Woman thinking about psychological effects of meth addiction

Psychological Effects of Meth Addiction

Addiction is often driven by mental health symptoms or diagnoses, and addiction can also feed into worsening mental health. Meth addiction is no exception. Methamphetamines cause high levels of dopamine to be released in the brain, causing the brain to lessen its own dopamine production. Over time, dependency on meth can mean more difficulty with…

Therapist and patient discuss benefits of medication-assisted treatment

5 Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Today, medication-assisted treatment is a popular approach to addiction recovery. While it might seem strange to use prescription drugs for addiction recovery, MAT began in the 1930s and is still successfully used today. Therefore, for many people struggling with addiction, medication-assisted treatment provides the support they need to focus on mental health, co-occurring disorders, and…