How a Ft Lauderdale Rehab Center Can Help with an Addiction to Meth

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Although there are a number of pharmaceutical drugs that use methamphetamines that, when prescribed by a licensed physician, are legal to use, the street form of this substance, more commonly referred to as “crystal meth” or simply “meth” is illegal in Fort Lauderdale and will be for the foreseeable future. Unlike most other addictive substances or street drugs, there isn’t really any kind of substantial push by any group in the Florida to legalize meth other than by those who argue for blanket decriminalization for all controlled substances. This is most possibly due to the substantial physical damage that meth can cause to its users – damage that occurs notoriously fast and is especially visible to other people.


How Meth Can be Treated

In most cases, a Ft Lauderdale rehab center will be able to help those with an addiction break free from meth through either therapies or via certain medications. While there haven’t been any FDA-approved pharmaceutical products created specifically for treating crystal meth addicts, there are still a variety of medicines available that a well-informed rehab center doctor will be able to prescribe, usually as a stop-gap to help minimize the severe effects that meth withdrawal can have on an addict.

When it comes to the therapies involved with meth addiction, many of those used in nearly all cases of drug or alcohol addiction are applicable. However, due to how addictive crystal meth is and how quickly a relapse can occur in someone who recently quit or went through detox in Ft Lauderdale, inpatient rehab services are highly recommended for patients addicted to this substance.

Nevertheless, any Ft Lauderdale rehab center that offers substance abuse treatment that has meth addiction treatment programs available will be able to address you or a family member’s specific addiction, even cases of dual diagnosis. To learn about how we help detox and treat meth addictions, please Contact Us at your earliest convenience.


Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.