Find support Crystal Meth Addiction

Used for recreational purposes, crystal meth, also known as methamphetamine, is an illegal stimulant, standing as highly addictive and highly dangerous. Compared to the likes of cocaine, crystal meth is an illicit drug that offers feelings of euphoria, ranking as very strong when benchmarked against other stimulants.

To the user, it releases positive euphoric sensations. Yet, internally, crystal meth negatively impacts the central nervous system, known to artificially increase the production and circulation of dopamine, a happy brain chemical. As it’s highly intrusive and intense on psychological functioning, reflecting outwardly as positive assets, it’s very dangerous to abuse crystal meth for the long term, known to cause psychosis and cognitive impairment.

Identified for its crystal-like image, the attraction to crystal meth is unfortunately growing, especially for the long-lasting effects it offers. Yet with the extreme highs follows challenging withdrawal, which is known to fuel a rapid addiction cycle.

As it’s extremely dangerous, yet abused continuously for the highs that it activates, it’s very important that users do understand the damage of such a drug. Crystal meth addiction help will be encouraged, from detoxification to residential addiction treatment.

See how we can help here at Asana Lodge through crystal meth addiction treatment & rehab services, essential to recover the mind, while safely withdrawing from drug abuse.

What is Crystal Meth?

The crystal-like rocky shaped drug, which can be smoked, swallowed, snorted, or injected is crystal meth. It’s an illegal stimulant made up of the chemical amphetamine, which is known for its euphoric effects.

Crystal meth has been in demand across countries like America for years and has now found its position in the UK, again in demand for its long-lasting, powerful effects. Down to its accessibility, crystal meth addiction rates have notably increased, all down to the addictive traits it possesses, churning the addiction cycle at speed. Due to its natural structure and addictive characteristics, crystal meth addiction treatment & rehab are inevitable steps.

Impacting the central nervous system, elevating feelings, sensations, emotions and outlooks, crystal meth effects are positively reinforced, yet such unrealistic stimulations negatively impact mental health and wellbeing.

Signs someone is using crystal meth are evident in physical and psychological changes. Signs and symptoms of crystal meth addiction include paranoia, hallucinations, rapid eye movement, psychosis, mood swings, the ongoing need to fuel consumption no matter the consequence, obsessive movements, withdrawal symptoms, and physical changes in appearance, weight, and wellbeing.


Crystal Meth Detoxification

Through drug rehab, the initial step of crystal meth addiction recovery will focus on detoxification. This must be completed slowly, with medical backing, as the body and brain can experience shock through such change.

As crystal meth abuse is commonly aggressive, a significant build-up is usually found, which requires comprehensive detoxification. While withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable to encounter, support and care will be available to work through them and reach the other side of sobriety.


Crystal meth addiction treatment and rehab services

In tandem with physical withdrawal, rehabilitation services will promote treatment and therapies which work through crystal meth effects, from a psychological perspective. As the addiction cycle is motivated by positive reinforcers in the mind, down to the highs that crystal meth produces, working through therapy and management techniques is a must.

Learning the cause and the driver of addiction is very important, talking through emotional responses, and working to change outlooks on drug abuse will be the key aim of addiction treatment.

As secondary symptoms of mental health issues are commonly linked to crystal meth abuse, such as anxiety and paranoia, dual diagnosis treatment will also be available through rehab, to promote full recovery. As the drug causes hallucinations and distorted views of reality, it’s therefore very important to gain a sense of realism, to sustain such realism, and to reach a logical mindset.

Through our rehab clinic, relapse prevention and aftercare services will also be on offer, to help clients work through crystal meth addiction and the readjustment of sobriety. You can learn more about our therapies by reaching out, which will be personally recommended to you through rehab.

As crystal meth is a powerful, damaging substance, if you’re experiencing signs of addiction, it is urged that you consider treatment. With professional backing, crystal meth addiction can be treated and managed, to help you feel free from its effects, while also working on ways to safely encounter positive reinforcers.

Contact our team at Asana Lodge for more information on crystal meth addiction treatment & rehab services, confidentially and privately available to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to access Crystal Meth addiction treatment and rehab

Accessing crystal meth addiction treatment and rehab is possible through our offering at Asana Lodge. Alternatively, drug addiction treatment is available through the NHS. However, with urgency in mind when considering the invasiveness of crystal meth as a substance, opting for a quicker way into rehab will be encouraged.

What happens after Crystal Meth addiction treatment and rehab?

Treatment and rehab steps will help clients withdraw, rebalance, and prepare for the future. Post-rehab, motives will now be attached to activating relapse prevention and leading a life without the presence of crystal meth. Returning home with aftercare and relapse prevention planning in mind will therefore follow suit.

Can I refer a family member to Crystal Meth addiction treatment and rehab?

Most definitely. If you’re concerned about a loved one, you can contact our team to complete a family referral, acting as the first step of intervention. In some instances, an intervention may need to follow, yet a referral itself can encourage the acceptance of treatment and rehab in some cases.

Whether you’re personally struggling, or believe someone you know is, crystal meth addiction treatment & rehab services are awaiting.


John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 30 July 2021

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist) - Clinical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 20/02/2022 12:00 am

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures