Addiction recovery invariably begins with withdrawal followed by detox. Withdrawal can be painful, but it is an initiation that everyone who enters the recovery process must experience. People struggling with meth, in particular, can benefit from the support of a meth detox program.
At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, we have the experience, resources, and care to make meth withdrawal as safe, effective, and pain-free as possible. To learn more, contact us now at 844.962.2775.
What Is Meth Withdrawl?
Meth withdrawal is not pleasant, but it is crucial to recovery. During the withdrawal process, the body cleanses itself of the substance and relearns how to function without meth in its system. The withdrawal system can be uncomfortable and can become debilitating without proper treatment. This form of withdrawal is often described as an acute medical emergency. It progresses over several days. Meth withdrawal can be a challenging process. However, engaging the support of medical professionals in a detox program can make withdrawal safer and easier. It can also increase the likelihood that a person will persist with the recovery process.
What Does Meth Withdrawl Feel Like?
The process begins with the person seeking help in order to begin detoxification and ensure that they are safe throughout the detox process. Once they initiate detoxification, it will take several days for their body systems to adjust and adequately function. During this time, the individual will experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and muscle cramps. Methamphetamine can produce a variety of physical, psychological, neurological, and psychological symptoms. Similarly, meth withdrawal symptoms mimic many of the physiological effects of extreme stress, such as racing heartbeat, sweating, insomnia, and anxiety.
However, the effects of meth withdrawal are more severe and include:
- Physical symptoms include tremors, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and muscle spasms lasting for several days or weeks.
- Mental symptoms such as irritability, paranoia, and difficulty concentrating or remembering things that were previously recalled easily
- Neurological symptoms include muscle stiffness, headaches, and seizures
- Psychological effects such as depression and anxiety
People dependent on methamphetamine often experience other adverse side effects such as reduced appetite, weight loss, and feeling depressed or suicidal. In addition, cravings for the substance often accompany the symptoms of meth withdrawals. These cravings cannot be controlled or prevented, but a detox program can make them significantly more bearable. It can also provide accountability and support to ensure that the client is able to avoid a return to meth use.
What Happens After Meth Withdrawal?
After meth withdrawal, it can take two weeks or more before the body adjusts to the cessation of meth use and begins recovering. This is where a medical detox can be especially helpful in guiding a person towards self-regulation. Through this period, clients are able to understand the causes of their meth use.
One of the reasons professional meth detox is so critical is that everyone has unique body chemistry. Withdrawal can vary significantly from person to person based on how long a person has been using meth and their unique body chemistry.
Contact Spokane Falls Recovery Center for Detox Support Today
Our experienced detox team can help ease the process of withdrawal and create the best opportunity possible for a successful recovery. We provide family-oriented support, withdrawal care, medical assistance, and recovery program resources in a safe and comfortable environment.
At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, we have proven success in helping people navigate all aspects of the addiction recovery process with compassion and professionalism. From detox to 12-step programs, we can meet a person wherever they are and provide the individualized support necessary to make a successful recovery from addiction.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction issues and seeking recovery, contact us today at 844.962.2775.