After just one use of meth you can develop a tolerance, requiring larger doses of the drug to achieve the desired effects. With such desirable effects it is easy to start using meth on a regular basis, resulting in a physical and psychological dependency. When abruptly stopping its use you may be hit with uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal and cravings.
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Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal
Symptoms of meth withdrawal vary in severity with each person. Factors such as your age and size, your mental and physical health, how long and how much meth you’ve been using, and how dependent you are on meth will determine the severity of the withdrawal you will experience.
While everyone experiences a difference in meth withdrawal the following are common symptoms that can be expected:
- Increased appetite (especially for carbohydrates)
- Psychosis (hallucinations and delirium)
How Long Does It Last?
There are two phases of meth withdrawal. During the first 24 hours of your last dose of meth you will experience the first phase of withdrawal symptoms. These are typically intense symptoms of withdrawal that fade over two weeks.The second phases of meth withdrawal is less intense but can last an additional two to three weeks. It is not uncommon for chronic meth users to experience symptoms of withdrawal for months after their last dose.
Where Can I Get Help / What Can I Take?
If you are ready to stop using methamphetamine turning to your primary care doctor will help you to start your treatment and recovery. Your doctor will perform a head to toe examination that will uncover the severity of your addiction and start treatment of any medical conditions you may be suffering. Your doctor will then direct you to a treatment facility that will best meet your treatment needs.
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While an outpatient treatment program is an option most have success with an residential treatment facility. You will pack your bags and move into the facility, removing yourself from temptation and starting the treatment you need to get and stay sober.
There you will go through the medical detoxification process that will cleanse your body of the chemicals and toxins related to meth abuse. Benzodiazepine medications are most commonly used in during this time in treatment, relieving symptoms of withdrawal and cravings.
A series of counseling and therapy sessions will then help you to work through the psychological addiction you have to methamphetamine as well as teach you the relapse prevention tools needed to maintain your sobriety when returning home.
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“I was surprised with the treatment methods at Beachway. The housing and therapeutic programs are far from medical based. I always felt comfortable and welcome.”
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