Meth use is more common in the United States than people think. The white powder stimulant, often made in home labs and sold on the street, is popular with people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, meth is highly addictive and responsible for countless overdoses and deaths each year. A meth addiction treatment program is the safest, most effective way to stop meth use for long-term health and wellbeing.

If you or a young man in your life is using meth, Red Oak Recovery® can help. Reach our staff now at 828.382.9699 to learn more about our drug addiction treatment program in beautiful North Carolina. We help young men ages 18-30 disconnect from their busy lives and reconnect to themselves through holistic, experiential addiction recovery.

What Are Methamphetamines? a man talks with a therapist at a meth addiction treatment program

Methamphetamines, also called meth or crystal meth in their concentrated form, are stimulants. This means that meth speeds up messages from the brain to the nervous system and body. It provides an immediate rush of dopamine, the chemical responsible for joy, happiness, and motivation. Meth enters the bloodstream quickly, and the effects of meth don’t last long. Immediate effects of meth include:

  • Erratic or manic behavior
  • Increased heart rate
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Dilated pupils and rapid eye movement
  • Skin sores from picking

Users snort, smoke, or inject methamphetamines. Snorting meth can damage nasal tissue, while smoking meth can cause tooth loss and lung damage, and injecting meth can cause collapsed veins. Injecting meth also increases the risk of blood-borne diseases from sharing needles.

Dangers of Meth Use and Overdose

Meth can be more dangerous than other substances because it is made in home labs, which often means meth and crystal meth are laced with harmful fillers, binders, and other drugs. These ingredients can make meth more addictive or cause immediate overdose and death. Because meth speeds up the brain and body, stroke and heart attack are the most common side effects of overdose. When someone overdoses on meth, they usually cannot help themselves seek medical attention.

Find the Right Meth Rehab Program in North Carolina for Young Men

At Red Oak Recovery®, we treat meth addiction with holistic dual diagnosis support. Today, nearly half of people living with addiction have co-occurring disorders ranging from bipolar disorder to anxiety. Unfortunately, many people live with undiagnosed mood disorders that impact addiction. Addiction symptoms can lessen or disappear once a professional diagnoses and treats these disorders. The team at Red Oak treats a variety of concerns, including:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • ADHD and ADD
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Disordered eating
  • PTSD

At Red Oak Recovery®, we provide young men ages 18-30 with comprehensive, holistic treatment for meth addiction. We know holistic treatment can be the key to addiction recovery. We focus on family therapy, wilderness therapy, and trauma-sensitive therapy to help young men uncover and heal the root of meth addiction. Our North Carolina rehab provides young men the opportunity to engage in the great outdoors through experiential therapy. Studies show wilderness and eco-therapy can reduce stress, improve mind-body connection, and help clients cope with addiction triggers. In addition, young men at Red Oak build stronger relationships with themselves and other men. They build resilience, coping tools, and a greater understanding of their own mental health and wellbeing for long, healthy sobriety.

Begin Meth Addiction Treatment in North Carolina Today at Red Oak Recovery®

If you or a young man in your life is ready for a different kind of addiction treatment, call Red Oak Recovery®. Our staff is waiting to answer your questions about our holistic meth treatment program in North Carolina. Call us at 828.382.9699 to get started today.