Methamphetamine is highly addictive and can be difficult to overcome, even with treatment. Recovery from a meth addiction requires a holistic treatment program that includes detox, counseling and therapy. A program that is especially designed to compensate for some of the cognitive and emotional deficiencies occurred during meth withdrawal.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any medications as treatments for meth-related problems. To address the needs of their clients, treatment programs turn instead to a modern school of psychotherapy called behavioral psychotherapy. The goal of this behavioral approach is to help you reduce your risks for future substance use by changing the ways that you think and act in everyday life.
Two forms of therapy have a demonstrated ability to help people with all kinds of stimulant problems: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management (CM). CBT helps reduce your relapse exposure by showing you how to recognize and change thoughts and behaviors that promote meth intake. CM helps you stick to your meth-related treatment by providing you with incentives whenever you make progress.1
Several other forms of non-medication-based assistance can also support effective recovery. For example, participating in a 12-step group, individual counseling and programs that educate your family. People severely affected by methamphetamine may need to seek partial hospitalization. Others may benefit from treatment in an inpatient or outpatient setting.
If you believe that you or your loved one has a meth problem, the experienced specialists at Transformations Treatment Center can help. Whether you have mild, moderate or severe symptoms we can help. Our focus on holistic methods ensures that you will receive personalized care that acknowledges your unique challenges. In addition to the behavioral therapies that form the heart of treatment, you will have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of supportive programs that increase your chances for positive outcomes. This comprehensive approach makes recovery a possibility for people from all walks of life. For more information on how we can assist you, contact us today.