Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Written by Chloe Nicosia

Can Meth Withdrawal Symptoms Be Dangerous?

Meth is a cruel addiction, and decimates the life of those unfortunate enough to succumb to its intense feel-good high. It’s a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that users can smoke, inhale, inject or eat. A meth high can last for several hours. Many people addicted to this drug are unable to quite because meth withdrawal symptoms are so uncomfortable and hard to go through that the person is drawn back to the drug for relief.

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Detoxing from meth includes some very unpleasant side effects. It’s not something you should undertake at home. Meth withdrawal symptoms include the following:

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Long periods of sleeping (days)
  • Strong cravings
  • Lethargy
  • Paranoid behavior
  • Severe depression
  • Suicidal ideation

There are excellent addiction treatment centers that can provide safe medical detox for meth addiction. Better Addiction Care’s free referral service specializes in matching a person’s needs with the right facility to help them down the road to recovery. Call Better Addiction Care at 1.800.429.7690 and speak to a rehab specialist about meth addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one.

You are completely isolated from meth and supplier sources when checked into a facility. Medical detox is supervised 24-hours a day, and both doctors and psychiatrists are on staff. You will receive medication to reduce the unpleasant and emotional side effects. Counselors are on hand to help you through psychological issues during withdrawal. Meth withdrawal symptoms are extremely difficult to handle without professional and medical help. The deep depression and suicidal tendencies are real and dangerous. Treatment centers offering medical detox make it much easier to deal with the withdrawal symptoms of this terrible drug.

Meth Withdrawal Treatment

Meth withdrawal treatment in an accredited drug rehab center is the only safe way to detox from this extremely addictive substance. The addiction treatment facility you select will begin with a full assessment of your physical and mental health. This is essential in determining if you need treatment for dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorder), which is when the patient has both an addiction and a psychiatric disorder. Since one condition can aggravate the other, it’s essential to treat both conditions at the same time for a successful recovery.

Many addiction specialists believe the relapse rate is high because many dual afflictions go unrecognized and untreated. Your physical health is also important when going through detox and rehab. You probably neglected your nutritional needs, dental health, and general health care while using meth. Once your assessment is completed, a personalized treatment will be designed for you including medical detox, rehab, counseling, therapy (including traditional and alternative). And relapse prevention.

Meth Detox Timeline

The meth detox timeline has three primary stages. People experience these stages in varying degrees depending on the length of time they have been using meth.

  1. The crash occurs during the first three to ten days after meth is withdrawn. Loss of energy is common, and many patients sleep for long periods and eat a lot. Others may also experience depression, anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations. You will receive medication to reduce the symptoms when you detox in an addiction treatment facility.
  2. The second stage features intense cravings for the drug. Insomnia and depression may also present, and this stage can last up to ten weeks.
  3. In the third stage the cravings lessen. Counseling and therapy are most effective in this stage that can last 30 weeks.

It’s time for meth to stop controlling and destroying your life or that of a loved one. Call Better Addiction Care at 1.800.429.7690 and speak to a rehab specialist. They will work with you to find just the right treatment facility to get meth out of your life.