Principles Recovery Center

Methamphetamine Treatment

Methamphetamine Treatment

Methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder.

How Is Methamphetamine Abused?

Methamphetamine is taken orally, smoked, snorted, or dissolved in water or alcohol and injected. Smoking or injecting the drug delivers it very quickly to the brain, where it produces an immediate, intense euphoria. Because the pleasure also fades quickly, users often take repeated doses, in a “binge and crash” pattern.

How Does Methamphetamine Affect the Brain?

Methamphetamine increases the amount of the neurotransmitter dopamine, leading to high levels of that chemical in the brain. Dopamine is involved in reward, motivation, the experience of pleasure, and motor function. Methamphetamine’s ability to release dopamine rapidly in reward regions of the brain produces the euphoric “rush” or “flash” that many users experience. Repeated methamphetamine use can easily lead to addiction—a chronic, relapsing disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use.

Methamphetamine Addiction and Treatment 

People who use methamphetamine long-term may experience anxiety, confusion, insomnia, and mood disturbances and display violent behavior. They may also show symptoms of psychosis, such as paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions. For those reasons we create a from fitted treatment program for each individual based on their specific circumstances. Our goal is to provide a stable foundation, work on core issues, and setup a long term success plan.  Principles Recovery Center's Drug Rehab in Miami, Florida offers cognitive-behavorial therapy, multidimensional family therapy ,motivational interviewing, and contingency management among others during treatment for Meth Addiction. 

Treatment is sometimes intensive at first, where patients attend multiple outpatient sessions each week. After completing intensive treatment, patients transition to regular outpatient treatment, which meets less often and for fewer hours per week to help sustain their recovery.

Additional Rehabilitation Programs Offered 

At Principles Recovery Center in Davie, FL we treat the above substances as well as numerous others ranging from Flakka, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, MDMA, Steroids, and many others for the PHP and IOP levels of care. For any questions please call in and we will be happy to discuss your situation as we understand each one is different. If for any reason we are unable to provide services we offer numerous trusted referrals for drug rehab in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach as well as across the country in states such as New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and many more.