Meth is a powerful drug that can cause many problems for a user. You have a variety of options for meth rehab in Oklahoma City, and choosing the right facility is important. Landmark Recovery of Oklahoma City uses evidence-based treatments and supports you long after you leave our meth rehab center.
Methamphetamine (or meth) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that floods the brain with the dopamine, causing a quick but very intense “high” characterized by euphoria, heightened alertness, and a sense of boosted energy. 1 Meth is illicitly produced in clandestine labs using common ingredients like pseudoephedrine, a chemical found in many cold medicines, and formed into pills or a powder that can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, or dissolved in water and injected. 2 It can also be made into crystal meth, a bluish-white crystalized form of the drug that can be smoked using a pipe. There is also a legal tablet form of the drug that is infrequently used for the treatment of narcolepsy, severe obesity, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 3
A meth high is relatively short-lived, and users often take repeated doses to minimize the experience of a crash. 4 This “binge and crash” pattern of use is extremely dangerous and quickly leads to psychological and physical dependence on the drug. Long-term use also increases tolerance to meth, leading to more and more of the drug being needed to achieve the same pleasurable effects.
Chronic meth use leads to a wide range of physical, social, and psychological consequences. Some of the many adverse effects of meth addiction include: 5
Meth addiction is a growing problem in the United States, although for the most part it remains a largely regional phenomenon. Unfortunately, Oklahoma has been identified as one of the states with the highest rates of meth use among its residents. 6 Recent results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that 1 in 94 Oklahomans used meth in the past year. 7 Meth is most common among young adults, with 1 in 52 Oklahoma residents aged 18 to 25 reporting past-year use. Around 1 in 500 Oklahoma high school students currently use meth, 8 and 1 in 62 admit that they tried meth at least once. 9
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs reports that meth currently represents the single greatest drug threat to the state. 10 The number of meth-related overdose deaths in Oklahoma skyrocketed to 523 deaths in 2019, more than a 50% increase from the 341 deaths reported in the previous year. 10
Admissions data show that meth is the most widely used drug among Oklahomans seeking treatment for addiction. According to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, meth addiction was reported in more than half (53.3%) of all admissions to Oklahoma rehab centers in the past year. 11
Although many people attempt to get sober on their own, without formal drug treatment and a strong support system you are much more vulnerable to meth addiction relapse. Research shows successful meth rehab requires comprehensive treatment that includes medical detox, counseling, and therapy. 12 Landmark Recovery’s Oklahoma City meth rehab center provides medical detox services and evidence-based treatment that can help you get clean and achieve lasting sobriety from meth addiction.
Our Oklahoma City meth rehab starts with detoxing that will eliminate all traces of the drug from your system. Because the physical symptoms of meth withdrawal are very painful and extremely uncomfortable,
detox should be completed in a meth rehab center that is staffed with trained professionals who can recognize and treat the symptoms of meth withdrawal.
Landmark Recovery’s medical detox program provides around-the-clock monitoring and medical care throughout the entire detox process. Our clinical specialists will address any potential medical complications that may arise and can administer medications to help treat withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings, 14 ensuring that you get through the detox as safely and comfortably as possible.
Once detox is completed and you are medically stable, you will be ready to enter the therapy phase of meth rehab. Depending on the severity and duration of your meth addiction, this treatment can be provided through inpatient care, partial hospitalization, or outpatient rehabilitation services.
Landmark Recovery’s Oklahoma City meth rehab program utilizes behavioral therapy to teach the skills and tools needed to live a sober life. Some of the science-backed behavioral therapies commonly used during meth rehab include cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and contingency management interventions. 12 During individual and group counseling sessions we will work to identify the underlying causes of your addiction. You will also develop and practice effective coping strategies to manage cravings, triggers, and high-risk situations that you will encounter when you leave our meth rehab in Oklahoma City.
Landmark Recovery’s meth rehab center in Oklahoma City gives you the best chance to overcome addiction while providing you with the necessary tools to prevent relapse and sustain recovery. Please call our Oklahoma City meth rehab center at 405-896-8426 to learn more about our medical detox and meth treatment programs.
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