Meth Addiction

Condition

Meth for short is a very addictive stimulant drug which can be also known as chalk, crystal, and speed.

Meth can at first cause a rush of good feelings but then users feel edgy, overly excited, angry or afraid.

Use of meth can quickly lead to addiction which can cause medical problems such as:

  • High body temperature
  • Severe itching
  • Extreme weight loss
  • ‘Meth Mouth’ – Broken teeth and dry mouth
  • Emotional and cognition problems
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion

The effects of meth usage can last a long time and be followed by a severe come-down, injecting the drug or smoking its crystalline form which leads to a very intense ‘high’ similar to that produced by cocaine but much longer lasting than the effects of cocaine.

Regular use of meth can lead to a strong psychological dependency, with increased tolerance to the effects of the drug.

Withdrawal symptoms can include depression, anxiety and an intense craving to reuse the drug.

Conventional Treatments for Meth Addiction

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Specialist drug counselling
  • Motivational Therapy

RTMS Treatment for Meth Addiction

rTMS is becoming a recognised alternative treatment for Meth addiction.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a technique that can modulate the neural networks in the brain’s reward system, causing a break in the craving, bingeing and withdrawal cycle. rTMS works by increasing or decreasing activity in the treatment regions of the brain.

RTMS Treatment Centres

rTMS for meth addiction is available at an expanding network of Smart TMS clinics in the UK and Ireland.

Smart TMS was the first UK clinic to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy for anything other than depression and now offer treatment for addiction and a host of other mental health conditions.

For more information, please get in touch with us. You will be in contact with one of our patient advisors who will provide you with more information about the treatment programme and prices.