Recovering from methamphetamine can be difficult since it’s a very rough drug to kick. The effects are far reaching for meth users and regardless of the level of treatment care a user receives, simply using the drug means that you don’t have a lot of positive outcomes in the end. Landmark Recovery is dedicated to maximizing your full recovery chances and helping you step into a life where you can live beyond your addiction to methamphetamine.
Methamphetamine is an extremely vicious drug that ravages the human body when used at a high dose for a long term. Many users will go on days-long benders where they forgo sleep and food to chase a high that exponentially requires more and more substance use to achieve.
It can destroy the human body in several ways, foremost among them the mouth and brain matter. Using meth carries a cost that the human body must pay. Your face will become gaunt, and your teeth will gradually fall out one by one until you only have gums. There is evidence that meth causes the deterioration and gradual death of grey matter and the expansion of white matter in the brain. It also completely rewires the dopamine processes.
The use of meth provides users with a euphoric high that can be extended depending on how the drug is consumed by the user. Even one use of meth at a recreational dose can induce addiction in the strongest-willed individuals.
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.
Landmark Recovery Knoxville specializes in treating patients for addiction and addictive behaviors. We offer residential and outpatient services to all individuals that walk through our doors depending on the level of care they need. In addition to treatment, we offer therapy and counseling to assist with and reinforce the recovery process once you leave our care.
Methamphetamine addiction recovery is best handled at a local, medically supervised drug treatment facility. If you or someone you know is living in or around Knoxville, TN, and want to start your meth addiction recovery, we’re here to help. We accept most major health insurance plans. Please call Landmark Recovery at (865) 448-5174 if you have questions about our medical detox and methamphetamine addiction programs.
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