Without the appropriate treatment, amphetamine addiction is hard to overcome. Our clinically-proven care aims to help you find sobriety that lasts.
Learn More About Amphetamine Addiction Treatment
Learn more about amphetamine addiction treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA
Amphetamines are a group of drugs that work by activating the central nervous system. The medications within this category, which increase focus and alertness, include Ritalin and Adderall, which are typically prescribed in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Other amphetamines include methamphetamine and cocaine, and are most commonly abused because they produce mood and mind-altering effects.
Sadly, addictions to these substances can easily occur, and if you recognize that you or your loved one is grappling with an amphetamine abuse problem, it is imperative to understand that the end results of that addiction can be devastating. However, it is just as important to know that rehab is often required to help defeat this form of substance abuse, as failing to obtain help can lead to the continued abuse of amphetamines.
At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, Pennsylvania, we understand the physical and psychological pain that individuals can be afflicted with when addicted to amphetamines. Due to this familiarity, we are pleased to supply life-saving treatment that can help those who are addicted to illicit or prescription amphetamines begin to understand the ins and outs of their conditions and develop the skills required to abstain from use for a lifetime.
How to Help a Loved One
Helping a loved one get treatment for amphetamine addiction
When family members, friends, and loved ones come to the realization that one of their loved ones is abusing amphetamines, they might be at a loss as to what to do to help. When someone is addicted to amphetamines, they can completely lose themselves in their addiction, making any efforts put forth by loved ones seemingly fall upon deaf ears. However, if some you love is addicted to amphetamines and is stuck on a downward spiral, there are things that you can do to help him or her obtain the care that he or she needs:
- Communicate your concerns to your loved one regarding their amphetamine abuse. While it can be very challenging to do so, remember to not just voice your opinion, but also listen to what your loved one has to say.
- Inform your loved one that it is imperative that he or she should obtain rehab. Offer up your time and assistance to get him or her the treatment that he or she requires.
- Serve as a source of support to your loved one and encourage him or her to reach out to reputable addiction rehab centers who can help him or her. Doing this with your loved one can help ease the anxiety that he or she might be feeling.
- When your loved one decides to receive treatment, offer to not only be there for his or her first assessments, but also let him or her know that you will be there throughout the whole process.
When your loved one begins the rehab process, you will likely feel like the weight of the world has come off of your shoulders. You might also be wondering what your role is in your loved one’s recovery now that he or she is getting the care he or she needs. It is critical that you stay in touch with your loved one and be there to listen, support, and show love for him or her at this time. Speak with your loved one’s treatment provider to obtain more information regarding what you can do to help be of assistance. Know that your loved one’s provider is there as a source of support for you, too. Always participate in any family sessions or activities that your loved one’s rehab center provides, as doing so can help you understand this process fully, and supply you with the tools you need at this time.
You can be an immensely important piece in your loved one’s recovery if you follow these suggestions.
Why Consider Treatment at Pocono
Why consider treatment for amphetamine addiction at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA
When an individual is abusing substances such as amphetamines, he or she can experience a massive amount of negative effects. For example, someone who abuses these substances can suffer from ulcers, which can lead to malnutrition. Liver damage is also possible, as is heart failure, if treatment is not obtained. Someone who is abusing amphetamines can suffer brain damage to the extent where his or her cognitive abilities are hindered, and he or she struggles with memory loss and permanent nerve damage. From a psychological standpoint, the abuse of amphetamines can trigger a bevy of effects, such as paranoia, psychosis, agitated mental health symptoms, and the development of symptoms linked to other mental health conditions. Individuals who abuse these substances often deal with suicidal ideation, self-harm, or suicide attempts in an effort to put a stop to the destruction that is occurring within their lives due to their abuse. Despite the potential for these effects, those individuals who obtain treatment can dramatically reduce the amount of symptoms they experience, if not avoid them altogether.
Types of Treatment
Types of amphetamine addiction treatment offered at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA
Located in Henryville, Pennsylvania, Pocono Mountain Recovery Center is a world-class provider of treatment for men and women aged 18 and older who have been struggling with substance abuse, addiction, chemical dependency, and co-occurring mental illness. Surrounded by majestic mountains, our picturesque healing environment is the perfect place to being the journey to a healthier tomorrow.
Each member of our clinical staff is committed to helping all patients thrive while they are in our care, and is dedicated to putting forth every effort to ensure that our patients’ treatment goals are not just met, but exceeded. While benefitting from ongoing staff support, patients gain a great deal from time-tested interventions that are proven effective in helping people to break free from substance abuse and related concerns. With a foundation rooted in the 12-Step philosophy for treating addiction, the programming at our residential rehab center has been able to positively transform the lives of individuals of all ages.
Once a patient completes our admission process, he or she will play an active role in his or her treatment planning. Based on the needs and feedback of the individual who is receiving care, the following treatment methods may or may not be included within his or her fully customized treatment plan:
Detoxification: Because harmful substances of abuse, such as amphetamines, can cause an individual to become chemically dependent, detoxification, or detox, may be necessary at the start of an individual’s treatment. At our addiction rehab center, the need for detox is assessed during the admissions process, and can be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan as the first phase of the individual’s recovery. Medical personnel supervise this process and tirelessly work to safeguard each patient’s safety and comfort during detoxification.
Medication management: Available for patients who require pharmaceutical intervention when grappling with an addiction to amphetamines and a co-occurring mental health concern, medication management services allow individuals to benefit from weekly meetings with a psychiatrist if needed. Should a patient at our rehab center participate in this treatment option, physician assistants and nurse practitioners will be on-hand to support, supervise, and monitor the effectiveness of any medication regimens put in place.
Individual therapy: Offered when needed by the patient, individual therapy sessions enable the men and women who heal at our addiction rehab center to receive one-on-one support from their assigned primary counselor. These sessions can serve as an excellent time in which patients can discuss their experiences while battling an addiction to amphetamines, their successes while in rehab, and their goals for the present and future.
Group therapy: Provided at least five times each treatment day, group therapy sessions are cornerstones of the care that is offered at Pocono Mountain Recovery. Led by our clinical director, family coordinator, and other clinical staff members, groups provide a safe environment in which patients can discuss the progress they are making while recovering from an addiction to amphetamines, and learn about the following addiction- and recovery-related topics:
- Relapse trigger identification
- Relapse prevention
- Life skills
- Disease education
- Coping skills development
Experiential therapy: For five to seven hours each week, patients at our rehab center are able to partake in a variety of experiential therapy sessions. These sessions, which help men and women heal and recover both mentally and physically, can enhance an individual’s experience at this center so that there is a greater likelihood for an amphetamine-free tomorrow to be achieved. The following are among the experiential therapies that can become part of a patient’s care:
- Role playing
- Recreational therapy
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
Family therapy: In order to help those closest to the individuals who seek care at Pocono Mountain Recovery, family therapy sessions are available on an as-needed basis. When requested or deemed clinically necessary, a patient’s primary counselor and our rehab center’s family coordinator can schedule a family session so that patients and those they care about can come together as a united front against amphetamines addiction.
Family Program: In addition to family therapy sessions, Pocono Mountain Recovery is proud to offer a Saturday family program for the friends and family members of the individuals who seek care at this center. Psychoeducational groups are held in the morning and in the afternoon following lunch. While partaking in these groups, patients’ loved ones can come to understand what the person they care about has been going through, and receive the education and resources needed to effectively help their loved one defeat an addiction to amphetamines.
The inclusion or exclusion of any of the above treatment methods within a patient’s treatment plan will be based solely on the individual’s needs and treatment requirements. If during the course of rehab the patient’s needs change, the staff at our rehab center can revise the plan so that the individual is able to reap every advantage of receiving treatment at this center.
As a means of truly helping people break free from the grips of an addiction to amphetamines, we ensure that each person who receives care at our center leaves us with a detailed discharge plan to support his or her efforts at maintaining recovery success. In some cases, a discharge plan may include a recommendation to this center’s partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), or other less intensive treatment option. In other cases, patients’ discharge plans will identify other resources that will help them to make continued strides toward their recovery goals.
If you feel that you or your loved one would benefit from the all-encompassing care that is available at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, Pennsylvania, feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our staff welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about the treatment options available at our addiction rehab center, and can begin the admissions process over the phone.