Signs of Crystal Meth Addiction

Crystal meth addiction can be very dangerous and is often considered one of the most addictive substances available on the illegal market.

It can carry serious health risks if used for a short time, and the risks only get worse if you continue long-term use.

If you are concerned that you have developed a crystal meth addiction, then there are some signs you can look out for to confirm your worries.


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Symptoms of Meth Addiction include:

You must be aware that crystal meth addiction can come on suddenly and without warning. While every person is different, and some may have a slightly better tolerance to addiction, you should know that it is possible to become addicted to crystal meth after just one use.

It is incredibly easy to let one poor decision change your life. But it is also possible to let one good decision put things back on the right track.

While crystal meth is a class A drug and therefore illegal to possess in the UK, it is not illegal to seek help for a crystal meth addiction. This is because medical facilities such as rehab centres are there to treat you. They don’t want to get you in trouble because they know addiction is a serious sickness.

  • Is crystal meth all you can think about, and you are obsessive about having your next dose available to you?
  • Are you unable to put a limit on how much you use either in one sitting or through regular usage?
  • Do you use crystal meth as a way to self-regulate your own mood and to feel normal?
  • Have you sold possessions, stolen from others, borrowed money or engaged in other illegal acts to acquire more crystal meth?
  • Do you experience intense cravings when you go too long without any crystal meth?
  • Have you ever tried to quit using crystal meth but found yourself unable to in the past, either due to giving into cravings or wanting to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

Help is available for you if you are just willing to take the first step and admit that you are suffering from a crystal meth addiction and you need treatment to overcome it.

How Is Crystal Meth Addiction Treated?

Crystal meth addiction is treated best in a drug rehab centre in Scotland. There you will have access to all the treatments that you need, one after the other.

Crystal meth addiction is treated by first dealing with the chemical addiction that has taken hold of your body.

This has happened because your body has become dependent on crystal meth. This could be for a number of reasons, such as:

  • You have a family history of addictive behaviour
  • You were exposed to addiction from a young age
  • You are suffering from a mental illness that you are trying to self-medicate for
  • You are a trauma survivor trying to self medicate

You also need to deal with the mental addiction, which is the kind that will stay with you. The treatments in a rehab centre are designed to help you to learn how to manage your addiction. Nothing can cure an addiction.

It is a chronic condition that will stay with you. While you can’t aim for cured, you can aim for long-term recovery. This is when you have gone years without giving in to temptation, and you can live a perfectly normal and happy life.


Drug Detox and Therapy Treatments in Scotland

The first way the crystal meth addiction is treated is through a detox so that you can safely carry on without ever giving in to your cravings again.

A detox is very important as it is a careful process designed to rid your body of its dependence on crystal meth over ten days. This is done with constant supervision from the rehabs medical team to ensure you are safe.

They are needed there because when someone suffering from a crystal meth addiction goes too long without a fix, they can begin to experience withdrawal symptoms which can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Mood swings
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Light sensitivity
  • Dehydration
  • Seizure

You have nothing to fear, as while the withdrawal symptoms you will experience as part of the detox will be uncomfortable, they won’t be allowed to progress to the point of danger. The detox is perfectly safe in the rehab centre.

Following the Methamphetamine Detox, You Will Then Be Moved into Therapy.

Therapy is an important treatment as it helps you to understand the cause behind your addiction so that you can learn to identify your triggers and avoid them. And to help you to learn how to replace your crystal meth use with a healthier coping mechanism.

Therapy is a safe space that can give you the time and professional ear you need to better understand yourself and what you need. Everything you say will be kept confidential, and you can just be honest about your life and your experiences with no fear of judgement. Just a promise of help.


Will Rehab Help Me?

Rehab will be able to help you.

It has been proven that people who go to rehab are much more likely to achieve long-term recovery than people who try to quit crystal meth on their own.

The recovery process is difficult, and it can be dangerous if not done with the supervision of a fully trained and licenced medical team.

You serve to be in the hands of professionals and not to put your recovery to chance.

We know it can feel scary coming forward and asking for help, but it really is the right thing to do. It will allow you to live a happier and healthier life and, if done soon enough, keep you safe from the dangerous long-term health impacts of crystal meth addiction.


Our Offer at Nova Recovery

A Nova Recovery, we want to help you live the life you deserve. Our crystal meth addiction treatments in Scotland will enable you to start on this journey.

All you need to do is give us a call at 01475 303 998 and let us handle the rest.


John Gillen - Author - Last updated: June 22, 2023

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.