Amphetamine addiction can have serious consequences for your mental and physical health. It can also put an immense strain on your relationships with co-workers, friends, and family. Overcoming this addiction can be an extremely difficult task to accomplish. Fortunately, high-quality amphetamine treatment is available.
If you’re struggling with amphetamine addiction, comprehensive inpatient treatment may be the best way for you to stop using and set forth on a pathway to a healthy and fulfilling life. Attending drug rehab in Thailand can be an excellent option.
From our luxury facilities just outside of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, Hesten Hill Rehab offers a holistic and comprehensive amphetamine addiction treatment programme. Even after travel costs, we are able to offer world-class treatment at a fraction of what comparable programmes would cost in your home country. What’s more, you’ll get a unique opportunity to escape the triggers of your daily life, and begin your journey to recovery in a luxurious setting, surrounded by natural tropical beauty.
Amphetamine abuse and addiction
Amphetamines are powerful synthetic drugs that stimulate the central nervous system. Ingesting an amphetamine boosts production of dopamine (a neurotransmitter that causes feelings of pleasure) and norepinephrine (a hormone involved in activating the “fight-or-flight” mechanism). They have many legitimate uses and are widely prescribed by doctors to treat attention deficit disorders, narcolepsy, and severe obesity.
While legal with a prescription, amphetamines are often used illicitly for their stimulating effects, which produce a ‘high’ similar to that of cocaine. Frequent amphetamine users often develop physical and psychological addictions to the drug.
Worldwide, amphetamines are the second most widely used drug among people aged 15 to 64. In the United States alone, an estimated 13 million people use amphetamines illicitly.
Amphetamine dependence and withdrawal
Prolonged amphetamine use can have many physical and psychological consequences such as difficulty sleeping, weight loss, blood pressure problems, and erratic behaviour.
In some extreme cases, heavy users can develop amphetamine psychosis – a condition characterised by hallucinations, paranoid delusions, and violent behaviour. Usually, these symptoms subside a few days after the user stops taking amphetamines.
When someone abruptly stops taking amphetamines after prolonged heavy use, withdrawal symptoms can include:
- intense cravings
- difficulty sleeping
- anxiety and depression
- aches, pains, and irritability
These symptoms become significantly less intense after a week and are usually gone completely after a month.
Treatment options for amphetamine addiction
There are many treatment options available for amphetamine addiction, including medically supervised detox, outpatient counselling, 12-step participation, individual therapy, support groups, and inpatient amphetamine rehab. For the highest likelihood of successful recovery, a comprehensive treatment programme that involves all of these elements is recommended.
Entering an inpatient programme for amphetamine addiction treatment at Hesten Hill Rehab Thailand ensures that you are fully supported throughout the crucial first weeks of your recovery and beyond. Our amphetamine rehab programmes generally last for a minimum of 28 days. If necessary, you will undergo a detox period, which will be followed by counselling, individual therapy sessions, support group activities, and a wide range of additional activities designed to help you overcome your addiction.
After a stay in our rehab programme, you will be fully equipped to re-enter society and continue on the path towards a healthy and fulfilling life.
Hesten Hill Rehab’s amphetamine treatment programme
Amphetamine withdrawal treatment
Before you arrive at Hesten Hill Rehab, we will extensively discuss your condition with you over the phone to see if you will need to undergo detox. Upon your arrival, our onsite doctor will give a full physical and mental assessment, followed by an additional mental health examination from our onsite psychiatrist.
If you are a heavy amphetamine user, you will likely need a detox. In the most severe cases, detox is carried out at the Chiang Mai Ram hospital. But, in the vast majority of cases, amphetamine detox is carried out onsite at our drug detox clinic in Thailand. For the duration of the detox period you will be regularly visited by our doctor and will receive 24-hour nursing. We will carefully monitor your progress and help alleviate any withdrawal symptoms you are having. After a week, the worst of the symptoms will have passed and you will be ready to begin your psychological treatment programme.
Detox is generally carried out onsite, but in the most severe cases, clients will undergo detox at the Chiang Mai Ram hospital – our partner and one of the leading medical institutions in Thailand.
Amphetamine addiction treatment
Like all addictions, amphetamine addiction is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted treatment. There are many underlying causes that can lead someone to abuse amphetamines. That’s why we at Hesten Hill Rehab employ a treatment approach that combines many different techniques, including both integrated trauma treatment and psychological therapy.
One of the biggest factors that leads people to amphetamine addiction is untreated trauma. Through trauma release exercises, you will identify traumatic events from your past and learn how to relieve the stress caused by the memories of those events. Another technique we use to treat trauma is EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), which involves a thorough accounting of your personal history, learning stress reduction techniques, and preparing you to better deal with future stressful events.
Our skilled therapists will also guide you through dialectical behaviour therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. These phycological therapies work in tandem to identify harmful thinking patterns and replace them with more beneficial thought processes. Not only will these techniques help you avoid using amphetamines, they will also help you face life’s many challenges more constructively.
12-step Minnesota model
Although most people associate the 12-step programme with Alcoholics Anonymous, the model has been proven effective for amphetamine addiction treatment as well. Through Hesten Hill Rehab’s secular application of the model, you will learn to abstain from amphetamine use, atone for the harms you may have caused friends and family when you were using, and build yourself a fulfilling, amphetamine-free life.
Through mindfulness meditation, you will learn to observe thoughts and sensations as they arise, without placing judgement on them. Practicing mindfulness is an excellent complement to psychological therapy, as it gives you yet another tool to think more rationally and productively.
Thailand has a deep connection to the practice of meditation and Hesten Hill Rehab offers numerous variations on standard mindfulness, including candlelit meditation, walking cup meditation, singing bowl meditation, and monk-led chanting.
Relapse prevention and aftercare
At Hesten Hill Rehab, we are absolutely committed to your lasting recovery. Before you leave our facility, we will work closely with you to develop a relapse prevention plan, which will help you deal with future cravings. We also offer individual and group counselling sessions online so we can monitor your progress and continue to support you long after you have returned home.
What makes our amphetamine addiction treatment ideal?
- Maximum occupancy of 6 people
- Highly personalised care
- Four individual therapy sessions every week
- Access to onsite doctor, psychologist, and psychiatrist
- Partnership with one of Thailand’s leading medical institutions: Chiang Mai Ram Hospital
- 24-hour nursing
- Accommodation in luxurious and spacious accommodation
- Lush tropical gardens and natural scenery
- A personalised nutrition plan based on your bloodwork
- À la carte meals prepared from fresh locally sourced ingredients
- Workouts with a personal trainer
- A wide range of holistic elements, including off-site excursions to top attractions
How much does amphetamine rehab cost?
Our location in Thailand allows us to offer luxury amphetamine rehab for much less than what similar treatments cost in Western countries. The fees are all-inclusive, covering every treatment element, meals, accommodations, offsite excursions, and all the activities available at the centre. Please contact us directly for more information about prices, insurance coverage, and payment plans.
Your journey to recovery starts today
The fact that you are reading this demonstrates that you are willing to take positive steps towards overcoming your addiction. At Hesten Hill Rehab, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our amphetamine treatment programme will give you all the tools you need for your journey towards recovery and lasting wellness. Contact us today to speak to one of our addiction experts and learn more about our amphetamine addiction treatment programme.