You’ve seen the viral slideshows showing the before and after pictures of people who use meth. While it can be easy to dismiss these long term effects of meth as something that would never affect you, it’s possible to become addicted to meth in a very short time.
At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we’re here to help our clients who deal with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Addiction rarely occurs in a vacuum, and we understand the importance of treating all aspects of mental health at once, allowing us to attack the problem at its core.
Long Term Effects of Meth
Methamphetamine is extremely acidic, and an imbalance of acid in the body can wreak havoc on the health of the skin, mouth, and digestive system. The brain can also be deeply affected by long term meth use. While many people who experience long term effects of meth show similar signs of drug use, it’s important to remember that most people will not show all of the side effects of meth. The length of time using drugs, health before drug use, access to medical care, and other factors can all affect how prominent the long term effects of meth are in a person. Long term effects of meth may include:
- Psychotic issues, including paranoia, psychosis, hallucinations, and stress that can last for years after the cessation of use
- Sudden, extreme weight loss
- Sores on the skin, scalp, and mouth
- Rotting teeth, especially front teeth
If you think that someone you love may be using meth, you must show them love, compassion, and offer to help them get the assistance they need from a medical professional. Drug addiction is a tricky beast and can sneak up on someone after just one use of a drug.
Getting Well At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center
We know that it’s hard to reach out for help, especially when you’re dealing with both a mental health issue and a substance abuse issue. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we understand the unique needs of our dual diagnosis clients. Your counselor will work with you to understand your history of both substance use and mental health, and we’ll develop a plan that makes sense for you to work toward recovery.
We offer many different treatments to our clients, including:
- Psychiatric Services
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- Somatic Experience (SE)
- Equine Therapy
- Yoga and Exercise
In addition, we offer men’s and women’s treatment programs. These ensure that your focus is on your progress towards recovery, rather than what the other people in your treatment program might think of you. Furthermore, these programs also ensure that you’re not inhibited by any past traumas related to the opposite gender.
You’ll regularly check in with your counselor throughout your treatment to ensure that you’re making progress toward recovery. We know that the journey to sobriety can be difficult, and we’ll be here with you every step of the way.
Ready To Stop The Long Term Effects Of Meth? We Can Help
If you want to begin your new, sober lifestyle, free of the side effects of meth, Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center is here to help. We understand how hard it can be to ask for help, and we appreciate the fact that you’re considering reaching out to us.
When you call us at 855.746.3633, you’ll talk with one of our admissions staff members. We’ll ask you some questions to help us decide if we’re a good fit for each other. We know that you may feel that all hope is lost, but nothing could be further from the truth. Reach out to us today, so we can help you start the rest of your life.