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Methamphetamine Addiction Rehab Treatment

Written By Brian Davis
Reviewed By Tiffany Green
Medically Reviewed By Dr David Barker
Updated January 12, 2023

Methamphetamine, often referred to as meth, is a potent central nervous system stimulant that falls under the broader category of amphetamines. It is well known for its powerful euphoric effects, but carries a very high potential for addiction and abuse. Originally synthesised for medical purposes like treating ADHD and obesity, methamphetamine quickly became infamous as a recreationally abused drug. 

Methamphetamine leads to a dramatic increase in energy levels, alertness, and a sense of well-being; however, this comes at an enormous physical toll. Chronic abuse can lead to devastating health consequences, including severe dental damage, skin problems, and potentially irreversible neurological damage that leads to constant paranoia, hallucinations, and overly aggressive behaviour.

Due to its potency, breaking free from methamphetamine addiction without professional medical assistance can be incredibly challenging. Withdrawal symptoms are acute and severe, and post-acute withdrawal symptoms can last for months, leading to an increased risk of relapse.

Gladstones Clinic offers specialised methamphetamine rehab services to help our patients permanently break free from this devastating drug. Our time-proven integrative and holistic treatment programme has helped hundreds of people regain their health, happiness, and independence from substance abuse.

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Gladstones Clinic has a proven track record and more than 20 years’ experience in helping people recover from methamphetamine addiction.

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Why do people abuse methamphetamines?

Unlike many other drugs or substances that are typically only taken recreationally, many patients who struggle with methamphetamine addiction use it as a performance-enhancing drug. Its ability to stimulate the central nervous system and increase alertness and energy levels has led to many abusing methamphetamine in the workplace, especially when working in high-stress or labour-intensive jobs. 

That being said, it isn’t only abused as a means to improve workplace performance. Methamphetamine can induce a euphoric high that surpasses that of many other recreational substances. This can lead to both recreational abuse and misuse in an attempt to escape from feelings of stress, anxiety, or low self-esteem. While it is very effective at providing temporary relief, this escape is little more than a trap that results in worsened stress and anxiety once the drug wears off. Unfortunately, due to its highly addictive nature, many end up using it again, soon getting caught in a cycle of dependency and abuse.

When to seek help for methamphetamine abuse

If you or a loved one is experimenting or struggling with methamphetamine abuse, Gladstones Clinic cannot strongly enough recommend seeking immediate medical help. Methamphetamine is notoriously addictive and dependency-forming, and breaking free from this addiction before suffering its physical effects can be life-saving. Delaying treatment both puts the patient at greater risk of permanent health impairment and significantly complicates treatment.

Please seek immediate professional help if any of these statements apply to you or a loved one:

What happens in methamphetamine addiction therapy?

Gladstones Clinic has a longstanding reputation for effectively treating methamphetamine addiction. Our comprehensive and integrated treatment programme acknowledges the complexities of this powerful addiction, offering a safe, comfortable, and effective path to recovery.

1. Addiction Assessment & Consultation

In keeping with our belief in individualised therapy, the Gladstones’ journey to recovery begins with an in-depth assessment of our patients’ addiction, health, and mental state. This critical step allows us to identify any co-occurring mental health disorders and physical health risks and lays the groundwork for a uniquely tailored detox and treatment plan that focuses on safety and comfort.

2. Detoxification (Detox)

Detoxification is the first medical step in amphetamine rehab treatment. While it’s strongly associated with severe withdrawal symptoms that include fatigue, depression, and anxiety, it’s critical to remove all traces of the drug and metabolite before entering the next phase of treatment. Our medical team provides continuous monitoring and support during this phase, ensuring that your detox is as safe and comfortable as possible.

3. Primary Care

Primary care for amphetamine addiction forms the backbone of recovery. We employ a wide range of therapeutic modalities to provide targeted and effective care and treatment based on your unique set of needs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), group therapy, and holistic treatments all form part of our well-rounded spectrum of treatment, ensuring a comprehensive approach that addresses all parts of methamphetamine addiction.

4. Secondary Care, Tertiary Care, and Aftercare

We are fully committed to the long-term success of all our patients and understand that fully beating addiction takes more than four weeks of intensive therapy. To ensure our patients’ long-term successful recovery from addiction, we put several aftercare programmes in place to provide continued support and assistance. Whether you need additional therapy, a sober living environment, access to skills-building and recovery resources, or simply need to be part of a dedicated and caring community, Gladstones Clinic has you covered.

Get professional help in dealing with methamphetamine addiction

Methamphetamine addiction can very quickly spiral out of control and lead to devastating long-term effects.

Contact Gladstones Clinic for an obligation-free discussion of our clinic, treatments, and options available to you.

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