Methamphetamine is also known as crystal meth and is highly addictive. A person who uses meth more than once or twice is at risk of developing dependence which indicates the potency of the substance. When a person has made the vital decision to quit abusing meth, they are very likely to experience an unpleasant withdrawal from the drug. For this reason, it is always recommended that they seek medical supervision to ensure that no serious complications result during detox.
The first step of rehab is detox which is the process that follows a person abstaining from using meth. People who try and do this by themselves often fail because of the severity of withdrawal from methamphetamine. Detoxing from meth is much more effective when supervised by medical staff in a rehab center. They are also on-hand throughout the process to ensure more severe withdrawal symptoms are treated as they emerge. Once a person has detoxed from meth, they can continue their treatment in rehab.
Meth withdrawal symptoms can be physical, mental and behavioral and are invariably intense. Some symptoms last for several weeks after detox and it is generally advisable to remain in rehab until all symptoms have subsided. Although some of the more persistent symptoms of withdrawal from meth are worrying, they are very likely to be eliminated completely as the patient progresses through rehab treatment. Withdrawal symptoms will vary according to how long the person has been abusing meth and other medical factors.
Withdrawal symptoms from meth include the following:
- Acute depression
- Nausea, vomiting, and fever
Although meth addiction is complex to treat, there are several treatment approaches available. CASA Recovery uses a combination of therapies and treatments as components of a program that’s personalized to your specific needs. We offer a strong foundation for your recovery with therapies aimed at preparing you for a substance-free lifestyle. If you are seeking drug addiction treatment in Orange County, contact CASA Recovery in confidence for a consultation today.