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Methamphetamine is as destructive of a substance as you will ever find on this planet. From the manner in which it forces the body to overproduce dopamine and norepinephrine to the way it affects your central nervous system, meth is a powerful stimulant with hyper-addictive properties.
Short-term meth addiction has been shown to:
- Increase your heart rate
- Increase your blood pressure
- Increase your core body temperature
- Stop you from sleeping
As if these symptoms weren’t bad enough for the overall functionality of every vital organ within your body, the long-term effects are even more concerning. Meth is a neurotoxin, which means extended use can severely damage areas of your brain. Additionally, studies have shown that meth addiction increases your risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, while also destroying the functionality of vital organs like your heart, lungs and liver.1
Get Help for Meth Addiction
Beginning your recovery journey starts with a comprehensive diagnostic assessment in order to identify the extent of your addiction and the most appropriate level of care to begin your rehabilitation. Once this is completed, your two primary treatment options will consist of an outpatient approach and a residential approach.
Residential Inpatient Treatment
For meth addiction, our residential inpatient treatment program is typically the most appropriate therapeutic intervention to address the initial phase of your recovery. This is due to the physical toll the drug can have on your body and the intensity of the addiction. An in-patient treatment program allows your body to detox off meth within a safe and stable environment, enabling your mind, body and soul to heal and rejuvenate while you achieve a sustainable state of sobriety.
Outpatient drug rehab is a less intensive therapeutic approach that is typically introduced once you have completed residential treatment and are prepared to physically and mentally assimilate back into society. This form of treatment enables you to settle back into your routine, while also attending individual and group treatment sessions.
Our Meth Addiction Treatment Program
Ranch Creek is equipped with the following to ensure you win the battle against meth addiction:
- Licensed Treatment Staff
The clinical staff within our facility have received the proper clinical training and education to address your meth addiction with the most effective therapeutic interventions.
- Facility Accreditation
Our facility has been monitored and approved by regional and state-wide oversight committees. This ensures the practices implemented within our program are of the highest quality and that you will benefit from the well-trained clinical staff.
- Success Stories
The personal experiences of our past clientele who benefited from the treatment program speak for themselves!
More Information About Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine, also known as ice, glass and crystal, is a powerful synthetic stimulant. Users experience physiological changes such as a boost in heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and body temperature, in addition to hugely increased energy, euphoria, paranoia and nervousness.
Methods of use include smoking, injecting, snorting and swallowing. Meth boosts brain levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which causes feelings of euphoria and increased energy. Due to the excessive release of dopamine, meth is very addictive. While rumors that using meth one time will cause addiction aren’t true, meth’s rapid and powerful high has been known to cause cravings immediately after the first use.
The experts at meth rehab centers like Ranch Creek Recovery have noted as well that the “coming down” period following meth use causes deep depression and feelings of emptiness and hopelessness, which also contribute to the advent of meth addiction.
Detox: The First Step in Treating Methamphetamine Addiction
The first stage of treating meth and crystal meth addiction is detox. Short for detoxification, this first stage is the management of withdrawal symptoms and the purging of toxins from the body. While not as physically dangerous as alcohol or heroin withdrawal, detox symptoms wreak severe psychological effects on meth users, including:
- Loss of appetite
- Rapid heartbeat
Because of these effects, the do-it-yourself or “cold turkey” detox method is never recommended. Medically supervised meth and crystal meth detox at a professional rehab center is the safest way to begin the treatment process.
Our Approach to Treating Meth Addiction
Methamphetamine treatment requires a holistic addiction treatment program that allows for a number of methodologies to work together to treat the whole person instead of just addressing the addiction alone. One important tactic is participating in one-on-one therapy and small group sessions that focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Another therapy method we use in our meth rehab program is amino acid therapy, which is used to restore the brain chemistry and help with cravings, appetite, sleep patterns, energy, stress and mood swings.
Our holistic approach to treating meth addiction also includes yoga, fitness, acupuncture and equine therapy. These therapies are supplemental in addition to both individual and group therapy, and can help keep you focused and eliminate downtime, which often brings on stress and anxiety for those in treatment.
Meth Rehab in California with a Non-12-Step Focus
Ranch Creek Recovery provides comprehensive methamphetamine addiction treatment in our private holistic rehab centers. We have a maximum of six clients in our rehab center at any one time; this allows our staff to give each person the highest quality of care, and we work with you on getting to the roots of your addiction. Our staff members are highly qualified and are here to help you through your treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about Ranch Creek’s non-12-step rehab for methamphetamine addiction, please give us a call at (877) 997-8931. We can walk you through our admission process as well as discuss your insurance coverage options.