Methamphetamine, is also known as crystal meth, meth, crank, speed, or chalk; is a white crystal-like drug that can be taken in a number of different ways. Smoking, inhaling, or injecting the substance are the most common ways the drug is taken, but can also be taken orally.
Meth causes the user to develop a strong desire of continued use because of the false sense of happiness, confidence, and energy that the drug brings.“Tweaking” is a common heard word that describes the heightened paranoia stage of meth abuse, this can cause people to have mental or physical breakdowns and hallucinations.The high from methamphetamine lasts anywhere from six to eight hours, but in extreme cases the high can last for up to a full day.
When the high is over, the body will crash. When this happens the user will be depressed and unmotivated. The withdrawal effects of meth are so emotionally severe that typically the user reuses to avoid these results. During a meth detox, you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms that can include cravings, increased appetite, increased need for sleep and potentially mood changes such as depression. The detox process can take up to 2 weeks or more. Due to the emotional severity of the detox, a supervised clinical detox is suggested in order to avoid relapse.
When the anxiety and pain from withdrawal begin, this can be too much to tolerate. More often than not, this is the main cause of relapse. Medically detoxing a person is crucial to beginning the recovery journey. Through proper medical treatment and added support through therapy, the former addict is more likely to be successful in a life of sustained sobriety. The emotional severity of a meth withdrawal is draining on the user, this takes a toll both physically and psychologically, proper detox is essential for recovery.
A methamphetamine addiction treatment plan comes with intense therapy sessions including individual and group settings, education on the disease of addiction, family support groups, relapse prevention and more.
The most successful way to detox from any form of drugs would be a medically supervised Methamphetamine detox program. While, detoxing at home is possible, there are many complications that could result from going “cold turkey” . Proper medical detoxification and therapy are required to ensure a life of sustained recovery.
At Daylight Detox and Recovery Center, we know what it takes to recover from a meth detox and addiction, call us now: (800) 518-5205.