- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Methamphetamine Detox and Treatment in Ottawa, Ontario
Methamphetamine is a serious problem. There are a number of reasons why people first take the drug; some are looking for a way to suppress their appetite; others need to fight fatigue, still others take the drug simply because they are curious. All the scenarios always seem to end the same way, the person quickly becomes addicted to the drug.
In an ideal world, the person will quickly realize that they have become addicted to methamphetamine and not hesitate to get the help they need. When the addict enrolls in one of Ottawa’s methamphetamine treatment program right away, they not only are going to experience fewer health complications, and be less likely to develop long term brain damage, but they also increase the chances of successfully overcoming their methamphetamine addiction and enjoying a drug-free future. Addicts who are long-term users find rehab very difficult, and they usually develop long-term health problems, including depression and heart problems that will plaque them for the rest of their life.
The individual’s attitude towards the rehabilitation is going to play a huge role in how successful the methamphetamine treatment is. No one enjoy drug rehab, but when they are willing to admit to that they have a problem and are willing to listen to the counselors, they at least will be able to develop skills that will make it easier for them to avoid methamphetamine in the future.
Although there are some really good private drug rehab facilities in Ottawa, most methamphetamine addicts choose a government-funded program because they cannot afford the private programs. The government-funded programs use cognitive behavior therapy, group counseling sessions, and a twelve-step approach to treating a methamphetamine addiction. When the recovering addict leaves the program, they are strongly urged to take part in an outpatient treatment program and also to become involved in a peer support group.