If you or a loved one is struggling with methamphetamine addiction, choosing the right meth rehab center is an important step on your road to recovery. At Altus Treatment Center, we know you may be overwhelmed with the decision to attend rehab. We work hard to ensure our patients understand the treatment process and the road to recovery, so they can make informed decisions about their treatment options, or the family of an addict can make informed decisions on behalf of the patient.
Methamphetamine: The Basics
Meth has become an extremely popular drug over the past two decades. This is mainly due to the fact that it can be easily synthesized and is relatively inexpensive compared to other stimulants, such as cocaine.
Meth affects the central nervous system of those who use it and has the ability to act as both a stimulant and an appetite suppressant. In the past, these properties of the drug led to its legal administration as a weight loss aid, a decongestant, and an anti-depressant. However, these products also proved to be easy sources for illegal methamphetamine synthesis, and the drug began to be sold increasingly on the street for recreational use.