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Methamphetamine abuse is a huge problem in the United States, and beyond. At Compass Detox, we see the effects of Methamphetamine abuse often. It ruins bodies, minds, lives. It is a drug that completely takes over and does not let go. That is unless you have a strong, committed partner in your recovery. Compass Detox is that partner! Our skilled medical and therapeutic staff understand Methamphetamine addiction, they understand the potential difficulty and pitfalls of Methamphetamine detox. We’ve helped hundreds of others through the withdrawal period and into recovery. And we’re ready to help you, too.
Many meth addicts will experience a “crash” after they stop using the drug, which can last a few days; however, addicted or dependent meth addicts will experience a methamphetamine withdrawal which can last for up to several weeks. The withdrawal symptoms of meth can be debilitating and painful, and can cause the user to take more of the drug in hopes of counteracting the withdrawal process. This may lead to a downward spiral of repeated meth use, which can perpetuate a cycle of addiction. That is why a carefully monitored and controlled withdrawal period, within a facility like Compass Detox, is the absolute best way to be successful in beating a methamphetamine addiction.
Meth Withdrawal Symptoms
The symptoms of meth withdrawal can vary from person to person. The severity of the side effects depends on a number of factors, including the length of time the addict used meth, the amount of meth used, how frequently it was used, etc. Additionally, other factors, such as the method used to consume the drug, can affect withdrawal. Those who inject meth will typically experience a longer, more intense withdrawal process than those who don’t.
Signs and symptoms of withdrawal can include:
-Fatigue -Increased appetite -Agitation -Insomnia -Excessive sweating -Paranoia -Hallucinations -Fever -Red, itchy eyes
-Confusion -Nausea -Loss of motivation -Tremor -Suicidal thoughts -Stomach ache -Anxiety -Severe depression -Dehydration
Meth Withdrawal Timeline
The specific time period for withdrawal varies between individuals, but the acute phase of withdrawal typically peaks around day two or three after last use and generally begins to ease after a week. However, psychological symptoms including mood swings, agitation, drug cravings, and sleep disturbances can persist for multiple weeks and depression can last for even months to a year in some extreme cases.
What to Expect During Meth Detox
Many people dealing with meth addiction may feel hesitant to begin detox, and for good reason, methamphetamine detox is not a fun process. But at Compass Detox, your comfort during detox is our priority.
The meth detox process itself is broken down into three stages. Addicts will typically undergo a comprehensive review of their current health so doctors know how to proceed with treatment. This is definitely the case at Compass, where you will build a personalized detox plan with our medical and therapeutic team that will help ensure your ultimate success in detoxing from methamphetamine and beginning your journey on the road to recovery and sobriety.