All drugs have long- and short-term effects on the brain and body. These effects are based on a person’s body chemistry and how frequently they use drugs. Meth can stay in your body for a long time, especially if you take it frequently. Detoxing from meth can be especially difficult without medical supervision. A meth detox and treatment program is the safest, most effective way to avoid meth overdose and death.
At Liberty Health Services, our New Hampshire meth detox center provides clients a restorative detox in our family-focused medically-assisted detox program. Learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment for meth today by calling us a t855.959.4521 to learn how meth detox can help you thrive.
Symptoms of Meth Use and Addiction
Meth is inexpensive and easy to get, making it a popular stimulant drug. It’s also made of harmful chemicals like drain cleaner, making it very dangerous. It can cause instant damage to vital organs and cause overdose or addiction the first time someone uses meth. Meth can be smoked, snorted, or injected, causing an immediate dopamine rush. More concentrated crystal meth is even more addictive than meth. Some common signs of meth use are:
- Joy and pleasure
- Increased alertness
- Manic behavior
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
The longer someone takes meth, the less dopamine their brain will naturally produce. The brain may even stop making dopamine altogether. When they attempt to stop using, the lack of natural dopamine can cause intense side effects, including:
- Temporary psychosis
- Increased hunger
- Emotional outbursts
- Extreme fatigue
The best way to prevent the long-term effects of meth use is to stop using meth as soon as possible. Detox centers provide safe, medically assisted detox. These detox programs prevent health complications and can ease withdrawal symptoms. Without professional support, meth detox can be dangerous, leading to relapse, overdose, and death.
The Dangers of Quitting Meth Cold Turkey Without a Detox Program
Meth detox can be dangerous without help. During withdrawal, willpower is not enough to stop someone from using meth. Drug cravings can cause someone to become a danger to themselves or others. Withdrawal symptoms are physically, emotionally, and mentally hard to manage. Sometimes, a person may develop post-acute withdrawal syndrome no matter how long they’ve used meth. Also called PAWS, this condition can be dangerous and cause withdrawal symptoms to persist for months after someone quits using meth. This can lead to depression, hopelessness, and relapse.
Most programs now include dual diagnosis, providing mental health treatment alongside medically-assisted detox. Studies show at least half of people struggling with addiction have co-occurring mental health disorders. Dual diagnosis can help reduce cravings and triggers and lower the risk of relapse.
Begin Methamphetamine Detox Serene New Hampshire
Choosing to stop using meth may not be easy, but the team at Liberty Health Services is here to help. We understand our clients’ challenges regarding detox, relapse, and post-recovery programs. Our comprehensive 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
With only 24 clients at a time, 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.
Get Started with Safe Meth Detox at Liberty Health Services
Meth addiction can be debilitating and deadly, yet there is support available. If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of meth detox at Liberty Health Services, call us now at 855.959.4521 to learn more and enroll today.