Meth is one of the most addictive drugs in America. Some abusers become reliant on the drug both psychologically and physically following a single use.
People who wish to stop using Meth normally will go through serious withdrawal symptoms. To ease the process, medically assisted detox will intervene for the withdrawal symptoms.
Meth withdrawal symptoms can range from moderate to severe and even be fatal if they are not treated on time. Professional medical help is needed to check on the addicts in recovery because they will go through several physical changes.
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.
Quitting the drug can be as hard of the drug itself. Both the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal will be experienced by the users. These symptoms are generally moderate and in a few cases can be life threatening too. Longer and more intense withdrawal can be experienced by those who inject Meth more often and for a longer period of time. During the first month of withdrawal most users experience the harshest symptoms.
The most important signs of quitting are:
Inability to concentrate
Pain in the whole body
An intricate withdrawal process is expected in those who combine the use of Meth and other drugs, called polydrug abuse.
Withdrawal Time Period
Typically, after one or two days of quitting, the withdrawal symptoms will start to appear and can last up to three months. This period, however, depends largely on the user's drug habit, how much they took and for how long.
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Some of the factors that influence the length of the withdrawal process are the user's:
Technique of using (ingesting, snorting, smoking or injecting-people who primarily shoot Meth often experience more severe withdrawal)
Metabolism (How swiftly the drug is eliminated from the body)
Level of addiction
Duration of addiction
Withdrawal symptoms are usually mild later on, but despair and yearning may possibly persist.
Extreme fatigue is experienced by the users and they sleep more often than normal during this time period. Feelings of depression usually set in.
Strong yearning to abuse again begin after the first few days. Addicts may experience mood changes and find it difficult to focus or remain inspired. Trouble sleeping, headaches, body pains are some of the other symptoms users can experience. In some harsh cases, paranoia, delusions and extreme nervousness may arise. Strong sense of mistrust and hallucinations are expected to begin to drop after a week or so.
In the next couple of weeks, users may continue to experience sleeping problems and lack of motivation. And the most lasting symptoms are depression and Meth impulse.
The addicts will feel better after 30 days of stopping taking the drug. Most of the symptoms stop except feeling hopeless. Other symptoms that may persist are the impulse of using the drug.
The first phase in the treatment of Meth addiction is detox. The process of kicking the Meth out of a person's system completely is called Detox. Withdrawal symptoms including severe urges to take the drug are strong during detox and require professional management. Such programs offer medical observation of withdrawal, assisting to keep inhabitants safe and as relaxed as possible.
There are no specific medicines for reducing or stopping Meth withdrawal symptoms. Nevertheless, there are studies being performed to test the efficacy of certain medications for that reason. A drug that is been given to cigarettes smokers so they can endure the depression and it can be used for Meth addict in an near future is Bupropion.
Treatment For Meth Addiction
Those struggling with Meth addiction stand a better chance of successful recovery at inpatient rehabs. In order to address the specific needs of each patient, there are several residential treatment centres available that offer personalized treatment programs. Medically assisted detox is normally provided by most centres as part of their treatment plan.
But if the patient requires do the process, the treatment and detox out of the centre, the centre also offer this help. To choose the best alternative is necessary to have the opinion of a doctor.