Meth Addiction Recovery

Don’t walk the path of recovery alone. Asking for help is the first step to breaking free from addiction.

The Hader Clinic offers real hope for those struggling with meth addiction. We provide individually tailored programs to help people get their lives back on track - physically, psychologically, socially, socially and spiritually. With the right treatment, recovery is possible.


You can receive help from our meth rehab centre by speaking to a recovery specialist. Patients will receive priority admission if they are in a crisis. Please call us if your situation has become urgent.

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Methamphetamine, ice, crystal meth, meth or crack, as it's also known, can become addictive after just one use. The Hader Clinic aims to provide the tools and support you need to overcome this addiction and lead a happy, healthy life. 

Understanding the complexities and challenges of recovery can help. At The Hader Clinic, our team of experts have extensive experience in methamphetamine addiction and recovery. We offer a wide range of services to help you on your journey to recovery, including:

  • Detoxification
  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Aftercare and support

If you or someone you know is struggling with methamphetamine addiction, please know you are not alone. Help is available. 

The Hader Clinic explains how addicts are not able to predict how much they are going to use once they start using or control their use.


Meth users face a challenging road to recovery, but with the right treatment and support, it is possible. The Hader Clinic utilises a well-known 12-step program in our meth addiction treatment programs, while a 5-stage model outlined below helps explain the difficult recovery process.

Stage 1: Denial

The first stage of methamphetamine addiction recovery is often denial. The addict may not believe they have a problem or may be in denial about the severity of their meth abuse. 

It is important to remember that denial is a defence mechanism and that the addict is likely scared and feeling overwhelmed. 

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Stage 2: Acknowledging the Problem

The second stage of methamphetamine recovery is acknowledging the problem. 

Meth addicts must come to terms with their methamphetamine dependence and drug abuse and accept that quitting meth is the only way forward. This can be a difficult process, but it is essential to move forward in recovery.

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Stage 3: Seeking Help

The third stage of methamphetamine recovery is seeking help. 

It is important to seek professional medical advice from professionals who understand their drug addiction or substance use disorder. A medically supervised detox treatment centre can provide crucial help for serious meth withdrawal symptoms and offer treatment options to help cope with the initial withdrawal process. 

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Stage 4: Early Recovery

The fourth stage of methamphetamine recovery is early recovery. 

Completing treatment for meth addiction can be challenging. The patient may experience severe meth withdrawal symptoms and meth cravings. Still, with the help of specialised medical treatment for substance use disorders, it can also be a time of significant hope, growth and healing.

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Stage 5: Maintenance and Long-Term Recovery

The fifth and final stage of meth use recovery is maintenance and long-term recovery. 

It is important to continue to seek support from medical and mental health professionals and loved ones during this time. The proper treatment makes recovery possible, even for patients who have experienced long-term meth abuse or past failed attempts at sobriety.

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Recovery is possible. The Hader Clinic can help patients struggling with meth use to get clean and manage difficult methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms. We have hundreds of testimonials from former meth users who have completed our programs and overcome chronic meth use. 

In the hopes of inspiring others, S.K. and Ineke share their life stories before and after meth recovery.

"All staff who work for Raymond Hader have personal experience with addiction - which means that they bring to the table a depth of empathy and understanding that is hard to find anywhere else. Treatment outcomes are extremely good, and the Clinic provides extensive family support so that the clients and families affected can all heal together. One of the most important factors relating to drug and alcohol addiction treatment is aftercare. Specifically - the [recovery] period immediately after the 90-day stay at the retreat." 

S.K. (5 stars)

"The Hader Clinic taught me how to maintain recovery, not just get clean. Through a tough program led by staff who’ve all lived the horrors of addiction, I was forced to finally confront my demons. They loved me through the pain and then showed me a way out of the isolation of my addiction. Most of all, I got a new perspective on the journey of recovery and what it really takes to live life again after addiction. Forever indebted to the Clinic for its gift of recovery." 

Ineke (5 stars)

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Frequently asked questions about treatments for meth recovery

How to speed up brain recovery after meth abuse?

Methamphetamine abuse causes changes in the brain that can lead to long-term effects, including memory problems, aggression, and depression. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the speed of brain recovery after meth abuse will vary depending on the individual. However, treatment at The Hader Clinic can help to speed up the process by providing support and resources for recovery.

What are some methods of treatment for methamphetamine addiction

There are various methods of treatment for methamphetamine addiction, including 12-step programs, therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. The best method of treatment will vary depending on the individual. The Hader Clinic can help you evaluate your options and find the best path for recovery.

What are the long-term effects of methamphetamine abuse?

The long-term effects of methamphetamine abuse can be devastating. Methamphetamine use can lead to serious health problems such as psychosis, anxiety and paranoia. In addition, meth is a highly addictive drug, and users can quickly develop a tolerance to the drug, leading to increased use and greater risks of health problems.

What is the success rate of methamphetamine addiction treatment?

The success rate of methamphetamine addiction treatment will vary depending on the individual. However, with the right treatment plan and support system in place, recovery is possible. The Hader Clinic has a proven track record of helping people overcome methamphetamine addiction and build a foundation for lasting recovery.

I want to quit meth. How will The Hader Clinic help me during the various stages of methamphetamine recovery?

Asking for help is the first step to recovery, and The Hader Clinic can help you by helping you understand the steps you'll need to get clean and stay clean.

You are not alone. The Hader Clinic understands the challenges of sobriety and is with you at every stage of your recovery with caring support and proven techniques to help you recover for good.

Let's start the journey together.

1. Quitting Methamphetamine

The first stage of methamphetamine recovery is to quit using the drug. This may seem like a simple task, but for someone who is addicted to methamphetamine, it can be incredibly difficult. The Hader Clinic can help you through this process with detoxification and behavioural therapies.

2. Dealing with Withdrawal Symptoms

After quitting methamphetamine, you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. These can include depression, anxiety, fatigue, and intense cravings. The Hader Clinic can help you manage these symptoms and get through them with our evidence-based therapies.

3. Coping with Triggers

In early recovery, learning how to cope with triggers is important. A trigger can be anything that makes you want to use methamphetamine again. Triggers can be internal, like stress or anxiety, or external, like seeing drug paraphernalia. The Hader Clinic can help you identify your triggers and develop coping mechanisms.

4. Building a Support System

To maintain sobriety, building a strong support system is important. This may include family and friends, sober peers, and attending support groups such as crystal meth anonymous and 12-step groups. The Hader Clinic can help you develop a support system and introduce you to resources in the community.

5. Living a Sober Life

The final stage of methamphetamine recovery is living a sober life. This includes maintaining your sobriety, managing triggers and relapse prevention, and continuing to build your support system. The Hader Clinic can help you with all of these aspects of recovery and provide you with the tools you need to live a sober life.

I also suffer from a mental health disorder. Will The Hader Clinic provide comorbid substance abuse solutions for my ice addiction and mental health issues?

The Hader Clinic is equipped to provide comprehensive care for patients struggling with co-occurring disorders. Our clinicians are experienced in treating comorbid conditions. They will work with you to develop a dual diagnosis treatment plan that serves both your meth withdrawal symptoms and recovery and your mental health.

What is the usual meth recovery time?

The meth withdrawal timeline will be different for everyone, but if you are in good health and have been using for less than one year, it may take 3-6 months to recover from meth addiction. Each person's journey to recovery is different, however.

If you book a consultation at The Hader Clinic, our friendly team will be able to discuss your expected meth recovery timeline in more detail. It's important to remember that recovery may be a lifelong journey, and there is little benefit from comparing your path to sobriety to others.

What is the best treatment for meth addiction?

The best treatment for meth addiction is a comprehensive approach that includes detox, rehabilitation, and aftercare. The Hader Clinic offers all these services and can tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs.

Can The Hader Clinic help with meth recovery?

If you or someone you love is struggling with crystal meth addiction, it's important to seek help from licensed medical professionals as soon as possible. The Hader Clinic offers a comprehensive treatment program to help people struggling with meth addiction recover and live healthy lives.

Our expert counsellors and therapists will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that meets your unique needs. We offer a variety of services, including individual and group counselling, family therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. We also provide 24/7 support to our clients so they can always get the help they need.

If you're ready to start your journey to recovery, we're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our meth addiction recovery program.

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