Stimulants rehab

Although stimulants can provide a quick burst of energy, focus and productivity, relying on them can result in a multitude of negative consequences. Prolonged use can cause tolerance, reducing the desired effects and resulting in extremely challenging withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit. Luckily, our stimulants rehab programme offers a solution. At Recovery Lighthouse, we offer an extensive prescription drug rehab programme that focuses on enabling you to overcome your stimulant abuse. Let us help you achieve a fulfilling, stimulant-free life.

Stimulants rehab - one-to-one therapy

When is it the time for stimulants rehab?

If you are currently using stimulants, evaluating your use and educating yourself on the potential warning signs of stimulant addiction is vital. Take the time to ‘check in’ with yourself and ask the following questions:

  • Can I control how much and how often I use stimulants?
  • Do I find myself constantly thinking about stimulants and planning when and where to use them next?
  • Has my tolerance increased over time, requiring me to use more of the drug to achieve the same effects?
  • Am I experiencing negative consequences in my personal or professional life as a result of my stimulant use?
  • Have I tried to stop using stimulants but found myself unable to do so?
  • Do I feel irritable or agitated when I’m not using stimulants
  • Do I experience withdrawal symptoms if I go without them for a period of time?

If you are answering ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, it might be time for stimulant rehab treatment.

What are the benefits of attending stimulants rehab?

Perhaps you are wondering exactly how stimulants rehab at Recovery Lighthouse can help you or your loved one during this difficult time. Below, we have highlighted some of the main benefits that attending stimulants rehab can offer:

24-hour medical supervision whilst detoxing…

You will receive medical supervision from healthcare professionals to manage withdrawal symptoms, medication and other medical conditions related to stimulant abuse.
This 24-hour care ensures you receive appropriate medical attention during the detox process, intending to reduce the risk of relapse. In addition, you will have access to round-the-clock support from doctors, nurses, therapists and counsellors, which is especially crucial during the early stages of recovery when you will be most vulnerable to relapse.

Structured environment…

Stimulants rehab provides a structured environment that is conducive to the healing and recovery process. Your daily routine will include therapy sessions, group activities and recreational activities. This structured environment helps you develop healthy habits and a routine that can support your road to recovery long after you leave our facility.

Peer support…

There will be opportunities for peer support through group therapy sessions and activities. You will have the chance to connect with others going through similar experiences, share stories and offer each other support and encouragement. Peer support can be a valuable part of the stimulants recovery process, as it helps you feel less alone and more motivated to stay sober.

Stimulants rehab - peer support

Aftercare support…

Aftercare is an essential part of the recovery process as it offers continuous support to people recovering from stimulant issues. Even after completing stimulants rehab, you may still find yourself susceptible to relapse when you return to the same environment that you were living in prior to rehab.

Recovery Lighthouse’s premium aftercare support ensures that you are taken care of every step of the way after finishing stimulants rehab with us.

What Recovery Lighthouse offers:

  • Twelve months of free aftercare support
  • Access to our very own alumni network
  • In-person or phone call meetings with your counsellor
  • A family support programme

A chance to reintegrate back into society…

One of the main aims of stimulant rehab is to help you reintegrate back into society by providing you with the necessary skills, support and resources to do so. As well as nutritional and fitness education, we also focus on therapy and counselling sessions to help facilitate this process. In these sessions, we concentrate on building healthy relationships and developing coping skills to help you navigate tricky social situations after rehab.

What therapies are used at stimulants rehab?

At Recovery Lighthouse, we understand there is no magic cure for dealing with stimulant-related challenges. That is why we implement diverse therapeutic approaches to address every possible aspect of your life that may be causative to your issues.

Below we take a more in-depth look at the therapies we offer:

  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy): This therapy emphasises developing skills for emotional regulation and distress tolerance. DBT helps you to improve your ability to cope with high-stress situations and emotional triggers without resorting to stimulant drug use.
  • One-to-one therapy: One-to-one therapy allows you to receive personalised care and attention from a trained therapist. This therapy benefits those who prefer a more private setting and may not feel comfortable sharing their experiences in a group setting.
  • Group therapy: Group therapy provides a supportive environment where you can share your experiences with others who understand the challenges of stimulants rehab. It also helps you feel less isolated and more connected to a community of people also in recovery.
  • Family therapy: Family therapy helps address any underlying issues within the family dynamic that may have contributed to your stimulant use. The aim is to improve communication and build trust between family members while providing a supportive environment for all family members to work through any issues that may have arisen during your struggle with stimulants.

Tips for a successful stimulant rehab

When we see movie characters attend rehab, we’re usually confronted with a short before-and-after scenario. We may see them go into a facility looking dishevelled, only to reappear moments later, looking healthy. Unfortunately, it isn’t quite as easy as this.

Stimulants rehab takes time, determination and a lot of effort. It’s because of this that we prepared some tips on how you can achieve successful recovery during stimulant rehab:

  • Approaching stimulants rehab with an open mind, and a willingness to change lays the foundation for success. Embrace new ideas, therapies and perspectives that can aid in your battle against stimulant use.
  • Engage wholeheartedly in the individual and group therapy sessions provided by Recovery Lighthouse. Be honest, open and ready to delve into the underlying causes of your stimulant issues. Take full advantage of the therapeutic support available to gain profound insights and address any emotional or psychological issues contributing to your struggles.
  • Dedicate yourself to following the stimulants treatment plan diligently. Attend all scheduled therapy sessions, workshops and activities with a commitment to your recovery. Your effort will determine the result of your time at rehab. In fact, one of our previous clients, Daniel, had this to say about the matter;
  • “The more you give, the more you get out of it. If you want to change, then it’s available for you.”.
  • Prioritise activities that promote your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Engage in sports, exercise, or explore our holistic therapies, such as yoga or art. Nurture your overall wellness, as it plays a vital role in your recovery journey.

Does completing rehab mean I’m ‘cured’?

Completing rehab does not necessarily mean you are ‘cured’ of stimulant dependence. Recovery is a continuous process, and sustaining abstinence requires ongoing effort, self-discipline and support. Stimulants rehab begins a lifelong journey toward maintaining and improving your mental and physical health. It may take time and dedication to achieve and maintain sobriety, and relapses may occur. However, taking the appropriate steps can enable you to build a fulfilling and healthy life in recovery.

What are the next steps?

Our admissions team at Recovery Lighthouse is available to address any inquiries regarding our stimulants rehabilitation programme and guide you through the initial stages of recovery. Keep in mind that the quicker you seek assistance, the sooner you can begin reconstructing your life.

Frequently asked questions

How long does stimulants rehab last?
The length of stimulants rehab is based on your individual circumstances and needs. Recovery Lighthouse provides four treatment options for stimulants, including programmes of two, four, eight and twelve weeks. We acknowledge that not everyone can afford to spend a lengthy period in rehab; however, the longer your commitment to the treatment, the greater your possibility of achieving success.
How can I convince a loved one to attend stimulants rehab?
If you are concerned about a loved one’s stimulant use and want them to consider stimulants rehab, the following tips may prove helpful:

  • Communicate your worries in a caring and compassionate manner.
  • Choose an appropriate setting and moment to discuss the issue.
  • Listen attentively to their viewpoint without interrupting or dismissing their perspectives.
  • Educate them about the potential dangers of long-term stimulant use.
  • Talk about rehab in a positive light rather than focusing solely on the challenges.