Ice and Meth
Methamphetamine, Ice, or Crystal meth, has become one if the most commonly used and abused illegal drugs in recent years, causing more problems globally than any other illegal drug.
Its popularity is due to availability, affordability and to the extreme euphoric high experienced by users.
Ice releases approximately 1250 units of dopamine, a ‘feel good’ chemical neurotransmitter, into the brain compared to cocaine’s 400. About 200 units are released during sex. This is why ice is one of the most powerful and addictive drugs available. It is also one of the most dangerous, causing damage to brain neurons, which results in a rapid decline in the user’s ability to experience pleasure without it. It also causes a dramatic rise in heart rate, which can lead to heart attack. Drug-induced psychosis is also a very common side effect.
The Most Effective Meth rehab
Methamphetamine addiction is a worldwide problem that affects millions of individuals and their families. It is a growing issue that is devastating and confusing for the person suffering as well as their families and loved ones. More and more people are seeking treatment for ice addiction. It is one of the most common addictions treated at Seasons Bali and we experience great success.
Ice treatment is most effective when delivered in a residential therapeutic community model. The recommended length of stay in primary treatment depends on the length and severity of the addiction but Seasons Bali offers 28, 60 and 90 day meth rehab programs. Aftercare options such as Transitional Housing, Outpatient Programs and ongoing Counselling are also offered as an important part of maintaining ongoing recovery after Ice rehab.
Meth treatment is similar in general to treatment for other drugs, including alcohol, but can require additional psychological support in the early stages, particularly during withdrawal. Most ice users require a short-term medicated withdrawal and a lot of time to sleep initially. Staff closely monitor withdrawal symptoms and our doctor can alter medication regimes accordingly. Withdrawal symptoms are largely psychological rather than physical and users in withdrawal can become easily angered, frustrated and aggressive. Doctors and clinical staff at Seasons Bali are highly trained and experienced in supporting clients through this phase, making the process as safe and comfortable as possible.
Meth withdrawal is a relatively short process that is just the beginning of meth treatment at residential rehabs like Seasons Bali. Once the addict has completed their withdrawal they are better able to focus on the aspects of the meth rehab program that treats the underlying causes of addiction. These include one-on-one counselling, process group work, educational groups and relapse prevention work as well as exercise, recreation, massage, art therapy and daily outings. Our program equips residents with the ability to create healthy and happy lives and to achieve ongoing, long-term recovery from ice addiction.
Residential treatment programs should be delivered by a team of dedicated professional staff, preferably staff who are in recovery themselves. This means they understand exactly what residents are going through. This fosters an attitude of caring and understanding between staff and residents, creating a therapeutic environment within the program where transformation and growth can safely take place.