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Drug Intervention for Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant drug, which affects the central nervous system. Developed in the early 20th century from its parent drug amphetamine it was being used as a decongestant. However, when methamphetamine is abused, more of the chemicals enter the brain, making it a more potent stimulant. Methamphetamine has a longer-lasting and more harmful effect on the central nervous system, altering brain chemistry. Regular use of methamphetamine results in paranoia, delusions, and erratic behavior, which is why intervention for a crystal meth addict is difficult. The most successful route to help a methamphetamine addict is to hire a professional interventionist. Newman Interventions has the experience of working with crystal meth addicts and knows what to expect during the intervention. Methamphetamine creates erratic behavior and completely changes the person who is using the drug. Most families no longer recognize who their loved one is, and is only seeing what the drug is doing to them.

How successful are crystal meth addiction interventions?

It is not easy to watch someone destroy his or her life with drugs, and methamphetamine is one of the most potent stimulants abused in America. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2017, around 1.6 million Americans reported using methamphetamine that year. Most crystal meth addicts start before the age of 20 and are full-blown addicts by the time they turn 21. 

During the early stages of addiction, the family may have tried to perform an intervention with no success. You were going up against a powerfully addictive drug, and no willingness from your loved one. Today, the drug has completely taken over, and their behavior is sporadic and unpredictable. Crystal meth addiction interventions are only successful with a professional interventionist working with a well-prepared family.

Meth addicts rapidly change their minds, and when they are using the drug, they are paranoid, agitated, and anxious.  This is a bad combination when being cornered in a room with people who want to get you help.  Intervention on a crystal meth addict is well planned and done when the addict is on his or her crash cycle.  At this point, you are only dealing with the withdrawal symptoms, but it is much easier to talk to the addict.  In 2017, the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated that close to one million Americans aged 12 or older had a methamphetamine use disorder.  There is no age limit when people start using this drug.  This means early intervention is the only way to save his or her life.  Newman Interventions will help families organize and perform a successful methamphetamine intervention.

 

Does drug rehab work for crystal meth addiction?

When crystal meth is used, it can be smoked, snorted, injected, or ingested orally.  When the drug is smoked or injected, it immediately affects the brain.  The drug enters the bloodstream quickly, causing an instant rush and euphoria.  The feeling only lasts a few minutes, which is why the person continually uses and goes on long benders.  Drug rehabilitation is the only way to treat crystal meth addiction.  A professionally organized intervention will help get that addict to treatment.  When using crystal meth there is nothing else the person is thinking about but the meth they are using.  This can last for days or even weeks if the person is a hardcore meth addict.

The rehabilitation process is lengthy and requires in-depth counseling and therapy.  Newman Interventions can help you locate the best methamphetamine addiction treatment program for your loved one.  Convincing them to go to treatment is not easy, which is why professional intervention is done.  A meth addict does not see any other solution in his or her life besides the crystal meth.  When you do the intervention and tell them they are going to treatment, you are ripping their only lifeline away from them.  Drug intervention is the only way to get to them to treatment, and drug rehab will save his or her life.

 

Work cited

Scope of meth use in the United States – Sept 10/19

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