Methamphetamine Detox

Go to Detox for a Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive, dangerous chemical stimulant. Short-term and long-term effects of using this drug can lead to severe health problems, and in more tragic cases, death. With intense cravings and other painful, difficult withdrawal symptoms, it is highly recommended that in order to make a full recovery, sufferers go to a methamphetamine detox center. Staff at facilities such as those at Windward Way are trained to help users get the treatment they need to make a life-long recovery through scientifically-backed intervention methods in a supportive, structured, therapeutic environment.

When does withdrawal start after stopping the use of methamphetamine?

Withdrawal symptoms from methamphetamine addiction start about a day after last use of the drug. Cravings for methamphetamine peak from one day after abstinence and can last over the course of seven to ten days from the last use. Intense cravings for the drug can linger for up to five weeks after cessation, increasing the risk of relapse.

What are the common symptoms of acute withdrawal?

Physical and emotional symptoms of methamphetamine withdrawal vary in intensity, although cravings for the drug, while the user remains abstinent, can be severe over the course of several weeks. The common symptoms of acute withdrawal from methamphetamine include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Intense cravings
  • Severe depression
  • Psychosis

What are the more serious issues caused by from a methamphetamine detox?

Severe depression and psychosis are serious issues which can be caused by methamphetamine detoxification. Individuals in recovery who are suffering from depression are at increased risk of suicide and must be monitored. Psychosis can lead to a host of negative outcomes, such as increased risk of accidents, trauma, and legal problems.

Users wishing to end their addiction to methamphetamine are encouraged to seek professional help, where they can be monitored for these adverse side effects and protected from any negative outcomes which may arise.

Why can it take so long to fully detoxify?

Detoxing from methamphetamine can take much longer than other drugs. Methamphetamine is highly addictive, and, one of the major symptoms of withdrawal is intense cravings for the drug. This can last up to five weeks. Users not in a supervised, structured medical detox facility are at very high risk of relapsing while in the throes of acute withdrawal.

At-home detox vs. supervised programs:

At-home detox from methamphetamine is not recommended. The withdrawal symptoms of methamphetamine make it particularly difficult for a user to quit without being under the care and supervision of trained medical staff.

The intense cravings of methamphetamine withdrawal, along with the risk of severe depression and psychosis make it unsafe and risky to undertake recovery alone.

In a secure, inpatient detox facility, patients are given the care and supervision needed to make a safe and life-long recovery. Windward Way offers an accredited, inpatient rehabilitation facility with a proven track record of helping people recover from methamphetamine addiction.

Medically Supervised Methamphetamine Detox

Windward Way’s caring and dedicated professionals are what make our methamphetamine detox center the world-class program it is. Since methamphetamine (meth) is such a powerfully addictive substance, our detoxification process is just the beginning you’ll need to transition into our highly praised methamphetamine addiction rehabilitation program. Our medically supervised meth detox staff make certain that you will remain safe and comfortable while you come off this highly addictive illegal substance. You can rest easy knowing you or someone you love will be in our experienced care.

It’s easy to start the admission’s process. Just reach out and let us share with you how we will begin detoxing you from meth. It’s not a scary as you might think and we know you’re up to the challenge—get your life back with Windward Way’s drug rehab center. Call us now at: (855) 491-7694.

Methamphetamine Addiction Rehab Center, the Windward Way

At Windward Way, you’ll see the difference our dually-accredited rehab center—and also our committed staff—make to accomplish miracles with men who are severely addicted to meth. In all honesty, an addiction to methamphetamine is particularly difficult to treat. However, since we are well acquainted with many addiction types that men struggle with, you can look forward to receiving only the highest quality addiction treatment for methamphetamine for men, 18 to 45 years of age, that currently exists. And you’ll get it all, right here in southern California with all the adventure the area has to offer.

Rehab doesn’t have to be a downer! In fact, we hear the exact opposite—our graduates of our methamphetamine treatment frequently share that the time they spent in Windward Way’s addiction treatment program was not just a memorable event, but also incredibly formative.

You can speak personally with our intake staff right now to begin your new journey in long-term recovery. It begins today with this phone number! (855) 491-7694.