Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment
Methamphetamine, which is often referred to as ‘meth’, ‘crystal’ or ‘crystal meth’, is a dangerous and highly addictive stimulant drug. Whilst meth is chemically similar to amphetamines, meth causes much stronger effects and has a more profound impact on the human body and brain than amphetamine. When it is ingested, meth produces a powerful high, which consists of euphoria, excessive energy and feelings of pleasure. It is these effects that make meth so addictive as they can cause individuals to return to the substance over and over again, thus resulting in a destructive meth addiction.
Addiction to meth can result in a range of devastating effects, including fatal overdose, and requires expert help to overcome. Meth can be consumed by a number of different methods, including snorting, swallowing and injecting, all of which can cause additional complications.
Treatment for methamphetamine addiction in Southampton
At Manor Clinic, we understand that whilst meth addiction is a very serious condition, it is also treatable. Our team of addiction specialists possess extensive experience in providing evidence-based treatment for your meth addiction, and are dedicated to helping you every step of the way towards achieving a full and sustainable recovery.
We recognise that it can be difficult to take the first step towards recovery from a meth addiction. That’s why we aim to make this process as smooth as possible by offering a free, no obligation addiction assessment, allowing you to discuss your unique concerns with one of our specialists, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. This initial assessment will begin to help you to identify the underlying causes for your addiction, and is the first step towards developing a personalised addiction treatment journey.
We also offer a comprehensive, medically assisted withdrawal detoxification (detox) programme at Manor Clinic, as an important first step in your meth rehab programme. During detox, all traces of methamphetamine will be removed from your body in a carefully monitored environment and under the close supervision of trained specialists. We will also support you to manage the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that you experience when you no longer have meth in your system.
- Round-the-clock clinical support from experienced medical professionals who will ensure that your safety is a top priority, and that you are as comfortable as possible
- A substance-free environment to prevent the possibility of relapse
- Controlled medication can be prescribed if required, to help to alleviate any discomfort that you may experience as part of the withdrawal process
Ultimately, the aim of detox is to ensure that you are physically stable and equipped to commence with an intensive programme of meth addiction therapy. We employ a wide range of tried and tested therapeutic techniques at Manor Clinic, all of which have been found to be highly effective in treating addictions and addictive behaviours, including meth misuse. During therapy, we will help you to identify the underlying triggers and causes for your destructive meth addiction, improve your self-esteem, and take steps towards the healthy, drug-free life that you deserve.
Our beautiful centre has been specifically designed to ensure that those in our care feel safe, comfortable and welcome. We offer relaxing and welcoming living areas, modern en-suite bedrooms and expansive private lawns, providing the perfect sanctuary for you to take a step back from your normal day-to-day life and focus on your recovery.
An expert methamphetamine addiction treatment team
Our highly qualified experts at Manor Clinic have a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating methamphetamine addiction. In addition, everything we do is underpinned by robust National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, and based on the very latest thinking in addiction rehabilitation. In short, you are in safe hands with us.
Seek support for your meth addiction today
Without specialist support, methamphetamine addiction is likely to worsen over time, leading to a whole host of devastating, long-term problems. In addition, ongoing meth abuse may also lead you to develop addictions to other dangerous substances, including alcohol and other drugs, as well as engaging in compulsive behaviours such as gambling. That’s why it’s absolutely crucial that you seek help as soon as possible, in order to regain control and get your life back on track.
How do we treat methamphetamine addiction at Manor Clinic?
Methamphetamine rehab at Manor Clinic takes place as part of our intensive residential treatment programme. Our most comprehensive treatment option lasts for 28 days, and this is the recommended length of time required to overcome an addiction. However, it’s also possible for us to offer other treatment lengths, if appropriate. These include:
- 7-day detox
- 14-day treatment programme
- 21-day treatment programme
Patients are encouraged to stay with us for longer than 28 days if this is deemed as being beneficial for their wellbeing and long-term recovery. The longer a patient stays with us, the better equipped they will be to overcome their destructive meth addiction, acquire the tools to remain abstinent, and pave the way towards a healthy and happy future.
For more information on inpatient treatment at Manor Clinic, please visit our residential treatment page.
Methamphetamine addiction treatment at Manor Clinic is underpinned by the 12-Step addiction treatment model. This is an abstinence-based philosophy, which focuses upon your motivation to change your destructive habits, whilst also drawing upon elements of spirituality throughout your rehab journey. Ultimately, the 12-Step method provides a set of guiding principles for the addiction treatment process.
Our leading 28-day meth Addiction Treatment Programme consists of:
- Free, no obligation addiction assessment - book your appointment today
- Comprehensive medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for your methamphetamine addiction
- Structured group therapy programmes
- A specialist family programme
- Access to 12-Step support groups
- Free aftercare for life following treatment
- Free family support for life following treatment
For more information on the methamphetamine addiction treatment that we offer at Manor Clinic, as well as the type of therapy that is involved, please visit our approach to addiction treatment page.
What are the most common signs and symptoms of methamphetamine addiction?
As well as consuming meth on a regular and ongoing basis, the following are all signs that you, or someone you know, has become dependent on this dangerous drug:
- Intense mood swings
- Feelings of guilt, shame and hopelessness
- Feeling as though methamphetamine has taken over your life
- Spending an increasing amount of time on obtaining, using and recovering from the effects of meth
- Feeling as though you want to stop taking meth but finding that you are unable to do so
- Financial difficulties as a result of spending lots of money on methamphetamine
- Legal problems including arrest and imprisonment
- Driving or engaging in other risky behaviours when under the influence of meth
- Lying to loved ones about the extent of your methamphetamine use
- Withdrawing from family and friends, resulting in social isolation
- Finding that you only tend to associate with other meth addicts
- Weight loss
- Bruised or scabbed skin
- Dental problems
- Possession of syringes, needles and other paraphernalia related to injecting meth
- Developing a tolerance to methamphetamine, meaning that you need to take more of the drug, and with increasing frequency, in order to feel the desired effects
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms if you haven’t taken methamphetamine for a certain amount of time or try to cut back on the amount of meth that you are using
Read more about the signs and symptoms of meth addiction.
This page was reviewed by Sarina Wheatman (FDAP) in October 2019 and is scheduled to be reviewed again in October 2021.