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Crystal Meth Addiction

Crystal Meth – A Summary

Crystal Meth addiction can have serious long term effects on you and others around you. It’s highly addictive nature means that help and support from experienced practitioners will dramatically increase the chances of you reversing any damage the drug has already caused. Help4Addiction can support you to find the right treatment for your needs.

What is Crystal Meth?

Crystal meth addiction or methamphetamine is an amphetamine that is extremely addictive. It can have serious long term effects on your health and state of mind. If treatment is followed then these effects can be dramatically reduced. Although the effects of this drug are quite long (lasting up to 12 hours) this also means that you are not in control of yourself for a substantial period of time which could lead to you putting yourself in danger.

What are the symptoms and side effects of Crystal Meth?

  • Brain Damage
  • Lowered inhibitions
  • Psychosis
  • Overdose leading to organ damage, coma and death
  • Increased blood pressure

How do you treat Crystal Meth Addiction?

Behavioural and cognitive therapies are offered as a treatment for people dependent on crystal meth. The aim is to help the use make changes to their thought processes to help them cope with stresses and pressures, in addition to this the person is helped to cope with extremities such as excitement.


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