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Addictions - Methamphetamines

Methamphetamines speed up the body’s central nervous system. Street names include speed, meth, chalk, ice, crystal, crystal meth and jib.
Tolerance to the effects of methamphetamine builds up quickly in regular users, so they need more and more to achieve the same effects. Withdrawal symptoms include strong cravings for the drug, stomach pain, hunger, headaches, shortness of breath, tiredness and depression.
If our evaluation determines that it is safe for you to withdraw in our Centre, you’ll be assigned a bed in our observation unit, where we will offer continuous support and monitoring. Most people begin with an observation period of 4 to 24 hours. When the worst of your symptoms have settled, you can begin a treatment program that includes counselling, acupuncture, AA sessions and more. A counsellor will be available to discuss your longer-term treatment goals and plans. After your stay, you may call us any time (24/7) to talk about your recovery or ask for more support.
For more information about methamphetamines, visit the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.