Getting clean is never easy, but meth is one of the hardest drugs to kick. What starts as an occasional hit quickly turns into a total necessity. Before long, you need it to function; so how can you even think about quitting? It’s a vicious cycle, and one that only ends in a few ways: jails, institutions, or death. Or, you could just get clean.
If getting clean sounds like your best option out of those choices, you’re right. Of course, it’s not always that easy. Addiction is a disease, and just like you can’t use willpower to beat cancer, that’s not all it takes to overcome addiction. You need help, and addiction treatment programs exist to give it to you.
Here is some information about each of them to help you decide which is the right choice for you.
Inpatient Meth Addiction Treatment
Inpatient programs for meth addiction are good for those who need a clean break from the life they’ve lived while using. Also known as residential addiction treatment, inpatient treatment offers a safe space for you to detox. We’re not going to say that detox is ever easy. It sucks. Having 24/7 attention and medication to help make it more comfortable is one of the biggest benefits of inpatient programs.
Once you’ve detoxed, inpatient meth addiction treatment helps you get your feet under you in recovery, away from any of the things that might be causing (or helping) you to use. You’ll be able to focus on getting off meth while also learning how to live clean again.
Outpatient Meth Treatment
If you can’t afford the cost or time commitment of inpatient addiction treatment, outpatient meth treatment might be an option. First of all, there is no detox component to outpatient, so you need to be newly clean or ready to handle the detox process on your own. They can often prescribe medication to help make your detox more comfortable, though. From there, outpatient programs offer meeting groups and personal therapy sessions with registered doctors to help you with your addiction.
In general, the actual program is similar to inpatient, but it’s meant to make recovery easier if you have to work or have other obligations that won’t allow you to check out for 30 to 90 days or more. There’s even outpatient programs in the evening, for people who have to work during the day.
Of course, this only works if you’re able to stay clean outside of the sessions. That means you’ll need a safe home environment and solid transportation so you can make it to your sessions clean and sober.
Telehealth Meth Treatment
Telehealth meth treatment is one of the very few positive developments that came from the COVID-19 pandemic. With everyone in lockdown, governments across the country finally allowed doctors to see their patients over the phone or online, making treatment accessible to so many more people. In telehealth addiction treatment, you can connect with your doctor and meeting groups from wherever is the most convenient for you. You’ll also be able to get prescriptions over the computer to be picked up at your local pharmacy, so you can detox from home. Since it is virtual, treatment providers can work around your schedule. All you need is a phone or a computer to check in and get started. Like outpatient, though, you’ll need to be able to stay clean in your home environment. If you already know that’s not possible for you, inpatient will probably be best. To learn more about how telehealth addiction treatment works, click HERE.
Dual Diagnosis for Meth Treatment
You may not know it yet, but you could be using meth as a way of self-medicating a deeper issue, such as ADHD or chronic depression. That’s why just going cold turkey doesn’t always work: You’re still sick underneath the depression. Luckily, some treatment programs are structured to treat your addiction and your underlying issues at the same time. Known as “dual diagnosis” programs, they really give you the best chance at healing yourself and getting free of addiction for good.
Still Not Sure?
If you’re still not sure about what kind of treatment to pursue, we’re here to help you figure it out. We’ve helped hundreds of people get clean and sober, and we’ve walked the walk ourselves. Because of that, we know it can be hard to wrap your head around getting started in a program when drug use has been your way of life for so long. We’re here to let you know that it’s worth it. If nothing changes, nothing changes. Call us today at (424) 339-0965 and we’ll help you get a better life.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.
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