An addiction to methamphetamine can quickly destroy a person’s life. Commonly referred to as meth, this dangerous substance has the potential to elicit powerful feelings of relaxation and euphoria, effects that can overpower an individual’s sense of reasoning and judgment and leave him or her trapped in the powerful grips of an addiction. The result of a meth addiction can include damage in all aspects of the person’s life, including at home, at school, at work, or in social settings.
At The Camp Recovery Center, we recognize how tremendously difficult overcoming an addiction to methamphetamine can be, and we have created rehabilitation programming that is aimed at helping individuals learn the skills necessary for defeating their addiction to this dangerous substance and stepping forward into a transformed life with a renewed sense of confidence in their ability to be happy, healthy, and successful.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Learning that a family member or loved one is battling an addiction to meth can be life-altering. It is a serious issue, and it’s important those addicted to meth receive rehab at a treatment center. While you are likely feeling extremely worried about your loved one’s well-being if he or she does not get his or her use of meth under control, you may also be questioning how you can intervene on your loved one’s behalf. Consider the following:
- Research methamphetamine. Learn about the signs and symptoms that may present that can be indicative of its use, while also researching the effects that can result from prolonged abuse of this drug. Arming yourself with this knowledge can help you better verbalize your concerns to your loved one.
- Learn about the disease of meth addiction. Coming to understand that your loved one is struggling with an actual disease can help promote feelings of empathy towards what he or she is going through.
- Refrain from getting rid of any drugs or drug paraphernalia that you may find in your loved one’s possession. While this can seem like an easy solution to the problem, it will likely only anger your loved one, causing him or her to be resistant to listening to your concerns.
- Research rehab centers that provide options for care specifically for individuals who are struggling with meth addiction.
- Sit down and have an open and honest conversation with your loved one, expressing your concerns in a non-judgmental and empathic manner. Present him or her with any findings you have discovered regarding possible treatment options.
- Offer to accompany your loved one if he or she is willing to visit any rehab centers for tours or scheduled evaluations for meth addiction treatment.
- Once your loved one has engaged in rehab or treatment, be an active part of his or her therapeutic process, remaining an unconditional source of support and encouragement along the way.
Why Those in Santa Cruz & San Jose Consider Treatment at The Camp
Allowing an meth addiction to go unaddressed and untreated can result in devastating consequences in an individual’s life. As is true for an addiction to any substance, once an addiction to meth has developed, a person’s preoccupation with the drug can supersede all else, pushing things that were once important to the wayside. One’s performance at work or in school can begin to suffer, resulting in potential job loss or academic failure. Relationships can become disturbed as an individual’s sole focus becomes locked on the use of this drug, resulting in the onset of familial discord and conflict amongst friends. Additionally, the longer that one is addicted to meth, the more risk he or she is imposing on his or her physical and mental health. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, and psychosis have all been known to afflict individuals who chronically abuse methamphetamine, as have damage to vital organs, weakening of the immune system, contraction of certain viruses, and the onset of impairments in cognitive capabilities. Fortunately, by engaging in rehab, the devastating consequences of meth addiction can be overcome or successfully avoided all together.
Types of Treatment Offered at The Camp Recovery Center
Since opening our doors in 1984, The Camp Recovery Center has helped thousands of men, women, and adolescents break free the grips of their addictions to methamphetamine. Remaining steadfast in our dedication to provide the highest quality chemical dependency treatment to those who are entrusted into our care, we embrace the values of integrity, responsibility, respect, accountability, and excellence in the rehabilitation we provide for meth addiction.
The Camp is staffed by an experienced and expert group of drug rehabilitation professionals, nurses, addiction counselors, and family therapists. Surrounded by the serenity of the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Camp is proud to deliver treatment in a tranquil environment that offers walking trails, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and a large sun-lit swimming pool. The beautiful surroundings at our treatment center, coupled with our nationally accredited and highly structured program, provides an eclectic, yet evidenced-based approach that offers new beginnings for adolescents and adults who are struggling with meth addiction.
The various types of therapeutic interventions that individuals may take part in while engaged in rehab at The Camp Recovery Center include:
Detoxification: When residents arrive at The Camp with meth or other types of substances in their bodies, they may benefit from going through the detoxification process prior to fully engaging in programming. When deemed appropriate for a resident’s treatment plan, an offsite doctor, typically near the Santa Cruz & San Jose areas, will develop and approve an appropriate detox protocol that will be implemented in order to best meet each resident’s specific needs.
Medication management: When residents are battling the symptoms of a co-occurring mental health condition in addition to meth addiction, they may be referred to meet with a psychiatrist to determine if psychotropic medications would be a beneficial addition to their rehab plan in order to alleviate their distressing symptoms. When this is the case, residents will continue to meet with the psychiatrist once each week in order to monitor the effects of any medications that are prescribed and to make any adjustments that are needed. Our nursing staff also assists in monitoring residents’ medications.
Individual therapy: Residents receiving meth addiction treatment meet with their case managers twice weekly for individual therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to be a time for residents to process through their experiences in rehab, while also addressing any concerns that may arise.
Group therapy: A major component to the meth addiction rehab provided at The Camp lies in the use of group therapy. Residents take part in a number of different groups 7 days per week, while also engaging in process groups 5 days per week. The specific groups that residents can expect to partake in may include:
- Detox Groups
- Focus Groups
- CBT Groups
- Men’s Group
- Women’s Group
- Age Groups
- Activity Group
- Music / Poetry Groups
- Experiential Group
Throughout their participation in these various groups, residents will benefit from taking part in discussions on topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Self-help thinking
- SMART Recovery
- 12-Step Recovery
- Relapse prevention
Family therapy: Led by marriage and family therapists, residents receiving treatment for meth addiction have the option to take part in family therapy sessions twice monthly. These sessions can benefit the family unit as a whole as lines of communication are reopened and negative feelings and emotions that arise due to meth addiction are confronted, addressed, and healed. Family therapy sessions are located at our rehab center, which is convenient to both Santa Cruz & San Jose, CA.
Experiential therapy: In order to provide treatment that is holistic in nature, The Camp offers various types of experiential therapies that typically take place on a weekly basis, including high and low ropes courses and participation in various types of games. Additionally, there is time set aside for residents to spend in the gym 6 days per week. Examples of the additional experiential therapies that residents may engage in throughout their time in rehab for meth abuse can include:
Community meetings: Another major component to the meth addiction rehabilitation process at The Camp lies in our resident-run community meetings. These community meetings occur every morning, 7 days per week, where residents go over the day’s agenda, do readings, and talk about various issues pertaining to them as a group. We have found that these community meetings are immensely beneficial to residents as they not only provide them with a sense of independence in running their own meetings, but they also help residents learn to support each other and develop sober relationships that can last once they have left treatment and returned to their communities.
At The Camp Recovery Center, we are dedicated to helping you get back on the road to wellness, freed from the hold that meth addiction had on you. Through the use of highly individualized rehab treatment that is complemented by the utilization of a social model of treatment, the care provided by the compassionate staff at our center will help residents spring forward toward the next appropriate step in their level of care.
Knowing that rehab treatment does not end with the completion of residential care, The Camp is pleased to offer intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for adults who are in need of a structured continuing care option once leaving The Camp. Our IOP locations are near the Santa Cruz and San Jose, CA areas. Our case managers work with all residents, adolescents and adults alike, to ensure that the discharge process from the residential level of care is a streamlined one. We work to line up continuing care services specific to meth addiction, so that individuals can enjoy a safe and comfortable transition into life after residential treatment.