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How Does Meth Make You Feel?

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Meth is a popular stimulant drug. Contrary to common belief, people from all walks of life use meth every day. Like many illicit drugs, meth use disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community. Popular in the club scene, meth use is common among gay men. Unfortunately, meth is highly addictive and hard to stop taking without medical and psychiatric care. A meth addiction treatment program is the safest, most effective way to stop using meth and regain physical and mental health.

If you or someone you know in the LGBTQ community is experiencing meth dependency and addiction, call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center Today. Our West Hollywood meth treatment program safe and compassionate addiction treatment for the LGBTQ community. Call us at 888.903.9898 to learn more about our inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

How Does Meth Make You Feel?

Meth is snorted, smoked, or injected. In crystallized form, also called crystal meth, the powerful stimulant is even more potent. When meth enters the bloodstream, it causes an immediate rush of dopamine to the brain. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain makes every day that causes pleasure, joy, elation, and mental focus. Dopamine creates the classic high feeling that leads many people to keep using meth.

When meth increases dopamine in the bloodstream, it also raises the heart rate, increases metabolism, and makes a person feel alert. These effects can cause heart problems and even meth-related death. While meth can have long-term complications, immediate effects of the drug include:

  • Paranoia
  • Joy
  • Hyperactivity
  • Elation
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Confusion

Like other stimulants, meth can raise confidence and make people feel more powerful. This can lead to reckless behavior and an inflated sense of self. The more someone uses meth, the less dopamine their brain produces on its own. As the brain becomes dependent on meth as the source of dopamine, it can make quitting meth difficult without medical help.

Getting Help with Meth Detox and Addiction Treatment

When meth leaves the bloodstream, the body slows down. This can cause lethargy, depression, a slower heart rate, and a slower metabolism. It may take several hours for the body to re-regulate after a meth come down. The effects of stopping the usage of meth vary, but individuals may experience:

  • Temporary psychosis
  • Increased appetite
  • Emotional outburst
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Other changes in mood and personality

During meth addiction treatment, patients go through a medically assisted detox program to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of relapse. Meth addiction treatment provides psychiatric care to help people get to the root cause of meth use and addiction. Through behavioral therapy and detox, people safely recover and build healthy coping mechanisms for stress relief and managing daily life.

Get The Support You Need Hollywood’s LGBTQ Meth Rehab Center

Meth use can quickly turn into an addiction. Unfortunately, it can also lead to overdose. Treatment is the best way to stay safe and healthy. If you need support for meth abuse, La Fuente can help.

Southern California’s La Fuente Hollywood provides an LGBTQ meth treatment program that works for you. Our addiction treatment programs focus on party drugs like MDMA, meth, GHB, and ketamine. Our programs include:

  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Inpatient detox and recovery
  • Alumni programs
  • Intensive outpatient programs

Get the help you need from our intimate West Hollywood facility, serving the greater Los Angeles area.

Begin Meth Detox and Recovery at La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center Today

Comprehensive treatment is the key to recovery. If you or a loved one are struggling with meth addiction, call La Fuente today. At La Fuente, we pride ourselves on cutting-edge addiction and mental health treatment for the LGBTQ community. Call us today at 888.903.9898 to learn more about our meth treatment programs.