Meth is a dangerous stimulant drug that has been used primarily in the west and midwest for some time. Recently, however, meth addiction has become more common on the east coast, and specifically in Massachusetts.
If you or someone you love is dealing with meth abuse, you need to seek treatment now. Northeast Addictions Treatment Center is the east coast’s premier choice for meth rehab. Our team can help you stop using meth and give you the tools to stay sober as you transition back into daily life.
About Northeast Addictions Treatment Center
Our outpatient facility has been open since 2016. In just a few years, we have gained a solid reputation as the area’s top choice for substance abuse care. Every day, we help addicts to regain control over their lives.
Easy Quincy Location
Quincy is a suburb just minutes south of Boston. Our location is convenient, but quiet. Patients commonly travel from other states to visit our treatment center. Many of our patients are from the greater Boston area and only have to travel a short distance to get to us. Wherever you are coming from, you will find the best possible treatment at our facility.
Meth Treatment – The Human Way
Here at Northeast Addictions Treatment Center, we understand that each patient comes to us with a unique story. Our treatment plans are flexible enough to match each person’s particular needs for care.
We will address your meth abuse head-on, but we will also get into its underlying causes. This helps to ensure that you not only get sober, but you stay that way long after you leave our rehab center.
We believe that treatment is only the beginning of recovery. When you leave our rehab center, you should be ready to transition back into your life without meth. But that doesn’t mean you will not need support down the line.
We put an emphasis on support networks after you leave treatment. Our strong alumni programs ensure that you will never be left without someone to call when you need it. Once you have been a patient at Northeast Addictions Treatment Center, you will always have the support you need.
Meth Abuse in Massachusetts
Meth is a deadly stimulant that has devastated areas of the country. Although meth use is most common in areas of the west and midwest, it is becoming more popular in the east. Nearly one million people had a meth use disorder in the U.S. in 2017.
Unfortunately, meth seems to be getting more common in Massachusetts. Recently, police found a large amount of meth during a raid in Lawrence, MA. People who are addicted to opioids commonly use meth as well. Since opioids are very common on the east coast, people should be aware about the dangers of meth.
Meth overdose deaths seem to be on the rise. Up by 21% in 2018, overdose deaths rose from 10,749 to 12,987 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why Professional Meth Addiction Treatment is Important
Meth abuse can turn to addiction in the blink of an eye. Once a person is addicted, it can be difficult or impossible for them to quit on their own.
Meth is a unique drug because it causes an intense high which is quickly followed by a major crash. Users quickly get addicted because they get caught in a cycle of craving the drug after they crash.
You need to find help for meth abuse. Anyone abusing this drug puts themselves at risk for these long-term effects:
- Major dental problems
- Changes in brain function
- Sleeping problems
- Violent outbursts
- Itching and scratching which can lead to sores
- Major weight loss
- Tooth decay and loss
People who abuse meth can have major emotional and cognitive problems. Attempting to deal with meth abuse on your own is not a solution. If you try to detox at home, you could be faced with major withdrawal symptoms that include:
- Severe depression
- Total confusion and paranoia
- Intense meth cravings
- Major physical symptoms
Meth withdrawal is difficult and many users who try to go through it at home end up relapsing. The smart choice is to visit Northeast Addictions Treatment Center and properly deal with your drug abuse.
Why Choose Northeast Addictions Treatment Center?
Northeast Addictions Treatment Center is the best meth treatment center in Massachusetts. Unlike larger, more corporate treatment centers, we offer an intimate environment for your recovery. Our staff will work closely with you every step of the way.
When you check-in at our facility, we evaluate your needs and create a treatment plan that is just for you. Effective meth treatment involves addressing the underlying causes and triggers of your abuse. We use the following methods to accomplish this:
- Talk therapy: Therapy is a great way for meth users to get to the bottom of their drug abuse. Your therapist can help you address the issues that cause you to use meth, and learn new ways to cope with these issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is particularly common for treating meth abuse.
- 12-step programs: The 12-step model is used for the treatment of many substance abuse issues, including meth. 12-step treatment involves group meetings and peer support. These aspects help addicts in recovery to feel supported and lifted up by those around them. The 12-step model reminds you that you are not alone in your addiction.
- Drug testing: Treatment cannot be effective if patients are slipping through the cracks. Drug testing during treatment ensures that patients are accountable. You must remain sober during treatment.
- Activity therapy: Many addicts turn to drugs like meth because they feel an emptiness in their life. Activity therapy using yoga, art, meditation, exercise, and more helps to rebalance your system and it gives patients an outlet for creativity. It is important to leave treatment with plenty of ideas for how to occupy your time in a healthy and productive way without meth.
If you’re in need of meth treatment, we are here to help. Meth addiction can lead to overdose, which can be fatal. There is no such thing as meth use that is ‘under control’.
Call Northeast Addictions Treatment Center today to turn your life around.
- Can I afford meth addiction treatment?
Often times, your health insurance plan can cover a majority of the cost of your treatment from meth addiction. Not sure where to start? We can help verify your insurance plan and point you in the right direction, even if it’s not with us. Verify your insurance here.
- Can I force a loved one to go to rehab for meth addiction?
If you live in the state of Massachusetts, there is a law that passed, known as Section 35. Under this law, it “”allows a qualified person to request a court order requiring someone to be civilly committed and treated involuntarily for an alcohol or substance use disorder””. Read more about Section 35 and speak with one of our treatment specialists today to help assist you through this process.
- How can I stage an intervention for meth addiction?
If you have tried talking to your loved one about their issue with meth and still can’t get them into treatment, give us a call. We can talk you through the steps needed to hold an intervention and can even send a certified interventionist to help assist you during this process. There is some planning that goes into place in order to conduct a successful intervention. You can read more about this process here.
- How do I talk to a loved one about meth addiction?
Talking to a loved one about meth addiction treatment can be tough. It’s important to go about it in a healthy way, without them feeling judged or pressured. Here are some tips on talking to a loved one about addiction treatment.
- What does meth look like?
Often times, meth comes in a white, brown, pink or yellowish-gray powder form. Crystal meth comes as clear crystals.
- What does meth smell like?
When smoked, meth can smell like chemicals, cleaning products or burning plastic. After a meth binge, a person’s sweat can start to smell like ammonia. Read more about meth’s effects here.
- What does meth treatment look like?
Treatment for meth addiction often comes in multiple stages. Typically, treatment consists of detox, inpatient/residential treatment and/or intensive outpatient treatment. This process usually takes on average 90 days. An individualized plan will be made for each patient by their clinician and therapist.