The ravages of Meth Addiction take a terrible toll on the addict’s body, and can be devastating to the mind as well, leaving you feeling hopeless and questioning if you will ever be yourself again – ever have the feeling of enjoying LIFE without being on Meth. There is help at Journey Malibu’s Meth Addiction rehab, recovery and treatment, where we will assist you rediscover your health, your happiness, your passions, and your ability to enjoy life without having to be high for it.
Your stay with us will begin, if necessary, with our safe, gentle, staff supervised detox at our meth addiction rehab, to get you started comfortably on your path to recovery.
Methamphetamine, or simply “Meth” as it is more commonly known, is a synthetic, man-made drug that increases dopamine and adrenaline production in the body, simultaneously producing a dramatic stimulant effect for its users. Meth use causes chemical reactions in the brain that trick the body into believing it has unlimited energy supplies while draining energy reserves needed for other parts of the body. This causes users of the drug to stay awake for long periods of time until they crash from exhaustion. However, this extreme high is almost always followed by an extreme low. When the user stops taking the drug, the brain is unable to function normally for a period of days, weeks, or even months. Because methamphetamine use creates feelings of euphoria and increased energy, meth is one of the easiest drugs to abuse, and more cruelly, meth addiction is one of the most difficult drug addictions from which to recover.
Signs That Meth Addiction Rehab May Be Necessary
As individuals continue to use methamphetamine, their bodies will very quickly develop a tolerance to the effects of meth, which in turn means that they must ingest greater amounts of methamphetamines to produce the same desired effects. Meanwhile, long-term use of methamphetamines can produce a wealth of undesired effects, including but not limited to severe addiction, compulsive behavior, tooth decay, acne, depression, and sexual dysfunction. If there is any silver lining to report about methamphetamine addiction, it is that the death of dopamine cells has not yet been documented in methamphetamine abusers. What this means is that with extended recovery and the support you will receive from Journey Malibu’s Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, you are likely to be able to restore normal dopamine functioning (an important factor in feelings of well-being).
However, this recovery isn’t possible with continued use of meth, and moreover; increased deficits in brain function are almost sure to happen with continued methamphetamine abuse. As if all this wasn’t bad enough, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there is recent evidence to suggest that abuse of Methamphetamine is on the rise in the United States, and particularly out here on the west coast (Source: http://www.nida.nih.gov/tib/meth.html).
Treatment At Our Meth Addiction Rehab
At Journey Malibu’s Meth Addiction Rehab, we have a variety of highly accomplished therapists and specialists to provide comprehensive and individualized treatment for your mental, physical, psychological, and spiritual condition. We are concerned with you – you in your entirety, and the completeness of your well-being. That’s why we’re able to administer the most effective treatment around to help you recover from your methamphetamine addiction.
Because traditional treatment models for Meth Addiction Rehab have often proven ineffective, we at Journey have developed meth-specific treatment programs for handling even the most severe forms of addiction. Successful methamphetamine addiction rehab can include the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy, which focuses on how the way we think affects our feelings and actions. Such an approach helps patients suffering from meth addiction identify and plan for the triggers associated with the methamphetamine abuse. This approach can prepare the meth addict for life-long recovery.
Hitting The Wall in Meth Addiction Rehab
One critical fact to consider in meth treatment is something known as the “wall.” Around 45 to 120 days into treatment, recovering meth addicts often experience physiological changes that can lead to a return to meth use. This “wall period” in meth addiction rehab can last anywhere from six to eight months for casual users of methamphetamines, and up to two to three years for those who used meth on a more regular basis. This period of increased depression in recovering meth addicts can be accompanied by an increased perceived need for the drug, and is perhaps the most significant factor leading to the false perception that meth addiction is “untreatable.”
Our experienced staff at JOURNEY MALIBU is aware that meth addiction rehab is challenging, but it is not impossible. For meth treatment to be successful, it simply must meet the demands of the individual who is battling its use use. Research shows that people recovering from meth require a longer and more intense outpatient program than is the case for many other drugs. One goal of treatment at JOURNEY MALIBU’s meth addiction rehab is to teach the recovering individual new skills that will help him or her cope with the inevitable meth cravings and prevent relapses. It is extremely important that the methamphetamine user understands what leads him or her to want the drug, and can identify the “triggers” that may cause a relapse. Once these common triggers are identified, methamphetamine users can determine ways of avoiding high-risk trigger situations and learn new ways of coping with them when they arise.
A Slip In Meth Addiction Rehab Does Not Have To Be A Fall
If a someone returns to meth use, we encourage them to treat the relapse not as a failure but as an opportunity from which to learn and grow.
Slips are an infrequently talked about but occasional event during the course of recovery. We don’t expect you to be perfect, and you shouldn’t beat yourself up if you aren’t, either! We at Journey Malibu see a relapse not as a failure but as an opportunity from which to learn and grow. This is a chance to analyze what caused the relapse in the first place and how you can keep it from happening again. We will help you to develop effective coping mechanisms to help you “walk through” your cravings in the future, until they become less and less prominent. We want to help you find alternative coping mechanisms to give you positive effects without the negative consequences of drug use. Here at JOURNEY MALIBU, we will help you learn to manage your life more successfully, increase your confidence and self-esteem, and set positive personal goals.
The treatment you receive at JOURNEY MALIBU’s meth addiction rehab also addresses other pertains to psychiatric care and/or mental health issues you may be facing. Although we believe recovery is a lifelong process, we do seek to end our treatment by helping you to set and attain reach-able treatment goals so that you can return to your normal life. Isn‘t that the goal, after all? To facilitate your continued abstinence from meth, JOURNEY MALIBU’S treatment professionals will help you set up a system of support designed to help you stay drug-free after treatment. So if you’re serious about your recovery from meth, we hope you’ll consider making JOURNEY MALIBU’s meth addiction rehab your destination.
Contact us at 888-717-5643 to start recovery from Methamphetamine.