These Are The Signs Of Meth Use
Meth use is once again on the rise in the United States. This time the meth is cheaper, more deadly and it is often mixed with fentanyl. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over a million people are presently using meth and the number is increasing. Learning the signs of meth use can help you identify a problem in yourself or a loved one as this new crisis grips our nation.
Learn The Signs Of Meth Use
Meth is a highly addictive and dangerous illicit drug. While many people are focusing on the opioid crisis in the country, meth is quietly making a deadly comeback. It’s important to learn the signs of meth use in the even someone in your family, a friend, or coworker gets drawn into the deception surrounding this horrific drug. If you see the following symptoms, it can mean the person displaying them is using meth. The 12 early signs of meth use are:
- Constant happiness (euphoria)
- Loss of appetite
- Major increase in physical activity
- Symptoms similar to those displayed by people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Constant talking
- Rapid eye movement
- Rise in body temperature (can go to deadly level)
- Sweating without reason
- Dilated pupils
- Extreme weight loss
If you observe these early signs of meth abuse, try to get the person you re concerned about into rehab before it gets worse and the following symptoms are added to the others.
- Unpleasant and strong body odor
- Darkness under eyes
- Paled complexion
- Dry and itchy skin
- Sores and lesions on face and arms (slow at healing)
- Mood swings
- Constant picking at skin
- Violent behavior
- Insomnia for days at a time
- Nose bleeds
- Severe nail-biting
- Hair loss
- Severe tooth decay and missing teeth (meth mouth)
- Symptoms of mental illness
Meth withdrawal is a very unpleasant process that results from the body adjusting to the lack of the drug. Without medical supervision, meth withdrawal can also be dangerous. WhiteSands Treatment Centers in Tampa and Fort Myers FL provide safe medical detox to patients needing to withdraw from meth.
Detox is medically supervised by doctors who are on staff and present. Because the withdrawal involves both physical and psychological symptoms, psychiatric supervision is also present. Medicines are used to help reduce the impact of the symptoms. There are two phases to meth withdrawal with the first 24 hours being the most intense. The intensity gradually lessens over the next two weeks. Symptoms during the second phase continue to lessen and this can last two to three more weeks. There are some meth users who will experience post acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) for a few months.
Meth Rehab Center
Each WhiteSands meth rehab center offers a beautiful resort atmosphere. The relaxing surroundings and the dedicated staff contribute greatly to the healing process. In addition to the medical and psychiatric staff, nurses, rehab specialists, and counselors are working with patients daily. Yoga, massage, chiropractic, biofeedback, art, exercise, swimming, and basketball help patients recover in a healthy environment where three nutritious meals are served every day.
Following medical detox, therapy treats the underlying issues that caused your addiction. There is no cookie cutter approach at WhiteSands Treatment Centers. Patients attend both group and individual therapy sessions.
If you suspect someone you care about is using meth, get help right away. Call WhiteSands at (877) 855-3470 and make arrangements for your loved one to get the care he or she needs. If ignored, meth can lead to mental illness and death. Call WhiteSands today.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.