When your body is dependent on addictive substances, it reacts when you take those substances away. Although this process — detox — can be uncomfortable, it’s a necessary step for anyone wanting to get clean. Many people want to stop using, but withdrawal and its effects are often too much for them to deal with on their own. However, meth withdrawal symptoms are usually more psychological than physical. A qualified treatment facility can ease you through withdrawal and get you on your way to recovery.
Meth Withdrawal Timeline
Your withdrawal experience won’t be the same as someone else’s. The severity of meth withdrawal depends on factors such as how long you used and the amount you typically used. Even your age and genetic makeup affect how your withdrawal will be.
In most cases, expect to feel the first meth withdrawal symptoms within several hours of the last dose. During the first one to 10 days, many people only have the energy to sleep and eat as meth works its way out of their system. Generally, the most intense effects occur around day three.
During the next phase, users often have severe meth cravings. This can last well after detox is over, although the complete meth withdrawal ends after two to three weeks. Many users still experience cravings months later, which is why checking into rehab is so important.
Typical Meth Withdrawal Symptoms
Although meth itself is a destructive drug, withdrawing from meth usually doesn’t pose the same dangers that alcohol withdrawal does. However, you will feel symptoms for a while after detox. Some of them will be physical but more will be psychological.
Common meth withdrawal symptoms include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Excessive sleepiness alternating with insomnia
- Increased appetite
It’s common to feel depressed and anxious for a long time after detoxing. Some people have wild mood swings as well. Without effective addiction treatment, it’s very likely they’ll relapse.
That doesn’t have to happen to you when you make the important decision to seek rehab treatment.
Rehab That Makes a Difference
The Hills Treatment Center is a full-service detox and rehab facility located on a luxurious, secluded property in the Hollywood Hills. We provide an ideal setting for clients who prefer a private, accommodating treatment experience.
Our programs include:
Additionally, our facility is a pet-friendly environment where you’ll enjoy nutritious meals prepared by a world-class chef. You can also take part in relaxing activities such as yoga and massage therapy.
If you or a loved one needs help overcoming drug and alcohol addiction, contact our dedicated team of professionals today. We’ll start you on the path to long-term recovery. Call 866-322-7820 for more information.