Meth is one of the most addictive drugs in America. Meth is so potent that some people develop addiction after only one intake.
Once they quit using the drug, Meth addicts will suffer intense withdrawal. 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 process is awfully problematical for Meth addicts and should be under the observation of a medical professional.
Prompt changes in the brain and central nervous system are used by the Meth. The user's body adjusts over time to these changes, finally becoming reliant to function on Meth. If the abusers abruptly stop using the drug, their body suffers withdrawal as it attempts to readjust.
Indications Of Withdrawal
A Meth addiction can extremely be strong and the withdrawal from the drug may also be just as intense. Psychological and physical symptoms of withdrawal are both signs of Meth withdrawal. Even the process of quitting the drug can be dangerous to the addict. Generally, a longer and more intense withdrawal process is experienced by those who inject Meth frequently and for a prolonged period of time. The first month of withdrawal is usually the most unforgiving for most addicts, even though individual experiences differ.
Such symptoms include:
Inability to concentrate
Polydrug users, that are addicted to others drugs too as well as Meth, will have a more hard withdrawal process.
Withdrawal Time Period
After only one or two days and for even 3 months can persist the signs of stopping the use of Meth. According to the amount and how often the user abused Meth, the withdrawal process can vary.
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Some of the factors that influence the length of the withdrawal process are the user's:
Method of abuse (swallowing, snorting, smoking or injecting - those 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
Afterwards the withdrawal symptoms are generally milder however depression and cravings may persist.
During this time period, users experience extreme fatigue and sleep more often than normal. They also feel dejected.
Strong cravings to use start appearing again after the first few days. Mood swings may be experienced by the users and it may appear hard for to concentrate or remain motivated. The whole body hurts, and falling asleep is difficult. For those with high addiction, they may develop unreasonable fear, see things that are not real and become a nervous wreck. The fear and seeing things will stop in a week normally.
Over the following weeks, abusers may continue to have difficulty in sleeping and lack of motivation. Depression and Meth cravings remain present.
Only after a month do most patients start to show signs of recovery. Most of the symptoms stop except feeling hopeless. Cravings may also keep visiting during this period as well.
In the treatment of Meth addiction, the first step is usually detox. Getting Meth completely out of a person's system is detox. The most severe detox is the one found in rehabs centres and its the best to help the most addictive persons. These systems provide medical observation of withdrawal, helping keep residents comfortable and safe as possible.
Medications that are particularly intended to make recuperation for Meth addicts more manageable or to ease withdrawal symptoms are presently unavailable. Studies are underway to see if such medications can be made available. 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
The greatest chance is given to those struggling with Meth addiction by the Inpatient rehabs having a successful recovery. These residential treatment centres are specialized in offering personalized treatment programs according to the patient needs. As part of their treatment plan, many centres offer medically assisted detox.
For some addicts outpatient treatment is an option and that includes outpatient medical detox. Before starting on detox or addiction program, it is advisable to consult a professional for advice on the best way to do it.