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Detox and Withdrawal of Methamphetamine

The Surprising Truth Behind Methamphetamine Detox

Why Does Methadone Get Such a Bad Rap?

Although meth is very powerful, it does not produce significant physical withdrawal symptoms similar to heroin. However, the psychological withdrawal symptoms associated with meth are extremely uncomfortable and difficult. Using meh for an extended period of time generally causes the drug to slowly burn out your pleasure senses. As a result, the brain is no longer capable of producing the chemicals which stimulate pleasure due to damage caused by meth use.  Being as though meth increases dopamine levels in the brain, once a user suddenly stops consuming the drug, their dopamine levels drop dramatically causing individuals to experience deep depression and inability to experience pleasure. The duration and severity of withdrawal from meth is generally contingent upon an individual’s frequency and longevity of abuse.

 

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Common Withdrawal Symptoms of Methamphetamine Detox

Although the effects of methamphetamine may not mirror the severity of some opiate detoxification processes, knowing the symptoms of methamphetamine addiction before they take over can help users prevent going through the withdrawal process at all. Addressing meth addiction in meth addiction treatment and recovery early on will prevent the onset of permanent physical and mental damage. Although, many do not reach out before chronic addiction to meth is established.

Some of the common withdrawal symptoms associated with meth include:

  • Deep, dark depression
  • Loss of energy
  • Increased sleeping
  • Sleep disturbancesCommon Withdrawal Symptoms of Methamphetamine Detox
  • Night sweats
  • irritability and agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Respiratory failure
  • Hypertension
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heart palpitations
  • Intense methamphetamine cravings
  • Suicidal thoughts and committing suicide
  • Anhedonia
  • Agitation
  • Lack of concentration
  • AChes and pains
  • Teeth grinding
  • Mood swings
  • Coma
  • Death

The Process of Detox and Withdrawal of Methamphetamine

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Research has shown that the process of withdrawal from meth consists of two phases. The first phase is the most intense and typically onsets within the first 24 hours of one’s last interaction with the drug; the symptoms generally subside within two weeks. The second phase is less intense than the initial onset of the initial withdrawal process and lasts for about two to three weeks. In severe cases, sometimes symptoms can last for months in those who experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).  Withdrawing from meth can be a very unpleasant process, but it is not one of the more dangerous drugs to withdraw from. (However, attempting methamphetamine at home can be dangerous and is never recommended.) It is suggested to always enroll in a medical detox treatment to ensure your safety and ensure you’re being attended to by a medical professional.

Everyone experience of withdrawing from meth will vary in mildness and severity. Detoxing from methamphetamine can be a very unpleasant experience, however you can be rest assured that Harbor Village will assist you in experiencing a virtually painless withdrawal. Our detox process will ensure your safety and comfort, we treat for all withdrawal symptoms which are generally experiencing during withdrawal from meth.  If you or a loved one are looking to get clean, detox is always the first step Harbor Village can help you successfully recover from your meth use problem – call us today to get started!

 

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