Meth addiction remains a massive problem in the United States. Modern meth labs are sophisticated in producing and shipping meth around the country. This situation has increased dependence and addiction issues in places that previously had little contact with meth. Meth withdrawal symptoms, as with many addictive substances, can have complications. For these reasons, safe detox under medical supervision is always recommended.
At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, we provide a secure place for you or your loved one to break the cycle of abuse and detox from meth. Our meth addiction treatment program is designed to help clients learn techniques and strategies to navigate sober life after recovery. Reach out to us today at 833.999.1941 to speak with a trained representative who can tell you more about the benefits of our programs and services to treat meth addiction.
Common Meth Withdrawal Symptoms
Symptoms of meth withdrawal can vary from person to person and depend, in part, on the severity of the addiction. A person with a mild to moderate meth addiction may be able to kick the habit on their own. A person with a severe addiction should seek care under medical supervision when detoxing from meth in case any medical emergencies occur during the detox process. Common meth withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Increased anxiety
- Intense fatigue
- Irritability and restlessness
- Difficulty with focus and concentration
- Changes in sleep patterns
Withdrawal symptoms of meth can be highly unpleasant. At SBT, we put the safety and security of our clients first. You can rest easy knowing that you or your loved one is under constant medical supervision while undergoing detox and meth withdrawal.
It’s essential to remember that immediately after a person detoxes, they are at the greatest risk for overdose because their body no longer has the same tolerance level. If a person relapses during this period, they have a greater chance of taking a dose that is too high for their body to manage. This situation can result in overdose or death.
Know the Signs of Meth Withdrawal
Knowing the signs of meth abuse and withdrawal can help you know when it’s time for an intervention. As with other addictive substances, social isolation indicates that someone may have developed a substance use disorder.
A common and dangerous side effect of meth abuse is rapid weight loss. Meth, and other stimulants, are powerful appetite suppressants. Meth abuse is highly correlated with going on binges, meaning a person will stay up for extremely long periods. A person may not be eating or hydrating during this time. Extreme dehydration is very dangerous. Lack of regular meals combined with erratic behaviors associated with meth abuse can result in losing a noticeable amount of weight in a short period. Acute withdrawal symptoms of meth can include:
- Extreme cravings
- Aggression or angry outbursts
- Increased anxiety
- Lack of motivation
- Loss of interest in activities
Negative feelings and emotions related to mental health are expected within 24 hours of someone last using meth. Acute withdrawal symptoms typically last for a week or more. Intense cravings can continue for significantly longer.
Early intervention is always best. Keeping that in mind, it’s never too late to break the cycle of abuse. Reach out to Solution Based Treatment & Detox today to get help for meth addiction.
Risks Associated with ADHD Prescription Medications
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications are among the most commonly abused prescription medications. They contain chemicals similar to meth. These medications can provide an improved sense of focus, concentration, and energy when used as prescribed. When abused, ADHD medications like Adderall have many side effects and risks.
A person who has a legitimate prescription for ADHD medications such as Adderall, Ritalin, or Vyvanse may be at risk for misuse or abuse. Experimentation and tolerance are a slippery slope toward dependence, fueling the cycle of abuse.
Adverse effects associated with abuse of prescription ADHD medications include:
- Increased heart rate
- Elevated blood pressure
- Mood swings
- Sleep problems
- Acute depressive episodes
Withdrawal from upper medications like Adderall is similar to meth. Worrisome side effects can include acute depression and suicidal ideation. People often try to find ways to make the withdrawal effects less unpleasant by abusing other drugs like benzodiazepines (benzos). Mixing drugs always adds another safety risk and can fuel the cycle of addiction over time.
Contact SBT Today to Quit Meth
Meth addiction is harmful to an individual’s body and mind. Prolonged abuse of meth commonly results in what is referred to as “meth mouth,” which involves severe tooth decay and the potential for dangerous abscesses in the mouth. Meth abuse causes organ damage and is associated with extreme weight loss, leading to serious health complications.
Meth abuse causes people to make harmful decisions and engage in highly problematic behaviors. For the sake of the individual and their loved ones, getting help for meth abuse as soon as possible is crucial.
Reach out to the professionals at SBT today at 833.999.1941 to speak with a trained representative about our meth addiction treatment program. We look forward to helping you on your recovery journey.