Meth Addiction can happen to anyone at any age. However, it normally starts when an individual is young. If you are using Meth despite its harmful consequences, then you are addicted. It is critical to speak with a medical professional as quickly as possible. The well-being of your health and the intensity of meth addiction depends on whether or not you act right away.
If your family and friends have stated that your behavior has changed and you are suffering from any of the following: withdrawal, depression, tiredness, and hostility, then you must ask yourself are they telling the truth. You need to be honest with yourself first and seriously evaluate their statements. These changes are probably signs that you have developed an addiction. Parents often overlook the signs, assuming that they are a part of growing up. You are the only person that knows for sure if you have a problem with Meth.
Here are some signs that you may have a Meth problem:
- Associating with different friends
- Failing to take care of your appearance
- Grades are declining
- Skipping school or missing classes
- Loss of interest in activities that you once loved
- Getting into trouble with the law or at school
- Developing different sleeping and eating habits
- Having problems with friends and family members
- Rapid eye movement and dilated pupils
- Erratic movements, twitching, jerking, or exaggerated mannerisms
- Possession of drug paraphernalia, such as burnt spoons and glass pipes
- Borrowing money often, stealing, or selling possessions
- Acting paranoid for no reason
Advancements in science have provided a great deal of knowledge of how Meth affects the brain. Addiction professionals are now able to successfully help teens with their Meth problems and allow teens to have a more productive life. When you first discover that you have a problem with meth, it is important that you ask for help right away. Do not wait until you become severely addicted before seeking out help. If you are already addicted, treatment is necessary.
I Want Help. Where Do I Start?
The first step is asking for help. If you feel your parents are supportive, then you should start with speaking to them. If you do not feel your parents would be supportive, then speak with an adult that you trust and ask that adult for help.
The next step is to see a doctor. You may want to speak with the doctor prior to making an office visit, or you can ask your parents to call and speak with the doctor. You definitely want to seek out a physician that has experience in Meth addiction. Have your parents assist you with finding a good doctor. Together with the doctor and your parents, you can then make a decision on whether or not to enter into a treatment facility.
Seeking help for Meth addiction requires a lot of courage. Usually a great deal of work is required and it may interfere with various social activities and school. Treatment works, and you have the ability to recover from your Meth problem; however, it requires patience and time. Treatment is vital, for it will allow you to counteract the powerful hold that the Meth addiction has on the brain. Treatment is necessary for you to gain your life back.
If you are teen and you are having problems with Meth, or you know of a family member or friend that has a problem Meth, contact our facility and speak with a substance abuse counselor about the different treatment options available. You can contact us at 888-373-5963.