Methamphetamine is a dangerous and highly addictive psychoactive stimulant that affects your central nervous system. Physical symptoms of methamphetamine (meth) use can show up whether you’re new to taking the drug or you’re becoming dependent on it. It is important to recognize the signs of meth use. Even a small amount of methamphetamine use can turn into an addiction. Our meth detox program focuses on the first week of recovery, a critical time in the recovery process, as this is when patients usually hit their lowest point. Although the first 48 hours are particularly intense, it is the following days where the critical juncture is met. It may take as long as a month for some patients to fully recover.
At Sunstone Recovery in Bend, OR, we have a track record of helping people recovering from substance abuse to make smarter and healthy choices when redirecting their lives in a more positive direction. Getting sober is definitely not the only goal; this can be done over a several-month time period; it is staying sober that really takes the rest of your life. Knowing when, where, and how those addiction cravings are likely to rise up and how to combat them is the key to living your best, meth-free life.
Meth Addiction in Oregon
Meth is the leading cause of drug-related deaths in Oregon. Yet Oregon ranks last in the country in providing mental health and addiction treatment services. Meth being is considered a street drug because it is not regulated by the FDA. It is the drug of choice among many people experiencing homelessness, along with fentanyl, crack cocaine, and heroin. This is a problem that many choose to overlook, but this mindset is beginning to change. The focus has been on the criminality of its use rather than the growing public health issue.
To ensure long-term recovery from your meth addiction, the medical doctors and skilled staff at Avedis will also address any co-occurring disorders through a dual diagnosis approach to treatment. This process is key to a full recovery because there may be underlying mental health and addiction issues tied together with your use of meth. If left unchecked and untreated, you may be more likely to relapse.
15 Signs of Meth Use
- Sores or acne
- Intense scratching
- Rotting teeth
- Thinning body
- Droopy facial skin
- Liver damage
- Compromised immunity
- Increase in body temperature
- Increased libido
The list reads like an actor’s notes for a role in a horror movie. There is no horror movie as unsettling as the before and after photos of someone who has succumbed to meth addiction. The physical scars are visible but the emotional scars are the ones that need to be dealt with by entering a substance abuse treatment facility. If that person is you or a loved one, do not waste another moment genuflecting on if it is the right decision. You know the answer to that question.
Counseling & Drug Treatment
The meth habit is a hard one to kick. Like any substance abuse problem, the sooner you seek help, the better your prospects are for recovery. Located in Bend, OR, one of the outdoor capitals of the world, Sunstone Recovery is perfectly situated to help guide you on your path to recovery. Some of the therapies we offer for meth addiction treatment include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), individual therapy, group therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and family systems therapy. Currently, all of our drug rehab services are being offered online via telehealth services due to covid-19 restrictions. This makes us available to residents throughout the state of Oregon. We can be reached online or at 855.833.9199 when you are ready to take the first step on your journey to recovery.