Meth fundamentally has the ability to change everything about a user’s life, including their appearance. This powerful stimulant drug is a leading source of addiction, with more than a million Americans engaged in meth use during the past year alone.
Meth can kill you. And even if you’re one of the lucky ones who survives and doesn’t suffer any long-term health problems, meth can throw your life, relationships, and sense of self into disarray. You deserve better. Addiction thrives in shame and secrecy. But once you admit you have a problem, you can begin working toward a better, addiction-free life.
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Meth does more than just harm addicts. Meth labs can explode, killing and injuring bystanders. And meth addiction can lead to aggression, serve as an incentive for criminal behavior, and play a major role in dangerous driving. If you think your meth addiction harms only you, you’re wrong. As a central nervous system stimulant, meth makes you feel more alert and awake. That’s an intoxicating feeling—but a short-lived one.
While you might feel smarter and more alert under the influence of meth, your behavior is more aggressive. You might talk too much, struggle to pick up on social cues or do things quickly instead of intelligently. The notion that meth makes you smarter is an illusion. But it’s a seductive one that can keep you using, particularly when you feel overwhelmed, depressed, or frustrated.
Over time, meth can affect virtually everything about your life and your body. It can damage your bones and teeth, causing tooth loss, changing your face shape, and making you more vulnerable to injuries. It may damage your brain, making you less intelligent, less attentive, and less adept at coping with stress. It can damage virtually every organ of your body and is particularly bad for your heart.
The disease of addiction will wreak havoc on your relationships, career, and finances. Eventually, you may reach a point at which you’ll do anything to use meth—regardless of the consequences. You may see your loved ones as barriers to meth, your one true love. You might see people who try to help as hindrances and enablers as helpers. Meth distorts your perceptions, prevents you from thinking clearly, and has the power to quickly destroy your life. Even if you’re able to remain high functioning for a while, the addiction almost inevitably catches up to you in some way—legal, financial, or in your career. If you’re using meth and haven’t experienced a loss yet, it’s only a matter of time.
Denial is a symptom of the disease of addiction. So if you’re using meth and adamant that you’re not an addict, consider whether you can easily quit. After all, if you can quit anytime, why not quit today? If you experience withdrawal, it’s a sure sign of addiction. Some other signs that you are an addict include:
Many meth addicts feel immense shame about their addiction—particularly since meth has been so heavily stigmatized. This shame can be a barrier to treatment. But addiction is not your fault. It’s a disease that changes your brain and your body in at least two ways. First, it makes your body dependent on drugs. And second, addiction often conceals underlying problems, such as depression and anxiety.
This offers you a clean slate for the journey from detox to lasting sobriety.
Detox is the earliest step on the journey to sobriety, and it may be the hardest—at least in the minds of most addicts. The truth is it’s just the beginning of the journey. A lifetime of sobriety requires support. You’ll need to fundamentally change the way you think and live. You might need spiritual support, and you’ll definitely need a community that you can rely upon during your journey. We offer all of this and so much more. You’re fighting the battle of your life, but this battle doesn’t have to leave scars. You can do it. We can help.
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