Meth and Alcohol
Meth and Alcohol Treatment Center for Men
People who become addicted to alcohol or drugs are often multi-substance users. One of the most common mixtures that people use is some type of stimulant along with alcohol. Mixing a stimulant with alcohol allows a person to drink longer without experiencing all of the effects of alcohol. The most dangerous mixture that’s more common than one may think is meth and alcohol. Those who are mixing these two substances are constantly putting their health at risk.
The Dangers of Mixing Meth and Alcohol
Meth is one of the most dangerous drugs out there because it’s not derived from natural substances or created by pharmaceutical companies. Crystal meth often includes different chemicals like battery acid, drain cleaner, lantern fuel, and antifreeze. These chemicals alone can cause a variety of health issues, and the potential risks are amplified when in combination with alcohol. Although some of the effects a person feels when they’re mixing meth and alcohol can be physical, many of the effects are psychological.
While on methamphetamines, a person can experience psychotic episodes due to the effects the drug has on the brain. When mixed with alcohol, the person may not feel all of the typical effects, but their mind is still having chemical imbalances that can increase the likelihood of the person having a variety of mood issues. Those who mix alcohol and meth don’t typically drink and use in moderation either. When a person is mixing the substances, they go on binges. This increases the chances of risky behavior like driving while under the influence.
There’s also a potential for overdose. One of the ways a person is able to stop drinking when they’ve had too much is that the effects of alcohol cause the person to be too intoxicated to continue. While on meth, a person is unable to realize how much they’ve actually consumed. This may increase the chances of alcohol poisoning. The symptoms of alcohol poisoning can include shallow breathing, hypothermia, seizures, and losing consciousness, which can lead to a coma.
Why Treatment at Prescott House is Effective
Prescott House believes in multi-faceted treatment because each person is different and had a different road that lead to their addiction. While in treatment, you’ll receive dual diagnosis treatment to have your mental health issues treated separately from your addiction. Prescott House also uses a variety of different cutting-edge treatment methods like Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is used to help people who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder.
How We Can Help
If you’re struggling with an addiction to alcohol and meth, allow Prescott House help you find a better way of living. Since 1988, Prescott House has been dedicated to helping people just like you overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol. Treatment involves a variety of different types of therapeutic methods to help treat your addiction. You’ll be able to discover the sources of your addiction from the past and present, and you’ll also learn how to deal with these triggers in a new healthy way. You’ll be in a safe environment with others who are trying to recover from addiction as well.
Treatment also puts an emphasis on personal health through different nutrition programs as well as life skill classes. By the time you leave treatment, you’ll be ready to face the world with the confidence to take control. Clients who leave Prescott House have a new passion for living and can face life’s issues as they come. Call Prescott House today to learn more about our treatment programs.