Meth (also known as Methamphetamine, crystal, and/or chalk) is a strong stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system, which is part of the reason why it’s highly addictive. Meth produces its high effect by quickly and powerfully rushing to the brain, which produces an intense, short-lived euphoric effect.
Because of the very highly addictive nature of the substance, it’s extremely important for a person to receive professional help in order to recover from meth abuse and to achieve sustainable sobriety.
Furthermore, undergoing meth detox treatment as the initial meth recovery treatment phase can be extremely helpful in helping a person safely and comfortably make the transition into the therapeutic environment and recovery process. At The Lakehouse Recovery Center, we provide both detox treatment and recovery treatment.
How Do You Detox From Meth?
When people are entering treatment for a form of substance abuse, such as meth, it’s highly recommended that they undergo a transitional period in which they can gradually rid their bodies of the substance. For people struggling with meth abuse, we offer a specialized meth detox treatment program.
This essentially helps people to not only gain relief from potential withdrawal symptoms, but also helps prepare people mentally, emotionally, and physically, to enter the next phases of treatment.
At The Lakehouse Recovery Center, there are numerous different aspects of the support we provide during the meth detox treatment process.
First and foremost, we provide a safe, supportive, nurturing environment where we provide oversight and guidance, as a person withdraws from the substance. Because meth is known to affect a person’s heart rate, sleep, appetite, and body temperature, these are just some of the physical symptoms we monitor, in order to ensure that people feel comfortable and stable, when they detox from meth.
At the same time, we design this treatment stage in such a way that people are able enter the treatment and recovery process in a gradual manner, and we provide the mental, emotional, and physical support necessary to help them successfully detox from meth and feel even stronger and better prepared for the next therapeutic aspects of recovery.
Typically, at the start of treatment, a person will go through a process of eliminating methamphetamine from their body through meth detox. And during that process, that person needs to simultaneously refrain from using again. Because this can be a difficult process, regardless of the drug in a person’s body, the experience can be uncomfortable.
Fortunately, in drug detoxification, a medication can be prescribed that can inhibit the effects of withdrawal. Medication usually includes an antagonist, which is a substance that interferes with or inhibits the physiological action of another.
In this case, an antagonist blocks the ability of meth to have an effect on a person if he or she were to use again. In most cases, antagonists are used after the detox process is over, but in some cases, they can be used during detoxification.
Sadly, for those who are addicted to methamphetamine, there aren’t many medications that can serve as antagonists. There have been many attempts at finding an antagonist that can aide in methamphetamine detox, and research is still underway.
Although methamphetamine detox isn’t easy, with enough support and a safe community, it can be successful. Furthermore, methamphetamine detox is the first step towards sobriety and recovery.
Meth Detox Treatment at the Lakehouse Recovery Center
At The Lakehouse Recovery Center, we provide therapeutic services and support for people struggling with meth abuse, and are ready to make a positive change toward a healthier, brighter future.
Our detox treatment programs are always designed according to a person’s specific treatment goals, including any particular fears or sources of anxiety surrounding entering treatment and the challenges sobriety might entail.
We have years of experience here at our recovery center with meeting people right where they are, and helping them to discover the strength and will necessary to make lasting changes in their lives.
We’ve found that for many people, having the opportunity to take part in our recovery and treatment programs help to make the whole therapeutic process feel more comfortable, hopeful, and seamless.
The Lakehouse Recovery Center is a full-service meth detox treatment center, located in beautiful Westlake Village, in Los Angeles County, California and are dedicated to helping people achieve lasting sobriety and to discover their best lives.