TREATING METH AND ADDERALL ADDICTION LOS ANGELES
Methamphetamine affects the brain so strongly that overcoming an addiction to the drug is challenging. The meth high comes from extremely elevated dopamine levels, throwing off the neurochemical balance that regulates mood, energy levels, pleasure and more. Long-term use of methamphetamine depletes dopamine stores and damages receptors in the brain. When meth isn’t present to stimulate the release of dopamine, individuals often feel anxious, depressed and lethargic. Many individuals recovering from meth addiction experience a period of anhedonia — the inability to feel pleasure at all — which can last for months. These psychological symptoms linger for a long time as the brain heals, making this a difficult phase as the things that were once appealing, such as food, sex, exercise or even a favorite activity, are no longer satisfying.
The intense psychological effects produced by methamphetamine often require professional care, personalized treatments and compassionate guidance to overcome. At Journey Hillside Tarzana, our dedicated medical team helps patients successfully manage withdrawal symptoms and eliminate their physical dependence so they can focus on achieving deep and lasting recovery. Methamphetamine addiction is often addressed with a variety of therapies and treatments that support the emotional, physical and mental health needs of patients, such as: