What to Expect in Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment

Published On: December 29, 20233.6 min read716 wordsCategories: Methamphetamine

If you’ve ever seen the before and after photos of addiction (if you haven’t, a quick internet search will pull up more than a few examples), you’ve likely seen the effects of meth.

Methamphetamine, more commonly referred to as meth, often serves as the poster child for the effects of addiction, due to how severely damaging the effects are on the mind and body.

Recovering from a meth addiction is absolutely possible, but the unknown elements of treatment, as well as the person’s fears or sense of overwhelm, often ‘convinces’ many out of seeking treatment at all. 

While each treatment plan will look a little different as they’re tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs, there are certain treatment phases and practices that are fairly standard.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at what methamphetamine treatment looks like.

Treatment for methamphetamine addiction

The best methamphetamine addiction treatment plans are comprehensive, have adopted a multidisciplinary approach to healing the full person, as well as tailored to the individual.

With this personalization comes a variance in what treatment for methamphetamine addiction can look like, such as if a person has additional mental health or substance use disorders.

Before any actionable recovery steps are taken, you’ll first be evaluated by a mental health professional, as well as oftentimes a physician. This is where you’ll discuss your background, your life before addiction, the life you’d like to have after overcoming this addiction; this is how you will receive a personalized treatment plan, designed to meet your specific needs.

The next standard phase in recovery is medical detoxification. This detoxification process is monitored by medical professionals who are available to provide support, medication and other forms of care in order to ease the discomfort of the person, and also ensure their safety.

Once you’ve completed the detox, it will be time to enter an addiction recovery program; the exact type of program — the cost, length of time, services, amenities — will depend on the needs that were revealed within your evaluation. This is typically an inpatient (full-time at a facility) or an outpatient (partially at home, partially at a facility) rehabilitation center.

Upon graduating from your recovery program, it’s time to plan for your aftercare. The most comprehensive treatment plans include assisting the individual in planning for their future, how they can transition back ‘into the world,’ as well as navigate challenges in sobriety.

Why you can’t detox from methamphetamine at home

Going through the first phase of recovery, the substance detoxification, is not something you should attempt at home. 

Some people are concerned about the cost of a recovery program and think that simply doing the first phase at home will be both cost-effective and efficient. Others believe that being surrounded by loved ones in your most comfortable, familiar environment is the best way to set yourself up for a successful recovery. 

While this might seem like a good idea at first glance, home detoxes are generally considered to be incredibly dangerous and always a bad idea. Addiction, especially one to a substance as destructive as methamphetamine, can trigger extreme physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be intense and unpredictable, and at worst, can be fatal.

If you or someone you love is seeking treatment for methamphetamine addiction (or is at least open to the conversation of recovery), we encourage you to send us a message to our team.

Take the first step

Freedom Detox specializes in providing inpatient detoxification treatment to men and women struggling with substance abuse or addiction. Your comfort and security are our top priorities, which is why our team of highly trained medical professionals are always available to help.

While helping you through the detoxification process is our speciality, you’ll receive additional support and care during your stay with us, including group sessions, individual counseling, personalized care, as well as a plan for how to proceed after completing the detox.

We know taking the first step towards recovery can sometimes feel overwhelming, or even impossible — take the first step anyways. You deserve to live a fulfilling, purposeful life. 

We’re here to help. Send us a message or give us a call today at 800-475-2312.

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