Methamphetamine is one of the most common illicit drugs in the United States today. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the country suffer from this substance use disorder. At Bayview Recovery, we recognize the challenges that come along with meth addiction. However, at our meth addiction rehab center, we are proud to provide the support that our clients need to recover in our substance abuse treatment programs. To learn more about our intensive outpatient program, please get in touch with Bayview Recovery today.
What Is Meth?
Methamphetamine is classified as a potent stimulant that triggers dangerously abnormal amounts of dopamine to be released in the brain. An excessive amount of dopamine, the “pleasure” neuron, causes temporary feelings of euphoria at the expense of long-term and often deadly health consequences.
These health consequences with prolonged use consist of but are not limited to, permanent brain, nervous system, or organ damage. Even the most extreme cases of accidental death are not uncommon occurrences. This dangerous level is dopamine release is also the reason Meth, Adderall, or any drug containing an amphetamine can lead to addiction.
How Do You Develop an Addiction to Meth?
Addiction to methamphetamines is almost always unintentional, usually stemming from social or medical interactions. With that said, there are numerous ways to develop meth dependency. All of which require medical assistance to properly rehabilitate without causing further harm to your body. Don’t hesitate to speak to a recovery specialist today if you have developed meth dependency through any of the following processes.