What to Expect in Methamphetamine Detox

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Methamphetamine is widely known as ‘meth’ and is a powerful drug that acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system. It is also highly addictive and can be smoked, inhaled, injected and even eaten but no matter how it is used, the effects of the drug can be felt immediately and are followed by a high that can last as long as 12 hours. It is mostly because of these qualities that meth addiction has become a serious issue in America although abusing the drug can lead to harmful physical effects that in some cases can prove fatal.

What’s involved in Meth Detox?

Detoxing from a drug as powerful as methamphetamine can be extremely unpleasant and in some cases, can induce further mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. In extreme cases, suicidal thoughts can become highly potent and there is a very real risk of self-injury which is why it is considered crucial to attend medically supervised detox and specific treatment for meth addiction.

What are the symptoms of withdrawal from methamphetamine?

The process of detoxification from meth can involve a number of distressing symptoms and can include increased depression, anxiety, extreme exhaustion, intense cravings, suicidal thoughts, sweats, chills, aggressive behavior, and more.

How much and for how long someone has been abusing meth determines the severity of withdrawal symptoms experienced, with more chronic users experiencing more discomfort through the process. Someone who has been using for a while may have developed a tolerance to the drug which often results in a more intense withdrawal phase in detox. In all cases, medical supervision is recommended to deal with the more serious withdrawal symptoms should they present themselves during detox.

Specialist Methamphetamine Addiction Rehab in Orange County at CASA Recovery

Not knowing how severe withdrawal symptoms are going to be when someone stops using meth can be unsettling enough to put some people off seeking help. However at CASA Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA we have the medical professionals on hand to help you determine if detox if needed, and if so, finding the correct facility to assist you prior to rehab. Find out more about how we can help you achieve a happier, healthier future and contact us in confidence today to schedule an appointment.