Contrary to popular beliefs, people from all walks of life struggle with methamphetamines. Often made in home labs, meth is easy to get and relatively inexpensive. This fast-acting stimulant is highly addictive and can be hard to quit without a detox program.
Call Northpoint Recovery today if you or someone you love is struggling with meth use. Our comprehensive residential treatment program can help you, and your loved ones safely detox from methamphetamines. Call us now at 208.486.0130 to learn more about our addiction treatment center.
How Does Meth Affect the Brain and Body?
Methamphetamines are stimulant drugs. This means they speed up processing from the brain to the body. This can cause bursts of energy, hyper-focus, and bouts of mania. When meth is smoked, snorted, or injected, it hits the bloodstream immediately. Meth releases high dopamine levels in the brain, causing intense feelings of pleasure, euphoria, and motivation. Meth speeds up metabolism, heart rate, and other functions in the body. This can lead to cardiac arrest and malnutrition.
Physical and Emotional Dangers of Meth Use
Both short- and long-term meth use can be dangerous. Because meth is made in home labs, it’s hard to know what fillers and other drugs are used in the process. Meth can be laced with other drugs like fentanyl that can make it addictive after one use. This can also increase the chance of overdose and death.
Frequent meth use can cause:
- Collapsed veins
- Mood Swings
- Tooth decay
- Tooth loss
- Memory loss
Long-term meth use can cause extreme damage to organs and overall health. Frequent meth use can cause the body to stop absorbing necessary nutrients like Vitamin C, B-12, and Omega 3s.
Begin Holistic Meth Detox and Recovery in Idaho
Detox is the first and often most painful step in meth addiction recovery. Medically assisted detox and addiction therapy are key tools for meth recovery. However, nutrition and supplements are vital for those recovering from meth. Here are the key nutrients supplemented during meth detox:
This essential B vitamin helps improve the transmission of nerve impulses down the nerves. A vitamin B12 deficiency can cause difficulty walking and even stammering while speaking. It causes peripheral neuropathy, where the nerves in the hands and legs experience pins and needles, heaving limbs, or changes in temperature. During meth addiction, the toxins damage the nerves. Vitamin B12 can aid recovery. Other B Vitamins can also help meth recovery by boosting energy, reducing stress, and increasing serotonin production.
Vitamin C deficiency is common during meth addiction. Symptoms of low Vitamin C include depression, spontaneous bruising, lack of energy, poor attitude, bleeding gums, and frequent inflections. Vitamin C can help the body repair damaged tissue and reduce meth cravings.
Vitamin D, Omega-3, and Essential Amino Acids
These essential building blocks to health can help rebuild the brain, reduce meth cravings, and boost immunity. They can enhance focus, reduce depression, and provide essential nutrition for full-body health.
At Northpoint Recovery, we focus on balanced nutrition alongside addiction therapy and medically assisted detox. By helping clients replenish essential vitamins and minerals, they can develop healthy habits, reduce cravings, and reverse meth damage.
Call Northpoint Recovery Now to Get Started with Comprehensive Meth Detox
If you or someone you love is using meth, Call Northpoint Recovery today. Our programs provide many treatment options and resources, including inpatient addiction recovery. With a focus on dual diagnosis, the clinical team at Northpoint Recovery is here to help you restore and balance mental health throughout addiction recovery. Call Northpoint Recovery now at 208.486.0130 to begin meth detox treatment today.