Meth Addiction Treatment

Methamphetamine is one of the most dangerous substances that people abuse today. Highly addictive and illegal across the United States, this illicit drug can cause users to become addicted even after just one use. With a high that causes feelings of euphoria and detachment from one’s surroundings, methamphetamine, also known as meth, is an enticing substance that has the reputation of causing insurmountable damage to a person’s life. When a person is entrapped in the clutches of a meth addiction, that individual’s health will likely deteriorate and the people, possessions, and activities that were once enjoyed and held dear will be of no importance any longer. Attempting to break free from an addiction of this kind without the help of knowledgeable professionals often results in failure and the resumption of meth abuse.

However, when a person is ready to end his or her addiction to methamphetamine, he or she can engage in treatment so as to garner the best chance of successfully combatting his or her chemical dependency problem. There are many options for care that exist that have helped countless men and women break the powerful ties of a meth addiction.

At Life Healing Center, we recognize the trials and tribulations that lie in front of individuals who are battling an addiction to meth, and we understand how intimidating the journey to recovery can seem. For over 20 years, we have provided a safe, serene, and supportive environment for those who need help, encouragement, and guidance in overcoming their chemical dependency concerns, including concerns relating to an addiction to methamphetamine. With specialized programming that is also catered to meet the needs of individuals who may be warring against additional struggles, such as healing from a traumatic past or struggling with an intimacy disorder or co-occurring psychiatric condition, Life Healing Center is proud to be a place of personal transformation wherein each individual is fully supported as he or she taps into the natural process of healing that we believe is inherent in everyone. Let the skilled, caring, and empathic staff at Life Healing Center help you start your life anew.

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The Connection between Meth Abuse and Trauma

There is a substantial amount of research that proves a strong connection between the abuse of substances, such as meth, and trauma. The occurrence of a trauma can impact an individual’s life to such an extent that a person may resort to drastic and life-threatening measures to numb the emotional pain that results from enduring a trauma. Depending on the amount of healthy coping skills a person has, along with the degree of support from others that is readily available to an individual, the resulting means of coping with trauma-related distress can include the abuse of meth or other substances.

When taken, meth can offer sufferers of trauma the emotional reprieve that is often desperately desired. However, the abuse of meth can quickly turn into an addiction and cause further disruption to a person’s life. Any existing trauma-related distress could become amplified and lead to a person engaging in additional harmful endeavors, such as polysubstance abuse or self-harm, if the symptoms of addiction and trauma become even more cumbersome.

Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment

An addiction to methamphetamine causes devastation in the lives of those addicted to it and can cause a great deal of distress for close friends and family members. The powerful clutches of a meth addiction often supersedes things that were once important, making any helpful efforts to end this type of addiction by friends and family members futile. Rest assured, however, as there are things that friends and family members can do to help a loved one get treatment. Consider doing the following:

  • Learn about meth addiction and educate yourself on the health risks involved.
  • Establish a safety plan for seeking medical attention on behalf of your loved one in the event it is apparent that the person you care about is experiencing a methamphetamine overdose.
  • Look into treatment options that care for meth addiction and other mental health concerns.
  • Talk with your loved one about his or her addiction and discuss your worries and concerns with him or her.
  • Offer to assist your loved one in reaching out to treatment providers to gather more information.
  • Suggest that you accompany your loved one to any scheduled assessments for admission to treatment.

Once your loved one has made the brave choice to enter treatment, there are some additional things that you can do to help him or her be successful while in treatment. Consider doing the following as well:

  • Remain in contact with your loved one.
  • Be supportive and offer encouragement.
  • Urge your loved one to adhere to treatment recommendations set forth by his or her treatment providers.
  • Be open to hearing about your loved one’s experience with treatment.

Lastly, it is a good idea to learn what you can do to help your loved one remain sober once he or she has completed treatment. Your loved one’s treatment providers can offer insight into this and supply you with referrals and references for how you can be of most help to your loved one when he or she returns home.

If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Types of Treatment Offered at Life Healing Center

At Life Healing Center, we pride ourselves on being a premiere provider of clinical excellence in the treatment of substance abuse concerns, psychiatric conditions, intimacy disorders, and trauma-related distresses. We strive to offer patients a therapeutic environment wherein they will be treated with understanding, compassion, and respect. With specific residential treatment programming options, designed for men and women, aged 18 and older, Life Healing Center is proud to be able to offer truly culturally-sensitive care that meets the unique needs of every individual who is entrusted into our care.

The Core Programs at Life Healing Center include our Empowerment Program for trauma treatment, and our Hope Program for the treatment of substance abuse. When patients come to us battling an addiction to methamphetamine, they will embark on the path to recovery through participation in our Hope Program, which was created to provide comprehensive chemical dependency treatment. While engaged in the Hope Program, patients who are struggling with co-occurring psychiatric or intimacy disorders will receive appropriate therapeutic interventions to address those concerns as well.

Life Healing Center is dedicated to treating complex cases and our staff is trained and excels in treating multiple concerns at one time. Patients who are dealing with multiple concerns will be provided with an individualized plan of care that will address the full-spectrum of issues with which they present. Patients engaged in our Hope Program will take part in a variety of appropriate verbal and experiential therapies that are designed to facilitate intervention on dysfunctional coping strategies related to substance abuse and chemical dependency. The methods for care offered in this innovative programming options at Life Healing Center include the following:

Detoxification services: Individuals who arrive at our center with meth or other types of substances in their systems will go through a medical detoxification process prior to beginning treatment. The medical detoxification process at Life Healing Center utilizes symptom-driven evidence-based protocols that assist patients in remaining safe and comfortable as their bodies become rid of any toxic substances. Patients who are actively detoxing may not attend groups, depending on their physical and cognitive status. However, once they are deemed medically stable enough to do so, patients will become fully immersed in the full treatment experience.

Medication management: All patients will receive an evaluation by a board-certified adult psychiatrist following their admission into programming. If, during this evaluation, it is determined that there is a clinical need for medication interventions in order to treat a patient’s distressing symptoms, he or she will then continue to meet with the psychiatrist on an as-needed basis for consultations and follow-ups in order to ensure that any medication that may have been prescribed is effectively helping him or her. Nurses and medication technicians will also assist in monitoring a patient’s medication needs.

Individual therapy: Each patient will be assigned to a primary therapist who will conduct one-to-one therapy sessions with him or her throughout his or her time spent in treatment. At a minimum, patients meet twice with their therapist for individual therapy sessions during their first week of treatment and then at least once per week thereafter. However, patients may also meet with their therapist more frequently depending on assessed need.

Family therapy: While Life Healing Center believes that family involvement is an important part of successful recovery, there are a number of factors that are considered when determining whether or not family therapy sessions will be an appropriate part of each patient’s individualized care. The number of family therapy sessions that will be held is determined by assessed need, permission of the patient to have his or her family members participate in such sessions, and the clinical advisability of the inclusion of the family in the patient’s treatment process. There are times where family inclusion is contraindicated and a patient’s therapist will ensure that the patient’s well-being is considered first and foremost before such sessions occur.

Group therapy: Group therapy is a major component to the care offered at Life Healing Center. When patients engage in these sessions, they are afforded an opportunity to both give and receive support from peers who are facing similar struggles to their own, while also benefiting from psycho-educational opportunities that can help them learn information that is necessary for developing confidence in moving forward in their recovery. There are a variety of topics discussed in the various groups that are held, but some of the most common include the following:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Trauma resolution
  • Healing shame
  • Self-expression
  • Trust
  • Acceptance
  • DBT
  • Preparing for discharge
  • Disease Model of Addiction
  • Relapse prevention
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Living in balance
  • Emotion regulation
  • Communication

Experiential therapy: In order to offer a truly holistic and comprehensive approach to the care and treatment we offer, Life Healing Center is proud to supply patients with the following options for experiential therapies:

  • Group equine therapy
  • Movement therapy
  • Group art therapy
  • Psychodrama

Ancillary therapies: Selected with the patient on the basis of his or her presenting issues, men and women engaged in the Hope Program are given the opportunity to participate in the following therapeutic activities, which are led by contracted ancillary therapists:

  • Somatic experiencing
  • Reiki
  • Hakomi
  • Individual equine therapy
  • Individual art therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • EMDR

Discharge Planning and Continuing Care

Knowing how important discharge planning and continuing care is to a patient’s ability to be successful in lasting recovery, the staff at Life Healing Center begins to plan for a patient’s discharge as soon as they become engaged in treatment. Once it is deemed clinically appropriate, planning will be initiated with the patient as well. Discharge, transition, and continuing care is all completed by a patient’s primary therapist with the active involvement of the patient and other interested parties as appropriate and as agreed to by the patient. This plan will identify the support that is needed to prevent a recurrence of symptoms or a reduction in functioning. A projected transition date is established and is revised during the course of treatment based upon the patient’s progress in relation to his or her treatment plan.

There are a number of components included in a patient’s discharge and aftercare plan, which, at a minimum, should include the following:

  • The family’s plan for continued self-help involvement
  • The patient’s plan for maintaining recovery, including specific referrals to 12-Step and other support groups, sponsorship, and a relapse prevention plan
  • The patient and/or family’s plan for continuing care services, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, etc.

It is the policy of Life Healing Center that all patients be referred to appropriate services capable of providing continuity of care based on each individual’s specific needs. This plan will be formulated with the patient for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the gains and successes made in treatment.

At Life Healing Center, we want to help you or your loved one rediscover a full, healthy, and happy life. If you or someone you care for is struggling with an addiction to methamphetamine, an intimacy disorder, or a mental health condition, or if you or a loved one is in need of trauma recovery, look no further than Life Healing Center. You do not have to do this alone; we want to help.

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