Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Tower Behavioral Health to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Tower Behavioral Health.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Reading, Pennsylvania’s Premier Meth Addiction Treatment Center

Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a highly addictive substance that affects the central nervous system. It increases the amount of dopamine in your brain, rapidly releasing this natural chemical in reward areas in order to make you want to repeat the experience, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

That reinforcement of reward behaviors is how a person develops meth addiction, which can have potentially life-threatening outcomes. Fortunately, professional meth addiction treatment can help.

Tower Behavioral Health provides inpatient treatment for adults age 18 and older of all genders who are struggling with meth addiction that co-occurs with a mental health concern.

Signs & Symptoms of Meth Addiction

The so-called “high” of meth fades quickly, so users often take repeated doses in a pattern that’s known as “binge and crash.” Some bingeing of meth takes place in a form called a “run,” in which the user goes without food and sleep for several days while taking meth every few hours.

Those are obvious signs of meth addiction. The following are some additional, sometimes less transparent, signs and symptoms that may indicate that you need treatment for meth addiction:

  • Hallucinations
  • Irregular or faster heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Impaired judgment
  • Extreme damage to teeth or gums
  • Disrupted sleeping patterns
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased appetite
  • Intense itching
  • Higher body temperature
  • Paranoia

Any of these concerns should be taken very seriously. If you’re experiencing some of the above symptoms of meth addiction, you may need help from a qualified healthcare professional.

At our facility in Reading, Pennsylvania, we can administer a complimentary assessment that will help us determine if you can benefit from treatment for meth addiction that co-occurs with a mental health disorder.

Meth Addiction Statistics

Meth is a drug that, unfortunately, has seen an increase in popularity in the United States over the past decade. That means that meth addiction is a very real concern among adults in America.

The following are some statistics that show the impact of meth in the U.S.:

The Effects of Meth Addiction

Without proper professional treatment, meth addiction can cause a considerable amount of damage in your life. Some of the short- and long-term effects you may experience if meth addiction goes untreated include:

  • Skin sores
  • Severe dental problems
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • HIV infection or continued progression of HIV/AIDS
  • Increased risk of Parkinson’s disease
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Long-term cognitive complications
  • Difficulty with verbal communication
  • Inability to maintain relationships or form new ones
  • Chronic unemployment and financial ruin
  • Homelessness

It’s not too late to get meth addiction treatment that can save your life and keep you from experiencing these undesirable outcomes. By choosing to receive meth addiction treatment at Tower Behavioral Health, you can begin to undo any damage already incurred and prevent further harm.

Why Choose Us to Treat Co-Occurring Meth Addiction

It’s a truly bold step to come to the conclusion that you need professional treatment for meth addiction that co-occurs with a mental health disorder. When you come to that realization, you want to make sure that you find meth addiction treatment that best suits your needs.

Tower Behavioral Health will provide you with a personalized treatment plan that will address the symptoms of mental health concerns and co-occurring meth addiction. This plan will be unique to you and will reflect your needs, strengths, and goals. We’ll develop this concise course of action through an assessment prior to admission that will give our team of meth addiction treatment professionals a window into the current challenges you’re facing.

Inpatient meth addiction treatment at Tower Behavioral Health takes place in a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that will help you heal from the pain of your past and chart the best path forward toward a future free of addiction. You’ll work with a team of compassionate professionals and come to understand that you’re not alone through therapeutic interactions with other patients who have struggled with mental health concerns and co-occurring meth addiction.

The patient comes first at our facility in Reading, Pennsylvania, and that continues after you leave our meth addiction treatment program. We will provide you with a detailed discharge plan that identifies continuing care resources and will allow you to build on the progress you made with us.

Therapies Used in Co-Occurring Meth Addiction Treatment

We use a variety of evidence-based therapies and techniques to help you thrive in meth addiction treatment. To best assist in the healing process, we use an array of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing.

You’ll also participate in a variety of therapeutic programs that will allow you to address the troubles of your past and learn from your experiences to find a better path forward. These may include:

  • Group therapy
  • Medication management services
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
  • Music, art, and dance/movement therapies
  • Individual therapy
  • Family meetings

Mental health concerns and co-occurring meth addiction don’t have to define you. It’s possible to manage your symptoms and return to the happy, healthy life you once knew. When you’re ready, Tower Behavioral Health is here to show you how.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Tower Behavioral Health.


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