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When we speak of the cycle of addiction, we are addressing issues like why addicts have so much difficulty kicking the habit. A big part of these issues is withdrawal symptoms. When it comes to a drug like a methamphetamine, we are dealing in the realm of serious street drugs. The more serious the drug, the harsher the withdrawal symptoms tend to be. That’s certainly the case with meth withdrawal symptoms.
Generally, the withdrawal symptoms related to most illicit drugs will tend to look similar. In the case of meth withdrawal symptoms, there are definite signs that we would consider to be common. Any attempt by the user to stop using meth after extended periods of abuse can result in painful and traumatic withdrawal issues.
It’s important we all keep in mind that meth withdrawal symptoms may vary from one user to the next. The depth and seriousness of the withdrawal symptoms depend on several factors. The leading factors are the length of the addiction, the amount being used on a regular basis and the physical condition of the user.
Meth withdrawal symptoms tend to appear in stages. In the first day of withdrawal, the user might experience fatigue, an increase in appetite and loss of motivation. Entering into the next few days, the stakes tend to rise and danger becomes clearer. Users can experience issues like agitation, paranoia, hallucinations and even suicidal thoughts. It’s in the latter stages of withdrawal that people want to be particularly careful about.
If you see signs of meth use or meth withdrawal symptoms, it’s time to help mitigate the danger related to these symptoms. Knowing the user will most likely have to go through meth addiction rehab in order to arrest their addiction, we find that detox is a key component of the treatment process.
Clinicians design detox programs to provide patients with a safe process by which they can get through withdrawal. Clinicians usually accomplish this by monitoring their patients and prescribing medications to help them get through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. Doctors typically use these medications to address issues with pain and sleep.
As indicated above, meth detox is an integral part of the treatment process. By mitigating the effects of withdrawal, patients become more likely to submit to treatment, because they have the opportunity to get past the pain and suffering with a minimum of issues. In this day and age, more treatment facilities are offering in-house detox programs because of the benefits.
At Beaches Recovery, we offer a detox program for most prescription medications and illicit street drugs. By keeping the detox process nearby, we can effectively monitor the continuity of treatment.
Through our years of treatment experience, Beaches Recovery of Jacksonville, Florida has successfully found a treatment approach that works on a consistent basis. Our counselors and clinicians use a variety of treatment options to customize a treatment plan for each patient. They do this to assure that each patient gets the treatment that makes sense based on the patient’s specific circumstances. To facilitate this treatment plan design process, our staff incorporates one or more of the following treatment options:
While you struggle with your addiction treatment, you can do so knowing this is the way out. Our counselors and clinicians at Beaches Recovery can help lead you right to the road of recovery. The first step is yours to take in the form of admitting you are sick and need help. When that time comes, call us at 866-605-0532. Together, we can help you rebuild the life you have been losing to drugs and/or alcohol.