Once an addiction to any type of substance has developed, a person’s life can rapidly fall out of his or her control and addiction to methamphetamine is no different. More commonly referred to simply as meth, an addiction to this substance can reap colossal devastation on not only the user’s life, but on the lives of those around him or her as well. Meth provides users with an overwhelming sense of euphoria while prohibiting their brain’s ability to feel pain, eliciting a state of profound relaxation and bliss. Because of the pleasurable effects brought on by the use of this substance, individuals quickly find themselves addicted to the way that it makes them feel, resulting in their going to great lengths to refrain from coming down from those positive sensations. Despite the positive way that this drug makes people feel, however, the damage that it does to their minds and bodies are often irreparable. For this reason, it is imperative that those who have fallen into the grips of an addiction to meth receive treatment to overcome their devastating habit and prevent future detriments from occurring.
At Sierra Tucson, the best rehab center for meth abuse, we fully recognize how difficult and intimidating the journey to obtaining sobriety can seem, and so we have developed specialized treatment that strives to make the process one that is as comfortable as possible. By engaging in our comprehensive addiction treatment, individuals who are struggling with an addiction to meth can develop the skills needed to not only achieve sobriety, but to maintain life-long recovery.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Discovering that your family member or loved one is battling an addiction to meth can turn your world upside down. It can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that your loved one has become caught up in the vicious cycle of addiction and, while you want to help your loved one, you may not know where to start. Keep the following in mind:
- Educate yourself on methamphetamine. By learning about the symptoms that indicate that a person is abusing meth, while also becoming educated on the long-term effects that this substance can have on a person’s health, it will assist you in gaining a sense of confidence when confronting your loved one with your concerns.
- Gain an understanding about the disease of addiction. It is easy to become angry and frustrated with someone who has become entrapped in the cycle of drug use because, as a non-drug user, it is hard to understand why someone would be willing to put his or her life and wellbeing at risk. By coming to understand that addiction is a disease, it can aid in helping you develop a sense of empathy towards what your loved one is fighting against.
- Confront your loved one with your concerns. If possible, enlist other people in your loved one’s life who can support you and assist in encouraging your loved one to get treatment. Anticipate denial and/or defensiveness. This is a normal reaction to confrontation and is important that you do not allow it to deter you from continuing your encouragement.
- Research various treatment options that specialize in addressing chemical dependency concerns and share your findings with your loved one.
- Do not take it upon yourself to throw away any substances that you may find in your loved one’s possession. While this may seem like an easy solution, in reality, it will only anger your loved one and potentially cause resistance towards his or her willingness to engage in treatment.
- Once your loved one has begun participating in treatment, be an active part of his or her therapeutic process. The involvement of family members and loved ones are paramount in ensuring successful treatment outcomes.
- Be patient. The road to recovery can be a long one, and it is important that you do not give up hope.
Why Consider Treatment for Meth Addiction at Our Rehab Center
The chronic use of methamphetamine can render individuals susceptible to experiencing any number of detrimental physical and psychological consequences. Even after one use, meth will begin to elicit changes in an individual’s temperament, personality, and physical appearance, along with initiating changes in one’s overall physical and mental health. People who abuse meth are making themselves vulnerable to experiencing negative health complications like the weakening of their immune system, damage to their vital organs, irreversible cognitive impairment, and contraction of viruses like HIV/AIDS or hepatitis. Psychologically, individuals who abuse meth are apt to experience the onset of things such as depression, anxiety, paranoia, and, in some cases, psychosis. Furthermore, the presence of a meth addiction can hinder a person’s ability to perform at the expected level occupationally, resulting in job loss and consistent unemployment. This can lead to further distress as financial problems arise. Additionally, meth addictions often cause people to be incapable of adhering to typical, everyday responsibilities and tasks, leading to familial strife and marital discord. The most devastating consequence of chronic meth use, however, is the potential for overdosing. And, sadly, many methamphetamine overdoses end in fatalities. Fortunately, when appropriate treatment is sought and implemented, individuals can overcome their addiction to this deadly substance and these distressing consequences can be successfully avoided.
Types of Treatment Offered at Our Rehab Center
As an internationally known and respected treatment provider of medical, therapeutic, and experiential services, our treatment center is pleased to offer state of the art treatment for a wide range of behavioral health concerns. Through the integration of evidence-based practices and integrative therapies, our meth abuse rehab prides itself on being a leading provider of services that are effective in treating addictions and other behavioral health problems. Holistic and individualized treatment is cornerstone to the premier care offered at our treatment center, and is provided by a staff of qualified and experienced. Our rehab center’s primary goal is to deliver services in such a manner that all who come to us for treatment will benefit from our services and resume the pursuit of a healthy and productive future.
Sierra Tucson, a premier meth addiction treatment center, includes Desert Flower, a 15-bed behavioral health inpatient unit, and a 124-bed behavioral health residential treatment center, both of which are situated on the same campus. Residents who require immediate stabilization due to the presence of psychiatric concerns or those who are in need of medical detoxification services can receive these interventions at Desert Flower prior to engaging in our rehab’s residential care. When residents present to our treatment center with methamphetamine in their systems, the first step in their treatment will be to undergo the medical detox services offered at Desert Flower so that their bodies can become rid of the toxic substance. This period of detoxification is monitored by medical personnel in order to ensure that individuals remain safe and as comfortable as possible during the process. Residents will also engage in a number of therapeutic interventions during their time in Desert Flower. Following detox and completion of treatment at our inpatient unit, residents will then engage in comprehensive treatment at our rehab’s behavioral health residential treatment center.
Treatment for substance abuse concerns, including the abuse of methamphetamine, is delivered through our treatment center’s Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program. Offered within our behavioral health residential treatment center, services supplied in this treatment plan are designed to elicit the most favorable outcomes for all residents. Our reputation as a leading drug addiction rehab center stems from our clinical excellence and the best, compassionate care that we afford to everyone who seeks our services. Our holistic approach to treatment respects the dignity of each individual while offering a therapeutic environment that is fully conducive to healing of the mind, body, and spirit. Treatment focuses on addressing each resident’s presenting problems, as well as underlying issues that exacerbate his or her struggles. It is our belief that, as residents gain new communication skills and learn to build healthy relationships, they can make sound decisions for a healthy quality of life and form deeper connections with others.
Using a biopsychosocial and spiritual approach to care, residents engaged in the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder program can partake in the following treatment methods, of which are outlined in each resident’s individualized treatment plan, as well as in our rehab’s daily treatment schedules:
Medication management: When individuals are struggling with the presence of a co-occurring disorder in addition to their addiction to methamphetamine, the implementation of psychotropic medications may be incorporated into their overall plan of care at our treatment center. The need for such medications, however, is always determined on a case-by-case basis. Residents who are engaged in the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment plan will have the opportunity to meet with either a psychiatrist or qualified physician at a minimum of once per week so that any medications that have been prescribed can be monitored for therapeutic effectiveness and any necessary changes can be made.
Individual therapy: Master’s level clinicians and/or licensed psychologists at our rehab offer individual therapy sessions with residents several times per week depending upon the treatment modality that is being used. All residents are guaranteed, however, that a minimum of one individual session will take place each week. Each resident’s therapist will be assigned to him or her depending upon the identified presenting concerns, the therapeutic approach that will be used in order to effectively address those concerns, and the specific training that the therapist possesses. These sessions occur in a confidential, one-to-one setting where the resident is afforded the opportunity to discuss his or her progress in treatment, address any concerns that may arise, and process through various feelings that he or she is experiencing.
Group therapy: At the time that residents are admitted into the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment plan at our meth addiction rehab center, they are assigned to a small group of peers, of whom are engaged in the same treatment. This group will meet together for therapy sessions four times per week. In addition to serving as a general process group, topics that are covered during these group sessions may include, but are not limited to:
- Relapse prevention
- Healing anxiety
- Anger management
- Didactic lectures
- Working through grief and loss
- Identifying feelings of shame in order to move to a place of resilience
Four Day Family Program: Recognizing the important role of loved ones in the lives of residents, our treatment center includes the Four Day Family treatment plan for family members and other close identified loved ones of residents. This type of treatment typically occurs during a resident’s third week of treatment and allows loved ones to engage in the therapeutic process to practice healthy communication and boundaries with understanding and support. Family members and loved ones can attend psychoeducational lectures, process groups, and a family dinner that can unify a family unit in a powerful way. Lastly, loved ones can remain in contact with a resident’s primary therapist should questions or concerns arise during the course of treatment.
Therapeutic Recreational Activities: In order to help residents at our rehab build a stronger sense of self and increased confidence as they overcome their addiction to meth, this treatment plan offers residents a myriad of therapeutic activities, of which are conducted daily or on a weekly basis. A resident’s participation in such activities will be outlined in his or her treatment plan and may include the following:
- Equine therapy
- Expressive art
- Adventure therapy (including a ropes course and rock wall)
Additional services: In order to best care for the needs of those who are working through an addiction to methamphetamine and any co-occurring conditions, our rehab is proud to offer a number of additional services through an innovative approach to treatment. Special time is set aside for selected individual appointments which will be outlined in one’s treatment plan in order to address individualized needs. Such services may include, but are not limited to:
- Mindfulness meditation
- Personal training
- Psychological testing
- Somato-emotional response massage (SER massage)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) SE (Somatic Experiencing) therapies are offered when deemed necessary based upon an assessment conducted by a psychiatrist
Furthermore, residents engaged in the care delivered through the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program at our rehab center will be provided with educational lectures and will participate in 12-step meetings. Each day will end on a positive note by allowing residents to gather together and reflect through a Gifts and Blessings Ceremony.
Should a resident require stabilization services while engaged in our rehab center’s residential treatment, he or she is able to partake in the services supplied by Desert Flower Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit before returning to residential treatment. The staff of professionals conducts an ongoing assessment of each resident’s progress and needs and offers assistance in making this transition smooth so as to continue the process of healing with as little disruption as possible.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
Sierra Tucson’s method for providing the best, all-encompassing care for every resident who comes for treatment includes thorough discharge planning and continuing care services that are second-to-none. Once a resident engages in services to treat an addiction to methamphetamine and co-occurring concerns at our meth abuse rehab, a comprehensive continued care plan is devised so that they can remain successful once treatment is complete. Those partaking in the services at Desert Flower meet with continued care staff to assess each individual’s needs and plan for discharge. Those engaged in the residential treatment at our rehab center meet with the same continued care staff and regional outreach specialists and partake in lectures and one-on-one planning sessions to ensure quality referrals and to establish any follow-up appointments that may be required once they have been discharged.
Furthermore, residents exiting the residential treatment, along with their family members, can benefit from The Connections Program. This treatment plan includes 12-month-long case management services that are in place to offer ongoing and substantial support to former residents. A representative from this plan contacts residents 48 hours after they are discharged and is available to assist these individuals in seeking and receiving the additional services they need in order to remain successful in the process of healing and recovery.
Lastly, former residents can take part in the Alumni Relations affiliated with our rehab. These services include groups offered through outpatient centers, of which are located across the United States.
If you or a loved one wishes to receive the superior care that has improved the lives of many individuals who have struggled with chemical dependency and co-occurring conditions, look no further than our treatment center. The life you have envisioned can begin here.