Meth is a highly addictive drug common in the UK. Meth is so potent that some people develop addiction after only one intake.
People who wish to stop using Meth normally will go through serious withdrawal symptoms. Medically-assisted detox can make the entire procedure of helping with Meth withdrawal symptoms less dangerous.
Meth withdrawal symptoms are usually moderate to danger and can even be lethal if left untreated. The withdrawal process is awfully problematical for Meth addicts and should be under the observation of a medical professional.
Meth use directly affects the central nervous system and the brain. Soon, the body is unable to function naturally without Meth. The reactions the body goes through as the user tries to stop using Meth are called withdrawal symptoms.
Symptoms Of Withdrawal
A Meth addiction can extremely be strong and the withdrawal from the drug may also be just as intense. Patients go through physical, mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms. The severity of the symptoms differ from patient to patient and will be mild to very strong and sometimes fatal. Someone who has been taking Meth for long and many times in a day will experience more severe withdrawal symptoms. The first 30 days are the most difficult for almost anyone.
The most important signs of quitting are:
Inability to concentrate
Polydrug users, that are addicted to others drugs too as well as Meth, will have a more hard withdrawal process.
After only one or two days and for even 3 months can persist the signs of stopping the use of Meth. Depending on how addict the person is to Meth, the lasting of the process will change.
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Many other things determine the length of the withdrawal including:
Method of abuse (swallowing, snorting, smoking or injecting - those who primarily shoot Meth often experience more severe withdrawal)
How fast the body consumes it
Severity of addiction
Duration of addiction
The symptoms will reduce after this period have passes, depression and impulse will be easier to deal with.
A person going through withdrawal will normally experience serious tiredness and will sleep too much. Feelings of depression usually set in.
Strong cravings to use again appear after the first few days. keeping focus and commitment with something is hard and the mood is very unstable. The whole body hurts, and falling asleep is difficult. In some harsh cases, paranoia, delusions and extreme nervousness may arise. The fear and seeing things will stop in a week normally.
The experience of sleeping problems and lack of motivation may continue over the next few weeks. All this while, the feeling of hopelessness and desire for Meth persist.
Only after a month do most patients start to show signs of recovery. The depression may keep after the other symptoms have passed. The desire to take Meth occurs less frequently.
The first step in the treatment of Meth addiction is Detox. Getting Meth completely out of a person's system is detox. Inpatient rehabilitation programs are of more use to addicts during detox, as it helps them manage withdrawal and cravings which are strongest during the process. These systems provide medical observation of withdrawal, helping keep residents comfortable and safe as possible.
There are no specific medicines for reducing or stopping Meth withdrawal symptoms. Still, scientists are testing the efficacy of specific medication for that purpose. Bupropion is a medication used in management of depression and nicotine addiction and could be adopted to treat Meth addicts at some point.
Treatment For Meth Addiction
The greatest chance is given to those struggling with Meth addiction by the Inpatient rehabs having a successful recovery. Inpatient treatment offered to patients in these centres is personalized to cater for each patient's requirements. As part of their treatment plan, many centres offer medically assisted detox.
But if the patient requires do the process, the treatment and detox out of the centre, the centre also offer this help. Seeking advice from a medical expert is essential or visiting an addiction treatment specialist to ascertain the best treatment alternative.