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Methamphetamine addiction treatment that actually works

For more than 10 years, our goal has been helping people overcome substance abuse and addiction through a comprehensive program and a continuum of care that’s designed to treat the whole person for a lifetime. That’s why we offer inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual addiction treatment programs.

Our staff of board-certified psychiatrists, physicians and other experts combine medical treatment with proven, evidence-based behavioral and psychological therapies. That’s why our approach works for 84% of patients, far better than the 50%  success rate of traditional 12-step programs.

Three column stats: 8% Recovery Rate, 5000 patients treated, and 1:5 Clinical staff to patient ratio.

Call today and get help. Our meth addiction treatment experts are here for you.


Treatment options for meth addiction

Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful and highly addictive drug that often leaves users and their families in a state of helplessness and despair. Fortunately, while it can be difficult to overcome, our comprehensive treatment programs offer hope.

At our inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, we treat methamphetamine addiction as a medical disease through a combination of medical and pharmacological treatment as well as behavioral therapy and psychological care to address any co-occurring disorders. This combination is the key to helping patients return to a healthy, productive, and stable life.

Enterhealth offers supervised medical detox (also known as withdrawal stabilization) for meth addiction. Patients are carefully monitored throughout the process and may be prescribed anti-addiction drugs and other medication to help ease the uncomfortable physical and psychological symptoms of meth withdrawal.

Medical detox by itself is NOT a cure for meth addiction. It’s a crucial step that removes the drug from their system and allows us to stabilize any physical and mental conditions so they can fully participate in a long-term program of behavioral therapy and psychological counseling. This therapy and counseling may be individual or group-oriented and may also include families.

We also offer ongoing continuing care programs, which are essential and provide patients with counseling and continued support for as long as they need.

Meth addiction treatment programs may include:

  • Medically assisted withdrawal (medical detox)
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Maintenance Outpatient Programs (MOP)
  • Medication management

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies.

Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.



Enterhealth Ranch offers inpatient care that’s on your side, not on the clock. It’s a nurturing environment where treatment is highly personalized and intensified. Every patient has a private room and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who use evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care, including medical detox, in-depth medical and psychological assessments, individual and group therapies, life skills and more.

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Enterhealth’s Outpatient Center of Excellence, conveniently located in the Park Cities, is expertly staffed with board-certified addiction specialists. Our comprehensive program is designed for continued recovery care and provides individuals and families the support they need to reconnect with each other and thrive in recovery.

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The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in their recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. This one-of-a-kind support environment provides a nurturing space where participants can gain understanding, learn from others and continue to rebuild their lives.

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Recovery is one of the most important benefits you can give your employees. Enterhealth provides comprehensive, evidence-based residential and outpatient programs and continued 24/7 technological support with Enterhealth Connect. It’s a tool employees can use to access expert care that fits their schedule for online consultations with highly trained addiction specialists, dynamic content including blogs, podcasts, videos, and continuously updated tools and resources that will aid in their recovery journey.

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How Enterhealth Makes a Difference

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Meth Addiction

What is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine (often referred to as meth, crystal, ice) is a powerful and highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can take the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting powder or as small crystals (crystal meth) that resemble shards of glass.

How do people use meth?

The powder form can be swallowed, snorted up the nose, or dissolved in water and injected into the body with a needle. Crystal meth can be snorted or smoked in a small glass pipe.

How does meth work?

Methamphetamine causes a release of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin and increases the activity of the cardiovascular and central nervous systems.

How addictive is meth?

The body builds up a tolerance to methamphetamine very quickly, requiring users to take higher doses to get the same effects at before. Over time, meth use causes significant changes to the user’s brain chemistry.

The body eventually stops producing dopamine on its own, and as a result, may users start to lose interest in previously enjoyable or rewarding activities because they no longer get pleasure from them. With prolonged use, the drug often becomes the only source of enjoyable feelings, which leads to an uncontrollable dependence.

What are the side effects of meth?

In low to moderate doses, meth can cause:

  • Elevated mood
  • Increase energy, alertness, and focus
  • Reduced appetite

Higher doses of meth can result in:

  • Psychosis
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Breakdown of skeletal muscle
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding in the brain

Chronic meth abuse often leads to:

  • Unpredictable and rapid mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium
  • Delusions
  • Broken, rotted teeth (“meth mouth”)
  • Violent behavior
  • Memory loss

How long does meth stay in your system?

Methamphetamine is typically smoked, or injected, which causes the drug to reach the brain relatively quickly resulting in an initial rush that usually lasts about 30 minutes. Snorting or swallowing the drug typically produces a longer lasting high but doesn’t cause an intense rush.

Once the drug is in the system, it can remain active for anywhere from around 8 to 24 hours, depending on how much was taken, what method was used, as well as factors like individual body chemistry and organ function.

After that, meth is typically detectable in urine for up to 5 days, and in hair samples for up to 90 days.

What are meth withdrawal symptoms?

Meth withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Extreme cravings
  • Memory loss
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Fear
  • Nausea
  • Shaking
  • Agitation
  • Severe depression

Methamphetamine withdrawal can bring on severe depression so dark and painful that the user will do anything to stop it, often resulting in relapse. Users may return to the same dose they were previously accustomed to, possibly leading to meth overdose.

How do you treat meth withdrawal?

While physical withdrawal symptoms are not as dangerous as with other substances of abuse such as alcohol, opioids, or sedatives, they’re still unpleasant. The real dangers with meth withdrawal have to do with the psychological withdrawal symptoms, which often include severe depression that may lead to suicidal thoughts or actions.

For this reason, it’s critical for patients to be supervised by trained medical and psychological professionals during the detox process. In addition, physicians may prescribe certain anti-addiction drugs such as Modafinil to help ease withdrawal symptoms. Other medications, including antidepressants such as Paxil (paroxetine), may also help decrease crystal meth cravings and alleviate severe depression.

How long does meth withdrawal last?

The specific amount of time for meth withdrawal varies between individuals and depends on a number of factors such as how long the person used, how much, how often, and how they used it. Those who inject meth intravenously, for example, may experience a slightly longer withdrawal period.

In general, the initial acute withdrawal phase usually peaks around day two or three after last use and begins to subside after a week.

Psychological symptoms and other post-acute symptoms like agitation, drug cravings, and sleep disturbances may persist for several weeks, and depression can last for months or even years for some patients.

Can you overdose on methamphetamine?

Yes. Because methamphetamine affects the cardiovascular system, increasing heart rate and blood pressure, it can cause a fatal heart attack or stroke in high doses.

Because most meth is made in unregulated conditions and may be adulterated by any number of chemicals before it reaches the end user, purity and toxicity can vary wildly, further increasing the chances of a meth overdose.

*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio