Detox is the first and often most challenging part of addiction recovery. Detoxing from meth and other stimulant drugs can be especially difficult without medical supervision or medically assisted detox. A meth detox and treatment program is the safest, most effective way to avoid meth overdose and death. Professional meth detox provides comprehensive medical monitoring, psychiatric care, and a range of other support systems for long-term sobriety.
If you or someone you love is struggling with meth, our New Hampshire meth addiction treatment center can help. Liberty Health Services gives clients restorative meth detox in our family-focused medically-assisted detox program. Learn more about our dual diagnosis meth rehab programs today by calling us at 855.959.4521 to get started today.
What Is Meth, and Why Is it Addictive?
Meth is an inexpensive, easy-to-get stimulant. Made in white powder or concentrated crystals, meth is highly addictive. People smoke, snort, and inject meth, leading to instant damage to vital organs, overdose, or addiction the first time someone uses meth. Meth works by stimulating the brain and body with high levels of dopamine. The brain naturally makes dopamine which causes feelings of pleasure, joy, and motivation. More concentrated crystal meth is even more addictive than meth, providing even higher levels of dopamine. Some common effects of meth include:
- Manic behavior
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Joy and pleasure
- Weight loss
- Increased alertness
Like any drug, when the brain becomes dependent on meth, it needs more meth to complete chemical processes. The more meth someone uses, the more dependent they may become. Prolonged meth use can cause the brain to stop making its dopamine altogether.
The Dangers of Quitting Meth Cold Turkey Without a Professional Detox Program
Meth detox can be dangerous without help. For those with co-occurring mood disorders like anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD, it can be even harder to stop using meth without help. Withdrawal symptoms are physically, emotionally, and mentally hard to manage. During withdrawal, willpower is not enough to stop someone from using meth or other drugs. Cravings can cause someone to become a danger to themselves or others. They may act erratically and experience delusions.
While detox often lasts 1-2 weeks, someone may develop post-acute withdrawal syndrome no matter how long they’ve used meth. Also called PAWS, this condition can cause withdrawal symptoms to persist and reoccur for months or years. This can be dangerous without medical care.
Get Started with Professional Meth Detox in Serene, New Hampshire
Studies show that at least half of people living with addiction also have co-occurring mood disorders. Treating mood disorders and mental health alongside meth addiction can reduce cravings and improve quality of life. Professional meth detox can provide comprehensive, holistic care to address a person’s entire life during recovery.
If you’re ready for professional meth detox, Liberty Health Services understands the challenges of detox, relapse, and post-recovery programs. Our comprehensive, intimate detox programs include:
- Cocaine detox
- Synthetic drug detox
- Prescription drug detox
- Valium detox
- Xanax detox
- Alcohol detox
- Opioid detox
- Opiate detox
- Benzodiazepine detox
- Heroin detox
- Methamphetamine detox
Liberty Health Services provides boutique, client-focused detox for meth and other drugs. Our serene New Hampshire clinic gives clients the place and space to make the most of early recovery. With only 24 clients at a time, we have the intimate care you need for professional meth detox.
Get Started with Professional Meth Detox at Liberty Health Services Now
A first step towards healing from meth addiction is detox. Learn more about the benefits of meth detox at Liberty Health Services. Call us at 855.959.4521 to find the program for you and enroll today.