Methamphetamine Drug Treatment in Florida
Florida’s Patterns And Trends of Substance Abuse report states Florida’s methamphetamine abuse has been on the rise since 2011. Central Florida and counties in the Panhandle and Gulf Coast have been particularly affected by the problem. This is not isolated to our state, and is of great concern across the nation.
Florida deaths related to meth use have increased a staggering 312% from 2011-2015 and are estimated to have increased 55% between 2015 and 2016. Tampa Bay, Western Panhandle, and Orlando areas seem to be where task force agents find the most activity in terms of labs and treatment admissions for the drug. Most of methamphetamine being used in Florida is not produced locally, but rather coming in from Mexico; however, there are a number of illegal laboratory operations. Meth users utilize what is known as a “shake and bake” technique where a small, personal use amount of meth is produced with 2-liter soda bottles and pseudoephedrine that is available over the counter.
How Meth Abuse Destroys Lives
Meth releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that produces a powerful high in the pleasure receptors of the brain. Over time, the brain adjusts by decreasing its number of dopamine receptors, which means that more and more meth is needed to induce the same high. This creates a vicious cycle that quickly leads to addiction to meth. The effects of meth addiction can impact virtually every aspect of your life. Some of the effects include:
- Tooth decay and tooth loss
- Financial ruin
- Relationship struggles, domestic abuse, and divorce
- Mounting legal problems
- Risky sexual behavior
- Sudden impulsiveness
- Social isolation
- Disorganized thoughts
- Sudden poor memory or cognition
Finding Methamphetamine Treatment With JourneyPure in Panama City Beach
JourneyPure Emerald Coast is proud to feature a team of leading drug and alcohol abuse professionals who are experts in addiction recovery with decades of experience in the field. Our patients are set to receive world-class care in one of the most breath-taking beaches in the US when they come to our residential treatment program here on the Emerald Coast. Each patient who comes to JourneyPure Emerald Coast will receive a tailored, personal plan of care. This includes individualized level of care placement as well as designing specific, evidence-based therapy options to suit the patient’s needs and goals.
We work with our patients to treat more than just a meth addiction. We utilize the Emerald Coast backdrop for a wide range of experiential, outdoor and nature therapies and recreation, with a goal of restoring total-wellness to our patients. We treat patients with evidence-based clinical modalities and work to support our clients all the way from detox to reintegration with society and offer aftercare support for a continued life of sobriety and healthy living.
Our Meth Addiction Treatment Program May Include:
- Residential Treatment
- Partial Hospitalization Program
- Intensive Outpatient Program
- Family Programming
- Experiential Therapy
- Special Activities
- Evidence-based therapeutic modalities
Seeking Treatment is Urgent
Meth is a highly addictive drug, and oftentimes, the addiction is fatal. At JourneyPure Emerald Coast, we are providing methamphetamine addicted patients with the best in evidence-based treatment methods. We utilize a total wellness model incorporating experiential therapies with clinical modalities ensuring each patient receives a fully integrated continuum of care that will leave them healthy and happy long after they leave our doors. Don’t wait. Call today.