When meth takes over a loved one’s life, it affects you and everyone else around them. While substance abuse disorder diagnoses are best left to the professionals, there are several signs, physical symptoms and adverse consequences you can watch for if you’re concerned that someone close to you is abusing crystal meth and may require meth addiction recovery:
- Scattered or aggressive behavior
- Dilated pupils
- Increased energy
- Rambling or excessive talking
- Severe mood swings
- Scratching or sores on the skin
- Rapid weight loss
- Changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Other mental health problems
On top of the symptoms listed above, those with a meth addiction who are openly using may show signs that the drug has led to a substance abuse disorder and requires addiction treatment. Those symptoms include:
- Strong cravings for meth
- Suffering at school or work or in relationships because of meth
- Inability to quit using
- Taking larger quantities of the drug than intended
- Increased drug tolerance
- Using meth while driving or in other dangerous situations
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using
Located near Kitty Hawk Beach in North Carolina, Changing Tides offers drug and alcohol addiction recovery services for patients of all ages. Our rehab facilities provide drug and alcohol treatment for North Carolina residents who require meth addiction treatment, as well as treatment for a broad range of other substances and co-occurring disorders. Our centers in North Carolina feature trained treatment providers in a safe, medically supervised environment. Our partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) provide individuals who are facing methamphetamine addiction with the support they need to effectively overcome their substance abuse disorder and go on to live a comfortable, sober life.
What to Expect During Meth Addiction Treatment
Depending on the patient, they may be referred for either PHP or IOP substance abuse programs at our treatment centers in North Carolina. While PHPs are designed to be the first step in addiction recovery, IOPs are best for those who are transitioning out of a full-time inpatient treatment program at another facility or are struggling with sobriety and require substance abuse counseling to get themselves back on track. IOPs are also recommended for those who aren’t able to commit to the rigorous schedule that’s required by inpatient treatment programs due to work, parenting or other commitments.
Partial Hospitalization Program
Those seeking treatment in our PHP will spend the first 10 days of their treatment at our residential treatment centers and detox facilities. During this time, patients work directly with their treatment provider to safely detox from meth and develop an effective recovery plan that encompasses a variety of treatment options.
During the first 10 days of sobriety, meth withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings are typically the strongest. That’s why this part of the program is supervised and administered by a team of medical professionals, along with trained drug counselors, who are dedicated to keeping patients as comfortable as possible throughout the detox process. Once this part of the program has been completed, patients begin their recovery on an outpatient basis. This recovery may include any combination of the following:
- Withdrawal management
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings
During your stay at our treatment facility, patients can enjoy direct access to the beach as well as a large swimming pool during the summer months. Each suite has access to Wi-Fi as well as television, washers, dryers and phone service. Our facility is pet friendly, and our staff live on site to ensure patients’ needs are met around the clock and to attend to medical emergencies, should they occur.
Intensive Outpatient Program
As mentioned earlier, the IOP is best for those who are already on the road to recovery and have completed a safe detox program. Those who participate in outpatient services can expect to attend our treatment centers three days per week for one hour per day to participate in group, individual and family therapy sessions, as well as NA meetings.
Does Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment Services?
For most new patients, one of the biggest barriers to seeking substance abuse services is not knowing if insurance covers treatment. Luckily, drug and alcohol treatment is often covered by private health insurance plans, and at Changing Tides, we accept insurance from a variety of providers, including Aetna, Optima and Anthem. To find out if your plan covers treatment, complete our confidential insurance form so our rehab center staff can verify your coverage.
Don’t face meth addiction and its resulting mental health issues alone. Our treatment centers in North Carolina can provide the support and mental health services you need to approach recovery effectively. If you or someone you love is living with methamphetamine addiction or seeking addiction treatment for other substance abuse problems, Changing Tides is here to help. Contact us today to get answers to your questions or start the admissions process.