If you or a loved one are using methamphetamine, you’re likely already aware of how the drug can cause immediate negative effects. You may not understand how the drug can cause lasting health problems when used for an extended period. If you or a loved one are ready to get help for addiction to avoid the long term effects of meth, Promises Behavioral Health is here to help. We’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that helps you get your life back. Recovery is possible, and we’re here to make it a reality for you.
Long Term Effects of Meth
Using meth can create many short-term effects that are concerning, but the long term effects of meth are life-changing. The long term effects of meth use will differ from person to person, and depend greatly on each individual’s addiction history, mental state, physical health, and biochemistry. The length of meth use can also affect the severity of lasting health concerns. Someone who uses meth for a few months is not as likely to have severe health concerns as someone who has used the drug for a few years.
Long term effects of meth may include:
- Physical and chemical changes in the brain, resulting in lifelong mental health issues, including sustained cravings that last for years
- Significant weight loss
- Infections and scarring due to incessant picking of skin, especially on the face and arms
- Aggressive and violent behavior, as well as other mood disturbances
- Deficits in mental capacity, including the ability to focus and reason with others
- Dental problems, as meth is extremely acidic and can cause the user’s teeth to rot and fall out in as little as one year
How Promises Behavioral Health Can Help
If you’re struggling with the use of methamphetamine, it makes sense that you’re concerned about the long term effects of meth. At Promises Behavioral Health, we’re here to create an addiction treatment program for you that meets you where you’re at. No matter how long you’ve been using drugs, we can help you come out on the other side of addiction.
When you come to Promises Behavioral Health, you’ll meet with your counselor to talk about your personal history of addiction. We’ll use your experience and preferences to inform your treatment plan. We understand that no two clients are the same, and it’s key that we create a treatment plan that makes sense for your needs. Many of our clients find success using several different modalities of treatment, including:
- 12 Step Support Groups
- Art Therapy Program
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
- EMDR Therapy Program
- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
As you progress through treatment, you’ll check in with your counselor regularly to discuss successes, issues, and concerns. Your treatment plan will change as you move toward your new sober lifestyle. We invite you to be in charge of your treatment. We believe that taking control of your treatment plan makes you more likely to succeed. No matter how far gone you feel you may be, we believe in your ability to get well.
Ready for a Change? Call Us Today.
If you’re ready to get your life back, call us before any more long term effects of meth take hold of your life. At Promises Behavioral Health, we don’t judge. We understand how complicated addiction can be, and we know that you likely never intended to become addicted to drugs. Recovery is possible, and our counselors are here to support you while you put in the work to get well. Call us today at 844.875.5609 to talk with one of our admissions staff members about the rehabilitative programs we offer. You can live the life you deserve, and we’re here to help you get there. Don’t live one more day in the chains of meth. Call us today and get the help you deserve.