Crystal Meth Addiction
Crystal Free Program
At Breathe, our Crystal Free Program treats Crystal Meth addiction on several levels. First, we address the drug itself and how it connects with the brain and body creating a cycle of craving and use. Impulse control, anxiety and depression accompany the process of disconnecting from the drug, and connecting with a community of care and connectedness.
Next we guide clients through the mental component of withdrawal from the drug in the body itself. Finally we help establish emotional regulation, and physical health along with the confidence and the skills needed to avoid relapse. The connection between Crystal Meth use and impulse control either around sexual compulsivity and/or an eating disorder is most often present as well, and treated concurrently.
Breathe’s trauma informed clinical program adeptly addresses physical, emotional and sexual health as key components to living Crystal Free.
In-group and one-on-one sessions, a client voices the elements of life forfeited to meth use and moves into recovery with solid, ongoing individualized support. We address all of these specialized issues throughout out treatment program:
- Emotional dysregulation
- Anxiety and depression
- Sleep hygiene
- Sexual compulsively
- Family of origin & choice
Our Crystal meth addiction treatment program, Crystal Free, at Breathe will help you to rebuild your life, creating an environment where the drug is no longer needed, and where you can thrive without addiction.
Founder Brad Lamm broke free from Crystal Meth himself in the summer of 2002 (along with alcohol, nicotine, prescription drugs and an eating disorder) and began his own journey of getting better. “Crystal was my constant companion for years, along with the other junk cluttering my life and mind,” Lamm remembers. “It’s from that place too that springs the compassion and care with which we treat and help our clients recover their dignity and life again.”
We help to give you your life back, free from addiction. Become Crystal Free today.
WHAT IS CRYSTAL METH?
Crystal meth is the street name for the crystallized form of methamphetamine, a highly psychoactive drug. While the street version goes unregulated, there are several medicated versions of methamphetamine prescribed for conditions such as ADHD, such as Ritalin, Adderal, and Desoxyn. Crystal Meth is most often inhaled in powder form, smoked in a glass pipe or injected.
HOW ADDICTIVE IS CRYSTAL METH?
Crystal meth is highly addictive due to the way it stimulates the reward center in the brain. Withdrawal from the drug can be extremely tough and relapse is common in crystal meth users if not given the right support and time needed to recover. At Breathe, we provide clients with both, in an environment designed to heal and guide through every step of the journey as one recovers from Crystal Meth addiction.
BEHAVIORS TO WATCH FOR
There are several physical effects of crystal meth that may give an indication that a person is using the substance. These include –
- Meth mouth (includes teeth grinding, a dry mouth, and can even result in
teeth falling out)
- Sense of flesh crawling (formication)
- High body temperature (hyperthermia)
- Crystal Meth can also lead to strokes and cardiac arrest.
Crystal Meth an extremely addictive and dangerous drug, and can and will tear emotional regulation within individuals and the family apart.
While there is no traditional “detox” for those moving away from meth use, sleep, hydration and nutrition all play a role in coming back from this brutal physical and psychological dependence.