Finding hope amid a rise in stimulant use

Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that can lead to a life-threatening addiction, but ending the use of the illegal substance is possible.A group of people sit in a circle during a group discussion.,

The United States has experienced a significant increase in the number of deaths associated with the use of psychostimulants, particularly methamphetamine. In 2021, the number of deaths related to methamphetamine surged to 15,489, a considerable jump from 5,526 in 2015. Additionally, there has been a reported 22% increase in the use of methamphetamine.

Amid all this, Rosecrance provided a glimmer of hope to thousands of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and seeking recovery to lead a fulfilling life.

Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that not only contributes to fatal overdoses across the nation but also has severe long-term health consequences. Prolonged methamphetamine use alters the brain’s normal functioning and speeds up the body’s processes to potentially deadly levels. This includes raising blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. People who frequently use methamphetamine can also experience anxiety, paranoia, aggression, hallucinations, and mood swings.

“Methamphetamine has caused havoc in many people’s lives for years. With its increased use and the growing number of deaths caused by it, we must take action to disrupt methamphetamine use and provide people with the opportunity to free themselves from addiction. Despite its highly addictive nature, it is possible to break free from methamphetamine use disorder and regain control of one’s life. Seeking help and treatment can provide relief and hope that can help individuals reclaim their lives,” said Carlene Cardosi, Regional President of Rosecrance.

With the help of evidence-based treatment and support, there is hope to live a life free from methamphetamine addiction. Effective behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can assist individuals in managing situations that may trigger use.

To begin your recovery journey, contact our Access team at 888.928.5278 to learn more about a future without substance use.