Outpatient Rehabilitation: Crystal Meth

The past decade has lead to incredible breakthroughs in how individuals receive crystal meth addiction treatment. The most common forms of treatment include outpatient and inpatient crystal meth rehab. When you start treatment, you will learn more about yourself, your crystal meth addiction and how to heal from it.

“My addiction broke me down,” writes Lara F. at Heroes In Recovery. “It brought me to my knees. It devastated me and my entire family. It led me into so many rock bottoms. However, it also led me into recovery, into sobriety – I found a spiritual path. I found myself. I found connection and love and joy and awareness. I awoke.”

If you would like to learn more about our modern approach to crystal meth rehab at Michael’s House, please contact us today.

Will It Work?

Therapy meeting with counselorThe most effective form of crystal meth rehab is one that provides residential treatment. Outpatient crystal meth rehab programs simply don’t provide the total immersion necessary to truly make a 180-degree turnaround in your life. Crystal meth addiction is far more psychologically gripping than it is physically addictive. Statistics show that 20% of meth addicts develop a six-month (or longer) psychosis that is similar to schizophrenia.1

In addition, the psychological cravings for the drug can come back with a vengeance up to a year after you quit.This reason is why long-term inpatient care is optimum. If you struggle with crystal meth abuse, you will greatly benefit from spending more time in treatment.

Positive Possibilities

One of the main benefits of outpatient crystal meth rehab is that some drug treatment is better than not participating in any form of treatment at all. When you talk with counselors on a regular basis, you can dig deeper and learn more about how to heal. Some outpatient crystal meth rehabs feature random drug tests. This can help you remain clean and sober during early recovery. Many outpatient programs feature group therapy where you can build relationships with others who are also in early recovery. These relationships become a form of aftercare to help you stay clean and sober.

Other Considerations

Outpatient crystal meth rehab rarely lasts longer than 30 days. As a result,some attendees don’t feel that they get enough information, coping skills or time to heal before being thrust back out into the real world. Relapse is a common occurrence in the first six months after short-term, outpatient treatment with one specific study showing relapse rates between 22 and 32 percent.2

However, there are some people who will have a better chance of benefiting from an outpatient crystal meth rehab. For example, individuals who have had relatively short-term crystal meth habits as opposed to using the drug for years at a time benefit most from outpatient treatment.

You can find a new life in recovery by going to a drug treatment program. If you would like to learn more about our crystal meth rehab treatment programs, please call us at Michael’s House. We can help you determine which of our addiction treatment plans will best serve you. We are glad to answering any questions you have about crystal meth addiction or rehab. Don’t wait any longer. Call today at 1-877-937-8491.


Sources

1 Tracy, Natasha. “Meth Facts: Facts About Methamphetamine, Crystal Meth.” Healthy Place. Accessed 8 November 2017.

2 Stocker, Steven. “Men and Women in Drug Abuse Treatment Relapse at Different Rates and for Different Reasons.” National Institute on Drug Abuse. Accessed 8 November 2017.

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