Recovering from a methamphetamine addiction is a challenging process. At Soledad House, patients have access to a range of resources, support and treatment methods to help make this recovery easier. Whether you or someone you love wants to overcome a meth addiction, we can help.

Recognizing a Meth Addiction

woman at Soledad House begins recovery from Meth addictionRecovering from addiction starts by identifying the addiction. There’s no safe way to use meth. Anyone who is using meth is abusing the drug, and they also very likely have an addiction.

There are some highly visible signs of meth abuse. These can include dental decay, known as meth mouth, rapid weight loss and open sores on the skin. Conditions such as nausea, insomnia, and anxiety are also very common among meth users.

Not all signs of an addiction are physical. Behavioral signs of addiction can include drastic changes to routine or sleep cycles. If individuals have financial crises or relationship trouble and continue to use meth, it’s very likely that they’re dealing with an addiction.

Identifying and acknowledging the addiction to meth is a big step in the right direction. Once you can identify the problem as an addiction, you can start to take action and get the necessary help.

Completing a Meth Detox

There are many important steps to overcoming a meth addiction. One of the first is completing a meth detox. This is when you stop taking meth, go through withdrawal and learn to function without depending on the drug.

Soledad House outsources detox programs, ensuring that all patients receive quality medical care around the clock. Through detox, patients may experience withdrawal symptoms. For a meth withdrawal, these symptoms commonly include insomnia, paranoia, fatigue, apathy, and hallucinations.

These withdrawal symptoms don’t last forever. The length of detox varies from one patient to the next, but almost all symptoms will be completely gone within three weeks.

Uncovering the Root Causes of Addiction

Once detox is complete, patients can move on to a drug rehabilitation program. One of the goals of rehab is to get to the root cause of the addiction. Identifying and then resolving the root cause of addiction can go a long way in promoting overall health and preventing the risk of relapse.

An addiction to meth can develop for many reasons. Often, it relates to an untreated or undiagnosed mental health condition. Bipolar disorder, anxiety or depression can all be factors in the development of a drug addiction.

A history of trauma can also play a role in the formation of a drug addiction. Through a range of therapy methods, patients can discover, address and resolve some of these issues.

Receiving Comprehensive Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Program at Soledad House is about much more than just treating the physical symptoms of addiction. It’s a comprehensive approach to recovery that takes every aspect of health into consideration.

In addition to 12-Step programs, group therapy, and individual therapy, patients can develop their spirituality. They can learn to break their co-dependency on loved ones and develop life skills that will serve them well in the years to come.

The Amenities and Resources Available at Soledad House

We design our womens addiction treatment programs to deliver results, but they also aim to provide comfort, support, and fun. There are lots of extra amenities that enhance recovery and show that sobriety can still be enjoyable. Just a few examples include the following:

  • Frequent beach outings
  • Fitness and recreation facilities
  • Snowboarding and skiing trips
  • Sober parties
  • Common spaces and frequent social events

Recovering from a meth addiction starts with the first step. At Soledad House in San Diego, California, we can help you on the journey to sobriety. Learn how you can overcome addiction by calling 866-314-3222.