Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment Program in Tampa Bay

Methamphetamine, also known as "Meth", "Crystal Meth," "Speed," "Chalk," "Crank," "Ice," and "Glass," is one of, if not the most devastating of all street drugs on the market because of its highly-addictive nature, and the severe mental and physical deterioration resulting from its use. Within months of abuse, methamphetamine users can develop open sores on the face and body, tooth decay, significant loss of body mass, heart damage, and engage in psychotic, abusive behavior.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 10 million people in the United States have tried methamphetamine at least once. Other studies report that 42% of people who tried the drug once reported an intense desire to try it again, signifying meth's high potential for abuse.

The reason people experience such a rush the first time smoking Crystal Meth and the intense cravings that accompany it, is because meth increases the release and blocks the reuptake of dopamine in the brain, a neurotransmitter responsible for the way the brain and body experiences pleasure, reward, and engages in motor function. Each time a person smokes meth, these sensations are stimulated, making the likelihood of developing methamphetamine addiction very high.

Doctors estimate that 20% of those suffering from methamphetamine addiction experience psychosis similar to schizophrenia, meaning that getting treatment for an addict, or merely confronting one, can be dangerous. Do you suspect that someone you love may be suffering from methamphetamine addiction? Do you believe your loved one could harm him or herself, or other people?

At True Path Recovery, our comprehensive, residential substance abuse treatment center, located just outside Tampa, Florida, can provide the kind of safe haven and around-the-clock support your loved one needs to recover from methamphetamine addiction. We can also offer referrals for detoxification programs, if needed. Call us today toll-free 1-877-367-9662 and let us help your loved one get a chance at a brand new life. The pain ends here.