Methamphetamine Drugs in Malaysia: Addiction And Road to Rehabilitation

April 1, 2024
Solace Asia

What is Methamphetamine?

Among the illicit substances prevalent in the market, crystal methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, ice, meth, shabu, or speed, stands out as one of the most addictive and neurologically damaging drugs available today.

Identification of the substance is relatively straightforward, as it often appears as small white crystals, shiny glass-like fragments, or in powder form. The drug can be consumed orally, smoked, snorted, or dissolved and injected.

It is manufactured in clandestine labs through the combination of readily available chemicals, homemade meth has emerged as a significant issue in Malaysian communities, contributing to widespread addiction and associated incidents.

What Does Methamphetamine (Meth) Do?

Meth is a cost-effective, rapidly acting stimulant that induces its potent effects by triggering the heightened production of dopamine in the brain. Its potency is such that it quickly leads to habituation, paving the way for prolonged consumption and addiction.

Swallowed or snorted (also called bumping) meth gives the user an intense high. Injections create a quick but strong intense high, called a rush or a flash.
People who abuse methamphetamines feel high and full of energy. They think the drug will allow their bodies to keep going and going. But meth is very damaging to the body and brain, especially with repeated use.

What Are The Side Effects Of Methamphetamine?

Individuals using the drug may experience prolonged euphoria, heightened self-confidence, increased energy levels, hyper-alertness, and talkativeness. These indicators should be monitored if a loved one is suspected of using the substance. Additionally, physical manifestations like dilated pupils, increased heart and breathing rates, reduced appetite, and heightened sex drive may be evident.

The drug's potency contributes to a range of detrimental and neurologically damaging effects on the user. These complications include the destruction of dopamine receptors in the brain, impairment of episodic memory, and executive function deficits leading to distraction, impulsivity, irritability, loss of focus, and inappropriate social behavior. Moreover, psychosis, mirroring symptoms of schizophrenia such as hallucinations and altered perception of reality, may occur.

While ice stands out as an exceptionally destructive drug, it is crucial to acknowledge that alcohol, heroin, cocaine, and other substances are equally addictive and pose significant threats, prompting numerous individuals at Solace Asia Methamphetamine Rehab Malaysia to seek treatment.

Methamphetamine Intake In Malaysia

Number of crystalline methamphetamine cases in Malaysia from 2016 to 2020

The dataset presents findings on the occurrences of crystalline methamphetamine cases in Malaysia spanning from 2016 to 2020, sourced from a report. It provides insight into the prevalence of Methamphetamine usage in Malaysia and indicates a rising trend over the specified period.

Solace Asia Methamphetamine Rehab Malaysia - TREATMENT FOR METH ADDICTION

Treatment for methamphetamine addiction is possible and requires a structured treatment approach delivered by trained and qualified addiction professionals.Stopping the use and detoxing from the drug by yourself is not recommended as, depending on the level of addiction, it may involve unpleasant withdrawal symptoms often leading to a relapse, that includes among others:

  • Fatigue
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Instead, a detoxification program carried out in a medically supervised environment is what is recommended and arranged at Solace Methamphetamine Rehab Malaysia, to first stabilize the individual before the commencement of his or her psychological treatment.

Therapy aims at achieving several goals, teaching the client how to manage temptations and cravings to use the substance in times of boredom, how to experience pleasure again from normal life activities, understanding the thoughts process that brought them to use meth, in order to conduct a healthy and fulfilling life, or as we say at Solace, live for life.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with methamphetamine addiction, please reach out to us without hesitation. Contact us to learn more about the support we offer. Solace Asia - Methamphetamine Rehab Malaysia is here to help you and your loved ones embark on a journey towards a new life.

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