Learn About Meth Withdrawal
Meth is one of the most addictive drugs in America. A physical and psychological addiction to the drug can develop in some users just after a single use.
After choosing not to keep consuming Meth, the addicts may go through setbacks. Meth withdrawal symptoms can be very severe without the help of medically assisted detox to ease the process.
Meth withdrawal symptoms are usually moderate to danger and can even be lethal if left untreated. The withdrawal can be quite challenging for users and calls for professional management.
Meth use directly affects the central nervous system and the brain. Soon, the body is unable to function naturally without Meth. When the user tries to quit the drug at once, the body goes through withdrawal as it's way to readjust.
Indications Of Withdrawal
Meth addiction is usually very strong and the associated withdrawal symptoms unbearable. Patients go through physical, mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal signs are usually moderate to severe, but also be lethal in some cases. The hardest quitting period regularly is for those who have been injecting the drug for a long time. During the first month of withdrawal most users experience the harshest symptoms.
Such symptoms include
- Permanent tiredness
- Amplified hunger
- Relentless unhappiness
- Unstable mood
- Loss of focus
- Body pains
- Yearning for Meth
An intricate withdrawal process is expected in those who combine the use of Meth and other drugs, called polydrug abuse.
Length Of Withdrawal
Despite the fact that withdrawal signs can go for as long as three months, they usually begin within a day or two from the time of stopping. This period, however, depends largely on the user's drug habit, how much they took and for how long.
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Many other things determine the length of the withdrawal including
- Method of abuse (swallowing, snorting, smoking or injecting - those who primarily shoot Meth often experience more severe withdrawal)
- How fast the body consumes it
- General health
- Severity of addiction
- How long one has been addicted
Afterwards the withdrawal symptoms are generally milder however depression and cravings may persist.
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Meth Withdrawal Timeline
A person going through withdrawal will normally experience serious tiredness and will sleep too much. Mind-set of dejection usually set in.
The urgent need of using the drug will return after only a few days of stopping the use. Mood swings can happen and it's hard to concentrate or remain motivated. Addicts may also experience difficulty in sleeping, body aches and headaches. In some harsh cases, paranoia, delusions and extreme nervousness may arise. The fear and seeing things will stop in a week normally.
In the next couple of weeks, users may continue to experience sleeping problems and lack of motivation. Meth cravings and depression usually continue.
About a month after giving up, most addicts begin to have a sense recovery. Most of the symptoms stop except feeling hopeless. Yearnings may also come and go during this time.
Cleansing Body Of Meth
The first phase in the treatment of Meth addiction is detox. The Method used is called detoxification or detox. Withdrawal symptoms including severe urges to take the drug are strong during detox and require professional management. Keeping the patient secure, offering the right professional help and medical checks are the benefits of these type of places.
Currently, there aren't any medications available that may be specifically designed or prescribed to ease withdrawal symptoms and make recovery more manageable for the Meth users. However, in order to test the efficacy of certain medications of that purpose, many studies are being conducted. Bupropion is such kind of a drug that is currently being used in the treatment of depression and the termination of smoking cigarettes; it could be effective in the treatment of Meth addiction in the future.
Treatment For Meth Addiction
Addicts will get the best opportunity to quit the addiction in the rehab centres. Residential treatment centres provide tailored treatment programs to tackle each patient's specific needs. Medically assisted detox is offered by many centres as part of their treatment plan.
Outpatient is another choice for some Meth addicts including outpatient medical detox. Seeking advice from a medical expert is essential or visiting an addiction treatment specialist to ascertain the best treatment alternative.