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Crystal meth addiction

Crystal meth addiction: Introduction

Crystal meth addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use crystal meth on a regular basis. Crystal meth is a powerful stimulant used illegally for its effects. It is highly addictive and known by street names such as ice, speed, glass, crank and chalk. Frequent use leads to an increased tolerance to the drug so higher and higher doses are required to achieve the desired euphoric feeling. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Crystal meth addiction is available below.

Symptoms of Crystal meth addiction

  • Uncontrollable craving for crystal meth
  • Obsessive thoughts about crystal meth
  • Secrecy about use of crystal meth
  • Excessive amount of money spend on obtaining crystal meth
  • Skin sores
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Crystal meth addiction

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling
  • Recognition of the problem by the patient coupled with a desire for change
  • Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - as an outpatient or inpatient depending on individual patient factors
  • Drug counselling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Crystal meth addiction: Complications

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Causes of Crystal meth addiction

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  1. Crystal meth addiction: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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