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 mental health.

Dealing with any symptoms of addiction or mental health problems can be frightening. But nobody should have to go through it alone. At San Antonio Recovery Center in San Antonio, Texas, you can find highly qualified and compassionate professionals who care. Find out about our meth addiction treatment program and get the support you and your loved ones need by contacting us online or calling 866.957.7885.

The Psychological Effects of Meth Addiction

Those who become addicted to meth may have already experienced mental health symptoms or diagnoses before becoming addicted. Because of underlying mental health issues, it is important to learn how meth addiction can compound psychological problems.

Meth’s ability to override the brain’s habit of producing dopamine can cause the brain to completely stop making its own dopamine. This means that without the use of meth, those with dependency may not feel much pleasure or joy. This can result in deterioration of one’s mental state, causing problems including:

  • Psychotic behavior, loss of touch with reality
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations

If you or a loved one shows any of these troubling signs, it is time to ask for help. Finding a rehab center near you is an excellent first step. At San Antonio Residential Care in San Antonio, Texas, we offer a full continuum of care for patients dealing with meth addiction. Find out more today.

Meth Addiction Programs at San Antonio Recovery Center

San Antonio Recovery Center provides those in need of recovery from meth addiction with a full spectrum of services, from detox to aftercare. Our 12-step program is proven to give clients the structure and accountability they need to succeed. In addition to this, clients can benefit from a variety of services:

  • Residential care for those needing higher levels of care, supervision, and support
  • Intensive outpatient rehab, to give support to those who have home and work responsibilities to maintain
  • 90-day rehab program, including mental health treatment
  • Individual, group, and family therapies to provide clients with a strong support network
  • Aftercare programs, so that people who have completed recovery remain connected and supported by sober peers, specialists, and family
  • Nutritional therapy, yoga therapy, EMDR therapy, recreational therapy, and trauma therapy

Our commitment is to give every client their best way forward in recovery, tailoring services to individual needs. No addiction or mental health issue is too big or too small to be cared for at San Antonio Recovery Center. With our therapeutic and supportive environment, clients can feel at ease in taking recovery step by step, at their own pace. We encourage friends and family to stay connected to their loved ones in recovery. We offer education programs to help clients and their loved ones learn more about the underlying causes of addiction and how recovery can be achieved and maintained.

San Antonio Recovery Center Is Here for You

Serving Texans in the San Antonio area, our center is proud to give everyone a chance to heal and recover from the physical and psychological impacts of addiction. We make every effort to include programs that serve clients from diverse backgrounds. We offer men’s and women’s rehab programs with both holistic and evidence-based therapies.

If you or a loved one are experiencing troubling symptoms of mental health or addiction issues, don’t wait to ask for help. Treating addiction and mental health symptoms early can reduce the risk of further health problems and relapse. Taking time today to prioritize health and wellness can pay off in long-term recovery and freedom from substance abuse. Access our friendly and affordable services today by calling 866.957.7885 or contacting us through our online form.

Now is the time to focus on your recovery.


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