Methamphetamine, also known as meth, speed, chalk, ice, Tina, and crystal, is a potent, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It can be used by snorting, eating, smoking or injecting. Meth can be found in a variety of forms but is most commonly found as a white to light brown crystalline powder that dissolves easily. According to the 2012 NSDUH, over 12 million people have tried methamphetamine at least once.
Perhaps the most difficult part of beating a crystal meth addiction is admitting that you need rehabilitation. Often, addicts refuse to believe that they have an addiction, which often leads to overdose and even death. If you or a loved one regularly use crystal meth and any of the following warning signs of meth addiction sound like you, then you may want to consider treatment:
The Raleigh House takes a unique approach to meth addiction treatment in Colorado. We provide a comforting environment that inspires our clients to work towards living a healthier and happier life. Clients are assigned a treatment team during the assessment process that consists of clinical, psychiatry and nursing staff. The team will offer support, reassurance and safety along the way.
It is typical for symptoms to occur following abstinence from Meth and could last for an extended period of time. If you are experiencing paranoid thoughts, hallucinations, insomnia, fear, confusion, or mood disturbances while in treatment, your master’s level clinical team will be here as your aid to deal with these symptoms. At The Raleigh House, our staff will make sure you feel safe and comfortable throughout your treatment.
Meth abuse disrupts brain functionality and normal activities. Group and individual therapy sessions focus on gaining awareness and properly addressing the chemical imbalances occurring in the brain. These sessions work towards behavioral changes and healthy coping mechanisms. Groups are held daily and individual sessions are determined between the client and their primary therapist.
Two common results of heavy meth abuse include significant weight loss, tooth decay and skins sores. According to the NCBI, nutrition is one of the most important parameters that is involved in modulating skin health and condition. Supplementing the body with amino acids and vitamins it has lacked can reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms. The Raleigh House focuses on proper nutrition to help new clients find balance and replenish the body from the malnourishment caused by meth addiction. Each client meets with a nutritional expert to determine a proper nutrition plan during their treatment.
Meth can bring on premature osteoporosis. According to the NOF, the best way to prevent osteoporosis is regular exercise, adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D, and a well-balanced diet. The Raleigh House offers a variety of different forms of exercise that our clients are encouraged to participate in.
Starting a new and healthy life can be a difficult step for clients during and after recovery. At The Raleigh House, we promote recreation and leisure as the foundation for creating a new life. Due to the large impact that Meth has on the brain, it can cause deficits in motor skills. Participating in activities can facilitate improvement and repetition of these skills. Clients of The Raleigh House will get the chance to try new things and develop new interests and hobbies. We offer a variety of options including sports, art and cultural events.
If you or a loved one are suffering from meth dependence, you aren’t alone. The Raleigh House can help with proven meth addiction treatment in Colorado. Call us today at 720-891-4657 or contact us online to learn how The Raleigh House can help you or someone you love get well.