Methamphetamine, also commonly referred to as meth, is an extremely potent stimulant, and its grasp is so strong that 61% of users relapse within one year after treatment. A high-quality treatment programme is therefore crucial when it comes to quitting meth for good. Banbury Lodge offers meth rehab in a private, supportive space and can help you to get your mental and physical health back on track.
Do I need meth rehab?
Are you concerned about your meth use but are unsure of when to seek help? Admitting to having a meth problem can be difficult, but it is important to take action quickly if signs of meth addiction start to present themselves. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine whether you may need meth rehab:
Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine whether you may need meth rehab:
- Have I tried to quit meth on my own, but have been unsuccessful?
- Do I experience withdrawal symptoms when I try to stop using meth?
- Do I feel like I need meth to function in my daily life?
- Has my meth use caused problems in my relationships, work, or other areas of my life?
- Have I developed a tolerance to meth, requiring me to use more to achieve the same effects?
- Do I feel like I have lost control over my meth use?
- Do I spend a significant amount of time thinking about meth, obtaining it, or using it?
- Do I feel guilty or ashamed about my meth use?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to consider seeking help from a meth rehab centre where you can receive the necessary tools and support to achieve lasting recovery. Remember, there is no shame in seeking help and taking the first step towards recovery can be life-changing.
Why is meth rehab important?
Meth rehab can help you to find relief from crippling drug dependency and the physical and psychological side effects you may be facing. Through rehab treatment, you will be able to turn your life around and benefit from:
- Safe, supportive care in a non-judgemental space
- All-encompassing treatment that focuses on you as an individual
- A healthier mind and body
- Decreased mental health issues
- Better ability to cope with stress
- More positive thought and behaviour patterns
- The chance to establish healthy routines
- Opportunity to repair fractured relationships
Most importantly, you will have freedom from the devastating cycles of meth abuse, giving you the chance to finally start to enjoy life. You will be able to find happiness and purpose in healthy activities, spend quality time with your loved ones and rebuild a new, drug-free life.
What happens during meth rehab?
As meth can take hold of you both physically and psychologically, it requires a two-pronged approach to treatment. The physical dependency is broken through meth detox, and the psychological aspects are tackled through therapy.
As well as addressing the physical withdrawal of meth it is imperative that any psychological issues are treated too. Through therapy, you will begin to understand the root causes of your meth use, learn to identify triggers and find better ways to manage stress and negative emotions.
Some of the therapies included at Banbury Lodge include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT): focuses on changing negative thought cycles that may lead you to use meth.
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT): helps you to better handle your emotions and accept the present moment.
- Family therapy: supports you and your family as you work through any issues and heal from the consequences of meth abuse.
- 12-step programme: a therapist will guide you through the 12 steps of recovery from meth.
- Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR): helps you to deal with any past trauma that may be an underlying cause of your meth use.
As well as individual and group therapy sessions, you will have access to a wide range of holistic activities that help to support a healthy lifestyle. This includes yoga, meditation, sound therapy, art therapy and mindfulness exercises.
Tips for a successful meth rehab
Taking the first step and entering into meth rehab is something to be proud of, but it does not come without its challenges. To ensure you get the most out of your meth rehab experience and find success, it is important to commit fully to the process. Some of our tips for a successful meth rehab include:
- Set realistic expectations: meth recovery is a journey, and it takes time and effort to achieve lasting sobriety. Be patient and realistic about your goals and progress.
- Be open to learning: meth rehab provides an opportunity to learn about yourself and the reasons why you turn to meth. Be open to new ideas and perspectives, and be willing to try new things.
- Engage in therapy: therapy is an essential component of meth rehab. Engage fully in therapy sessions and be willing to explore underlying issues and develop new coping skills.
- Build a support network: meth rehab provides access to a supportive and understanding community. Build relationships with your peers and take advantage of aftercare services to maintain your support network after leaving rehab.
- Take care of yourself: recovery from meth requires a holistic approach, including physical, emotional and spiritual health. Take care of your physical health by eating well, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly. Engage in activities that promote emotional and spiritual well-being, such as mindfulness practices, yoga or creative outlets.
- Be honest and accountable: recovering from meth requires honesty and accountability. be honest with yourself and others about your struggles and successes, and take responsibility for your actions and choices.
- Stay committed: it is important to stay committed, both during and after meth rehab. Recovery is a lifelong journey and it requires ongoing hard work and effort. Stay committed to your sobriety, and be willing to seek help when needed.
Putting a stop to your meth use will not be easy, but the rewards are certainly worth it. By following these essential tips and putting in the hard work required, you can break free from meth and start to heal from the damage it may have caused.
Life after meth rehab
Completing meth rehab is a significant achievement, but it is just the beginning of a lifelong journey. Once you walk out of our doors, you must continue to work hard to maintain your sobriety.
Banbury Lodge offers 1 year of free aftercare to our clients – this is a crucial component of meth recovery as it provides ongoing support in the form of weekly group therapy sessions. Many find that maintaining these important connections after drug rehab adds a level of support and accountability that helps you to stay on track.
There are some important things that you should also keep in mind as you transition back to everyday life, including:
- Follow a relapse prevention plan: this should include strategies for avoiding triggers, managing cravings and taking steps to identify and stop meth relapse before it happens.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle: it is important to eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep and regularly exercise as this promotes well-being and supports both your mental and physical health.
- Stay organised and set goals: plan your days ahead and stay busy so you can avoid feelings of boredom or aimlessness.
- Build a support network: spend time with supportive loved ones who will encourage you to maintain your sobriety.
- Celebrate your successes: focusing on the positives and celebrating even small successes will help you to stay motivated.
You should also bear in mind that meth recovery is a journey and will have both good and bad days. Try not to get wrapped up in the bad days as they will soon pass. Remember to reach out to your therapist or support network for help if you are struggling.
Meth can destroy your life if you let it, but with the help of Banbury Lodge, you can take back the reins. Without meth shrouding your view of the world, you can begin to enjoy new hobbies, rebuild relationships and make positive changes towards a healthier you. Don’t waste another day in the agonising cycles of meth abuse and addiction. Contact our admissions team today and you can start to look forward to your future.