We’re proud to offer meth addiction recovery services here at Landmark Recovery of Richmond, including detoxing, rehab, and resources for patients who’ve graduated from our program. Our goal is to save as many lives as possible in the next century, starting with you or your loved one. Let Landmark help get you back on your feet.
A stimulant with a nasty streak of destruction throughout the human body, meth is extremely addictive and tough to recover from. Meth is known to rot teeth, destroy brain matter, and cause permanent cognitive decline in users regardless of circumstances. The drug can take a couple of different forms and be snorted, smoked, eaten, or injected. Most meth users smoke the drug, and each method has a different bell curve on length and strength of high.
Since meth destroys certain cells in the brain, users can experience several Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in addition to being at a higher chance of developing Parkinson’s. Meth works by releasing massive amounts of dopamine in the brain and triggering pleasure in the user. Your brain responds to this by working quickly in its euphoric state.
Simultaneously triggering epinephrine and norepinephrine, these produce dangerous effects like increased heart rate and blood pressure. Most drug sessions for meth users consist of binging the drug for days a time, during which the user will go without food and sleep.
In Virginia, the number of drug overdoses are almost double the number of car accidents and gun deaths. This number has risen to a staggering height on the charts in the last 10 years as laced heroin and stronger stimulants hit the black markets. There’s been an unintentionally positive effect on the rate of meth overdoses in the last decade as drug users move from opioids to stimulants to escape the higher chances of being victim to fentanyl overdosing.
While meth use seems quite low statistically, a non-zero percentage of the population in Virginia is still too high. According to SAMHSA, the 2019 count showed that 0.4% of residents over the age of 11 have used meth at least once in the last year, which is a similar rate across more specific age groups. In 2020, meth overdoses increased by a shocking 94%. This is where Landmark’s services come into play for Virginians struggling with substance abuse.
Landmark Recovery offers both residential and outpatient treatment styles to fit your level of medical need. We also offer medication-assisted treatment for severe cases of drug withdrawal to ensure meth addiction treatment here is as effective as possible. 12-step programs at our facilities, like Narcotics Anonymous, are available for you to participate in amongst therapy and counseling sessions.
Before you leave our facility, we put you in touch with our national network of alumni to ensure you have access to as many recovery resources as possible to prevent relapse and maximize encouragement as you continue your recovery journey.
No need to wonder any further if you can work past your struggles with substance abuse. Landmark Recovery is here to help you succeed at getting over the mountain of recovery and step back into a life you’ve seized control of once again. Give us a call at 804-599-3473 for more information on how we can help.
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