Heartland Meth Addiction Treatment

Perhaps one of the most infamous illicit substances out there is meth. With smash hit shows like “Breaking Bad” bringing media attention to the drug, most people will hear the name and assume danger and risk. Sadly, this does not always persuade folks to avoid it as they should. For those struggling with their own addictions, Banyan’s Heartland Treatment Center offers meth rehab programs to help you regain control of your lif

Facts About Meth

Meth, which is short for methamphetamine, is a highly addictive stimulant that is usually smoked, swallowed, snorted, or injected. Common names for meth include crystal, ice, crank, and speed. The drug produces a quick acting but short-lasting high that leaves many users consuming it for long durations of time. The drug acts by increasing dopamine in the brain, and this dopamine increase reinforces the behavior of using meth, quickly laying the groundwork for addiction.1

There are several physical and visual signs of meth addiction. Signs someone is using meth can include:

  • Track marks
  • Reduced personal hygiene care
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Agitation, twitchiness
  • Repetitive behavior

If you see signs of meth abuse in a loved one, or if you need help yourself in overcoming such an addiction, our team at Banyan Treatment Center Heartland can assist with the entire recovery process.

Our team of clinical and mental health professionals is highly trained in addiction recovery and approaches the treatment of our patients with care and compassion.

Treating Meth Addiction in Illinois

In the early 2000s, meth addiction was an epidemic-level problem across the Midwest and within Illinois. The DEA reports that the drug is making a comeback in Illinois, with DEA seizures of the drug increasing from around 72 kg in 2017 to over 289 kg in 2018.2 While new substances have captured the attention of medical and legal officials around the country, meth remains a significant issue for several communities.

Meth and the LGBTQ+ Community

Because the use of meth often results in users staying up for days on end, the drug has been abused for varying reasons. For example, crystal meth usage has doubled in New York City over the past 5 years in the gay community.3 Meth use in LGBTQ+ demographics has been an ongoing issue since the 1990s when many bisexual and gay men used it as an aphrodisiac. Today, it is more popular amongst younger LGBTQ+ generations, who erroneously assume it will enhance whatever it is they are trying to experience.

Finding Meth Addiction Treatment in Illinois

At Banyan Heartland, we understand that each patient has varied reasons for using methamphetamine, and effective treatment needs to identify all the factors of active meth addiction. Our meth rehab program starts with our Heartland detox services. During medically supervised detox, patients will readjust to a sober state, working through withdrawals and any other symptoms as they equalize to sobriety. A major benefit of this program is the ability to have these symptoms addressed by medical professionals, something not possible if attempted at home. After the physical cravings and withdrawals are treated, our team can then address the underlying factors of each patient’s meth addiction.

Generally, post-detox meth addiction treatment in Illinois involves PHP or inpatient treatment for several days or weeks. During residential treatment, patients will attend 12-step meetings and therapy sessions to help analyze and overcome the underlying causes of their meth addiction. This can include group therapy along with individual therapy sessions designed to help patients understand and overcome the underlying aspects of their addiction or addictions.

Meth is a highly addictive stimulant that many men and women struggle with. Those who are ready to break free are encouraged to seek out an inpatient Illinois drug rehab that specializes in substance-specific detox and addiction treatment. You do not need to face this alone. There is an entire community of people waiting to embrace you with open arms who want to see you succeed in your sobriety and your life.

Our team at Banyan is here to help you or a loved one recover from addiction. To learn more about options for Heartland drug treatment for meth users, contact us today.

Sources:

  1. NIH – Methamphetamine
  2. NBC Chicago – Meth Making a Comeback in Illinois: DEA
  3. New Now Next – How Meth is Devastating the World’s Gayest Cities

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