While every mind-altering substance has been associated with certain negative effects, crystal methamphetamine is one of the drugs with the most profound side effects from its usage. Even though individuals who use methamphetamine regularly will surely want to hide their recreational drug use from others, knowing these effects will allow you to better identify crystal meth abuse and addiction in others as early as possible.
One of the behavior traits that’s common of individuals who are addicted to crystal meth is known as “tweaking.” Basically, tweaking is a term that’s used in reference to the types of behavior that people begin to exhibit when the effects of crystal meth intoxication have only just subsided. During this period immediately following crystal methamphetamine intoxication, the individuals begin to experience intense — nearly debilitating — cravings for more of the drug; in fact, the cravings are so intense that they seem to be lacking many of their most identifiable personality traits.
Another common signs of crystal meth use is sores that appear on the skin. A common misconception is that these sores directly result from drug use, but they’re actually tied to behaviors individuals exhibit while under the influence. Often due to hallucinations that are experienced while using methamphetamine, these sores occur from individuals scratching and picking at their skin. Due to the frequently with which they use methamphetamine, the sores aren’t able to heal, resulting in bigger and deeper sores that take substantially longer to heal. These sores can leave severe scarring once they’re finally able to heal.
People who use methamphetamine long-term may experience anxiety, confusion, insomnia, and mood disturbances and display violent behavior. They may also show symptoms of psychosis, such as paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions. For those reasons we create a from fitted treatment program for each individual based on their specific circumstances.
Our goal is to provide a stable foundation, work on core issues, and setup a long term success plan. Principles Recovery Center is a South Florida drug rehab, offering a variety of effective treatments and therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, multidimensional family therapy, motivational interviewing, and contingency management among others during treatment for meth addiction.
Treatment is sometimes intensive at first, where patients attend multiple outpatient sessions each week. After completing intensive treatment, patients transition to regular outpatient treatment, which meets less often and for fewer hours per week to help sustain their recovery.