What is Methamphetamine Detox?
Methamphetamines are stimulants which can be snorted, injected or smoked.Like other stimulants, there are no medications that can substitute for the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be managed with medications to ease some of the side effects.
The withdrawal symptoms and the cravings from methamphetamines can last thirty to ninety days leaving the user feeling
- Lacking energy
- Unable to experience pleasure
- Joint and muscle pain
- Intense cravings
- Cardiovascular collapse
Without medical assistance, the depression and the cravings are so intense that most people who begin withdrawal do not complete the whole detox process. Instead, they substitute other drugs for meth or return to using meth. Heavy users of meth or crystal meth can experience:
- Memory loss
- Psychotic behavior
- Heart and brain damage
- Weight loss
- Increased aggression
- Extreme mood swings
- Tooth decay
- Infectious diseases from sharing needles
The Detox Boca can help addicts break the addiction to meth. Caring medical staff can make the withdrawal symptoms manageable. Medication can help the meth addict move through psychotic episodes that can accompany withdrawal from meth.These dangerous psychological episodes can be diminished if the detox is monitored by a physician experienced in addiction medicine.
Meth is a dangerous drug and one should not underestimate the power of withdrawal to propel the user back out on to the streets. A quality detox, such as Detox Boca provides medical supervision and support, comprehensive psychosocial evaluations, and medication management. Upon completion of detox, the client is ready to enter drug abuse treatment immediately.
Treatment Alternatives, an affiliate of Detox Boca provides outstanding outpatient treatment to help meth addicts learn how to live free of drugs, handle cravings, triggers and stress. Continued monitoring and up to date evaluations can reveal any underlying mental health disorders (dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders) and deal with them immediately. Relapse prevention, recreational therapies, holistic therapies, group counseling, medication management and more are part of the client’s treatment program. If needed, housing can be arranged.
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