Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment

This article will provide an overview of how we treat methamphetamine detoxification at Tranquility Woods.

Methamphetamine Overview

Methamphetamine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant with a high potential for abuse and addiction.

Types of Methamphetamine

Name Description
Crystal Meth This is a highly purified form of methamphetamine that looks like clear crystals or bluish-white rocks. It's very potent and commonly abused.
Powder Meth Also known as "speed," this is a less pure form of methamphetamine that typically appears as a white powder.
Prescription Methamphetamine This exists in legal medications used to treat ADHD and obesity.

Methamphetamine Withdrawal

Withdrawing from methamphetamine is typically very uncomfortable but not usually life-threatening. Physical withdrawal symptoms include fatigue, increased appetite, headaches, and sweating. Psychological symptoms can encompass anxiety, depression, irritability, paranoia, and intense cravings for the drug.

Methamphetamine Treatment

Treatment methods for methamphetamine addiction include detoxification, often supervised in a medical setting; various behavioral therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy; long-term residential and structured outpatient programs; and support groups, as peer support plays a valuable role in recovery.