Commonly known as “crystal meth,” “tweak,” “glass,” “speed” or “ice,” methamphetamine is one of the most addictive drugs in the world. A powerful stimulant, methamphetamine increases activity and talkativeness, reduces appetite and creates a euphoric sense of well-being. Meth is similar to amphetamine, but more potent. Its effects on the central nervous system last longer and cause more harm. Such traits have characterized meth as a drug with a high potential for widespread abuse.
Sovereign Health has a firm grasp on how meth destroys the mind and body. We provide detoxification and residential treatment for meth addiction as well as any co-occurring mental disorders. At each rehab for crystal methamphetamine addiction, our staff uses evidence-based and holistic modalities to help patients achieve a lasting recovery.
Methamphetamine takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter crystalline powder that dissolves in water and alcohol. It is smoked, snorted, injected and even swallowed. Despite the known disfiguring side effects and psychological detriments, people abuse methamphetamine for:
- The rush
- The high – wherein a user feels aggressively smarter; high can last from 4-16 hours
- For rapid and dramatic weight loss
- An escapist act of desperation or diversion from intense traumatic or dire circumstances or events
Meth is listed as a Schedule II substance under the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, allowing it to be used medicinally.
Methamphetamine HCL is distributed under the brand name Desoxyn to treat Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy and severe obesity. Although it is of higher quality and lower than its illegally produced counterpart, it still poses the same side effects.