Although there are methamphetamine-based medications that are legally distributed, crystal methamphetamine or meth is always forbidden by law. In the long and short-term, meth can cause severe physical, psychological, and behavioral side effects. Because meth has become increasingly popular and has a serious negative impact on its users and society as a whole, methamphetamine rehab is recommended for those who struggle with a methamphetamine addiction.
Treating Methamphetamine Addiction
Inpatient treatment programs are available for those who have a severe meth addiction. Inpatient facilities provide a high level of supervision by medical professionals, support of the staff and peers, various activities, and more.
An outpatient facility is where the patient receives treatment while staying at home and continues to go to work or school. Outpatient facilities, however, cannot prevent patients from obtaining meth or other drugs while they’re at home or doing other activities.
Treatment for methamphetamine addiction starts with medical detox, which allows the substance to be slowly eliminated from the body. Detox is done under the supervision of a medical professional to ensure patients get through detox safely and comfortably as possible.
Once detox has been completed, the patient begins their methamphetamine rehab or treatment program, which can consist of therapy, counseling, and other activities. The type of treatment used depends on the facility and the person’s individual needs. Treatments that are available include:
- Contingency management intervention: This therapy is where the therapist gives incentives to the patient in exchange for them accepting treatment and maintaining sobriety.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Therapy sessions in CBT focus on learning new ways to cope with life stressors that may trigger the need or want to use meth.
- SMART Recovery: A type of therapy that seeks to find the underlying issues that caused the patient to pursue methamphetamines in the first place.
How to Choose a Methamphetamine Rehab Facility
The first thing a person can do when searching for a meth rehabilitation facility is to look online for local or distant facilities. Research each facility that seems to match what your specific needs or wants are. Look through each facility’s website and read through their values, mission statement and program descriptions. Additionally, one can read through the facility’s testimonials or reviews either on the facility’s website or a third party website. Calling the facility and asking any questions you may have will also give you a better idea of what the facility would be like if you were to enter it.
Rehabilitate from Meth at Serenity
Methamphetamine addiction is one of the greatest obstacles a person can overcome. We understand the detrimental impact meth has on the user, their family and friends, and society as a whole. This is why we do everything we can to stop methamphetamine addiction and get as many people clean and sober as possible. The goal of Serenity Point Rehabilitation is for all of our patients to have a successful recovery and a good recovery experience. We have the experience and knowledge needed to help our patients get off drugs safely and return home with new tools and skills to ensure they maintain their sobriety.
Serenity Point’s founders have years of experience with and have researched the subjects of detoxification, addiction, and rehabilitation to create a program that works. If you or a loved one are struggling with a methamphetamine substance abuse and you should know how our rehab facility can help. Call us at our toll-free number to speak with one of our advisors about our methamaphetamine rehab program.