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What to Expect in Meth Rehab

June 5, 2017 Substance Abuse

What to Expect in Meth Rehab

A full continuum of care, from detox and inpatient drug rehab to aftercare and continuing professional and peer support, provides the best chances for long-term addiction recovery.

Medical Detox

Depending on the length and frequency of use, treatment may begin with medically monitored detox. Meth withdrawal can be uncomfortable without the expert care of a medical team. Because meth can deplete the brain’s “feel-good” chemicals, severe depression and “crashes” can occur in the drug’s absence. Other withdrawal symptoms may include insomnia, irritability, nightmares, restlessness, agitation and paranoia. In medical detox, nurses and physicians monitor our clients around the clock, prescribing research-backed medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and immediately attending to any physical and psychological distress. Read more about the physical impact of meth abuse.

Attention to Mental Health Issues and Trauma

Genetic and environmental factors often underlie methamphetamine addiction. Meth users may have co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety or depression. Long-term methamphetamine use can also contribute to mental health symptoms.

Research shows that methamphetamine users are at higher risk for developing psychosis and schizophrenia than non-users.

In specialized meth addiction treatment, a psychiatric staff will diagnose and treat any mental health issues contributing to or resulting from addiction. Trauma experts also help clients heal from past trauma such as physical or emotional abuse or neglect, which can fuel self-medicating behaviors like substance abuse.

Physical Rehabilitation

Methamphetamine abuse can wreak havoc on physical health. Meth users often experience serious dental issues and nutritional deficiencies because of their addiction. At The Ranch drug rehab, we help our clients get dental and medical care, engage in physically healing activities like yoga, and learn about proper nutrition, cooking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to heal their body from the damage of meth use.

Relapse Prevention

A critical part of meth rehab is gaining the emotional resiliency and healthy coping skills needed to overcome triggers to use once you leave treatment. Our treatment team helps clients develop a toolbox of recovery skills to draw upon in everyday life such as mindfulness, positive self-talk, sober support groups, daily reflections and healthy ways to express emotions.

Call 888-503-0205 to learn more.

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