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Methamphetamine is one of the most commonly abused stimulants in the world. Nearly 15 million people have tried the drug during their lives. Fortunately, most of these individuals will not need meth addiction treatment. For those who develop a dependence on the drug, though, treatment may be the only way to get their life back on track.

At Olympus Recovery, we’ve seen the damage that methamphetamine can do to individuals, families, and even entire communities. This is a tragic reality that no one should have to live through, so we strive to help each of our clients overcome this terrible addiction and get a fresh start. You don’t have to become a statistic. We can help.

Contact us today to learn more about the programs discussed below.

Signs of a Meth Addiction

One of the biggest hurdles for people who need meth addiction treatment is their own thoughts. They’ll often say that they don’t actually have a substance abuse disorder— they’re just “having fun” with friends or “enjoying their day off.” Unfortunately, this isn’t typically the reality. Meth’s highly addictive nature makes it almost impossible to only use it “recreationally.”

This is because methamphetamine releases high doses of dopamine into the brain. A person’s body will eventually become accustomed to these elevated levels. The brain will expect stability at this point. When this occurs, dependence has developed. After this, detoxification as part of meth addiction treatment has likely become a necessity.

If you still feel unsure whether you’ve become addicted, ask yourself if any of the following changes have occurred in your life:

  • Social and interpersonal problems have recently arisen
  • You no longer engage in activities you once enjoyed
  • Responsibilities at school, work, or at home have become neglected
  • You frequently crave the drug
  • Your behavior has changed
  • You spend long periods of time participating in or recovering from meth use
  • Physical health is affected (e.g., weight loss, rotting teeth)
  • You’ve been unsuccessful at ceasing use previously
  • Risky behavior such as shared needles or unprotected sex
  • You need more meth to achieve the same result
  • You’re spending increasing amounts of time taking the drug

Unfortunately, these signs are far from the only damaging effects of methamphetamine use. People who seek meth addiction treatment often only do so after they’ve noticed significant memory loss, severe damage to their health, aggressive/violent behavior, and even symptoms of psychosis. The longer this addiction goes untreated, the more severe these effects will become.

Unfortunately, there’s been a significant increase in meth-related drug treatment admissions in recent years. This increase was especially high among people who “shoot up” meth intravenously. While this statistic is tragic, it’s a good reminder that you’re not alone in this. Many people have a serious need for meth addiction treatment, so you shouldn’t feel shame in reaching out for help.

Meth Addiction Treatment? Can’t I Quit on My Own?

When people first realize they have an addiction to meth, many of them think they can handle it on their own. Anyone who has tried to do this unsuccessfully, though, knows how difficult it can be. That’s because a person’s body will not return to normal without a fight. It’s become accustomed to a new norm, so any attempt to reduce or stop use will result in withdrawal symptoms.

This is yet another reason meth addiction treatment is so important. Trained medical professionals can help you deal with the following common symptoms of withdrawal:

  • Intense drug cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Severe depression
  • Vivid nightmares
  • “Crashing” when coming off the drug
  • Fatigue and disturbed sleep patterns
  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal ideation.

The relapse rate for those who don’t seek meth addiction treatment isn’t high simply because they don’t want to quit. Instead, it’s high because they’re unable to quit. Withdrawal can create side effects so significant that using methamphetamine to get rid of the symptoms may seem like the best option. With the medical detox provided at Summit Detox, the sister facility of Olympus, you can weather this storm.

Contact us today to learn how.

Meth Addiction and Mental Health

While meth addiction treatment increases a person’s chance of recovery, there are still many people who relapse. This is often due to comorbid psychiatric disorders. This means a person has at least one mental health issue in addition to drug abuse. These mental illnesses often lead to drug abuse, but with methamphetamines, they can develop as secondary diagnoses.

The problem with these co-occurring disorders is that they can impede therapy. Additionally, ignoring these issues during meth addiction treatment is almost certain to ensure a relapse episode. Unfortunately, more than one-third of people with substance abuse problems also have a mental illness.

These issues can also arise with meth use:

  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Anxiety disorders

This is just a small sampling of what a person may face when addicted to meth. The drug may stem from these issues, cause them, or make them worse. Anxiety is an especially major problem — with one study finding more than 26% of meth users develop anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, people may not even realize they’re experiencing such disorders.

Meth addiction treatment cannot overlook such major aspects of a person’s mental health. This is why Olympus Recovery focuses on treating substance abuse and the co-occurring disorders related to the condition. If treatment centers haven’t worked for you in the past, it might be because they didn’t treat you as a whole (i.e., holistically). We’re here to change that.

Meth Addiction Treatment at Olympus Recovery

If you’re ready to overcome addiction, Olympus Recovery has the tools and resources you need to get healthy. The stark increase in meth-related deaths in recent years — with rates more than quadrupling in some populations — has brought into focus how important programs like ours are. If clients aren’t treated as individuals and aren’t treated holistically, recovery can become difficult.

This makes performing an in-depth assessment to identify any psychiatric co-occurring disorders imperative. Even if these are not an underlying cause of addiction, they can play a significant role in recovery. That’s why we have Master’s Level clinicians on site to assist those who visit us for help. Additionally, we only offer therapeutic approaches backed by evidence.

These meth addiction treatments include:

We offer each of these treatments in a welcoming and relaxing environment. Olympus Recovery is only a 30-bed facility, so our staff of professionals can give every client the attention they deserve. Housing is in shared apartments at the Transformations Via Delray residences, and we often hold meetings during weekend and evening outings.

Clients have transportation provided so they have less to worry about. We also offer specialty programs (e.g., First Responder) and three separate group rooms. Group therapy is an important part of recovery, and if it’s something that can help you in your journey, we have a variety of these groups focusing on different needs. These include:

  • Life after loss
  • Building resilience
  • Principles of Recovery (e.g., 12-step introduction and more)
  • Life skills
  • Trauma
  • Anger management

And though we mentioned it earlier, our dialectical behavioral therapy is something we’re especially proud of. Not all treatment centers offer DBT, but due to its focus on emotional regulation, we think they should. While this approach isn’t a requirement for effective recovery, it provides a powerful tool for those who need meth addiction treatment.

And if you’re concerned that your insurer may not cover the high-quality treatment at Olympus Recovery, take a moment to reach out to us for a consultation. We made sure our program was in-network for a variety of HMO and PPO insurance plans, and if you need self-pay options, we have those too. Let nothing stand in the way of you getting healthy.

Get Meth Addiction Treatment Today

Millions of people will make the mistake of trying methamphetamines in their lives. Fortunately, not all of them will become addicted. For those who do, though, help is available. While it may seem like there’s no hope for recovery when you feel trapped in addiction, there are tools and resources accessible that can help you weather the storm and get better.

At Olympus Recovery, we specialize in treating substance abuse disorders along with secondary mental health diagnoses you may encounter. As part of the Transformations family, our certified staff of professionals has a long history of helping our clients achieve recovery. You’ll also find that our aftercare program is unequaled in the industry.

If you need meth addiction treatment that’s not just focused on sobriety — but also on treating you as a whole — contact us at Olympus Recovery today to learn how we can help.

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For immediate help call us confidentially at (866) 305-7134. Our admissions specialists can answer all your questions, and put you on the road to recovery.

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