Treatment for Stimulant Addiction

When it comes to addiction treatment, there is no such thing as a one size fits all approach. People tend to get the best results when they are matched with a level of care that fits their needs, but in many cases, people suffering from stimulant addiction, such as methamphetamine, cocaine or crack cocaine, do best when admitted to an inpatient drug rehab facility. A primary reason why stimulant abusers should admit to a drug rehab facility is to detox. During stimulant withdrawal drug cravings can be very intense, and the individual detoxing may experience depression, fatigue, the inability to feel pleasure, anxiety, paranoia, an inability to concentrate, irritability, and the inability to sleep. These symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Because of the strong cravings, depression, irritability, anxiety and a lack of mental clarity present during detox, the likelihood of relapse during the initial withdrawal period is quite high, which is another reason why admitting to an inpatient facility is the safest. It is very crucial for those with an addiction to stimulants to get out of an environment of temptation and into a secure environment isolated from all drug use and access to drugs. At Passages Malibu, we treat clients with addiction to stimulants and provide a safe, comfortable, and medically supervised detox.

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