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Finding a Meth Addiction
Treatment Center

The formal term used for meth addiction is methamphetamine use disorder. In 2021, 0.9% of United States citizens aged twelve and older reported using meth, and an estimated 0.6% met the criteria for methamphetamine use disorder. Furthermore, meth addiction can affect people of all ages, with 0.2% of eighth graders, 0.3% of tenth graders, and 0.5% of twelfth graders having used it in the past year in 2022*.

It goes without saying that the effects of meth addiction are devastating. So, what can you do? In this article, we’ll discuss who can benefit from a meth substance abuse program, the signs, symptoms, and causes of meth addiction, and effective treatments. 

*Statistics are derived from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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Who Benefits From a Meth Substance Abuse Program?

Meth is an extremely addictive stimulant drug. If you or someone in your life uses meth, a meth substance abuse program can help. Looking out for the signs and symptoms associated with meth addiction can help you identify a problem in yourself or a loved one. 


Many people who use meth attempt to hide their addiction. Look out for the following signs if you suspect meth addiction in yourself or someone else. 

  • Legal problems that result from using meth
  • Losing one’s job or letting other important responsibilities slide due to meth use
  • Using meth despite negative effects on health, interpersonal relationships, and other parts of life
  • Compulsive skin picking, which may result in visible sores 
  • Impaired executive function 
  • Financial problems 
  • Memory loss
  • Risky behaviors 
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Excessive or rapid speech
  • Increased energy or hyperactivity
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Weight loss 

Meth use can occur in different forms, including snorting, injecting, eating, or smoking the drug. In many instances, loved ones of those who use meth will find baggies, pieces of foil, spoons, hallowed pens, and other items left behind from meth usage. 


In addition to the signs of meth addiction listed above, one may notice the following symptoms in a person who is using meth. 

  • Changes in mood or mood swings
  • Hallucinations or psychosis 
  • Liver damage
  • Inattention
  • Grandiosity 
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke 
  • Headaches
  • Seizures

Using meth increases the risk of many adverse events, including death and health conditions like Parkinson’s disease. Some people use meth alongside other drugs, which can heighten the risk of serious consequences. 

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Causes of Meth Addiction

There is no known singular cause of methamphetamine use disorder at this time. However, various risk factors are associated with a higher likelihood of meth addiction. Known risk factors for meth addiction include but aren’t limited to the following. 

  • Family history and genetics
  • Personal history of another mental health condition
  • Exposure to violence or crime 
  • Easy access to meth
  • Brain differences 
  • Peer pressure 

Regardless of the cause, meth addiction is not your fault, and recovery is possible. Everyone’s journey looks different. For many people, reaching out to a meth addiction treatment center is the first step toward recovery.

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Effective Treatments Used in
Drug Rehab for Meth Addiction

Treatment models that involve behavioral therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy and contingency management are currently seen as the most effective models used in drug rehab for meth addiction. Our residential inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs all utilize effective therapies known to address meth addiction. Every level of care differs, so it is often helpful for clients and their families to learn about their options. 

Residential inpatient

Residential inpatient programs provide 24/7 support because they require that clients live at a meth addiction treatment center while receiving care. This level of care can be ideal because it removes you from your daily environment temporarily and allows clients to immerse themselves in the recovery process. Clients attend groups, discover coping skills, and use recreation activities to build or rebuild important skills and quality of life. 


Outpatient programs allow clients to live outside of their treatment facility while getting care. Some people start out in an outpatient program, whereas others move down to an outpatient program after attending residential inpatient. Usually, you engage in treatment for around twenty hours per week or less while in an outpatient program. 

Partial hospitalization

Partial hospitalization programs are similar to other outpatient programs but require a higher time commitment. Usually, you engage in treatment for around twenty hours per week or more while in PHP. PHP can be ideal for those who need more support than outpatient programs offer but aren’t in an inpatient program. 

Dual diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is a term used when individuals experience a substance use disorder and one or more additional mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, or PTSD. Dual diagnosis treatment is designed to address both substance abuse and the other mental health diagnoses a client lives with. Since meth use often occurs alongside and can be triggered by other mental health concerns, dual diagnosis treatment is a game-changer for many of our clients.

Medical detoxification allows you to get off of substances in a safe, supportive environment with medical staff present. Not everyone attends detox before entering a residential inpatient, PHP, or outpatient program, but it is common. 

Supportive housing

If you are in recovery or are considering recovery, you know how much your environment can make a difference. Supportive housing is also called sober living, and it is designed to provide a drug and alcohol-free living space for clients.


Aftercare is exactly what it sounds like - care that one receives after exiting a treatment program (such as one of our residential treatment programs). Aftercare programs are designed to help people transition back into daily life and maintain sobriety. Often, aftercare involves support group meetings of a client’s choice, working with professionals for mental health therapy, and other supportive interventions utilized on an outpatient basis. 

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Finding a Meth Addiction
Treatment Center Near You

You’re in the right place if you’re looking for a meth addiction treatment center based in the United States for yourself or a loved one. Centric Behavioral Health has multiple locations in the US and offers residential inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, medical detox, dual diagnosis, supportive housing, and aftercare services for those working to overcome substance abuse. To make our services accessible, Centric Behavioral Health accepts most major insurance companies.

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