Crystal Meth Abuse
Crystal meth is often manufactured in home-based labs. Common pills for cold remedies are often used as the basis for the production of the drug. The meth “cook” extracts ingredients from those pills and to increase its strength combines the substance with chemicals such as battery acid, drain cleaner, lantern fuel and antifreeze.
These dangerous chemicals are potentially explosive and because the often meth cooks are drug users themselves and disoriented, they are often severely burned and disfigured or killed when their preparations explode. Such accidents endanger others in nearby homes or buildings.
The illegal laboratories create a lot of toxic waste as well—the production of one pound of methamphetamine produces five pounds of waste. People exposed to this waste material can become poisoned and sick.
While meth can create prolonged periods of energy and wakefulness, these come at considerable physical cost. Pictures of the dramatic physical deterioration of meth users can easily be found on the Internet. This comes about as the drug takes a severe toll on the body, depleting chemicals and nutrients. Mentally, those who abuse methamphetamine often experience anxiety, confusion, insomnia, and mood disturbances and may display violent behavior. They may also display symptoms of psychosis, such as paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions.
Coming Off Crystal Meth
Commonly when a person tries to stops using crystal meth, they experience a severe and painful withdrawal, which often drives the addict back to the drug. The severity of meth withdrawal is due not simply to stopping the use of the chemical, itself, which allows the user to experience pains which had been masked by the drug. The difficulty of meth withdrawal is compounded by the depleted nutritional state of the body. For example, calcium deficiency often generates aches and pains in the bones of the addict.
Help for Crystal Meth Addiction at Narconon Freedom Center
We have years of experience dealing with crystal meth addiction. The Narconon Program includes a drug-free withdrawal step which includes nutritional supplementation as well as procedures which help relieve the physical and emotional pain common to withdrawal from drugs. Thus even meth abusers have commented that the Narconon Withdrawal step was the least painful withdrawal they had experienced.
The full Narconon Program consists of:
• Drug-free Withdrawal. This step includes 24-hour personal care and supervision.
• Detoxification. The unique, drug-free New Life Detoxification removes lingering drug residues from the body which can reduce or eliminate drug cravings.
• The Objectives. Narconon has specifically tailored procedures help you to become stable in the present, rather than dwelling in the past.
• Life Skills Training. This step helps you to develop the necessary tools for a successful drug-free life.
If you or a loved one is trapped in meth or crystal meth addiction, call the Narconon Freedom Center today for help. Call us at the toll-free number at the top of this page.
If you, or someone you know, needs help for meth use, you need to call us today. We can help you beat addiction to meth and learn new life skills that lay the foundation for a lifetime of recovery and sobriety at our beautiful treatment center in Michigan. Call us today to learn more.