Meth Detox

If you are looking for the right rehab center to help you or a loved one safely and successfully overcome meth addiction, you have found it. 

When is it time to seek help?

Understanding Meth Addiction

Meth is an extremely powerful and addictive drug created in the 1900’s. You may also know it as “crystal meth.” It is normally a bitter, crystal or fine powder that is often injected and inhaled. 

For a brief period of time, it was subscribed as for ADHD and weight loss, but after its overly addictive properties were discovered, it was no longer frequently prescribed. 

The drug targets the brain’s reward system and central nervous system, causing extreme euphoria, decreased appetite, and increased activity and energy, making it one of the most misused and addictive drugs. Due to the severity of methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms, many users will continue their meth use to avoid the symptoms. 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse cites that over 1 million people are actively using meth each year, with overdoses doubling each year.

Navigating Detox

Meth Withdrawal and Detox Process

For most patients, meth withdrawal symptoms begin as soon as your last dose wears off. Many people will experience both psychological and physical symptoms. The meth withdrawal timeline may vary depending on the last time you used, your substance use history, and whether or not you have any underlying medical conditions.

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Psychological Symptoms: Intense cravings, psychosis, paranoia, irritability, anxiety, severe depression, mood swings and auditory or visual hallucinations.
  • Psychological symptom severity often depends on if you have any underlying mental illness or mental health concerns.
  • Physical Symptoms: Dehydration, headaches, muscle spasms, extreme fatigue, body aches, appetite changes, nausea, insomnia, and excessive sweating.
  • Physical symptom severity often depends on if you have any additional underlying health concerns.

Can I Detox From Meth Alone?

Often, many users make their first detox attempt at home alone. While the symptoms will be unpleasant, they can be manageable. However, if you have any underlying mental health conditions or medical concerns, detoxing alone can quickly become like threatening. 

Many times, as the meth withdrawal symptoms kick in, many users find them unbearable, and decide to continue using, increasing the cycle of dependency. 

It is always safer to attend medical detox at a professional treatment program. Here, you can be monitored to ensure you do not have any medical emergencies. Medical professionals can treat symptoms of meth abuse and help you decrease meth cravings.

The First Step to Meth Addiction Recovery

What Does Meth Detox Involve?

When you first arrive at a treatment program, you will likely be taken through an intake process. Here you will meet with the treatment team to discuss your substance withdrawal. 

You will likely be asked questions about your medical history, family history, mental illness history, and about when your last dose of cocaine was and if you use any other substances. It is important that you answer these questions as honestly as possible to receive the best treatment. 

You will then be admitted into the treatment center to begin the medical detox process. You will be monitored around the clock by health care providers to ensure you do not have increased risk of suicidal thoughts, and that you are comfortable while you detox.

You may also be offered medication assisted treatment, which involves the addition of safe medications that alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cut the brain’s reward circuit and need for cocaine.

After Detox From Meth

Once you have successfully detoxed, you will likely need additional support to recover from your cocaine use. Your treatment center may offer additional styles of programming.

Types of Recovery Programs

  • Inpatient Treatment – An inpatient treatment program allows you to live at the treatment facility while you continue to receive support. You may get individual behavioral therapy, group therapy, or other therapeutic activities. These therapies can help address the mental health issues surrounding your substance abuse. This type of programming is vital in early recovery.
  • Outpatient Treatment – An outpatient treatment program allows you to live at home while attending the daily programming for a few hours each day. This style of programming is best if you have a good emotional support system at home. The recovery journey is long, and outpatient treatment allows for additional time to prevent relapse and create healthy habits.
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment – This treatment model is a unique way to address other mental health challenges in addition to substance use. Often, addiction comes with additional mental health issues like PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders. We use cognitive behavioral therapy and other methods to help clients address other disorders that occur with their substance use.

Recovery Progams at Enlight Treatment Center

Meth Addiction Treatment

An addiction to meth is serious, but you are not alone in your journey. At Enlight Treatment Center, we work with you wherever you’re at to ensure you can maintain sobriety and attain long-term recovery. 

Overcoming cocaine addiction is within your reach with our innovative addiction treatment services. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment program. Our team is ready to answer your questions or help you verify your insurance coverage.

- Reviewed by Lilit Asulyan, Psy. D

The Information You Need to Start Your Journey to Recovery

Frequently Asked Questions

The Information You Need For Success

We suggest signing up for alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Ventura, CA, at a licensed rehab facility to help you commit to recovery whole-heartedly. Our patient-oriented substance abuse detox and treatment in Ventura County begins with medical detox, which helps control and reduces the intense withdrawal symptoms. Our supervised alcohol detox prevents fatal complications and reduces the pain and discomfort you may experience otherwise.

Speak to an admissions officer at a rehab facility to learn about your treatment options. You may also want to check with your insurance provider to learn about in-network treatment providers and the coverage details.

We highly recommend inpatient treatment for those battling alcoholism. Here are some of the top arguments in favor of inpatient rehab:

  1. You will receive around-the-clock clinical care and support from the clinical staff.
  2. You get to take time off from your everyday responsibilities and work-related commitments, allowing you more time and better peace of mind to focus on healing and recovery.
  3. Recovery at an inpatient facility can be a thorough immersive process and is ideal for those who have relapsed after rehab treatment in the past.

While inpatient treatment for alcohol rehabilitation lasts around 30 – 90 days or longer, it has the lowest relapse rates and optimizes your chance of attaining a safe, speedy, and successful recovery. Our inpatient substance use services include behavioral therapies, medical detox, counseling, 12-step meetings, and holistic programs.

The triggers and cravings can make it quite hard to maintain your commitment to sobriety after completing the rehab procedure. After rehab treatment, the last thing you want is to relapse and let your several months of hard work at a treatment center go down the drain.

Enrolling in care programs at a leading drug rehab and alcohol treatment facility can provide you with the structure and support required for ongoing recovery. Sharing your struggles with other people can also provide you with comfort and encourage you to keep fighting those triggers and cravings in your lifelong journey towards sobriety. Ongoing care programs provide you with an opportunity to seek support from mental health experts, allow you to share your journey with fellow recovering addicts, and help you stay strong in your recovery journey.

We at Enlight Treatment Center can help you break free from addiction. Get in touch with us at 1-866-604-0727 to learn more about our affordable addiction care. We are the #1 alcohol rehab in Ventura with highly effective treatments and therapies and a high success rate.

Yes, you do. Most alcoholism victims are unaware of how advanced their disorder is or whether they show signs of co-occurring mental issues on the side. We know that alcohol addiction never comes alone, as it usually links to co-occurring disorders like mental or emotional traumas, stress, grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. This shows that the rehabilitation process is more complex and requires a carefully-tailored approach to ensure optimal results over time.

We rely on patient-oriented substance use services to ensure optimal recovery and minimize the psychological and physical discomfort during the rehab procedure. These services begin with in-depth clinical evaluation on-site and include:

  • Medical detoxification – The detox procedure involves medication, therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling in a secure, comfortable, and controlled environment. You will have a team of rehab clinicians supervising the recovery process, ready to intervene in case the procedure goes off track. The detox treatment is critical for stabilizing the nervous system, cleansing the body of any alcohol-related harmful components, and preparing patients for residential treatment.
  • Residential/inpatient treatment – The residential program is the core component of our alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Ventura, CA. The program places you in a controlled and comfortable environment at our facility, where you will adopt a long-lasting recovery routine and a structured and positive lifestyle. It involves recovery procedures like psychotherapy, family therapy, recreational activities, individual and group counseling, etc.
  • Dual diagnosis treatment – The dual diagnosis program is another vital component of our substance abuse detox and treatment in Ventura County. It aims to identify and address underlying co-occurring disorders that may have triggered or fuel your addiction and impact your recovery rate. The dual diagnosis treatment is a necessary addition to rehab, as it helps patients embrace a more stable and alcohol-free lifestyle over the years.

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