Meth is one of the most difficult substances to detox and recovery from. Quitting meth cold turkey is extremely dangerous. The withdraw symptoms cause the person to act out in dangerous and reckless ways as well, and the physical symptoms only add fuel to that fire.
Meth addiction requires supervised detox. In the beginning stages, the patient will experience the crash, which is the body’s reaction when its meth cravings are not being fulfilled. These are less intense versions of withdraw effects and include mood swings, higher stress levels, and depression among others.
Once withdrawal kicks in, the patient will need to be supervised as much as possible. Some additional effects of meth withdrawal include psychosis, loss of memory, stomach pains, insomnia, depression and many others that can arise through other disorders a meth patient may have. There are no prescription medications that imitate meth, so those going through withdraw will have to depend on antibiotics to help soften the withdrawal symptoms.
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