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A young man sits in a small apartment at a cluttered table with bags of meth in front of him. The cravings demand that he partakes just one more time. However, he knows that his wife wants him to give it up. She told not to come back until he wasn’t using meth, but for some reason, he couldn’t. No matter what he tries to do to stop, meth always calls him back. His high-powered career is a thing of the past, and his family wants nothing to do with him anymore. But the symptoms associated with withdrawal are just too much. Quitting on his own just doesn’t feel like an option.

But recovery changes lives, and withdrawal doesn’t last forever. In California in 2020,  2878 people visited the emergency department for methamphetamine use. Perhaps the biggest question is: “What will meth addiction treatment look like?”

Treatment Options for Crystal Meth Addiction at Pacific Sands

Treatment can come with several complicated emotions, but you don’t have to go through those emotions alone. Pacific Sands will support you through each step in your recovery. Our 2:1 staff-to-client ratio allows us to give you the direct care you need and deserve throughout recovery. We are a small  6-bed facility, and most people utilize out-of-network insurance benefits or self-pay. We accept the following insurance partners: Anthem, GEHA, BlueCross BlueShield, Beacon, Magellan Health, MultiPlan, Aetna, and Cigna.

Meth Withdrawal at Pacific Sands

Meth detox does not exist. However, residential treatment can still be beneficial in monitoring your withdrawal symptoms as you start your treatment here. The withdrawal stage of meth typically lasts 7-10 days; the symptoms peak around 24 hours after your last dose. Some symptoms you might experience with methamphetamine withdrawal include:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Vivid dreams
  • Hypersomnia
  • Depression
  • Cravings

Residential Services at Pacific Sands

After finishing the withdrawal stage, behavioral therapy begins. This level of care requires you to live at our facility for several weeks or months, depending on your needs. Most people begin this level of treatment during the withdrawal stage, allowing them to receive the medical support they need and be more comfortable. 

At our facility, people have stayed from 90 days to 12 months. You will experience several therapies that will help you avoid returning to use and have support from professionals and peers. You will participate in several individual and group therapy sessions here. While both will help you work through troubling circumstances, group therapy will provide you with a community of people who understand you. They will be able to give you accountability and support in your recovery.

You will participate in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing as part of your care. Your day will be very structured, filled with activities such as yoga or meditation, therapy, and communal meals with your peers as you learn skills found in CBT that will help prevent a return to use.

Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment Expectations at Pacific Sands

When you come to our facility, you will work with an experienced and compassionate care coordinator to learn more about your life and build a customized treatment plan based on your unique needs. You can expect to begin to learn the underlying causes of your meth use and address any traumas that may have led you to try meth in the first place. Finding recovery might not be an easy road, but it’s worthwhile. 

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What Is Meth Use Disorder?

Methamphetamine is a stimulant that looks like glass fragments or blue rocks. It is similar to amphetamine, which treats attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). People often take meth illicitly to receive a high that quickly fades into a crash. They then repeat this cycle often giving up food and sleep for several days. People will take meth in various ways such as smoking, swallowing a pill, or injecting the powder dissolved in water or alcohol.

What Are the Causes of Meth Use Disorder?

A meth use disorder can develop for several reasons. It might have developed due to underlying mental health concerns such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It could also have developed because parents or siblings used meth around you. You might have also developed because a friend offered meth to you. Substance use disorders can also stem from genetics, though the research on that isn’t conclusive. 

Do You Need Treatment for Methamphetamine Use Disorder?

If you’re using methamphetamines outside of a doctor’s recommendation or using more than prescribed, it’s time to seek help – even if you haven’t noticed a change in your behavior. Over time, meth will change your life and your health status in ways you can’t control. But recovery is possible, and receiving treatment will help. 

FAQs About Meth Addiction

How is meth introduced into the body?

Meth can be introduced into the body by smoking, swallowing a pill, injecting powder dissolved in water or alcohol, and snorting.

What are the best treatments for meth addiction?

Behavioral therapies are the best treatments for meth use disorder.

What drug is used to counter-interact with meth overdose?

No medications can be used to counter-interact with a meth overdose; however, medications might be given to treat the heart, muscles, kidneys, and brain complications.

Get Help for Meth Use Disorder Today at Pacific Sands!

Pacific Sands helps you take the first step towards a new life in Santa Ana, CA. We treat you like a person, not a number, so you’ll always get individualized attention and unique treatment plans tailored to your needs. For more information about meth use treatment, call us today at 949-426-7962.


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    Andrew N.
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