Orlando Meth Addiction Rehab

Orlando meth addiction rehab remains a necessary service due to the amount of addicts in the area. Methamphetamine ("meth") is a very addictive neurotoxic stimulant that is readily available in two forms: crystal or powdered. Both forms produce similar effects and are only different in their ease of use by the addict. Meth addiction is a serious problem in the United States, causing prolonged medical problems and complications and often resulting in death.

Don't let meth addiction take over your life. Orlando drug detox treatment centers can help you to begin your journey to recovery today.

About Meth Addiction

Crystal methamphetamine is more pure and is often referred to as "ice," "crystal" or just "crystal meth." It is most often smoked after heating or heated and injected. Powdered meth, often called "speed" or "tina," is not as potent and is most often snorted, smoked, dissolved in drinks, or eaten. Both forms give the user a feeling of wellbeing and happiness, including a rush of energy and confidence. Effects can last up to 12 hours, depending on the amount consumed and the type being used.

Meth addiction is often rapid, usually coming from the first or second use. The usage of methamphetamines causes the brain to release dopamine in large amounts. This neurotransmitter is associated with pleasure and happiness. This large release of dopamine, however, eventually wears off and the brain is then depleted of its stores of the neurotransmitter. Over time, meth addiction will increase as more and more of the drug are required to produce the same euphoric effects. Compounding this problem is the breakdown of the dopamine receptors within the brain due to prolonged over-use.

The symptoms of meth addiction include a preoccupation with obtaining and recovering from use, social isolation, impulsiveness, a bing-crash pattern of use and recovery, intense over-focus of attention, tremors, insomnia, open sores and hair loss, liver damage, and "meth fever" (a rise in body core temperature). Hallucinations and nervous behaviors are also common. Many of the sores on the skin are a combination of the increase in acne most meth addicts have and the hallucinogenic sensation of "bugs on the skin" that causes the addict to scratch repeatedly.

Meth Addiction Treatment

Orlando medical detox for meth addiction is less dangerous than it is with many other drugs. Under rehabilitation care, withdrawal will produce a deep, but temporary depression, a loss of energy, prolonged sleeping, night sweats and weight gain. However, their staff can make this less painful. After treatment is complete, patients are encouraged to attend a Narcotics Anonymous meeting (http://orlandona.org/). Don't wait to seek help.

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