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Meth Rehab: How A Meth Rehab Center Can Help?

Meth rehab centers are designed to help the meth addict stop the addiction. Learn about services offered at a meth rehab center and how to find one.

Meth addiction is difficult addiction to break. This is often because meth addicts are addicted to methamphetamines for years before seeking meth addiction treatment. A meth rehab center can help someone with a drug-based lifestyle receive the structure and support they need to start moving their drug-free life forward.

Meth Rehab: Meth Rehab Centers

Meth rehab centers are focused on everything a person going through meth rehab needs. Typical services at a meth rehab center include:

  • Medical assistance during initial meth rehab
  • Therapy, both individual and group
  • Education on addiction and drugs
  • Teaching of life, relapse and stress tolerance skills
  • Drug screenings
  • Ongoing meth rehab support

Meth Rehab: Inpatient or Outpatient Meth Rehab

A meth rehab center may offer both inpatient and outpatient meth rehab. Both types of meth rehab can be useful but individual circumstances may make an individual prefer one over the other. Cost is often a factor in deciding type of meth rehab as inpatient meth rehab can be very expensive.

For inpatient meth rehab, the addict lives at the meth rehab center and staff are available for assistance 24-hours a day. Inpatient meth rehab stays may happen at the beginning of meth rehab and then the addict transitions to outpatient meth rehab. Inpatient meth rehab has the following advantages:

  • Addict is removed from potentially unsafe environment
  • Addict is removed from influences that may cause them to use meth
  • Addict is supported 24-hours a day both physically and psychologically
  • Addict can focus only on meth rehab and not on the worries of everyday life
  • Addict is provided with a healthy living environment, including a healthy diet, to improve the physical health of the addict which has typically vastly diminished (read: side effects of meth)

Outpatient meth rehab is often chosen by those who have a safe place to stay each night. Outpatient meth rehab is typically intensive and requires meth rehab activities be completed daily. Usually, the addict spends time at the meth rehab center at least three days a week. When not at the meth rehab center, they attend support groups elsewhere. Even in outpatient meth rehab, the addict is required to take drug tests ensuring they have not been using meth or any other drugs.

Meth Rehab: How to Find a Meth Rehab Center

For anyone wishing to enter meth rehab, seeing a doctor can always be a starting point. A doctor can screen the meth addict for health issues prior to their entering a meth rehab center. The doctor can also point the addict to meth rehab resources locally or online.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also has a locator program to help find a meth rehab center. Meth rehab is often found as part of general drug rehab centers. The SAMHSA tool for locating meth rehab centers also provides information on the types of programs offered and payment accepted. Some meth rehab centers charge based on what a client is able to pay.

Use the following information to find a meth rehab center:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): http://www.samhsa.gov/

SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

State Substance Abuse Agencies: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ufds/abusedirectors

SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment help lines:

  • 1-800-662-HELP
  • 1-800-228-0427 (TDD)

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Last Updated: 22 June 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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