At Boca Detox we have extensive experience treating men and women of all ages and walks of life who have been suffering at the hands of a methamphetamine use disorder. Because this drug is so highly addictive, medically monitored detox will always be a necessary first step on the lifelong road to recovery. Our program was carefully designed by a highly experienced team of professionals, ranging from licensed therapists and psychiatrists to addiction specialists, doctors and clinicians. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical care; our detox program is geared towards more than physical stabilization. We believe in setting a solid clinical foundation for long-term sobriety, preparing each client for the next appropriate phase of his or her personal recovery journey. Our state-of-the-art facility was designed with peace and tranquility in mind. We offer all of the comforts of home along with numerous luxury amenities.
What is Meth Addiction?
Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that directly affects the central nervous system. It generally takes the form of a white powder, and is either ingested orally, snorted or smoked. Those who use methamphetamine regularly are liable to do long-term damage to their central nervous system; the harsh chemical substance has been known to do irreversible damage in an extremely short period of time. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a 2017 national survey concluded that roughly 1.6 million Americans had used methamphetamine within the past year, and 774,000 had used the drug within the past month. The same survey found that roughly 964,000 Americans over the age of 12 suffered from a moderate to severe methamphetamine abuse disorder in 2017. In the year 2016, the number of individuals suffering from a methamphetamine abuse disorder was roughly 684,000. Clearly, methamphetamine is a major and rapidly escalating issue throughout the country.
Fortunately, there are resources available to those who have been suffering at the hands of methamphetamine addiction. At Boca Detox we provide our clients with the most individualized detoxification services available. Unlike the care one might receive in a hospital or state-funded facility, we prioritize the well-being of each individual client, ensuring a comfortable and pain-free methamphetamine withdrawal.
Signs of Meth Dependence & Abuse
If you believe you or someone you love has been suffering from a diagnosable substance use disorder, there are several signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) outlines a list of diagnostic criteria used to identify the presence of a methamphetamine use disorder. If you answer “yes” to two or more of the following questions, seeking professional help from a medical detox center is likely a good idea.
- Do you sometimes end up using a larger amount of methamphetamine than you originally intended, or do you use methamphetamine more frequently than you intend to?
- Have you wanted to cut back on the amount of methamphetamine you use or quit entirely, only to find you were unable to do so for any significant period of time?
- Do you spend a significant amount of time obtaining methamphetamine, using methamphetamine and recovering from its effects?
- Do you often think of using methamphetamine/do you ever experience intense cravings?
- Has your drug use interfered with your ability to fulfill personal obligations or negatively impacted your performance at work or at school?
- Have you experienced interpersonal problems as a direct result of your methamphetamine use?
- Have you given up activities which were once interesting or important to you in order to engage in methamphetamine use?
- Have you been engaging in risk-taking activities more often than normal, like driving while under the influence of methamphetamine or combining methamphetamine with other substances like alcohol or opioid narcotics?
- Do you continue to use methamphetamine despite physical or psychological health concerns directly related to the drug?
- Have you developed a physical tolerance, meaning a larger amount of methamphetamine is required in order for the desired effects to be achieved?
- Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when methamphetamine use is stopped abruptly?