Finding Help for Methamphetamine Addiction
Addiction is a hard, complex condition to suffer from. Many who struggle with the disorder have a difficult time admitting that they need help. And if they do admit it, they rarely know where to begin looking for help. But, the good news is that there is help available to those who suffer from substance use disorders across the country. And all you need to do to begin finding the right treatment center for you, is make some phone calls, or do an internet search.
Meth Addiction Treatment Options
Saint John’s Recovery Place (SJRP) is a drug and alcohol rehab center dedicated to helping individuals recover from their substance use disorders. No matter who you are, or where you live, SJRP has a space for you, and is more than willing to guide you through treatment. But, what exactly makes up drug and alcohol rehab and recovery? Here are some key concepts, practices and methods that SJRP utilizes to help you, or your loved one, recover from a substance use disorder.
The first step in recovering from meth use is to undergo the process of getting off the drug itself. This step is referred to as the withdrawal period, and although it can (in some cases) be undergone alone, at home, it is best that you never attempt to undergo withdrawal on your own. Meth medical detox can help you to slowly wean off of the drug over the course of a few weeks. This process will better prepare you for inpatient recovery, supply you with constant, professional medical help, and alleviate many of the symptoms associated with meth withdrawal. Typically this process is carried out in a medical facility, but can also be completed in inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab facilities as well. Some medications that have proven successful in aiding the meth detox process include:
Inpatient or residential rehab is the next step for you in your treatment program. Florida inpatient or residential treatment programs work like most other inpatient programs across the nation. These types of programs provide you, or your loved one, with 24/7 medical supervision, assistance, and care, as well as intensive therapies and treatment plans, designed to fit you and your treatment needs specifically. At Saint John’s Recovery Place our inpatient treatment programs typically include:
- Short-term inpatient plans (about 30 days on average)
- Long-term inpatient plans (about 90 days on average)
- Therapeutic communities
- Support groups
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Alternative therapies (animal-assisted programs, yoga, acupuncture, etc.)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Individual counseling
- Skill building and development
Once you have completed your inpatient or residential rehab program, you can move on to the next step in your recovery journey. Outpatient rehab is commonly the next step utilized in drug and alcohol rehab, and programs typically resemble each other closely across the nation as well.
In an outpatient program, you can either elect to have a more intensive type of treatment with more supervision and required counseling/therapy hours or a more relaxed plan, which would still require you to engage in group support meetings and counseling, but with less logged hours. In outpatient treatment programs you don’t spend the night at the facility you are being treated at, instead, you get to go home after your therapy sessions have ended for the day. Otherwise, outpatient programs schedule anywhere from 10 to 30 hours of program treatment sessions a week normally and incorporate all of the same treatment options as an inpatient program. Outpatient programs are typically used as a next step after you have completed your inpatient program so that you can begin to reintroduce yourself to home life and society in a more productive manner.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dual diagnosis treatment centers in Florida, like St. John’s Recovery Place, specialize in helping clients heal from both substance use disorder and mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety. They work to treat the same substance addictions–and their related issues–and use many of the same methodologies to do so as traditional residential or outpatient treatment programs do. The only difference between a dual diagnosis treatment program and normal inpatient therapy is that these treatment plans are specifically used to help treat individuals who suffer from polysubstance abuse. They typically do this by allocating more time to work slowly and steadily with the client on their issues, in order to allow those who suffer from polysubstance use disorder, or co-occurring mental health issues, to recover from all of their abused substances at once.
Dual diagnosis treatment takes special time and care to deal with both the mental and physical implications that onset substance misuse, as well as taking the time to treat each disorder as though it were a separate entity, while also coordinating these different treatment programs so that they do not work against each other. Dual diagnosis rehab is about holistic healing, in the most complete manner possible, to ensure a healthier recovery journey outcome. It may take a little longer than the average drug and alcohol rehab program, but it is extremely detail-oriented, and takes its time to work with you to fix the root of the problem.