Outpatient Treatment for Crystal Meth Addiction
Crystal meth is considered the most addictive drug available. After just one use, a person can be addicted to the drug. Stopping crystal meth use is very challenging, and people may continue to crave the drug for many years after they stop.
What is Crystal Meth?
Crystal meth is eroding the fabric of America by penetrating rural, low-income areas as well as affluent neighborhoods. After just one use, a person can be addicted to the drug. Families and friends of a crystal meth user need the support of qualified professionals who understand how to help patients overcome their crystal meth use and learn better ways to manage their lives. We address both the physical and emotional effects of the drug as well as the reason why the person uses crystal meth. Many people who use crystal meth can be socially awkward, depressed, have low self-esteem or suffer from other mental health issues they feel can be overcome, even temporarily, by using crystal meth. Some people may start to use the drug to be able to stay awake longer to study or for long shifts at work. Whatever the reason the patient started using crystal meth, we will find the most appropriate evidence-based plan for ending the cycle of crystal meth addiction.
Signs of Crystal Meth Use, Abuse, and Addiction
Someone you know may be using crystal meth if you notice:
- Quick changes in mood
- High levels of energy and hyperactivity that cannot be explained
- Being awake for many days followed by multiple days spent sleeping
- Unexplained weight loss
- Decline in oral health caused by chronic dehydration and the ingredients in crystal meth
- Aged appearance
- Hair loss
- Inability to sleep
- Lost relationships
- Declining performance at work or school
- Forgetting to take care of daily tasks
- Skin with sores, dryness and cracking
- Chronic scratching of the skin (may be accompanied by statements about feeling that something is under the skin)
Stages of Crystal Meth Use and Addiction
Each person is different, but there are some general stages of crystal meth use.
- A person craves the drug
- A person loses control over their use of crystal meth
- A person requires more crystal meth to achieve the same results as earlier in their use
- Crystal meth is needed to function ‘normally’
Crystal meth outpatient treatment at North Coast Recovery helps at any stage of use, abuse and addiction to the drug.
How North Coast Recovery Can Help with Crystal Meth Addiction
North Coast Recovery is an outpatient treatment rehab center in the Pacific Northwest serving the Portland Metro Area, Hillsboro, Beaverton and surrounding areas in Oregon as well as Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and the I-5 corridor in Washington and Oregon. Contact us for more information and to learn how North Coast Recovery can help you or a family member.
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