Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine) Rehab

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine: a recreational drug that resembles a white rock-like crystal and produces an intense, long-lasting high. Crystal meth use is dangerous and can lead to a wide variety of negative effects as well as the need for crystal meth rehab.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 12 million Americans age 12 and older have tried crystal meth at least once and more than 450,000 are current users; crystal meth is the fastest growing drug trend in the country.

Crystal Meth Abuse


Methamphetamines are highly addictive and crystal meth is often used as a “party drug.” When an individual uses crystal meth, they can easily become hooked and eventually need meth addiction help. Users often experience feelings of:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased energy or alertness
  • An intense, initial “rush”
  • Increased motivation
  • Heightened libido

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Dangers & Effects

Crystal meth can be injected, snorted, or smoked, but no matter which way it’s taken, it can cause users to eventually need meth treatment. Use can lead to unpleasant and sometimes severe effects on a user’s mind and body that include:

Short-term effects include:

  • Heightened aggression
  • Emotional numbness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle twitches
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • High blood pressure
  • Unpredictable behavior
  • Rapid and/or irregular heart beat

Long-term effects include:

  • An increased risk of Rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle tissues)
  • Psychosis
  • Weight loss (due to malnutrition)
  • Increased risk of blood-borne diseases
  • Tooth decay
  • Gray or yellow skin
  • Nasal and/or respiratory issues
  • Heart problems


Crystal meth withdrawal symptoms don’t occur as quickly as withdrawal symptoms from other drugs. In fact, it can sometimes take one to three months for a crystal meth user to realize they’re going through withdrawal, which is why methamphetamine treatment is important. When they do go through withdrawal, feelings can become so intense that the user may become suicidal. Here are some common symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Decreased energy
  • Dry mouth
  • Shaking
  • A feeling of hopelessness
  • Insomnia or excessive fatigue
  • Hallucinations

Treatment Option

The experts at Victory Bay are here to help you or a loved one overcome a dependence on crystal meth. With our meth addiction treatment programs, we offer safe, professional help for individuals in all stages of addiction. Our state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located and gives you the treatment you need to recover successfully and live a happy, healthy life. If you or someone you know is struggling with crystal meth addiction, don’t hesitate to call us today.

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