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Alcohol and Methamphetamine Addiction Resurface as Prominent Substance Use Disorders

According to U.S. News & World Report, methamphetamine use has skyrocketed over the last 7 years, from 1.4% of urine samples testing positive in 2013 to nearly 8.4% in 2019. That is a staggering statistic. Methamphetamine (meth) is a central nervous system stimulant that increases feel-good dopamine in the brain, which is one of the reasons people become addicted.  

Unfortunately, alcohol use is also trending up. In fact, a recent USA Today article reported global alcohol consumption has increased 70% just in the last 27 years—not only due to higher populations increases, but also increased individual consumption. Alcohol is a depressant that slows down the activity of the central nervous system and the messages that go between the brain and the body.

Alcohol and methamphetamine are two dangerous substances that, when combined, can have serious and potentially fatal consequences.

Treating alcohol and methamphetamine addiction

Most often, those who use these two drugs together find themselves feeling nauseous, depressed or even suicidal. If you or a loved one is caught in the unhealthy and dangerous cycle of an alcohol and methamphetamine addiction, there is a safe way out. 

The skilled clinical team at Gateway Rehab offers a variety of individualized treatment programs to restore your health and help you each step along your path toward recovery. Our progressive and innovative therapies are gender-specific, age-specific and tailored to the unique needs of each person and his or her family. We offer individualized programming for:

  • Adolescent patients between 13-18 years old
  • Gender and Age-specific programs for ages 19-34 and 35-49
  • Programming specifically structured for individuals over the age of 50

It’s time to get the help you need to break free from alcohol and methamphetamine addiction and start living the life you deserve. At Gateway Rehab, there is help, there is hope and there is lasting recovery—just for you. Call 724-218-3896 to get started.