Meth Addiction Treatment
Riverside Recovery Meth Rehab
Although some statistics show that numbers have dipped recently, statistics suggest that well over 12 million Americans have tried methamphetamines at some point in their lives. Because of its highly addictive nature, however, meth addiction treatment remains an important part of rolling back this drug’s impact on families, communities, and those suffering from the disease of addiction.
At Riverside Recovery Center, our professional and compassionate staff understand the dangerous impact that meth addiction brings to the mind and body of the user, as well as friends and family. Our intensive outpatient program takes a comprehensive approach. Treatment for meth addiction means not only ending the drug use, but also healing the body and, most importantly, the mind.
Assessment and Consultation
At Riverside Recovery Center, we do not accept the commonly articulated myth that only addicts who have nowhere left to turn seek out or need help. We believe that the right program can help those experiencing any stage of addiction to rid their body of drugs and recover their lives.
As part of the initial intake process, our chemical dependency experts rely on protocols and standards established by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, or DSM IV TR. We also use benchmarks established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
With the patient’s participation, we put together a Master Problem List as part of establishing the individualized plan of treatment. While some aspects of treating meth are similar in each case, no one comes to, or experiences addiction, in the same way. Plans unique to each patient are most effective in helping to work toward a successful treatment process.
In many cases, interventions can serve as an effective way to break down resistance to treatment, while helping the addict understand the full scope of the disease’s impact. Our staff has tremendous experience in organizing and implementing successful interventions. Let us help you, if you decide that this is an appropriate step to start the recovery process.
Detoxing from Methamphetamines
Detoxing from methamphetamines is a long, involved, and sometimes dangerous process that should be supervised by expert medical professionals. Unlike other addictive substances, such as heroin, there is no medically managed approach where medication can lighten withdrawal symptoms.
Meth detoxing occurs in stages. In the first, often called the “crash,” the user has stopped for two to four days and experiences extreme irritability, hunger, and the urge to sleep more than normal. Between three and ten days, the addict experiences the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. These can include anxiety, body aches, depression, exhaustion, sleeping difficulties, memory issues, and psychosis.
Our Intensive and Effective Outpatient Meth Recovery Program
In some cases, inpatient care is more appropriate as a step toward full recovery. Many others, however, need to maintain connections to healthy family, friends, and work obligations as part of their journey toward sobriety.
The meth rehab outpatient program at Riverside Recovery Center combines medical and psychological approaches. Our medical staff can supervise detox while prescribing medications that can alleviate some of the symptoms. These can include Remeron or other similar medications. We can also provide drugs that can help to reduce high anxiety levels commonly experienced by those in meth recovery.
We also provide patients with opportunities for group counseling, individual therapy, and telemedicine consultations.
Reach Out Today
If you, or a loved one, suffers from methamphetamine abuse and addiction, please reach out today. Families or the individual experiencing the addiction should call to schedule a free consultation. That gives you an opportunity to discuss the program with staff and get any questions answered.