woman struggles with symptoms of meth addiction

Symptoms of Meth Addiction

Methamphetamine is derived from amphetamine, a potent central nervous system stimulator. Amphetamines are commonly prescribed to treat medical conditions, including ADHD, narcolepsy, and clinical obesity. When used properly, these medications are highly effective. Methamphetamine, referred to as meth, crystal meth, crystal, and crank, is illegally produced in meth labs and sold as a recreational drug.…

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3 Reasons to Try Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an individualized approach to treating substance use disorders that utilizes a combination of counseling, behavior therapy, and FDA-approved medications. This combination of interventions helps address the physical, psychological, social, and emotional aspects of addiction that can be triggering. MAT is mainly used to help treat opioid addiction but can be effective…

a man struggles with meth comedown

Meth Comedown Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Meth is a highly addictive drug that causes a serious comedown. For many individuals who use meth, avoiding this comedown is a priority. The symptoms can be extremely severe, even life-threatening in some cases, and those who are addicted to the drug might continue to stay high for days, sometimes weeks, to keep themselves from…

a woman knows she needs a detox center

3 Signs You Need a Detox Center

The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction can be difficult and frightening. Detox, the process in which all traces of substances are removed from the body, is generally the first step toward recovery from addiction and should be followed with a comprehensive addiction treatment program. At Westwind Recovery®, we understand that finding…

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Qualities of Top Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs

Drug or alcohol dependence is a common struggle. For most people who struggle with addiction, drug rehab is an essential part of their recovery and return to a healthy lifestyle in sobriety. Finding the right addiction treatment center can be difficult, making the hope of recovery seem out of reach. When choosing a drug addiction…

man struggles with fentanyl addiction

What Are the Most Dangerous Fentanyl Side Effects?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but with up to 100 times its potency. Some doctors might prescribe fentanyl to help relieve pain in patients who are recovering from surgery. The drug may also be used for chronic pain management in patients who have grown tolerant to other forms of opioids.…