Of all of the things keeping people from getting the rehab treatment they need for addiction, the discomfort of withdrawal is often top of the list. Withdrawal can be a daunting process, but a necessary one in healing from the disease of addiction. For individuals who abuse meth, the fear of meth withdrawal symptoms keeps many out of rehab each year. But this treatment is the safest and most comfortable way to detox from meth. With the right support and care, like what you’ll find at Santé Center for Healing, you can end your substance abuse and build a new life. You need to trust the people who want to help you.
About the Meth Comedown
You know that meth is powerful. That is why you started abusing it and became stuck in this cycle of drug-using and drug-seeking. You achieve a quick high, spend up to eight hours feeling the effects of the drug, then go through the comedown. That is when you feel ill and need more of your drug to pick yourself back up.
The comedown happens as your high wears off and in the following hours or days after your last dose. You go through a variety of awful emotional and physical symptoms.
These symptoms include hopelessness, depression, sadness, weakness, poor appetite, and fatigue. You also feel unmotivated, anxious, exhausted, but sleepless. You probably suffer a headache, muscle pain, and other ill feelings for a couple of days or until you get more meth.
As ill as you feel, this is just a meth hangover of sorts. It is not withdrawal.
So knowing the effects of the diminishing high, you really fear meth withdrawal. But you are not alone. According to SAMHSA, a governmental organization, more than half a million Americans abuse meth in a given year. But only a small portion of these find their way into treatment through a quality meth detox program.
Meth Withdrawal Symptoms
Meth withdrawal symptoms do feel horrible if you try to detox alone. Without proper medical supervision at a meth addiction treatment program, most individuals who attempt to self-detox or go ‘cold turkey’ fail because of the severe discomfort they experience. Routinely, doing so alone leads to relapse. That is never safe, as you risk a range of dangerous effects and deadly overdose in relapse. But if you go it alone, you can expect to feel a wide range of meth withdrawal symptoms, including:
- Lethargy and extreme sleepiness
- Intense appetite
- Dry mouth
- Anxiety and depression
These symptoms start within a day of your last dose. Intensity peaks within the first week to 10 days and symptoms last for between two and three weeks. That sounds like a long period of time to make it through the discomfort. But with the right help, you can get through meth withdrawal, even comfortably.
Help You Need for Comfortable Meth Withdrawal
Is there really such a thing as comfortable meth detox? There is, with the right help. This help includes an array of treatment methods, support, therapies, and programs. A quality meth treatment program includes:
- Medication-assisted detox program
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Individual counseling
- Family therapy program
- Trauma therapy
- Residential treatment program
- IOP programs
This quality of care takes place at Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas. Most importantly, at Santé Center for Healing, you have the caring people you need right by your side every step of the way, from detox through rehab and into alumni programs. So call Santé Center for Healing now to start healing and put meth in your past. Call 866.238.3154 for more information about available programs.