Crystal meth is one of the most dangerous drugs available today. It is extremely damaging physically, mentally, socially, and some of the neurological damage caused by using meth may be permanent. The Summit Wellness Group’s crystal meth rehab centers in Atlanta, GA feature multifaceted programs designed to give our clients the ability to reclaim their lives and to live free from crystal meth addiction.
Our Approach To Crystal Meth Addiction Treatment
The Summit Wellness Group utilizes a variety of the latest and most effective treatment techniques to help our clients successfully overcome crystal meth addiction. Using a combined approach of integrative talk therapies, psychiatric care, and holistic techniques, we aim to treat the underlying causes of addiction and help our clients restore their lives.
Addressing the psychological, neurological, and physical damage done by meth addiction is critical to helping our clients improve their overall wellness and health. Our team of trained clinical therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, doctors, and people in long-term recovery work tirelessly to guide our clients through the journey of recovery from crystal meth addiction. We walk with our clients through the entire recovery process, from detox to aftercare and every step in between.
“My addiction to meth cost me my family, business, freedom, and sanity. I was haunted by the people I had hurt and the things I had done in active addiction. I felt alone, ashamed and tired, and I didn’t feel there was any way out. I was ready to try something new and The Summit Wellness Group gave me a safe, supportive environment to face the issues that I had been running away from my entire life.”
“Their staff made me feel like I was part of their family and walked me through early recovery. Thanks to Summit, I’ve been clean from meth for over 2 ½ years and my life just keeps getting better and better.”
-Mike S. (Alumni)
Our treatment process is highly individualized but is generally broken down into 3 steps.
Step #1 – Make Meth Detox as Painless as Possible
While meth does not produce physical withdrawal symptoms like some other drugs, the psychological distress caused by this process can be severe. Help is required if someone is to have the best possible chance of successful, long-term recovery. Some of the most common symptoms of meth withdrawal include:
- Deep Depression (possibly with suicidal ideation)
- Increased Anxiety and Restlessness
- Fatigue and Lethargy
- Sleep Disturbances
- Anhedonia (inability to feel pleasure)
- Intense Cravings for Meth
- Clouded and Disorganized Thinking
The Summit Wellness Group is connected to a network of partner meth detox facilities that are equipped to get you through withdrawal as comfortably as possible.
Step #2 – Reduce Meth Cravings Using Medications
Cravings for meth are usually the biggest threat to early recovery. Luckily, there are medications that can help to reduce or minimize these cravings. Some medications which may be helpful in this regard include:
- Naltrexone: Usually used to treat opioid or alcohol addiction, this medication may reduce cravings for meth as well.
- Bupropion: An antidepressant and smoking cessation aid, it may be able to reduce meth cravings.
- Quetiapine: Originally an antipsychotic, this medication has been shown to reduce cravings in people with drug or alcohol dependence disorder.
- Selegiline: A medication most commonly used to treat Parkinson’s, it may help to reduce meth cravings and depression.
- Fluoxetine: An SSRI antidepressant, it may reduce meth cravings.
- Imipramine: A tricyclic antidepressant, it has been shown to improve meth addiction treatment outcomes.
- Mirtazapine: An antidepressant used for major depressive disorder, the way this medication works is not fully understood, although it may be able to reduce cravings for meth.
These medications are not a cure for meth addiction, but they will give our clients some relief and more time to develop the tools necessary to deal with cravings in a healthy and constructive way. Our team of professionals is well-versed in medication management and can help make this phase of the process as easy as possible.
Step #3 – Create an Individualized Treatment Plan
Crystal meth addiction is a very complex condition, and at The Summit Wellness Group, we work with our clients to tailor a treatment plan which will address the specific needs of each individual client. This plan is developed in a one-on-one session with our treatment team and is unique for every person. Some of the contributing factors that are considered during this step may include:
- Other drug or alcohol use issues
- The length of time that meth was used, and the amounts of meth used
- Any co-occurring mental health issues
- Physical health complications
- Current living or housing situation
- Insurance coverage or self-pay
- Preference for outpatient or inpatient treatment
- A person’s commitment to their recovery
Why Choose Our Crystal Meth Rehab Program?
At the end of the day, we want to make sure you get the help that you need to beat this disease and live a full, healthy, and positive life. We hope that when you walk through our front door, at either location, you feel like you’ve come home. Each location has been designed with you in mind, hoping to create a safe space where your voice is not only heard but respected. When you come to The Summit Wellness Group, you’re not just another patient. You’re part of the family.
Our staff is not only composed of highly trained individuals who can provide you with the highest level of care, but many of them personally understand the struggle of addiction as well. Because of this, we are able to interact with you not only as a professional to a client but also on a person-to-person level. We believe that this is a critically important aspect of the services we provide and want to make sure that each of our clients knows they have an entire team of trustworthy, compassionate, and understanding individuals standing behind them.
Our client testimonials and reviews show just how beneficial treatment here at The Summit Wellness Group can be. We pride ourselves in the services we provide, and hearing from our clients how impactful our programs and staff have been on their journey through recovery speaks for itself.
FAQ About Crystal Meth Addiction Treatment
When is it Time To Get My Loved One Help?
It can be difficult to tell whether or not your loved one is addicted to crystal meth, but there are behavioral and physical warning signs that you can look out for. Knowing these signs, such as hyperactivity, paranoia, or intense scratching at the skin and hair, is the first step in approaching someone about possible addiction. If you are worried that your loved one might be addicted to crystal meth, it is time to seek help immediately.
Reasons To Seek Crystal Meth Treatment ASAP
When someone becomes addicted to crystal meth, the drug takes over their entire life, and prolonged abuse can have serious consequences down the road. Because crystal meth is highly addictive, and because the body will begin to require more and more to feel the same effects, and continued use can lead to an overdose, and possibly even death. If you are struggling with crystal meth addiction, or if you are struggling with the withdrawal effects, seeking help from The Summit Wellness Group is the best chance for a safe detox and a long-term, sober life.
A Warning on Meth Overdoses
Meth overdoses are, unfortunately, very common these days. Using meth alone can easily result in an overdose, and a large number of medications can interact with meth to increase the chances of an overdose. The variety of medications that can interact with meth include antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and even radiopharmaceuticals used to treat tumors or used as contrast in MRI and CAT scans. Regardless of how an overdose is achieved, the outcome can lead to brain damage, coma, heart attack, and death.