Crystal Meth Rehab in Seattle, WA
Crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine and an epidemic in this country. Helping someone with a crystal meth addiction is very difficult, so we recommend that you learn more about our crystal meth rehab program. Island Assessment and Counseling offers crystal meth rehab for the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and the surrounding areas of Washington State.
What is Crystal Meth?
Crystal meth is a specific form of methamphetamine that can be ingested in several different ways. The drug has infiltrated rural America and impacts the lives of people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- White glass-like fragments or bluish rocks
- Known as meth, speed, crystal, crank and chalk
- Can be inhaled or smoked as well as snorted, swallowed and injected
Effects of Crystal Meth
Crystal meth gives the user a very quick high followed by a sudden and extreme crash. People use more of the drug to prolong the high and/or shorten the crash (known as “binge and crash”). Some users continuously use the drug for days without sleep or food. Crystal meth is extremely addictive with only one use needed to create a physical and emotional dependence.
The high from crystal meth is the result of increased dopamine being released in the brain. Dopamine is the pleasure chemical of the body. The rush of crystal meth is the result of high levels of dopamine being quickly released. A person who uses crystal meth will experience:
- Rapid breathing
- Increased body temperature and blood pressure
- Loss of appetite
- Decreased need for sleep
- Heightened activity
With chronic use, crystal meth leads to:
- Violent behavior
- Problems sleeping
- Sensations as if something is under the skin (leading to meth sores and scars caused by excessive scratching)
- Extreme weight loss
- Confusion, anxiety and other mental disturbances
Why Seek Treatment for Crystal Meth Use?
Without treatment, people who use crystal meth face a difficult path. Getting clean without help is nearly impossible. People who do not seek treatment may experience:
- Reduced ability to experience pleasure caused by dopamine fatigue
- Tooth rot (known as “meth mouth”)
- Increased risk of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other blood-borne diseases
- Reduced ability to learn, concentrate and think clearly
What is Crystal Meth Abuse?
The first time someone uses crystal meth, it is considered abuse. The drug is extremely addictive, so it is not possible to use it responsibly. Crystal meth also quickly affects the brain to create a physiological dependence.
What are the Signs of Crystal Meth Abuse?
People who use crystal meth will display the signs of drug abuse as well as:
- Hair loss/thinning
- Dental hygiene issues, such as gum disease and rotting teeth
- Inability to sleep
- Heightened energy/hyperactivity
- Skin that is discolored and cracking
How Much Does Crystal Meth Rehab Cost in Seattle?
Crystal meth is an ever-increasing problem in Washington, and we are here to help. We make our programs as affordable as possible for anyone who needs to end the cycle of crystal meth addiction. Island Assessment and Counseling accepts most insurance plans. You can pay for your portion of the cost with cash or credit cards. If you are uninsured or need help with your out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house payment plans.
Why Choose Island Assessment and Counseling for Crystal Meth Rehab
Island Assessment and Counseling offers addicts:
- More than 22 years’ experience
- State-approved facility for holistically-based programs
- Staff includes Certified Counselors, Licensed Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors
- Evidence-based practices, such as 12-step, motivational and cognitive behavioral therapy
Crystal meth affects people of all ages, and treatment must be safe and effective in providing long-term strategies. Island Assessment and Counseling, conveniently located in Seattle and Oak Harbor, is a highly-rated counseling center serving the residents of Washington State. Our evidence-based programs help those who struggle with crystal meth use and need crystal meth rehab, dual diagnosis treatment and addiction treatment programs. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.