Narconon Admissions for Meth Abuse

Meth Information
Meth is a very addictive drug that affects your central nervous system. Meth is a Schedule II drug; this means that you can get addicted very easily. Methamphetamine is very similar to Amphetamine, and many users that abuse meth also use amphetamine.

Some side effects are hallucinations, health problems, loss of appetite, severe weight loss and insomnia. Unlike Amphetamine, it can have a more harmful and dangerous affect on your central nervous system. Smoking, snorting, and injecting are the three main ways to use meth. Some short term effects of meth are increased alertness and physical activity, and anxiety. Meth can also cause a faster heartbeat, high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat.

Meth releases high doses of dopamine into your brain. Dopamine is affiliated with motivation, pleasure, and motor function. Meth can also change the molecular structure of your brain. Long term effects of meth include confusion, insomnia, moodiness, paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions.

Getting Addicted to Meth:

It is very easy to get addicted to meth. After a person has been on a meth binge (staying high for days at a time), they will come down hard once usage has stopped. When they come down, they start to feel sick, depressed, and even angry. Feeling like more meth will take all of these bad feelings away, they continue to use the drug as a solution to all problems. This is the cycle of addiction and once it starts it is very difficult to stop. An individual can repeat this process over and over again, and then they’re in a cycle that they can’t break.

Physical Signs of a Meth User:

•         Agitation
•         Loss of appetite or weight
•         Excessive perspiration
•         Fast or non stop talking
•         Accelerated sexuality
•         Insomnia
•         Repetitiveness
•         Decreased personal hygiene
•         Picking at skin
•         Needle marks on arm

Physiological Signs:

•         Exhilaration
•         Confusion
•         Paranoia
•         Depression
•         Irritability
•         Decreased motivation

Meth Stats

The National Survey on Drug Use reported the following statistics:

•         Over 1.4 million Americans have tried meth at least once
•         12.3 million Americans over the age of 12 have tried meth within 3 years
•         The greatest meth use is in the age group 35-45
•         The biggest amount of meth users getting help is in the age group 18-25
•         The amount of people seeking meth treatment has surpassed Cocaine and Heroin in 14 states
•         Meth sells anywhere from $12,000 to $16,000 per pound

Getting Help for Meth Addiction

Meth is so addicting that it is almost impossible to quit on your own. The best possible solution is to seek help at a treatment facility. A treatment program does more than detoxify someone; it also prepares them for life without drugs. Treatment will help break old routines, it handles any emotional ties to addiction, and teaches a person how to keep drug free. Family is also a very important factor in the recovery process. If someone has support from loved ones, then they will be more motivated to avoid a relapse.
Narconon Arrowhead Treatment Facility

Narconon Arrowhead has 8 key courses that will completely detoxify you. When trying to recover, cravings for the drugs can be unbearable. Narconon Arrowhead will treat these cravings through three phases.

An absolutely drug free withdrawal that cleans your body of toxins and make you feel better physically. The Therapeutic Training Routines will take you out of the past that you are holding on to and bring into your present time life now as clean person.

The New Life Detoxification Program will completely rid your body of any leftover toxins and eliminate any residuals left behind ceasing physical drug cravings.

The last phase will help to deal with any depression and guilt that you are having or have had in the past. It will help you to distinguish the associations that you have on a daily basis and also to help repair any past relationship that need mending.

About Narconon

Narconon was founded in the 1960’s in Arizona State Prison by William Benitez. He started this program to help himself and inmates stay drug free. The first out of prison Narconon facility was opened in 1971 in Los Angeles. There are now 85 Narconon facilities all over the world. So Narconon has been helping meth and all other kinds of addicts for over forty years. Narconon has an over 70% success rate with completion of the program. Narconon does not have a traditional 12 step program. It has a life skills therapy, and personal responsibility program.

Narconon Arrowhead is located in southeastern Oklahoma on beautiful Lake Eufaula. The meth problem in the state has received national attention over the last few years.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 3.68% of Oklahoma’s population, ages 18-25, was doing meth. Oklahoma was the fifth highest meth using state on a list of all fifty states.

For more information on admissions into Narconon treatment for meth abuse call 800-468-6933.

References:
www.nida.nih.gov