Meth, short for methamphetamine, is a stimulant drug that has become more and more popular in the United States. Meth comes in many forms – pills, powder, or crystal meth – and is highly addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms or even overdose. Our meth addiction treatment at Clearbrook Treatment Center Massachusetts starts with a meth detox. When planning on detoxing from meth, it is important to do so in a professional and safe setting, like with our detox team here.


How to Detox from Meth

If you or someone you know is showing meth addiction symptoms and you want to seek the help you need, then look no further. Our detox program for methamphetamine is designed to guide you through any and all withdrawal symptoms you may experience.


Common meth withdrawal symptoms include:


  • Dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Appetite change
  • Intense cravings for the drug
  • Psychosis
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Irregular sleep
  • Cognitive issues


Some of these symptoms can worsen the longer the patient is using the drug. Symptoms like depression can slowly happen and worsen over time. Suicidal thoughts are one of the worst and biggest indicators of depression caused by meth withdrawal.


Detoxing off meth takes both a physical and mental toll on the patients. The specialists at our Massachusetts treatment center are here to support them through this process that can be tough.


Meth Withdrawal Timeline

Meth withdrawal symptoms usually appear right away depending on the patient and how long they have been using this drug.


The meth withdrawal timeline is as follows:


  • Withdrawal starts within the first 24 hours of abstinence.
  • Symptoms peak within the first 7-10 days of stopping the use of the drug. From this point, the intensity of the symptoms will start to decline steadily.
  • Meth withdrawal typically has an average duration of 14-20 days, with 14 days being the most common.


While methamphetamine withdrawal can produce physical side effects, it is primarily a psychological and emotional process. Our Northeast addictions treatment center advises those who want to quit to undergo medically monitored detox for meth to prevent relapse and safely recover from withdrawals.


Our Meth Detox Facility

Medical detox for meth is only the first step in the recovery process. Once patients complete withdrawal treatment, the next phase of meth addiction treatment is therapy. Our counselors work with clients individually and in group settings to help patients overcome any personal obstacles that may hinder their progress and help them develop effective relapse prevention strategies.


From medical detox to substance-specific programs, our Massachusetts inpatient drug rehab can help you or a loved one get and stay sober. Contact our addiction treatment center today to take the first step in your recovery journey.

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