Getting professional treatment for meth addiction at the right facility is important. Landmark Recovery’s Indianapolis meth rehab center offers science-backed, personalized treatment plans.
What is Meth?
Methamphetamine (also called crystal, ice, crank, and meth) is a powerful, highly addictive amphetamine-derived stimulant drug that comes in several different forms that can be smoked, snorted, or injected. 1 Illicit forms of the drug, including pills, powder, and crystal meth, are produced in clandestine labs using simple ingredients that are found in common cold remedies (such as ephedrine and pseudoephedrine). Meth is also available in a legal tablet form that can be prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy, severe obesity, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 2
Once used, meth quickly hits the brain and floods it with dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. As these neurotransmitters accumulate within the brain the user experiences an intense rush that is characterized by feelings of euphoria, heightened alertness, and increased energy. 3 The effects of meth wear off quickly, causing many users to repeatedly use the drug, often for several days straight, as a way to avoid crashing. This dangerous pattern of binge use leads to increased tolerance of the drug, resulting in the user needing for higher and higher doses of meth to feel the same effects as before.
Meth use alters the structure and function of the brain and becomes habit-forming due to the rapid development of psychological and physical dependence. 4 This dependence creates intense meth cravings that result in continued use despite evidence of negative consequences. In turn, meth use will progress into full-blown addiction as users become unable to experience feelings of pleasure without the drug and find themselves incapable of overcoming the pain and discomfort of withdrawal.
Meth Addiction in the Hoosier State
Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that nearly 1% of Hoosiers (12 years of age or older) used meth in the past year. 5 Meth use is most common among young adults, as approximately 2% of individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 reported past-year use. Tragically, meth abuse has also become a problem for Indiana’s student population. The 2019 Indiana College Substance Use Survey estimates that 0.3% of Indiana college students currently use meth, 6 and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System reports that 3% of Indiana high school students have used meth at least once in their lifetime. 7
Admissions data indicate that meth is the most widely used stimulant drug among Hoosiers seeking substance abuse treatment. More than 6,000 Indiana residents sought treatment for methamphetamine and amphetamine addiction last year, accounting for nearly a quarter of all admissions to Indiana substance abuse treatment centers in 2019. 8
Indianapolis Meth Rehab Center
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an effective meth rehab program should provide comprehensive treatment that includes detox, counseling, and therapy.
Landmark Recovery’s Indianapolis meth rehab center offers a full spectrum of evidence-based treatment options for individuals looking to recover from meth addiction. Depending on your specific needs and severity of addiction, our trained staff can provide personalized treatment through residential care, partial hospitalization program, or intensive outpatient services.
Our Indianapolis meth rehab begins with detox, during which all traces of meth are slowly weaned out of the body. Medical detox at Landmark Recovery is done under the supervision of medical professionals, ensuring that you remain safe and comfortable throughout the entire withdrawal process. You will be monitored around-the-clock for signs of potential medical complications, and we may administer certain medications that can help manage painful withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. 10
Following medical detox, you will be ready to begin the therapeutic stage of treatment. The cornerstone of Landmark Recovery’s meth rehab program is individual and group counseling combined with behavioral therapy. Our meth rehab program utilizes a variety of proven behavioral therapies, including those which the National Institute on Drug Abuse has identified as the most effective treatments currently available for meth addiction. 11 These include:
During therapy sessions you will work closely with your personally assigned Masters’ level therapist to identify and change the underlying behaviors responsible for your meth addiction. You will also learn and develop coping strategies that will help you prevent relapse and sustain recovery following the completion of meth rehab.
How Can I Get More Information About Meth Rehab in Indianapolis?
If you are searching for a meth rehab program in the Indianapolis area, please consider Landmark Recovery. Call our Indianapolis meth rehab center at 317-449-8029 to learn more about our medical detox and meth treatment programs.
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1) Drug Enforcement Agency. (2020). Drug Facts: Methamphetamine.https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Methamphetamine-2020_0.pdf
2) Drug Policy Alliance. (2020). Methamphetamine Facts.https://drugpolicy.org/drug-facts/methamphetamine-facts
3) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). What is methamphetamine?https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/methamphetamine/what-methamphetamine
4) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Methamphetamine Research Report: What are the long-term effects of methamphetamine misuse?https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/methamphetamine/what-are-long-term-effects-methamphetamine-misuse
5) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Tables 39- 40. Indiana.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2016-2017-nsduh-state-specific-tables
6) Institute for Research on Addictive Behavior, Indiana University School of Public Health. (2019). Results of the Indiana College Substance Use Survey 2019.https://iprc.iu.edu/publications/icsus/ICSUS_Survey_2019.pdf
7) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance —United States, 2015.https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf
8) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020). Indiana TEDS admissions aged 12 years and older, by primary substance use and gender, age at admission, race, and ethnicity: Percent, 2019.https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
9) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131
10) Courtney KE, Ray LA. Methamphetamine: an update on epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical phenomenology, and treatment literature. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2014;143:11-21.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4164186/
11) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Methamphetamine Research Report: What treatments are effective for people who misuse methamphetamine?https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/methamphetamine/what-treatments-are-effective-people-who-misuse-methamphetamine