Rehab for Crystal Meth Addiction

image of crystal methCrystal methamphetamine, also known as meth, ice and glass, has been growing in popularity across the United States. This rise in popularity is reflected in the media, through popular shows such as “Breaking Bad” and the “Faces of Meth” campaign. The “Faces of Meth” project started by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has given the public a startling look at the devastating consequences of long term methamphetamine use.

Many users describe falling in love with the drug after using it just one time. They report feeling “invincible” and ready to do anything. The powerful euphoric feeling produced by meth, along with the fact that it is cheaper and lasts longer than cocaine, causes people to quickly become addicted. Part of meth’s appeal is that it is a cheap drug that can be made from items purchased at a grocery store.

Meth is notorious for the way it can quickly deteriorate one’s physical appearance. Meth inhibits the body’s ability to heal itself because it destroys tissue and blood vessels. It causes acne and makes the skin lose its elasticity. “Meth mouth” refers to the decay and loss of teeth that occurs with long term meth use. The result of these effects together causes the user to look much older than they actually are.

Drug specific treatment approaches promote unique individualized treatment plans that pin point the potential obstacles that are associated with different drugs. Rehab for crystal meth addiction starts with detox. Individuals detoxing off of meth may experience extreme fatigue and spend an excessive amount of time sleeping. Extreme cravings are common along with an overwhelming sense of depression and hopelessness. These symptoms should be monitored until the individual is physically and mentally stabilized.

People coming off meth often struggle with depression when they are first getting clean. The extreme high produced by meth is a result of a surge of dopamine that is released. Over time with sustained use, this can damage the dopamine receptors, making it difficult for the user to experience pleasure. Long term meth use can actually lead to permanent cognitive damage to the brain. That is why it is so important that if you or someone you care about is abusing crystal meth to seek out help immediately. Rehab facilities that treat methamphetamine addiction may use cognitive behavioral therapy and in some cases medication, to help clients combat the cravings and depression.

To learn more about rehab centers for drug and alcohol addictions, call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.

Will My Insurance Cover Drug Rehab?

Many people mistakenly think that they cannot afford professional help. It is true that drug and alcohol treatment can be expensive, with inpatient programs costing anywhere from $10,000 to $70,000 for 30 days of treatment. However, depending on your insurance, you may not have to pay anything.

There is a Solution can help you find a treatment center that accepts your insurance plan. With one call, we can explain to you the nature of your benefits and inform you of your various options. Depending on how much your insurance will cover for an in-network or out of network facility or if you have Medicare or Medicaid, we can find a facility that works for you.

If you do not have insurance, There is a Solution can provide you with a variety of affordable options. We can help you find the best program for you medical, psychological and financial needs. We also are able to direct you to different financial assistance programs.

Although it is easy to point out the high cost of treatment, it is also important to remember the cost of our addiction. The money we spent on drugs and alcohol, legal fees and medical costs was often astronomical. Addicts in active addiction can spend thousands of dollars on drugs a month. If you are arrested, there are court fees, fines and lawyer fees. If your drug and alcohol use has caused you to lose your job, there is a loss of income. And of course there is the emotional and spiritual cost of addiction. The sense of loss, the pain and devastation can lead to feelings of absolute hopelessness. The sooner you receive help the sooner you can start rebuilding and enjoying your life. Treatment brings together different medical and therapeutic modalities to heal and treat the wounds of addiction. Inpatient treatment includes:

  • Healthy, nutritious meals
  • Psychiatric sessions with a board certified psychiatrist
  • Various clinical groups
  • Detox medication
  • Medical monitoring
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist
  • Gym Exercise

Some treatment centers offer extra services such as:

  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Equestrian therapy
  • Trips to the beach and other recreational outings

Don’t allow addiction to cost you your life. Making excuses will only prolong the pain. Take action and pick up the phone to speak with one of our caring professionals.

Call today to see which drug rehab facilities your insurance plan will cover. You can reach our care coordinators 24/7 by calling 1-800-832-5250.

What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

While public perception is beginning to change as we become more educated about alcoholism, many people still mistakenly believe that an alcoholic is someone who has lost everything as a result of his or her drinking. They think of an alcoholic as a homeless person living on the streets or someone who has to take a drink ever morning to avoid “the shakes.” However, this is not the case. A “functioning alcoholic” is someone who is able to maintain a job, have a house and avoid legal issues while drinking alcoholically.

While their personal and professional life may suffer in various ways, they are still able to maintain, even if it is just barely.  In some ways, it can be more challenging to help someone who is a functioning alcoholic because they believe that they do not have a problem. When confronted about their drinking, they will quickly point to all the things that they have not lost. But in many ways they are simply functioning rather than truly living and enjoying life. Their alcoholism prevents them from recognizing their true potential.

You may be a functioning alcoholic if:

  • You may not drink all the time, but what happens when you do drink? Do you find that when you start drinking you cannot stop?
  • Does one drink set off a craving?
  • Do you become an entirely different person when you drink?
  • Have you ever blacked out?
  • Have you ever thought to yourself, “It was a good thing I didn’t get stopped driving home last night”? Just because you have not gotten caught, does not mean you don’t have a problem.

Some individuals are able to remain functioning alcoholics. However, others may find that their disease progresses to the point where they lose everything. A traumatic event or loss can sometimes act as a catalyst that launches someone into full blown alcoholism.

If you think they you may be a functioning alcoholic, you don’t have to wait to lose everything before you get help. There is a Solution helps men and women find the help they need. We are not a treatment center, but a free service that works with individuals struggling with substance abuse issues to get them into a treatment center that is best equipped to address and treat their specific needs. We work with an extensive network of treatment centers and can walk you through the entire process.

Call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.