Methamphetamine Addiction & Rehab in Los Angeles, CA

What is Meth?

Meth is an illicit drug that increases the amount of dopamine in the brain, giving the user an intense “high”. Meth is an “upper” which comes in a crystal form and can be injected, smoked, or snorted. Short term effects include increased wakefulness and physical activity, decreased appetite, and increased blood pressure and body temperature. A meth overdose can cause a heart attack, stroke, or organ problems.

Meth can be very damaging to the human body, with long term effects being:

  • risk of contracting HIV/hepatitis
  • severe dental problems
  • intense itching or picking leading to sores and scar
  • violent behavior
  • paranoia
  • hallucinations
  • psychosis

Why Is Meth So Addictive?

Meth addiction is a serious issue that can have a major impact on a user’s health. A methamphetamine addict may wonder why they are struggling so desperately to quit, and there’s a neurological explanation for how easy it is to develop a methamphetamine addiction.

Meth is extremely addictive because of how much dopamine (a “feel-good” neurotransmitter) the drug produces in a user’s brain. For a meth addicted individual, that release of dopamine becomes an incredibly rewarding feeling, making it harder and harder to quit. That’s why getting help at a meth rehab facility can be such a vital part of recovery.


There are many signs to look for when someone is suspected of using meth:

  • Rotting teeth (meth mouth)
  • intense scratching
  • thinning body
  • acne or sores
  • paranoia
  • irritability
  • confusion


The meth rehab process at a methamphetamine rehab facility like Profound starts with detox.

If you’re wondering how to detox meth from your body, the answer is with prescribed medication and medical supervision. When you go to a rehab for meth addiction, you get the support you need to successfully detox instead of struggling to detox on your own.

When you stop using a highly addictive substance like meth, withdrawal symptoms are inevitable. These symptoms can affect your mood, your perception, your energy levels, and more. During a period of medication-assisted detox at Profound, our addiction specialists help you handle the withdrawal symptoms with regulated doses of medication.

Meth is a highly addictive substance, and since it targets the dopamine receptors in the brain, withdrawal can be unpleasant. Like most drugs, it’s recommended to withdrawal under medical supervision. Some of the effects of meth withdrawal can be:

  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • severe depression
  • psychosis
  • intense cravings


Profound offers various modalities of treatment through every step of the recovery process. Seeking treatment for meth use starts with a detox off the substance safely and in a controlled environment. From there, due to its addictive nature it is recommended to complete an inpatient treatment program in order to learn the skills of how to cope with your triggers and addiction in a healthy way before re-entering the world. Profound offers all aspects of recovery in a safe, supportive environment. We are ready to support you in every step of your journey.

Find out all that Profound can offer you in your journey to recovery.

Cost and Insurance Coverage for Meth Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Your treatment at a meth rehab facility like Profound can either be partially or fully covered by insurance. When you enroll in our treatment program, we’ll verify your benefits to ensure that you’re getting as much coverage as possible.

Why Choose Profound for Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment?

If you need help recovering from a methamphetamine addiction, Profound Treatment in Los Angeles is for you. Our caring, experienced staff and comfortable facility give you everything you need to get clean and start living the life you want to live. We offer inpatient residential treatment, as well as a program for working professionals and outpatient detox services.

Get Started With Meth Rehab in Los Angeles Today

If you’re ready to take the next step towards recovery, contact Profound Treatment in Los Angeles today. We’re here to walk you through the admissions process and get you on the road to a drug-free life.


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