Known colloquially as meth, methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant drug that produces an intense high when ingested. Popular partly because of its low cost and the relative ease with which it can be made, meth is a highly addictive substance that can cause tremendous devastation in the lives of those who abuse it. Individuals who have used this drug are at risk of experiencing serious problems in virtually every area of their lives, and this drug can even be deadly as a result of drug-related violence, suicide, or overdose.
Methamphetamine use disorder is a serious and life-threatening condition, but at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, we have decades of experience helping individuals overcome addictions to this powerful drug. With the help of our caring, experienced staff in our compassionate, family-run treatment programs, individuals who are struggling with an addiction to meth can find the help they need to live the recovered lives they deserve.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If your loved one is struggling with meth abuse, you may have had suspicions regarding his or her drug use. However, even if you saw it coming, the revelation that a loved one has been abusing this drug can be incredibly difficult. Although you may initially feel as though there is nothing you can do to help, the truth is that there are actually many steps you can take to help your loved one overcome his or her addiction, including the following:
- Do your homework. Learn all that you can about meth and learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of meth abuse, intoxication, and overdose.
- Research options for treatment. Knowledge is power, and the more you can learn about the effective treatment options that exist, the better you will be able to help your loved one.
- Once you have learned about available treatment options, make a short list of treatment centers that maybe a good fit for your loved one.
- Talk with your loved one. Let him or her know that you are aware of his or her struggle with meth, and make sure he or she knows that you want to help. Though it may be difficult, try to make sure these conversations do not become arguments.
- When your loved one is ready to enter treatment, share the list that you made of treatment centers.
- Help with the logistics involved in transitioning into care. This can mean anything from arranging transportation to setting up childcare to taking care of insurance paperwork and more.
- Offer to accompany your loved one to appointments with treatment center staff so he or she does not feel alone.
- While your loved one is in treatment, continue actively supporting him or her and participate in any family sessions your treatment center offers.
- Remember to take care of yourself. You will not be much use to your loved one if you are too exhausted and emotionally burned out, so set aside time to refill your reserves.
- Now is not the time to go it alone. Call on the support of close friends and family.
Why Consider Treatment at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab
Meth is a dangerous substance that has almost unlimited potential to cause harm in the lives of individuals who abuse it. Without treatment, individuals who abuse meth are likely to have difficulty holding a consistent job, and may face being fired or demoted. Long-term unemployment can bring a series of intense stressors, not the least of which is severe financial strain. Furthermore, meth use can strain relationships to the breaking point, leaving individuals who abuse this drug without meaningful social support. Depending on how a user ingests the drug, meth use can be associated with increased risk of sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV and hepatitis C. Meth use can cause organ damage, tooth decay, and can even cause injury or death as a result of drug-related violence, injuries sustained while intoxicated, suicide, or overdose. Fortunately, with quality treatment at a top-notch treatment center such as Duffy’s, it is possible to mitigate many of these risks and negative effects.
Types of Treatment Offered at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab
Located in the serenity of northern Napa Valley, situated amidst 23 beautiful acres of land, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab is an exceptional provider of evidence-based addiction treatment for men and women over the age of 18. With a steadfast mission of offering individuals who are struggling with addictions the comprehensive and compassionate care that they need to excel in their recoveries, at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the staff strives to help those who are entrusted into their care find the hope, motivation, and encouragement that they need to obtain a life of sobriety.
Delivered by an exemplary staff of professionals who have devoted their lives to helping individuals win the war against substance abuse and addiction, the treatment offered at Duffy’s is incomparable. Here, there is a sense that every member of the staff is not only passionate about what they do, but that they also pour all of their energy into the process of helping people recover. The genuine care and concern that is demonstrated begins from the moment a prospective guest arrives. Individualized treatment plans are devised in order to allow each individual find healing in the exact manner that will be of most benefit to him or her. Through a person-centered approach, the unique needs and concerns of each guest are at the forefront of care as he or she embarks on the road to recovery.
During at guest’s time at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the following therapeutic interventions may be incorporated into his or her overall plan of care:
Medication management: In situations where a guest is suffering from the symptoms of a mental health condition in addition to his or her struggle with meth addiction, he or she can meet with a psychiatrist as often as needed in order to ensure that he or she receives appropriate medicinal interventions. The members of the guest’s treatment team, as well as other staff members, will be available to monitor the administration of medications in order to ensure that the guest’s safety is preserved at all times. Additionally, if changes need to be made to one’s medication regimen during his or her time at Duffy’s, the psychiatrist can assist so that the medications being used are optimal in their effectiveness.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy can be an invaluable tool for individuals who are working to overcome the compulsion to use meth. The sessions consist of one-to-one meetings between a guest and his or her assigned primary counselor. They occur on a biweekly basis and provide guests with a safe and confidential environment in which they can discuss concerns, process through challenges, and celebrate successes.
Group therapy: Group therapy is another essential intervention in helping individuals not only succeed in recovery, but also thrive in maintaining their sobriety for the long-term. When individuals are battling an addiction to meth, it is not uncommon for them to feel isolated from the world around them. They frequently fail to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. By engaging in group therapy, these individuals can benefit from gaining support from and offering support to others who understand first-hand the turbulent nature of addiction. The staff at Duffy’s leads group therapy sessions once each day, and peer-led group sessions occur four days per week. The topics covered within these sessions are tailored so that they are applicable to the particular challenges that the guests in that group are facing. Examples of such topics may include:
- Demystifying addiction
- Powerless and unmanageability
- Relapse prevention
Additionally, gender-specific specialty groups are offered once each week.
Experiential therapy: In order to ensure that all guests benefit from a holistic approach to treatment while engaged in programming at Duffy’s, various experiential therapies can be incorporated into each guest’s overall plan of care as he or she works to defeat an addiction to meth. Examples of the types of experiential therapies offered include:
- Art therapy
- Trust the Process
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Crossing the Line
- Music and recovery
- Trust-building exercises, including surrender falls
Family therapy: The staff at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab knows that when a person is struggling with an addiction to meth, it does not only affect him or her, but his or her friends and loved ones as well. For this reason, the programming at Duffy’s includes weekly family therapy sessions. These sessions are led by Duffy’s counseling staff and provide guests and their loved ones with an opportunity to learn about addiction, process through how the presence of an addiction had impacted their lives, and work on healing any strain that the addiction may have elicited within the family dynamic. Furthermore, guests have the ability to request private family therapy sessions as they wish.
When a guest’s time at Duffy’s draws to a close, the dedicated staff members work diligently to ensure that a thorough discharge plan is created in order to ensure that he or she receives the continuity of care that he or she needs in order to remain successful in his or her recovery. Duffy’s also works with an offsite service called Full Circle Recovery, whose services are available to all guests who have received 21 or more days of treatment at Duffy’s. As part of the Full Circle Recovery experience, individuals benefit from three months of one-to-one sessions with an addiction specialist, participation in 12-Step groups, and assistance in finding sponsorship.
When individuals take part in programming at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, they become part of an extended family. All guests are treated with the honor, respect, and dignity that they deserve, while also being afforded the life-saving interventions that can help them achieve lifelong sobriety. By offering care that is tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs, the staff at Duffy’s provides education, physical nurturing, and structured discipline so that those who choose to heal at Duffy’s can successfully overcome their addictions to meth and succeed in finding a future that is happy, healthy, and substance-free.
If you or someone in your life is battling an addiction to meth and could benefit from the life-changing and life-saving care that is available at Duffy’s, please do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable professionals at this premiere treatment center. At Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the bonds of addiction can be broken and a new life can begin.