Meth Rehab in Missouri

Meth rehab in Missouri usually begins with detox followed by inpatient treatment. Regardless of the severity of meth addiction, the rehabilitation process should be thorough and well-rounded. To help you make an informed decision, Drug Rehab Services has a comprehensive list of drug rehabs in Missouri that can help with meth use.

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List of Meth Detox and Rehab in Missouri

Below is a list of the different meth rehab centers in Missouri. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

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TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Call your sponsor or a friend who doesn’t use it and understands your situation.
  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic. 
  • Find a hobby or activity to take your mind off of using. (i.e., art, music, cooking, gardening)
  • Find a purpose in your life and pursue it. (i.e., school, career, volunteering)
  • Recognize the people in your environment who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Don’t enable the addict. This includes not giving him any money, not paying their rent, etc.
  • Encourage the person to seek help. This can be done by finding a treatment or a form of support.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
  • Support the person while they look for rehab since the process can be overwhelming.
  • Don’t wait for rock bottom; it may be too late.

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Methamphetamine, or Meth for short, is a stimulant. Stimulant drugs like Meth increase the activity of the central nervous system and cause the body and mind to work harder and faster. Ingesting stimulants causes increased heart rate and alertness, reduced appetite, and many other effects. Meth is a potent stimulant that can cause a person to stay awake for days and is very hard on the body. Meth users typically exhibit malnutrition and poor hygiene and may even develop a form of drug-induced psychosis.

Meth can have a vast range of appearances. The most notorious form is Crystal Meth, a translucent, crystalline substance resembling shards of glass or large chunks of salt. But Meth is also commonly found in the form of a powder and can range in color from white to pink, yellow, brown, green, blue, and a variety of other shades depending on the manufacturing process and the purity. The drug is usually concealed in small baggies but may also be found in plastic or glass containers or cellophane.

Meth generally stays in the system for three days. The length of time it takes to clear the system can depend on various factors, including the amount ingested and frequency of use, the person’s body mass and overall health, and a host of other variables. If a person only consumes a small amount of the drug infrequently, it may clear the system in as little as two days. Or, with heavy use, it may take as long as five days.

Meth is so addictive because of how it affects the brain. The drug is responsible for triggering a massive flood of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, which eventually leave the system depleted and lacking those vital neurotransmitters. This action makes the person extremely uncomfortable as the drug wears off and is known as the “crash.” Along with physical symptoms of lethargy and fatigue, the person will often experience mental distress, troubling emotions, and cravings that drive them to use more and more Meth. With long-term use, the person may feel incapable of finding any pleasure in life without the use of Meth, a condition known as anhedonia.

Meth can be consumed by smoking, snorting, swallowing, or injection. When the drug is smoked, users generally heat foil or a crud glass pipe until the drug begins to vaporize and the smoke is inhaled. Other paraphernalia for smoking meth may include straws or empty pen tubes used to inhale the smoke. Similar straw or tubes may be used to snort the drug, along with small, rolled-up pieces of paper or money. A small blade, razor, or credit card may be used to chop up and separate doses of Meth for consumption. Intravenous users inject the drug with needles. Injecting Meth can leave track marks and sores and may cause an infection known as an abscess.

The questions from Addicted.org’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at [email protected].

What's Next?

After completing a methamphetamine detox and/or rehab in Missouri, it is vital to arrange aftercare support. No one form of recovery support is the same for each person. Sober coaches, group meetings, outpatient programs, or sober living homes in Missouri all offer excellent recovery opportunities to consider. The goal is to maintain life-long sobriety.

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Michael Leach

Medical Reviewer

Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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