Methamphetamine is a stimulant that has a high addictive quality. But, did you know that it is man-made drug that was designed for medical purposes? On the street, however, methamphetamine a.k.a. meth, is produced in homemade laboratories and poses serious health concerns, both physically and mentally.
The seriousness of meth addiction requires treatment with a multi-faceted approach, just as you will find at The Lakehouse Recovery Center.
The types of services that a person may experience during methamphetamine addiction treatment includes:
- Medical care
- Behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
- Psychiatric treatment (if necessary)
- 12-step meetings
- Support groups
How Can You Tell If Someone Is Addicted to Meth?
Generally referred to as meth, this drug is incredibly addictive thanks to the strong feelings of euphoria experienced with a release in dopamine. However, everything that goes up, must come down. The crash that is experienced with meth use is what leads to the great chance of addiction. As soon as they begin to come down, users are seeking the next opportunity to feel that euphoria again.
Unfortunately, over time, the doses must get larger to feel the same delightful high.
Symptoms of Methamphetamine Use:
The high that meth produces includes excited speech, decreased appetite, increased physical activity, and elevated levels of energy.
If a person abuses meth, there are some severe health consequences. Because of these physical and psychological consequences methamphetamine addiction treatment must address the impact on a person’s health.
It doesn’t matter how it gets into the body, however, as it can wreak havoc no matter what through:
- Memory loss
- Psychotic behavior
- Damage to blood vessels
These are just a few of the serious health dangers that come with taking this drug.
There are so many aspects of the body that are affected by meth use that it is imperative that treatment encompass all areas of addiction. It’s important to have the medical and psychological support of professionals, which is what a meth addiction treatment centers can provide.
Our Approach to Meth Addiction Treatment
At The Lakehouse Recovery Center, we understand the importance of a multi-faceted treatment model – especially when it comes to meth addiction treatment. There are many highs and lows associated with use of the drug – and when it comes to the withdrawal symptoms.
Focusing on an individual treatment plan can yield the best results. When you arrive at our facility, we will assess your whole-body needs and develop a plan that will lead you to the greatest chance of success in recovery.
Because of the highs and lows of meth, withdrawal symptoms can also include low levels of energy while the body learns to balance and restore its natural rhythm. A person may continue to experience withdrawal symptoms even after detoxification is over.
For this reason, it’s important to have the medical and psychological support of professionals, which is what a meth addiction treatment centers can provide.
While a person is in treatment, they might have regular meetings with a doctor, behavioral therapist, psychiatrist, and/or a support groups.
We focus on:
1. Medical treatment
The damage that meth use can cause to the body requires the attention of our medical staff.
Not only will they help you begin to heal from the inside, but they will also teach you how to properly maintain a healthy body.
2. Therapeutic treatment
Just as meth can harm your physical body, it can also harm your mind.
Meth addiction treatment with our psychology staff can teach you the skills and behaviors you need to develop to feel stronger than your addiction.
3. Continual wellness strategies
Because your overall health and wellness goes beyond your treatment, you will need to learn how to manage your life in a healthy, minimally stressed environment.
We will teach you the tools and coping skills that will lead you forward.
We strongly promote a sense of inclusion in support groups, as well, in order to greater empower our clients on their road to a successful recovery.
Are You Ready for Treatment?
If you are ready to change your life and be free from methamphetamine addiction, contact us today!