One of the most dangerous drugs abused today is methamphetamine. Also commonly referred to as meth, this substance is one that can cause an individual to become addicted to it after just one use and begin a life-threatening pattern of substance abuse that can be lethal. Abused by either smoking, snorting, or injecting the drug, meth creates a high that causes feelings of emotional detachment from one’s surroundings and intense sensations of euphoria. And while the high seems pleasant to users of this drug, the subsequent withdrawal that occurs when an individual is no longer high can be both painful and dangerous to a person’s health. Seeking treatment is the only way to truly defeat a meth addiction and avoid the long-term consequences that are known to occur when an individual abuses this treacherous substance.
Twelve Oaks Recovery Center, a premier provider of chemical dependency treatment, is proud to offer the life-saving programming that has helped numerous men and women win the war against meth addiction. The comprehensive approach utilized by this top-notch center is what allows those who come for care to acquire the skills and confidence needed to leave their addictive behaviors and compulsions in the past, so that meth-free, healthy futures can be achieved.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
When a person is struggling with an addiction to meth, he or she is often well aware of the damage that his or her substance abuse has caused. At the same time, friends and family members often have no other choice but to watch the person they care about succumb to the devastation of this type of chemical dependency problem with seemingly no escape in sight. However, you, as a friend or family member, do not have to be a bystander to your loved one’s addiction. You can take action by doing the following and helping your loved one receive the treatment he or she needs:
- Learn about the effects of meth addiction, and prepare yourself and other loved ones in establishing a plan for what to do in the event your loved one overdoses on meth.
- Research treatment providers that can meet your loved one’s treatment needs.
- Provide your loved one with the research you have done on treatment options and encourage him or her to call the provider that appeals to him or her most.
- Offer to assist your loved one in contacting his or her provider of choice and communicate the importance of scheduling an assessment for admissions.
Once your loved one has committed to his or her recovery and is engaged in treatment, it is important that you remain an active part of your loved one’s recovery process. Attend family sessions, visit your loved one while he or she is in treatment, and remain in contact with your loved one, as these are great ways to show your support during this time. Lastly, it is imperative that you seek your own support so that you are able to heal in your own way while your loved one takes the steps towards a recovered life.
Why Consider Treatment at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center
Meth is a dangerous drug that can quickly transform a person’s life in a negative manner. Men and women who regularly abuse this substance often position the abuse at the center of their universe. Friends, family members, and other elements of life that were once of great importance frequently become nothing more than background noise to their now center-stage meth abuse problem. This type of neglect to other areas of life also includes ignoring one’s physical and mental health. Severe damage to one’s vital organs, deteriorating mental health, the ongoing risk of overdose, and potential for exposure to incurable diseases all can become very real concerns for someone who abuses methamphetamine. Additionally, there is an increased risk for interaction with the legal system, as those abusing this drug often engage in criminal activity or risky behaviors in order to maintain their addiction. A pivotal thing to know, however, is that such detriments can be prevented or avoided all together. By engaging in treatment, those confined to the ongoing abuse of meth can receive the care and learn the skills needed to finally live the drug-free, healthy lives they deserve to be living.
Types of Treatment Offered at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center
For over 30 years, we at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center have been dedicated to providing world class care to men and women who are in need of treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, including an addiction to methamphetamine. We believe in providing highly individualized treatment that is catered to meet the unique needs of each one of our patients. We strive to provide treatment in an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and responsibility, wherein patients are the top priority and they can feel confident that they are receiving the most optimal quality of care possible as they work towards overcoming their meth abuse problem.
In order to cater treatment to meet the specific needs of each patient, Twelve Oaks is pleased to offer three specialized treatment tracks that can be incorporated into a patient’s personalized treatment plan. These tracks include Proclaim, our Christian track, Aspire, our PTSD recovery track, and Resilience, our addiction-free chronic pain management track. A patient’s participation in these specialized tracks will be determined based on his or her individual needs and presenting concerns.
In addition to these specialized tracks, our center supplies the following interventions that may be included into the comprehensive treatment plans that are provided to every patient in our residential inpatient program:
Medically monitored detoxification: When patients arrive at Twelve Oaks with methamphetamine in their systems, participating in medically monitored detox may be the most beneficial first step in their recovery process. We offer high-level detox services that are delivered under the direction of an ASAM certified addictionologist and are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our compassionate nursing staff. A wide range of medications are available for use, but they will only be implemented into a patient’s treatment plan when it is deemed clinically appropriate for medically managing the detoxification process and the side effects that can arise from detox. Each patient’s medical situation is taken into account prior to his or her participation in detox, and appropriate accommodations are made to ensure that all interventions are managed safely.
Medication management: For individuals who are battling symptoms of a co-occurring mental health condition in addition to their addiction to meth, the use of certain medications may be beneficial in helping to alleviate some of their distress. The implementation of any medications, however, is always determined on a patient-to-patient basis. Appointments with a psychiatrist are scheduled solely based on need, and medication management services will be offered following the recommendations of the attending psychiatrist.
Individual therapy: All patients have the opportunity to take part in individual therapy sessions with their assigned counselors at a minimum of once per week. Additional sessions can be added on as-needed or as-requested basis. These individual sessions are designed to be a time for patients to meet in a private setting with their counselors to discuss their treatment goals and process through any setbacks that may arise as they work towards overcoming their meth addiction. Additionally, counselors often incorporate various experiential therapy options into their individual sessions with patients. Such options may include guided imagery, art, recreational activities, psychodrama, yoga, and participation in beach activities like fishing, swimming, and kayaking.
Family therapy: Knowing the importance of family involvement when someone is battling an addiction to methamphetamine, Twelve Oaks provides patients and their family members with at least one family therapy session during their time in treatment. Each patient’s counselor will determine if additional family sessions are necessary or would be a beneficial addition to each patient’s individualized treatment plan. Upon this determination, appropriate arrangements for further sessions will be made.
Group therapy: Group therapy is a large part of the therapeutic experience here at Twelve Oaks. Patients have the opportunity to participate in two process groups and three educational groups each day, Monday through Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, patients participate in a total of five educational groups, including recreational therapy on Saturday and a spirituality group on Sunday. Patients also have the option of attending a local church on Sundays as part of their spirituality group. There are a variety of topics that are covered throughout the different educational groups, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Working the 12-Step program
- Big Book study
- Relapse prevention
- Stages of change
- 10 principles of change
- Anger management
- Communication skills
- Triggers and cravings
- Conflict resolution
- Spirituality enrichment study
- Dealing with stress and emotions
- Addiction as a brain disease
Experiential therapeutic activities are also frequently incorporated into the group therapy sessions. Such activities can include psychodrama, yoga, guided imagery, art, the low ropes course, recreational therapy, and participation in various beach activities, such as volleyball, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and communal gatherings around a bonfire.
At Twelve Oaks, we recognize that recovery from meth addiction is an ongoing process that does not end upon completion of residential inpatient treatment. For this reason, our staff works diligently with each patient to create a thorough discharge plan so that appropriate continuing care services can be put into place prior to his or her completion of inpatient treatment. Twelve Oaks is pleased to offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) that patients may step-down down to once their time in residential inpatient treatment is complete. If patients are ready to return home, the staff at Twelve Oaks will work with them to ensure that appropriate supportive and follow-up services are accessible.
If you or your loved one needs help in overcoming an addiction to methamphetamine, look no further than Twelve Oaks Recovery Center. We will do everything in our power to help you embark on the road to recovery with the confidence necessary for achieving lasting healing.