AMPHETAMINE, METH / ICE ADDICTION

Welcome

  • Sydney Detox & Rehab specialises in medically supervised detox for all drugs including methamphetamine
  • Short stay rehab is offered to help you get your life back on track after detox. Our programs offer a range of holistic therapies including equine assisted therapy, counselling, massage, art therapy and personal training
  • Be supported in a comfortable, luxury home environment. A personal chef will prepare meals to your liking.

Abuse of amphetamines, both prescription and illegal, continues to be a worrying trend throughout Australia and affects individuals and families from all walks of life.

Reaching out for support is a courageous step. It can be daunting to acknowledge that you have an issue with drugs and addiction, but getting the right support can make a world of difference.

Sydney Detox and Rehab is here to help you at every stage of your recovery process.

What are amphetamines, meth/ice?

Amphetamines are a class of stimulant drugs that speed up the mental and physical functions of the user, producing a ‘high’ or feeling of euphoria. Amphetamines include prescribed drugs such as dexamphetamine and illicit drugs such amphetamine(‘speed’) and methamphetamine (‘meth’ or ‘ice’).

Am I addicted to amphetamines, meth/ice?

Amphetamines are highly addictive and potentially dangerous substances. Addiction occurs when the body builds up a tolerance and physical dependence to the drug, the user needs to take more of the substance to achieve the same effect and experiences withdrawal symptoms when the drug use is stopped.

Addiction to amphetamines can lead to debilitating physical and mental health concerns. Overdose, permanent brain & heart damage and psychosis are very real and serious concerns for users.

Signs that you may be addicted to amphetamines, meth/ice include:

  • Strained or lack of relationship with friends, family and colleagues due to drug use
  • Inability to maintain work, family and relationship commitments and obligations
  • Continuing to use despite negative consequences and/or inability to stop using
  • Financial difficulties
  • Manic behaviour and racing thoughts
  • Withdrawal from relationships and interests in favour of using drugs
  • Paranoia and psychotic symptoms
  • Reduced sleep or insomnia
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss
  • Tooth rot and decay
  • Heart palpitations
  • Drug seeking and craving
  • Body tissue damage
  • Withdrawal symptoms when try to stop using

Amphetamines, meth/ice and withdrawal

Regular use of amphetamines and methamphetamine changes the way the brain works. The brain begins to rely on these drugs and when the drug is stopped users will experience a range of uncomfortable and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms as the brain & body try and adjust to the lack of chemical input. The intensity of symptoms can lead to relapse before detox has completed. Medically supervised residential detox is highly recommended for amphetamine & methamphetamine withdrawal so that withdrawal symptoms can be managed by medical professionals in a safe environment.

Symptoms of amphetamine, meth/ice withdrawal include:

Regular use of amphetamines and methamphetamine changes the way the brain works. The brain begins to rely on these drugs and when the drug is stopped users will experience a range of uncomfortable and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms as the brain & body try and adjust to the lack of chemical input. The intensity of symptoms can lead to relapse before detox has completed. Medically supervised residential detox is highly recommended for amphetamine & methamphetamine withdrawal so that withdrawal symptoms can be managed by medical professionals in a safe environment.

  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia and psychotic symptoms
  • Depression
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Tremors
  • Strong drug cravings
  • Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure)
  • Increased appetite
  • Body aches and headaches
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sweats
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Lack of motivation

The severity of withdrawal symptoms will depend which amphetamine(s) were abused, the duration & severity of the drug abuse and whether other drugs or alcohol were also abused.

Amphetamine, meth/ice addiction treatment

Amphetamine abuse, especially methamphetamine abuse, is a serious public health concern.
It is important to know that help is available and that the right support from experienced professionals can dramatically increase your chances of recovery.

A residential detox and rehab program can be a critical step in addressing and working through your addiction concerns. Recovery is a process and a rehab program can support you with learning healthier habits & coping strategies that will enable you to reclaim your life.

Medically supervised detox and rehab at Sydney Detox and Rehab

Medically supervised detox at Sydney Detox and Rehab is overseen by an experienced medical doctor and takes place in a comfortable, luxury setting. Nursing staff are on hand 24/7 during the withdrawal phase to ensure your health and safety.

In order to better understand your addiction and health needs our doctor and admission team will conduct a thorough assessment and create a tailor-made treatment plan. Your doctor may prescribe medication that could alleviate your withdrawal symptoms.

Our specially trained staff ensure the privacy and comfort of your detox and rehab stay.

Baclofen Baclofen can also be used to aid in Ice and Meth Addiction treatment.

Sydney Detox and Rehab is excited to be offering Baclofen as a treatment option to our clients. Baclofen is a medication that research suggests can:

  • Make some people indifferent to alcohol.
  • Dramatically reduce anxiety for some patients.

It’s something we feel could change the lives of some of those struggling with Ice and Meth addiction.

See our link below to our Baclofen page for more information:
https://sydneydetoxandrehab.com/baclofen-addiction-treatment/

A holistic treatment approach

Sydney Detox and Rehab offers a holistic approach to treating amphetamine addiction, offering both medical intervention and integrative therapies. We take a maximum of 4 clients to ensure privacy and highly personalised care.

Daily psycho-educational sessions, counselling and executive coaching help you understand the underlying needs that drove your addiction. Our experienced team will support you with the steps necessary to develop a healthy mindset, habits and coping strategies.

Your nutritional needs are taken care of by our in-house chef, who creates a delicious individual food plan that maximises taste & nutrition.
Physical therapies such as massage, acupuncture and a personal training will help you relax, develop resilience and ease the detox process.

Our program also offers enjoyable activities such as kayaking, African drumming sessions, equine assisted learning, golf and sound meditation, so that you can begin to enjoy life outside addiction.

 

Get in touch with us for a confidential discussion with one of our friendly staff.