The decision to stop using drugs like methamphetamine takes a lot of courage, if not for any other reason than the addiction sufferer knowing they will have to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Yes, that’s a necessary part of the battle against addiction, but it’s a terrifying part of the battle. More than a few addiction sufferers have aborted attempts to stop using meth simply because they couldn’t bear dealing with withdrawal symptoms.
The team at California Centers for Recovery knows how important it is to have support when you’re trying to quit using meth. That’s why our compassionate team provides 24/7 support when you enroll in our luxury crystal meth detox center. Located in beautiful Manhattan Beach, CA, you can begin walking the road to recovery in our tranquil, private treatment center. Don’t wait to start living a happier, healthier life. Get started in our luxury rehab program today by calling 877.957.1897. Keep reading to find the answer to the question, “How long does meth withdrawal last?”
The meth detox timeline will vary on a few factors, including:
Based on these factors, you can almost predict how long it would take to detox off meth without support or assistance. When you enroll in a luxury addiction treatment center, a recovery specialist will work with you to understand your history with meth. Then, you will better understand how long your withdrawal symptoms may last.
Once your medical and substance use history is discussed, you can better understand when your withdrawal symptoms will arise.
After someone decides to stop using meth, they have about 12 hours before they start feeling the effects of their decision. Initially, they might start feeling a little nervous and agitated.
By the end of the first day, the cravings will start screaming. The agitation will become more noticeable, and physical withdrawal symptoms like sweating will kick in.
Heading into days two and three, the worst of the physical symptoms will start. This includes issues with breathing, high blood pressure, an elevated heart rate, nausea, vomiting, and cramping. By the end of the third day, hallucinations and convulsions might become a problem. This is the point on the timeline when people start second-guessing their decision to stop using meth.
Over days four through seven, there is a lot of disorientation, confusion, and sleeping issues. This is also the point when depression and anxiety become issues. They become issues because the individual is starting to sober up, and all they have left are the horrible feelings that drove them to use drugs in the first place.
Once the individual gets through the first week, they should start feeling better. While the worst symptoms are pretty much in the past, there is still a bit of a mountain to climb. The individual might begin sleeping better out of pure exhaustion. The individual needs to aid in recovery by eating nutritious food and getting a little exercise.
By the end of the second week, the individual should feel much better physically. However, there could still be lingering issues with depression and anxiety as the old cravings reappear now and then. The biggest threat at this point is the possibility of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). These could continue for several months, so please be aware.
As you can see, a lot is going on when you start dealing with withdrawal symptoms. That’s exactly why you would be well advised to get help with the detox process. Getting yourself into a medically monitored detox program can ensure that you will be safe and secure until the worst symptoms have passed. It’s at this point that you will start to feel strong enough to get therapy. You would have a real chance of recovering from your meth addiction with the proper treatment.
Meth is a dangerous drug, and detox should not be taken lightly. It’s always best to get help when you are going through the detox process. This will allow you to focus on improving while someone else takes care of the logistics. You can get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are in good hands.
If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to meth, please reach out for help. People care and can help you get through this tough time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for help.
The possibility of severe meth withdrawal symptoms should not keep you from getting the help you need. When you are ready, we will be here to help you every step along the path to recovery, including during the detox phase. Get started today by calling us at 877.957.1897. During that conversation, one of our representatives will be happy to tell you about our treatment center and services.