Treating Crystal Meth Addiction
Methamphetamine addiction is a serious disease. However, it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Treatment exists that can help a person detox from the substance and reach long-term recovery.
There are currently no FDA-approved medications to manage methamphetamine withdrawal nor ones that specifically target and treat stimulant use disorders; in some cases, any persistent mental or medical health issues associated with the methamphetamine use may benefit from medications (e.g., antidepressants or antipsychotics) or additional medical attention during the recovery period.7, 8
Several behavioral therapeutic approaches may be applied to help people recovery from stimulant use disorders. Motivational interviewing can help people resolve their ambivalence toward recovery and embrace treatment efforts to help stop using methamphetamine.2
Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients recognize and avoid the situations that make them want to use meth. Contingency management, which offers small rewards for remaining drug free, is another evidenced-based method used by clinical professionals to help former meth users establish a strong foundation for recovery.2, 8
Addiction Treatment at Recovery First
From detox to aftercare planning, Recovery First Treatment Center in Hollywood, Florida can help you reach your sobriety and recovery goals. Detox is medically supervised 24/7, so if a patient experiences meth withdrawal symptoms, someone will be there to help make them comfortable.
The facility also offers cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing when a patient is out of detox and ready to build a strong foundation for recovery. You can learn more when you call our Admissions Navigators at 954-526-5776.