Methamphetamine (meth) Addiction and TreatmentMeth Addiction treatments we provide in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba
What is Methamphetamine? Some street names: meth, speed, chalk, ice, crystal, crystal meth, jib, tina
Methamphetamine (or meth) is a highly addictive recreational drug. When ground down from its synthesised crystal form, it becomes an odourless white powder that can be easily dissolved in liquids. When consumed, meth harshly affects the brain’s central nervous system, increasing a user’s energy but causing life-threatening side effects such as brain bleeds and seizures. Frequent meth users can develop serious withdrawal symptoms like psychosis and suicidal thoughts, all of which contribute to its high relapse rate.
Depending on the severity of the dependency, meth withdrawal syndrome can be difficult. As the brain works to chemically rebalance itself, the sudden drop in dopamine levels can cause the user to experience intense feelings of depression. The most important thing a person can do to avoid relapsing is to remove his or herself from the environments and/or people that will encourage them to use. Meth withdrawal is much easier to handle with the proper support system.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from a methamphetamine addiction, we can offer the support you need. Call Aurora Recovery Centre at 1-888-544-4563. We are available to answer any questions and make our recovery resources available to you.