 

Methamphetamine Addiction

Because methamphetamine is relatively easy to manufacture ( most of the required chemicals can be bought from the local hardware store!), cheap to buy and is readily available means we now have an epidemic on our hands which is NOT going to improve anytime soon. The addiction is so intense that unfortunately more and more addicts are dying from this drug and not many addicts are making it to rehab!

Affects of Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine addiction typically occurs when a person begins to use the drug as a stimulant for its powerful enhancing effects on sex, mood, energy, alertness and ability to concentrate as well as for weight loss and appetite suppression.

Methamphetamine (also known as meth, tik, tuk, speed or crystal) is a synthetic, illegally-produced substance that is a powerful central nervous system stimulant.

Symptoms of Methamphetamine Addiction

Over time, Meths destroys the brain’s dopamine receptors, making it impossible to feel pleasure. Permanent cognitive damage can occur. Deterioration of the body takes place and chronic abuse can lead to psychotic behaviour. Those who inject the drug are susceptible to infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.

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