Methamphetamine, or meth, abuse is a large problem throughout the United States of America. Part of the reason for this is because the drug is so potent, people can become dependent on it after only one use. In addition, a lot of people who use meth recreationally will have a “crash” when they quit using the drug, which could stick around for days. However, since most people who are abusing this drug don’t want to deal with meth withdrawal symptoms, they will likely make sure they have the drug on or near them at all times.
If you or someone you know is ready to overcome a meth addiction, but you are worried about the painful, debilitating meth withdrawal symptoms, you don’t have to be. Here at Better Tomorrow, our drug detox team of professionals can help to counteract withdrawal symptoms which can lower your risk of falling back into an addictive lifestyle. We also can help to ensure you are getting treatments that are needed to keep you safer during the detox process.
Withdrawal Symptoms from Methamphetamine
Not everyone will have the same withdrawal symptoms from methamphetamine. The severity of these symptoms can vary based on many factors, too, including how long someone used the drug, amount of drug used, how often it was used and whether other drugs were used in combination with meth.
With this being said, there are some common meth withdrawal symptoms that you or your loved ones may want or need to know about today including the following:
- Increased appetite
- Sweating excessively
- Itchy and red eyes
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Loss of motivation and energy
- Stomach and headaches
- Suicidal thoughts
- Anxiety and/or depression (sometimes, very severe)
Now that you know a bit of what meth withdrawal symptoms you can expect when detoxing, you know what things our Better Tomorrow team can help with. Almost all of our clients have seen how much easier and more comfortable detoxing through a professional treatment program is than trying to do it on their own.
Timeline for Meth Withdrawal Symptoms
Just as with the symptoms, the timeline for meth withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person, as well. However, the peak of these symptoms will generally be about 2 to 3 days after someone last used the drug. These meth withdrawal symptoms should lessen at about the 1-week-mark. There are some psychological symptoms such as agitation, cravings, sleep disturbances and mood swings that can last up to a year. With the help of our Better Tomorrow team and rehab center programs, we can help you to manage any lingering symptoms.
In the meantime, look at this general timeline for meth withdrawal symptoms:
- 1st 48 hours after last use – “crash” with loss of energy, decreased cognitive function, abdominal cramping, sweating, and nausea
- 3 to 10 days after that last use – peak of symptoms such as severe depression, extreme fatigue, anxiety, drug cravings, and muscle aches
- 14 to 20 days after you last used meth – most of your physical meth withdrawal symptoms should be subsiding, however, intense depression, fatigue, and cravings could persist
- 1+ months after last use – most withdrawal symptoms are gone, but some may linger such as anxiety, depression, and cravings
If you are worried about or even experiencing any of these meth withdrawal symptoms, don’t keep going at this journey on your own. Our Better Tomorrow team is ready to assist you in the process of detox and recovery. You just have to reach out to us to get started.
Expectations with Methamphetamine Detox
There are many people with have an addiction to methamphetamine that are scared or worried about starting in a professional detox program. They may be worried about the meth withdrawal symptoms, how the professionals will treat them or have other concerns. Rest assured, our treatment team is going to be there to support you every step of the way. We also have around-the-clock care, so we can make the withdrawal process easier and more comfortable for you.
Here at Better Tomorrow, we also create an individualized detox plan for anyone who comes to us with a meth addiction. After you make it through the starting process of detox, our doctors and other professionals can take the time to talk with you about the following steps which generally include the following:
- Evaluation – assessment of your overall well-being and health status including drug screening, creating an individualized treatment plan, talking about your history of substance abuse, diagnosis of co-occurring disorders (if there are any), and which treatments may be best for you
- Stabilization – during this phase you will likely be going through the peak meth withdrawal symptoms, so you will need assistance to feel more comfortable and as this happens we can adjust your medications and/or other treatments accordingly and we will update your family, as well
- Transitioning to further treatments and supports – after the detox process is done, our rehab center professionals will set up another individualized treatment plan that may include rehab center inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, medications, therapies, and much more
Now you have a general idea of what expectations you can have when it comes to detoxing from meth in a professional treatment center. If you have more questions about this process, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to get all the answers you are looking for and need.
Which Medications Do We Use During Methamphetamine Detox
There isn’t a certain set of medications that can help to ease meth withdrawal symptoms. However, there are some medications that we might prescribe to help ease some of the symptoms you experience.
Buproprion is one of the antidepressants that we prescribe to help reduce drug cravings. Modafinil helps to treat seizures, focus issues, cravings and sleep issues. Fluoxetine helps reduce and prevent panic attacks and other anxiety symptoms. There are constantly new studies being done to determine which medications will work the best to help someone overcome a meth or other drug addiction.
If you are ready to start you journey into recovery, don’t wait another day before calling us here at Better Tomorrow. We are looking forward to helping you from the start of your journey through to aftercare.
Overcome Meth Withdrawal Symptoms with Professional Help Today
A professional detox program is one of the best and safest ways to stop using drugs, especially when it comes to a methamphetamine addiction. After you get through the detox process, you can continue in an individualized rehab center treatment program. During these programs, our team will help you to find the underlying causes of substance abuse in your life, work on relationship issues, help build your self-confidence, help you develop healthier lifestyle skills and so much more.
Are you or a loved one struggling with meth abuse or addiction? If so, contact us today here at tel: 18449891415, so our team can help you to get clean and into recovery.