Meth Rehab in Louisville
at Louisville Recovery Center
Louisville Recovery Center recognizes the rise of methamphetamine use across the United States and Kentucky area and is proud to offer meth rehab for individuals in and around Louisville. Our addiction treatment center offers comprehensive and holistic programs that focus on the root causes of substance abuse, aiming to help individuals find true wellness and recovery.
What is Meth?
Methamphetamine, also known as meth or crystal meth (when highly concentrated), is a Schedule II central nervous system stimulant and increases the amount of dopamine that reaches your brain. This instant surge of pleasure causes users to feel euphoric and happy and, in most cases, ignore other bodily needs like eating, sleeping, or taking care of personal responsibilities.
Methamphetamine is usually smoked, snorted, or injected and quickly enters the bloodstream, resulting in an immediate “rush.” However, these effects don’t last long, causing users to crave more meth once the initial effects fade away. This is called a “binge and crash” pattern. The United States realized that this chemical, originally synthesized from amphetamine as a congestion and breathing treatment, is addictive and requires only a small amount to get users high. When the Controlled Substances Act passed in 1970, methamphetamine was labeled as addictive but useful in certain medical instances.
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Meth Use In Kentucky
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) reported that between 2013 and 2017, methamphetamine arrests grew by 400%, and by 2016, it had outnumbered cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl seizures combined. They also reported that it overtook heroin as the drug of choice and was responsible for almost 1/3rd of all drug-related overdose deaths in Kentucky.
Methamphetamine use is not limited to a specific area within Kentucky. According to the 2017 Crime in Kentucky Report published by KSP, methamphetamine-related arrests surpassed heroin arrests in every Area Development District. This trend was observed in all but eight of Kentucky’s 120 counties.
According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 2 million Americans aged 12 or older used methamphetamine within the previous year, ranking it the second most widely used illegal stimulant. Louisville Recovery Center keeps these statistics in mind as we explore and implement the latest evidence-based and holistic methods to tackle all sides of methamphetamine use disorders.
Signs Of A Meth Addiction
If you suspect that you or someone you care about may be struggling with methamphetamine addiction, it’s important to be aware of certain signs. These include:
- Aggressive or chaotic behavior
- Burn marks on fingers or lips (from smoking), nosebleeds (from snorting), or track marks (from injecting)
- Changes in eating and sleeping patterns
- Dilated pupils
- Excessive energy
- Rapid and incoherent speech
- Withdrawing from loved ones or spending time with new acquaintances
- Sudden and drastic behavioral changes
- Mood swings
- Persistent scratching and sores.
- Significant weight loss
- Increased talkativeness and hyperactivity
Dangers & Long-Term Effects Of Meth Use
Long-term and frequent methamphetamine use can lead to significant physical and psychological issues. These can include:
- Confusion, memory loss, and difficulties in verbal learning
- Impaired coordination
- Mood alterations.
- Aggressive behavior
- Persistent anxiety
- Drastic weight loss
- Serious heart problems (e.g., chronic hypertension, cardiomyopathy, higher risk of aortic dissection, and heart attacks)
- Skin abscesses and damage to blood vessels (common among those who inject meth)
- Increased risk of contracting bloodborne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C.
- Severe dental problems, including gum disease and tooth decay
Meth Rehab at Louisville Recovery Center
Our addiction treatment center offers various substance abuse programs based on your needs and goals. If you are transitioning from a detox or inpatient program, our partial hospitalization program is the perfect opportunity to stay structured and focused on recovery. Our IOP program, a step down from PHP, offers individuals a chance to use the skills learned in treatment when they return home at the end of the day. We provide various treatment options at different levels of structure if you or a loved one requires treatment.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)– This intensive treatment option is designed to address addiction-related social and behavioral issues, supporting individuals in maintaining abstinence through a structured program. PHP incorporates 12-step approaches with various holistic therapies and exercises. As you progress through the program, we encourage you to transition to an outpatient treatment program, the next phase of treatment.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – Our IOP program is perfect for individuals who require part-time addiction treatment so they can still attend to home and family responsibilities. Throughout the program, clients will attend scheduled weekly individual and group therapy sessions, as well as participate in support groups. This program is especially helpful for individuals who have finished a comprehensive treatment program, like inpatient or PHP, who want continued clinical support in their daily lives.
Aftercare – Our aftercare program helps individuals who graduated from our outpatient programs stay on the path to recovery and avoid relapse. Clients can remain connected to our treatment center and recovery community, building life-long supportive relationships. Our clients are also connected to 12-step groups, individual therapy programs, and sober living homes if they need a place to focus on their recovery while in treatment.
Behavioral therapies, which are frequently used to treat opioid addiction, are available in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The following are examples of some of the therapies we offer at Louisville Recovery Center:
Psychotherapy – Our individual therapy sessions are led by experienced therapists who can help address the underlying emotional and psychological issues related to meth addiction. Through techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), our therapists help clients identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors and strengthen their commitment to recovery.
Family Therapy – We offer inclusive therapy sessions that involve individuals struggling with meth addiction and their family members or significant others. By fostering open communication and understanding among family members, our therapists can help explore family dynamics, identify triggers or enabling behaviors, and develop strategies for establishing healthy boundaries and nurturing positive relationships.
Breathwork and Mindfulness-Based Therapy – Breathwork and mindfulness-based therapy techniques promote relaxation, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness. Through controlled breathing exercises, individuals in our programs learn to manage cravings, regulate emotions, and reduce impulsivity. Incorporating mindfulness exercises cultivates present-moment awareness and helps
Equine Therapy – Our equine therapy sessions involve interactions with horses under the guidance of trained professionals. Through various equine activities such as grooming and feeding, individuals have unique opportunities for self-reflection, communication, and emotional growth. Interacting with horses, who respond to non-verbal cues, allows individuals to develop trust, patience, and empathy. These skills can be transferred to their relationships and recovery process, fostering responsibility and self-confidence.
Experiential Therapy – Experiential therapy sessions incorporate hands-on activities and experiences to facilitate emotional expression, personal growth, and self-discovery. Through meditation, music, and eye movement techniques, individuals have a safe and creative space to explore past traumas, confront fears, and develop new coping skills.
Contact Louisville Recovery Center
If you or someone you know is struggling with meth addiction or any other substance use disorder, contact Louisville Recovery Center. Our compassionate and qualified professionals and our dedicated founders have created a healing space to help individuals find true wellness. No one needs to struggle with drug addiction alone, and our recovery programs are tailored to each client’s needs and goals, taking into consideration dual diagnoses.