Methamphetamine and its consequences can be scary and come about with little effort. While this can be devastating, meth rehab can give you or a loved one the tools and skills necessary for living a sober and healthy life. We have provided insight into what meth rehab entails so that you can take the first vital step towards recovery and regain control of your life.
Is meth rehab important?
Ridding your body of meth and its harmful toxins may be the first step of a treatment programme, but this process is not enough on its own.
Although meth rehab does not guarantee a cure for meth addiction, it allows you to address the underlying causes for starting methamphetamine use in the first place, greatly strengthening your chances of overcoming it. It also provides you with the tools and skills for maintaining sobriety.
We know that the road to recovery requires time, dedication and a helpful and caring support system, which is why residential meth rehab offers you that in a safe space with 24/7 professional help.
As our client David S shares:
“From the very first stumbling steps I took through the front door to my last evening here, I have experienced nothing but unconditional support, care, love, and guidance, at any stage of my stay. I felt that I was not only being assisted through detox but being given the tools and skills to prepare me to continue my recovery once my stay here was up.”
Meth rehab gives you peer support by providing a chance to meet others who are going through a similar experience and share their insights and coping skills.
It is important to know that meth rehab can only help when a person is ready or willing to change. However, if you or a loved one is fully committed, meth rehab is the best opportunity to lay the foundations of a new, sober life.
Treatment options for meth rehab
Drug rehab typically consists of inpatient or outpatient treatment. While outpatient treatment only requires visiting the clinic for certain appointments or therapy sessions, inpatient treatment involves residing at the centre for the duration of the treatment process. Outpatient treatment allows a person to continue their work or other responsibilities, but it comes with more challenges in that exposure to meth may interfere with the focus on recovery.
Often a change of normal routine is vital in allowing a person to reflect on their health, while a change of environment may mean the difference between maintaining sobriety and relapsing.
That is why at Linwood House, we provide comprehensive inpatient meth treatment programmes. Providing an immersive recovery environment free from distraction and temptation will give you stability and constant care throughout your time in meth rehab.
What does meth rehab entail?
The first step towards recovery is meth detox. This is the process by which you rid your body of meth and the toxins that come with it. During meth detox, you are likely to experience several withdrawal symptoms as your body reacts to the absence of the drug. These withdrawal symptoms can include nausea, headaches, tremors, and psychological symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, and paranoia.
Meth withdrawal symptoms can be difficult to manage without support, which is why we always recommend professional meth detox. With our help, you can focus entirely on your recovery with around-the-clock medical and psychological support.
After meth detox, there are two main stages to meth recovery, intertwined with additional holistic treatments and workshops.
Therapy in Meth Rehabilitation
This phase aims to help a person understand the reasons and triggers behind their meth use. People learn to respond to these triggers healthily instead of returning to meth, which gives them the tools needed to live a life meth-free after treatment.
This is done through various therapies, depending on your circumstances and needs. Meth rehab usually involves attending up to two daily therapy sessions, including individual and group therapy. It is vital to know that you are in a confidential environment and are safe to explore and discuss your thoughts and feelings.
12-step work, additional treatments such as art and music therapy, guided meditation and yoga are also available to provide holistic healing and a focus away from meth.
Ongoing Support: Aftercare
At our private inpatient facility, you will be surrounded by caring and supporting staff and a sober environment. However, we know that the path to recovery comes with many challenges, and getting the best support is even more crucial when you leave rehab.
Returning to everyday life may mean being exposed to meth again. This may be a scary prospect for a person residing in a sober environment, free of temptation. This recovery phase is as crucial as the first in meth recovery.
It involves ongoing support and aftercare groups, with extremely beneficial workshops to help you sustain your long-term recovery. Any person that has stayed at Linwood House for three weeks or more has access to our free aftercare workshops.
When difficult moments, such as experiencing meth cravings arise, our group therapy sessions, available for up to a year, can be vital in providing you with the support you need. Linwood House also provides you with our Alumni programme, which involves message groups, phone calls and regular social events to provide support and a sober community beyond our treatment centre itself.
Do I really need meth rehab?
Meth has the ability to convince you and those around you that you are fine. It can easily manipulate you and your loved ones into believing that your meth use was just a phase or that you may be able to overcome it on your own. If you are unsure of whether you or a loved one requires treatment, the following questions may help:
- Have you attempted to quit meth use but found that you couldn’t?
- Do you spend much of your time obtaining, using or recovering from the effects of meth?
- Do you socialise only or mostly with others who use meth or other drugs?
- Are you neglecting your personal, home or work responsibilities because of your meth use?
- Have you lied or deceived loved ones about your whereabouts, meth use or financial situation?
If the answer to any of these is yes, it is worth contacting a mental health professional. Reach out to our support team to discuss any of your questions and concerns and learn about our various treatment options for meth addiction.
Tips for loved ones
Forcing someone into rehab will not result in a lasting recovery. Instead, it may lead to them returning to drug use after meth rehab. Therefore, it is better to communicate to your loved one how their condition is affecting you and explore treatment options to present to them.
Meth rehabilitation is not a cure but instead a first – and very vital – step to recovery. It does not do the work for your loved one but instead offers them the tools to work on their recovery. Your support is a vital part of their recovery too.
That is why Linwood House offers a Family Support Programme, which involves weekly groups for family members or those closely connected to a person receiving treatment. These meetings can provide essential guidance, answer any of your questions, and expose you to a support network. It can also help you better understand their condition as a whole and help you to look after yourself physically and psychologically.
Here are some ways in which you can help:
- Attend family support programmes
- Visit your loved one in meth rehab and offer your support
- Encourage your loved one to participate in therapies and treatment programmes
- Offer them a safe, sober and supportive home environment when they leave meth rehab
- Stay in touch with their therapist or counsellor
- Encourage them to attend aftercare appointments, offer to drive them to therapy and be there for them.
What do I do next?
Meth use can severely harm your physical and mental health and place strain on those around you, but meth rehab can help you take back control of your life. Don’t hesitate to seek treatment. The sooner you or a loved one receive the help you need, the better.
Contact us to find out more about Linwood House’s meth rehab programmes and start your recovery journey today.