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Addicted To Meth? 3 Treatment Options To Get Your Life Back To Normal

If you are addicted to meth it can be very difficult to get over this addiction on your own. This is especially true if you have been doing meth for a long period of time. Fortunately, there is help available to you and many treatment options you can choose from.

Inpatient Care

You may want to consider inpatient care in the beginning. This will be beneficial as you will not have any way to gain access to the drug while you are going through treatment. Inpatient care can also help you while you are going through the process of getting the drug out of your system. This is known as detoxification and can last a few hours or days. The doctor at the treatment center can give you drugs to help with the symptoms you will feel while the meth is leaving your body.

Once you go through the detox and the meth is out of your body you will then start to do other treatment options to help you.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy involves seeing a therapist as an inpatient or outpatient. During the therapy, the therapist will teach you ways you can deal with stressors in your life. This is important as stress can lead you to use meth again to help you feel better.

The therapist will help you learn other ways to deal with your addiction, such as staying away from people that use meth, going on a long walk, taking a swim, and more. The therapist will counsel you in what may be causing you to use meth in the first place. Role playing may be used to prepare you for situations you may find yourself in that would cause you to use meth again.

Contingency Management Intervention

Contingency management intervention is another treatment option for you.  This involves you getting a reward when you meet certain goals during the addiction recovery process. Some rewards may involve getting cash, gift cards, or other type of gift. In some cases, the prizes will be increased over time. For example, if you have a negative drug screen for a certain amount of time you may be further rewarded. 

This therapy can work well for many people as getting a prize can help motivate people to quit taking meth. Using this along with other therapies can be even more beneficial.  This can be done for both inpatient and outpatient.

Make an appointment with an addiction recovery treatment center in your area to learn more about these and other treatment options available for you.