Methamphetamine (meth) is a potent drug that affects the dopamine and serotonin in the brain. The effects of a meth “high” can last for several hours, which leads many addicts to take repeat doses so that they can maintain the feeling for as long as possible. When a meth high fades away, the serotonin and dopamine in the brain are depleted, leaving the user prone to depression and anxiety.
Meth addiction is difficult to overcome, but recovery is always possible. At The Carter Treatment Center, we use holistic therapies to treat the physical, mental, and emotional damages caused by addiction. We help patients learn new life skills that will help them make a permanent change and avoid the temptations of relapse.
The Effects of Meth on the Brain
Meth can allow someone to function with very little sleep, and suppress their appetite. There are many ways to abuse meth to achieve some goal, making it all the easier for someone to develop an addiction, even if they only planned on using the drug short term. Methamphetamine is not a medical amphetamine. It has an extreme effect on the body and should never be used in an attempt to diet or stay awake.
Meth’s powerful effect on the brain causes many side effects in people. They may start exhibiting symptoms of meth addiction both on and off the drug:
- Mood swings
- Weight loss
- Dental health issues
- Hair loss
- Memory loss
- Aggressive behavior
- Difficulty sleeping
The side effects of meth are extremely damaging, and can eventually lead to death. Recovering from meth is a long-term process, and we are here to help.
You Don’t Have to Fight This Alone
Breaking free from a meth addiction is almost impossible to do by yourself. At The Carter Treatment Center, an entire team of compassionate people who have all been affected by addiction is here to help. Our rehabilitation centers are located in Peachtree City and Cumming, GA. We also serve the communities of Milton, Canton, Dawsonville, John’s Creek, Roswell, and Gainesville.
Call (678) 737-4430 today to speak with a member of our team today.
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