Meth Addiction Treatment
Get Help for Meth with a Rehab in Beautiful Phuket
You’re probably reading this page because either you or a loved one is having trouble with meth.
The serious health risks of using meth are widely known, yet many people still experiment with the drug. People who abuse methamphetamine or “meth” seek its intense rush that produces high energy, focus and euphoria. They may be driven by intense cravings for meth or want an escape from worry, stress or negative feelings.
Meth withdrawal and detox are often uncomfortable experiences, and they are typically a significant reason people cannot quit meth on their own. Not only is withdrawal unpleasant, but the symptoms can be dangerous to a person’s health. Miracles Asia can help you or your loved one through withdrawal in a safe and confidential environment.
If you feel fearful at the prospect of meth addiction treatment, be assured – it’s normal. If you are struggling with addiction to meth, the decision to get help is a very important first step. You are unique – and your treatment will be as well.
At our meth addiction rehab in Thailand, you will get time out from all your problems and the stress of life, and you’ll be able to focus on getting well.
Meth addiction treatment in this luxury rehab in Thailand is an excellent choice to start your journey to freedom from addiction.
At Miracles Asia, our highly qualified addiction specialists are dedicated to providing you with personalised and comprehensive treatment.
What is meth?
Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Also known as meth, blue, ice, and crystal, among many other terms, it takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol.
There are many more names for meth but crystal meth and ice are both names for a strong type of meth. Crystal meth differs from other types of methamphetamines. The difference between crystal meth and other forms of meth are the strength and appearance of the drugs. They both refer to the same substance, but crystal meth is a more potent, distilled form.
Methamphetamine, or meth, is a powerful stimulant prescribed by doctors in low doses to manage disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But meth is also manufactured by meth cooks in a highly profitable trade that is often controlled by gangs and other criminal organisations.
It’s popular among people who want to get high – very high. The extreme nature of a meth high is alluring for folks who crave the rush of energy and feelings of invincibility that only meth produces.
Illicit methamphetamine is created in meth labs by combining a number of harsh chemicals like household cleaners and ingredients common in powerful cough medicines. It’s easy for manufacturers to get these ingredients, which leads to homemade meth becoming a massive problem all over the world. This has resulted in widespread meth addiction, thousands of overdoses, and incidents of poisoning and explosions caused by the volatile chemicals involved in its creation.
A six-month study in the US by the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) in 2019-2020 found that meth was responsible for 33 percent of all emergency room visits, more than any other drug, including alcohol.
Side Effects of Meth & Signs of Addiction
As a powerful stimulant, methamphetamine, even in small doses, can increase wakefulness and physical activity and decrease appetite. Methamphetamine can also cause a variety of cardiovascular problems, including rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, and increased blood pressure. Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature) and convulsions may occur with methamphetamine overdose, and if not treated immediately, can result in death.
The exact mechanisms of how drugs like methamphetamine produce euphoria (the pleasurable high) are still poorly understood. But along with euphoria, methamphetamine use releases very high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the reward circuit, which “teaches” the brain to repeat the pleasurable activity of taking the drug. Dopamine is involved in motivation and motor function and its release in the reward circuit is a defining feature of addictive drugs.
The elevated release of dopamine produced by methamphetamine is also thought to be part of the reason for the drug’s damaging effects on nerve terminals in the brain.
Long-term methamphetamine abuse has many negative consequences, including addiction. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use and accompanied by functional and molecular changes in the brain.
As is the case with many drugs, tolerance to methamphetamine’s pleasurable effects develops when it is taken repeatedly. Abusers often need to take higher doses of the drug, take it more frequently, or change how they take it in an effort to get the desired effect.
Short-term of using meth may include:
High body temperature
Fast heart rate
Not feeling hungry
Increased attention and decreased fatigue
Increased activity and wakefulness
Euphoria and rush
Long-term effects may include:
- repetitive motor activity
Changes in brain structure and function
Deficits in thinking and motor skills
Aggressive or violent behavior
Severe dental problems
Opioids can be dangerous if you take them with alcohol, or with certain drugs such as:
Some antidepressants and anxiety medications (particularly benzodiazepines such as alprazolam, ativan and clonazepam)
Meth Rehab Center in Thailand
Going to meth rehab gives your brain the chance to re-establish its own brain chemicals so that you can feel happy naturally again.
At Miracles Asia, a fully certified meth addiction rehab in Thailand, we will soothe you through your withdrawal from meth. Our experienced staff are experts in managing the symptoms of meth withdrawal and will help create a safe and nurturing environment to get you started on the road to recovery.
When you come to Miracles Asia on the beautiful island of Phuket you’ll find yourself in a small, exclusive and luxurious villa with a family feel to it. You’ll be amongst your peers and made to feel entirely at home.
We see you as more than your addiction. We recognise your unique strengths, potential and challenges. Your methaddiction treatment is personalised to suit you, the individual. Our aim is to treat the whole person, and that entails addressing any other mental-health issues as well as your physical wellness.
When you leave us you’ll be not only clean and sober, you’ll be in good shape to live a full and healthier life without the need for meth or other substances.
You deserve it.
Call for a no-obligation free assessment with a trained specialist.
Continuing Care After You Leave Treatment for Meth Addiction
We understand that early recovery from meth addiction can be a stressful time. While you’re in treatment in Thailand, you don’t have to think about life after rehab. You’re cocooned in the safety of the treatment center where your every need is catered for. So, returning back to life at home can seem daunting.
We know how it goes and so Miracles Asia takes your continuing care very seriously.
The treatment program at Miracles Asia doesn’t stop after you leave our meth addiction rehab.
After your one month stay in residential care, you’ll stay connected through our after-care online program for two further months – and longer if necessary.
The aftercare support program will keep you in regular contact with your counselor who will see you for one-to-one sessions by Zoom weekly. These sessions are important so that we can check in to make sure you’re still on-track in your recovery and if you’re experiencing any issues we can problem solve together.
Not only will you have one-to-one counseling, but also our ongoing group counseling sessions will keep you connected to your peer group, some of whom you may form life-long attachments with.
The group sessions are kept deliberately small in number. A group therapy session lasts around 120 minutes and is taken by a counselor who you will probably know from your time in residential care.
The experienced group facilitator’s job is to check in with you all and spend time making sure you’re on track with your recovery. You may have questions and the facilitator will be happy to answer questions and provide the necessary psychoeducation and relapse prevention planning.
We make sure you’re getting the best possible support as you ease back in to your community back home. Miracles’ group therapy is a key part of your ongoing progress. It’s helpful to keep you on the right track to living the life you deserve, clean and sober a day at a time.
Our online group counseling is available at assigned times during the week to cater for you wherever you are in the world after you leave meth treatment rehab.
Relapse prevention is a steep learning curve and we will support you, making sure the best care continues.
Maybe you have questions about what to do, or how to go about life in general. For these reasons and more, our case-managers will stay in touch and help you manage your early few months in recovery.
Research shows that the longer the recovering person stays connected to a treatment program, the better the outcome i.e. the longer he or she works alongside professional counselors, therapists, recovery coaches etc, the better the chance of long-term recovery from meth addiction.
We take your treatment plan very seriously and want the best for you, so for that reason we know it’s important to stay in touch. You deserve the best chance at living your best life.
We are so convinced that our program works that if you are able to spend three months with us and then suffer the pain of relapse within one year of leaving Miracles Asia, we’ll treat you for a month for free. That’s how much faith we have in our drug addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia. We know how important your recovery is and we will do our best to make sure that you get what you deserve – a good life, full of happiness and freedom from using.
Living an addiction-free life is absolutely possible and we at Miracles Asia are proof of that ourselves. We know what it’s like to recover. Get your life back: you deserve it!
If you or a loved one need help with meth addiction please call us.