Methamphetamine Treatment in Southern California
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Is a loved one in your life addicted to methamphetamine? They might be aware of how negatively this drug is impacting their life, as well as yours. However, it will be impossible for them to break the addiction cycle on their own.
At Clear Recovery Center, we work with many individuals struggling to overcome methamphetamine addiction.
Recovery from methamphetamine addiction is difficult and painful. Let our team be at your loved one’s side, so they can receive the treatment and the support they need. Together, we’ll get the addict in your life back on track. Make an appointment with us today.
What Is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant. It comes in the form of an odorless white crystalline powder. The powder is dissolvable in water or alcohol. The drug primarily affects the central nervous system.
Street names for methamphetamine are:
The drug was originally created from its parent drug, amphetamine. Compared to amphetamine, methamphetamine has much stronger effects even with the same dose.
How Does Methamphetamine Affect the Body and Brain?
Methamphetamine increases dopamine production in the brain. The primary symptoms of use are:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased physical activity
More unpleasant symptoms manifest as well:
- Memory loss
- Intense itching
- Dental problems
- Extreme weight loss
All these effects accompany this drug if taken for even a slightly longer period of time.
Methamphetamine affects more than just your mind. It impacts the entire body. The effects it can have on personal health are often intense. For those who are dependent on the drug, withdrawal will cause painful physical symptoms including:
- Loss of pleasure
- Flu-like symptoms
It is safest for addicts to undergo medical detox in professional care. At Clear Recovery Center, supervised recovery is our specialty.
How We Treat Methamphetamine Addiction
An addiction to methamphetamine can occur due to a number of reasons. Patients will sometimes receive a prescription for methamphetamine. The drug can help manage illnesses like ADHD and narcolepsy. However, most users consume the drug for recreational purposes.
The recreational use of methamphetamine can very quickly turn into an addiction. This addiction can make sustaining a normal life with a job, family, friends, and responsibilities impossible.
Methamphetamine addictions cause both physical difficulties and mental dependencies. Quitting can be debilitating. Withdrawal can put those with addictions in a very vulnerable place. This is why it is imperative that withdrawal is supervised at a medical facility to ease the effects on the sufferer and prevent them going back to the drug. After that, Clear Recovery Center can guide the person back to a full life without methamphetamines.
Our treatment plans at Clear Recovery Center help people with methamphetamine addiction get their lives back. With experienced doctors and proven methods, our facility has a mission to help each client overcome methamphetamine and addiction.
We offer three major treatment options for those dealing with methamphetamine addictions.
This program is the most intensive, as it combines counseling and behavioral therapy.
Patients enter this program once they complete a medical withdrawal.
Depending on the client and their progression, this program can last anywhere between two to eight weeks of treatment. The typical week will include five hours of treatment per day for five days a week.
Those prepared to start their process of recovery begin here.
This program is meant for those ready to begin the transition process back into their normal lives. Often, our patients will attend partial hospitalization first. Then, they will transfer to intensive outpatient.
This program can last for up to twelve weeks. Clients complete four hours of treatment per day for three days a week. It is a great way to continue receiving intensive treatment while practicing learned coping skills for everyday living.
Outpatient is the least intensive program. It is typically for clients who are looking for support from doctors and other individuals in recovery. The support system helps patients while they reintegrate back into their lives.
The typical schedule for outpatient consists of one or two days a week of treatment. This is usually the final stage of recovery. It is where clients employ skills and techniques they learned in recovery. They are given a lot of responsibility.
This is the final stage for reentering life outside of treatment.
WHAT WE TREAT
Co-occuring Addiction and Mental Health Issues
Substance use disorders can coincide with mental health or even multiple issues at once. That includes mood, developmental, eating, and behavioral disorders. Clear Recovery Center is equipped to handle a wide variety of co-occurring disorders.
How Methamphetamine Is Used
Methamphetamine can be consumed in various ways. One of the most popular methods is smoking. Other forms of ingestion include:
- Taking the drug orally in the form of a pill
- Snorting the powder
- Dissolving the substance in water or alcohol and injecting it
Why Methamphetamine Is Addictive
Methamphetamine has a euphoric impact on the brain’s pleasure centers. The brain naturally produces dopamine. However, methamphetamine significantly increases the amount of this chemical. Increased dopamine leads to intense pleasure and euphoria. This instant reward can make dependence on the substance difficult to overcome.
The first few times a person uses meth, it is a decision like any other. The decision takes place in the prefrontal cortex, the decision-making part of the brain. However, methamphetamine rewires the brain. Usage then becomes non-voluntary.
Once dependence forms, the act of consuming the drug is a reflex like blinking, scratching an itch, or breathing. This makes quitting incredibly difficult.
This rewiring has other negative effects as well. For many, the drug becomes necessary for users to experience any kind of pleasure. This is because of how it rapidly spikes the dopamine levels in the brain. Over time, the natural dopamine receptors decrease. This leaves the user unable to truly enjoy anything without using the drug.
Withdrawal can be painful. A person in withdrawal will experience a prolonged lack of enjoyment or pleasure. However, once the body rids itself of the drug, it begins to heal. By the two-year mark, most individuals experience brain healing. Their brains will return to creating normal levels of dopamine production.
Our trained professionals will take care of your loved one during recovery. Consult Clear Recovery Center for more information about which program is best for your loved one.
We are equipped to help you and your loved one deal with methamphetamine treatment in South Bay, California. Our years of experience dealing with methamphetamine addiction means our professionals are both prepared and ready to start on the journey toward recovery with you and your loved ones.
We never make assumptions about a person’s life or experiences and pride ourselves on being providers of outstanding mental health care that is both effective and long-lasting. Find out for yourself how we can help you fight methamphetamine addiction today.
Break the cycle of addiction. Develop tools needed to reintegrate. Create a happy healthy productive life.
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Redondo Beach Location
201 Herondo Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Manhattan Beach Location
515 N Sepulveda Blvd Suite B
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Tuesday : 9AM–8PM
Wednesday : 9AM–8:30PM
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Saturday : 9AM–6PM
Sunday : Closed