Worried about the dangers of methamphetamine abuse? You should be: meth is one of the most dangerous illicit substances in the United States. Landmark Recovery of Knoxville is here to help you kick your addiction to meth through detox in time to make a long-lasting recovery as soon as possible and get you back on your feet. Our dedicated staff is ready to walk you through the process of recovery the moment you walk through the door. Everyone is worthy of living beyond their addiction, and we want you here to enjoy life in recovery.
Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that can rot your teeth, destroy brain matter, and demolish houses. Meth causes permanent damage to a user’s cognitive ability, and full recovery takes about two years. Meth use in a family environment can destroy relationships. We offer group counseling for family situations involving meth abuse to restore the central function and cohesion of the family.
In 2017, almost a million Americans were using meth. In 2016, the count was only 684,000. Over 10,000 died from psychostimulant abuse. Most meth users are around 23 years old. Despite the young age at which meth users start using, the use of meth in adolescent populations has significantly declined since the all-time high in the late 90s, when over 70,000 adolescents were abusing methamphetamines (both the powder and crystal form).
1.09% of adults in Tennessee used meth between 2018 and 2019 at least once. At any point in a year, Tennessee can have up to 800 meth labs in operation. According to SAMHSA, around 43,000 individuals above the age of 12 reported using meth between 2017 and 2018.
Long-term recovery can be difficult for new patients. Most patients will suffer a relapse to some degree, but if we can prevent consistent relapses or relapse at all, then we’re succeeding at getting you on the right track. Don’t be ashamed if you need continuing help due to relapse or the inability to kick habitual behavior immediately—it takes time, which we have plenty of time to help you. We’re dedicated to ensuring our patients see this process through all the way to full and lasting recovery.
For patients in need of supervised detox, our residential treatment is available. We offer an outpatient program as well where you commute to our facility from home but spend the whole day here participating in various kinds of therapy, activities, and counseling for several weeks. Our staff is well-trained with expert knowledge on treating addiction.
Psychostimulant detoxification is complicated since withdrawal happens from a primarily psychological and neurological angle compared to alcohol or opioid detoxification. When detoxing, the accompanying depressive crash takes longer than most other drugs. Part of the reason this lasts for a while is that meth will alter how your brain produces and absorbs dopamine. Cue-induced cravings can happen when recovering from meth, which can be overcome to a degree through distraction and time management, including behavioral therapy offered by Landmark.
Give us a call at 865-448-5174 today if you’re interested in learning more about what Knoxville Landmark Recovery offers for meth detox. We wish to offer the best treatment an individual can get at whatever point they’re in on their journey to full and lasting recovery. Ensuring Tennesseans are as healthy as possible moving forward is our goal, and helping you live your best life is the highest good we can do.
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