Detoxing and Withdrawal From Methamphetamine

a doctor talking to her patient about attending a meth detox program Admitting to yourself or finding out that a loved one is addicted to methamphetamine can be scary. Knowing the severe addiction and dangerous lifestyle associated with this drug is enough to make anyone worried. Recovery Ways understands this and the strength it takes for an addict to reclaim control over their life. We are here to help our patients with individualized care and treatment. Our highly qualified staff members and the accredited team works with patients and their families to help them get clean and stay healthy.

For most addicts, the detox phase of getting clean is the scariest. However, Recovery Ways’ certified medical staff incorporates all medical and psychological assistance needed in order to help them through this. Users going through detox commonly experience body aches, cravings, headaches, severe depression, anxiety, mood swings, extreme fatigue, paranoia, and increased appetite. They may also experience hallucinations and psychosis. Our professional staff can help with any and all of these symptoms, providing a better assurance that the users will make it through this stage. After detoxing, our medical staff, psychiatrist, and addictionologist work with the patient and their loved ones to help them through the withdrawal by finding and finishing the correct treatment for them. With our residential program, family therapy, aftercare programs, and local support we help give our patients a means for continued support and treatment to maintain control over their drug-free life.

We offer many different programs and treatment options for prescription drug addiction and abuse:

Physical Symptoms

Usually, during the first few days of meth detox, the patient will sleep the majority of the time. However, after they sleep they will start to feel some of the psychological and physical symptoms of the detox. During this part of the detox, it is important for them to be medically supervised so that they can be as comfortable as possible and help them stay healthy and safe.

  • Numbness
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Increased appetite
  • Extreme fatigue

Are your ready to end your meth withdrawal symptoms?

Contact our admissions department today to start the detox admission process. Our coordinators will review your benefits and insurance, and personally walk you and your loved one through the entire process.

To talk to our admissions coordinators please call 888.986.7848

Psychological Symptoms

With prolonged use of methamphetamine the pleasure sensors in the brain get burned out, which means that the brain can no longer create the pleasure chemicals. Without them, the only way the user can feel pleasure is by using the drug which is one of the reasons quitting can be so difficult for addicts. With the help of Recovery Ways, we can help manage the psychological symptoms of withdrawal.

  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Inability to concentrate

Abuse/Addiction Potential

Meth is one of the most addictive drugs in the world, it can cause a user to become addicted after just one use. It affects the central nervous system and brain so much that the user becomes physically and psychologically dependent on the drug just to function.

Long-Term Withdrawal Symptoms

The duration and severity depend on how long the user abused meth, how they used it, how long they used it for, their own metabolism or ability to get the drug out of their system, and the patient’s overall health. The worst of the symptoms occur during the first month but users can still experience cravings and depression even after a month of being clean.

Recovery Ways will help patients learn new ways to feel happy and to get through their cravings. We offer multiple options after detox to improve mood and increase engagement in treatment. For those experience, extreme pain or agitation, on of the methods we utilize is sensory integration. This offers our patients the ability to relax and learn how to cope with sensory input.

Managing Withdrawal at a Meth Detox Center

It is very difficult for methamphetamine addicts to quit on their own because of the damage created by the drug. The severe depression and cravings are enough to make them turn back to the drug before the body has any real chance of getting rid of the toxin. With the medical detox offered by Recovery Ways, we will be able to offer medication for any anxiety or depression that is a result of detoxing and offer support to make sure that the patients make it through the detox safely and healthy.

Are you in need of methamphetamine detox?

Recovery Ways offers highly effective and medically managed detox in the Salt Lake City Area for methamphetamine and other drugs. If you or a loved one is ready to live a life free of meth addiction please call us today. Our admission coordinators are available around the clock to walk you through the entire admission process and make sure you receive the best treatment experience available.

To start the admissions process and receive the care you need please call 888.986.7848 or contact us here.