Methamphetamine addiction treatment that actually works

For more than 10 years, our goal has been helping people overcome substance abuse and addiction through a comprehensive program and a continuum of care that’s designed to treat the whole person for a lifetime. That’s why we offer inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual addiction treatment programs.

our staff of board-certified psychiatrists, physicians and other experts combine medical treatment with proven, evidence-based behavioral and psychological therapies. That’s why our approach works for 84% of patients, far better than the 50%  success rate of traditional 12-step programs.

Call today and get help. Our methamphetamine addiction experts are here for you.

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Treatment options for methamphetamine addiction

Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful and highly addictive drug that often leaves users and their families in a state of helplessness and despair. Fortunately, while it can be difficult to overcome, our comprehensive treatment programs offer hope.

At our inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, we treat methamphetamine addiction as a medical disease through a combination of medical and pharmacological treatment as well as behavioral therapy and psychological care to address any co-occurring disorders. This combination is the key to helping patients return to a healthy, productive, and stable life.

Enterhealth offers supervised medical detox (also known as withdrawal stabilization) for meth addiction. Patients are carefully monitored throughout the process and may be prescribed anti-addiction drugs and other medication to help ease the uncomfortable physical and psychological symptoms of meth withdrawal.

Medical detox by itself is NOT a cure for meth addiction. It’s a crucial step that removes the drug from their system and allows us to stabilize any physical and mental conditions so they can fully participate in a long-term program of behavioral therapy and psychological counseling. This therapy and counseling may be individual or group-oriented and may also include families.

We also offer ongoing continuing care programs, which are essential and provide patients with counseling and continued support for as long as they need.

Meth addiction treatment programs may include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Wellness, nutritional and stress management education

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies. Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.

Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

Learn More
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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

Learn More
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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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How Enterhealth has made a difference

 

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

Frequently Asked Questions about Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine (often referred to as meth, crystal, ice) is a powerful and highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can take the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting powder or as small crystals (crystal meth) that resemble shards of glass.

The powder form can be swallowed, snorted up the nose, or dissolved in water and injected into the body with a needle. Crystal meth can be snorted or smoked in a small glass pipe.

Methamphetamine causes a release of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin and increases the activity of the cardiovascular and central nervous systems.

The body builds up a tolerance to methamphetamine very quickly, requiring users to take higher doses to get the same effects at before. Over time, meth use causes significant changes to the user’s brain chemistry.

The body eventually stops producing dopamine on its own, and as a result, may users start to lose interest in previously enjoyable or rewarding activities because they no longer get pleasure from them. With prolonged use, the drug often becomes the only source of enjoyable feelings, which leads to an uncontrollable dependence.

In low to moderate doses, meth can cause:

  • Elevated mood
  • Increase energy, alertness, and focus
  • Reduced appetite

Higher doses of meth can result in:

  • Psychosis
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Breakdown of skeletal muscle
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding in the brain

Chronic meth abuse often leads to:

  • Unpredictable and rapid mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium
  • Delusions
  • Broken, rotted teeth (“meth mouth”)
  • Violent behavior
  • Memory loss

Methamphetamine is typically smoked, or injected, which causes the drug to reach the brain relatively quickly resulting in an initial rush that usually lasts about 30 minutes. Snorting or swallowing the drug typically produces a longer lasting high but doesn’t cause an intense rush.

Once the drug is in the system, it can remain active for anywhere from around 8 to 24 hours, depending on how much was taken, what method was used, as well as factors like individual body chemistry and organ function.

After that, meth is typically detectable in urine for up to 5 days, and in hair samples for up to 90 days.

Meth withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Extreme cravings
  • Memory loss
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Fear
  • Nausea
  • Shaking
  • Agitation
  • Severe depression

Methamphetamine withdrawal can bring on severe depression so dark and painful that the user will do anything to stop it, often resulting in relapse. Users may return to the same dose they were previously accustomed to, possibly leading to meth overdose.

While physical withdrawal symptoms are not as dangerous as with other substances of abuse such as alcohol, opioids, or sedatives, they’re still unpleasant. The real dangers with meth withdrawal have to do with the psychological withdrawal symptoms, which often include severe depression that may lead to suicidal thoughts or actions.

For this reason, it’s critical for patients to be supervised by trained medical and psychological professionals during the detox process. In addition, physicians may prescribe certain anti-addiction drugs such as Modafinil to help ease withdrawal symptoms. Other medications, including antidepressants such as Paxil (paroxetine), may also help decrease crystal meth cravings and alleviate severe depression.

The specific amount of time for meth withdrawal varies between individuals and depends on a number of factors such as how long the person used, how much, how often, and how they used it. Those who inject meth intravenously, for example, may experience a slightly longer withdrawal period.

In general, the initial acute withdrawal phase usually peaks around day two or three after last use and begins to subside after a week.

Psychological symptoms and other post-acute symptoms like agitation, drug cravings, and sleep disturbances may persist for several weeks, and depression can last for months or even years for some patients.

Yes. Because methamphetamine affects the cardiovascular system, increasing heart rate and blood pressure, it can cause a fatal heart attack or stroke in high doses.

Because most meth is made in unregulated conditions and may be adulterated by any number of chemicals before it reaches the end user, purity and toxicity can vary wildly, further increasing the chances of a meth overdose.

*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio

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