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Amphetamine Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

Amphetamine Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

Amphetamines are highly addictive and hazardous drugs. Once the addiction has been developed, it can be very difficult to get rid of it without proper treatment. At SLO Recovery Centers, extensive treatment plans are offered to the patients struggling with amphetamine addiction. It is never too late to seek out for help. If a loved one is suffering from amphetamine addiction, do not let them suffer in silence. Get them the treatment they need without any further delay.

Inpatient Treatment Programs:

Inpatient treatment programs offer the most intensive type of treatment. They require the patient to live in a rehabilitation center for varying periods of time that may range from a few weeks to a few months. It is highly recommended for the patients with poor physical and mental health. During inpatient treatment, the patient is supervised by the professionals 24/7 who not only monitor his progress but provide him with every type of treatment he needs. The rehabilitation center staff and other patients have a significant role in this type of treatment program. Also the patient is taught effective coping mechanisms and relapse prevention techniques to resist cravings. The success rate is increased a great deal when inpatient treatment is availed.

Outpatient Treatment Programs:

Outpatient treatment program is an alternative option for the patients who cannot afford to live in a rehabilitation center for a number of reasons. It is like an inpatient treatment program excluding the living in part. It costs less than inpatient treatment. The patient is allowed to live at home caring for his family and performing every day duties while getting treated at the same time. The patient may also need to visit the rehab center occasionally depending upon his condition and progress. Although outpatient treatment program is not as intensive and does not provide a 24/7 expert supervision, it is suitable for people who are not able to live in a rehab for any reason. The drawback for outpatient treatment program is that chances of relapsing are greater as compared to inpatient treatment program. It is better to opt for an outpatient treatment program after having completed an inpatient treatment program.

Individual and group therapy sessions:

Therapy is an important part of recovery from the start to the end. From helping a patient talk to a loved one about his condition to helping him effectively resist the cravings, therapy has a significant importance. Individual and group therapy is an important part of any good rehabilitation program.

Individual therapy:

It involves only a patient and his therapist. The therapist can help patient with a lot of things. For example:

  • How to talk to a loved one about his condition and help them understand his condition better
  • How to endure the pain from withdrawal
  • How to stay positive throughout the process
  • How to replace negative thoughts with positive ones
  • How to stay determined
  • How to start a new life after recovery
  • How to resist urges to relapse

Group therapy:

The group therapy involves a number of patients going through the same pain. It can be immensely encouraging to listen to success stories of other patients and how they coped with negative thoughts. Some of the other goals of group therapy include teaching the patients:

  • Dealing with psychological issues
  • Resisting cravings
  • Managing stressful life situations
  • Staying positive during the times of distress
  • Establishing relationships again
  • Handling negative thoughts successfully
  • Avoiding drug in the times of difficulty
  • Reestablishing social skills
  • Managing medications
  • Dealing with traumatic life situations

Family/spouse therapy:

It involves the patient and his family or spouse. It can:

  • Help the family to understand the condition of the addict in a better way.
  • Make the process of communication among the patient and his family/spouse easier.
  • Improve the relationship between the addict and his family/spouse.

Drug addiction ends up ruining whole life of an addict. He loses his friends, family and career. Reestablishing everything from scratch can be a difficult task and it is not possible without the help of addict’s family. Behavioral therapies can help a great deal to motivate the patient and increase the awareness of his family about his condition.

Treatment of co-occurring conditions:

Co-occurring conditions is a term that is used to refer to a psychological condition/mental illness co-existing with drug addiction. It is highly likely for a drug addict to have an underlying undiagnosed psychological condition. Studies suggest that people coping with a mental illness such as depression are more likely to become addicted to drugs. It is not possible to cure the addiction without curing the mental illness. So diagnosing such conditions and treating them is a significant part of any rehabilitation program. Addiction as well as mental illness needs to be treated simultaneously at a rehabilitation center.  If such conditions are left unattended, the chances of a relapse are significantly increased.