Methamphetamine Addiction Rehab & Treatment
At Lumion, our mission is to offer hope and lasting relief to those who are suffering from Methamphetamine addiction, and addiction of all types.
As a stimulant to your central nervous system, methamphetamine is highly effective. It is also highly addictive and extremely dangerous to your long-term health. Chronic meth abusers may develop difficulty feeling any pleasure other than that provided by the drug, fueling further abuse. Withdrawal symptoms include depression, anxiety, fatigue, and an intense craving for the drug.
Chronic abusers of methamphetamine may exhibit behaviors that can include significant anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and physical violence.
- Some 13 million people have abused methamphetamine in their lifetime.
- Nearly half-a-million people admit to using meth regularly.
- There are approximately 250,000 amphetamine and methamphetamine related emergency room visits per year.
- Over 25% of college students reported using meth in the past year.
- One study across a hundred colleges showed nearly 7% of college students use amphetamines illegally.
Another study revealed that methamphetamine releases nearly 4 times the amount of dopamine as cocaine, making the substance far more addictive.
Methamphetamine is highly addictive. Its use can cause significant organ system damage, as well as causing neurotoxicity and brain damage.
Long-Term Effects of Using Methamphetamine
Abusers of meth may exhibit several psychotic features. These psychotic symptoms may persist for months or years after a person has quit abusing methamphetamine. Simple stress has been shown to precipitate spontaneous recurrence of methamphetamine psychosis in formerly psychotic methamphetamine abusers.
- Visual hallucinations
- Auditory hallucinations
- Delusions (for example, the sensation of insects creeping under the skin)
These and other problems reflect significant changes in the brain caused by abuse of methamphetamine, including:
- Alterations in the natural activity of the dopamine system
- Reduced motor speed and impaired verbal learning
- Emotional and cognitive problems
- Structural and functional changes in areas of the brain associated with emotion and memory
The mental health care professionals and chemical dependency specialists at Lumion utilize Addiction Therapists, Addiction Medicine Physicians, Executive Coaches, Drug Testing and Spiritual Therapists to help change the lives of people suffering from substance use disorders
Located in Beverly Hills, California, the doctors and staff at Lumion Center are experts in behavioral therapy and medication management, offering a supportive therapeutic environment and personalized treatment plan for meth addiction that addresses your unique symptoms, as well as any underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to your condition.
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