Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment in Modesto
Methamphetamine, or crystal meth, is a highly addictive stimulant that affects the body’s central nervous system. Those struggling with methamphetamine abuse and addiction often suffer complex cravings that make it incredibly difficult to quit using the drug without professional help.
At The Lakes Treatment Center, we offer meth addiction treatment in Modesto and the surrounding areas at our residential drug rehab facility located on Lake Tulloch. We believe in a whole-person approach to recovery, emphasizing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing by providing truly integrated care. We know that taking the first step can be difficult, but our team is here to provide the fulltime support you need to begin the healing process.
What Is Methamphetamine?
Crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine that is manufactured illegally for illicit use. On a chemical level, methamphetamine is similar to amphetamine, a type of drug used to treat a variety of physical and mental health concerns, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. However, due to its high potential for abuse, methamphetamine has very few accepted medical uses and is strictly regulated. Crystal meth does not have any accepted medical uses in the United States and is classified as a Schedule II narcotic by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Crystal methamphetamine has a clear or white-blue rock-like appearance. It can be swallowed, snorted, or injected, but it is most often smoked. Once ingested, meth creates a fast, euphoric “rush,” but it is incredibly dangerous and harmful to the body. In just a short time, it can cause significant damage and substantially alter various pathways in the brain.
Common Signs of Meth Abuse & Addiction
Like other types of drugs, meth affects each individual user differently. However, there are certain universal signs of increased tolerance, dependency, and addiction.
Some signs that you may be developing an addiction to crystal meth include:
- Needing more of the drug to achieve the same effect (increased tolerance)
- Using methamphetamine more frequently or for longer periods of time
- Experiencing withdrawal (fatigue, irritability, cravings, etc.) when not using meth
- Feeling the need to keep drug use a secret/lying about drug use
- Neglecting responsibilities at home, work, school, etc.
- Dealing with frequent relationship difficulties and/or financial problems
- Spending significant time thinking about, using, or obtaining meth
- Wanting or trying to cut back or stop using meth but being unsuccessful
Additionally, some of the signs that another person you love and care about could be addicted to meth include:
- Increased secretiveness or lying
- Facial tics
- Extreme weight loss
- Dilated pupils
- Twitching/jerky movements
- Sores, especially around the mouth
- Poor oral hygiene
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Loss of enjoyment in activities, relationships, goals, etc.
- New friends/friend groups
- Burn marks on lips and/or fingers
- Mood swings
- Unexplained and unusual changes in mood or behavior
Crystal meth users often use the drug in a method known as “tweaking.” During this time, signs of drug use may be more obvious. The individual will use meth for a prolonged period (several days to weeks), which will be characterized by intense hyperactivity, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, and paranoia. Following this, they will experience a “crash,” typically characterized by excessive fatigue and exhaustion, as well as depression and cravings.
Treating Methamphetamine Addiction
Like other forms of drug addiction, methamphetamine addiction is a disease. Because the drug alters the brain, it is extremely difficult—if not impossible—for a person to quit using meth without the help of a professional team of addiction specialists. At The Lakes Treatment Center, we use proven techniques to help treat not only the addiction but also the underlying trauma and co-occurring disorders that so frequently accompany substance use disorders.
We offer a comprehensive, residential meth addiction treatment program for those in Modesto and the nearby areas. Our program includes:
- Safe, monitored detox onsite at our center
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Pharmacogenetic testing
- Individual and group therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Emotion-focused therapy
- Rational emotive behavioral therapy
- Compassion-focused therapy
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
- Mindfulness practices
- Life skills development
- Family groups
- Couples’ treatment
- Prenatal treatments
- Optional religious services and Bible studies
- Relapse prevention
- Recreational and lake-based activities
- Art-based therapy
All treatment at our facility begins with a comprehensive and personalized assessment. We recognize that everyone is different, which is why we tailor our program and services to meet the unique needs of each individual. We believe that a successful recovery requires a truly integrated approach, one that addresses all aspects of the self.
With this in mind, we help our clients develop the tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety, as well as mental, physical, and emotional health.