Meth Detox at Faith in Recovery
Methamphetamine is a dangerous and highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that’s known for its physical and mental side effects. It can be injected, snorted, or smoked, and it also comes in the form of a shiny, rock-like substance referred to as crystal meth. Both versions of methamphetamine are highly addictive and physically destructive. Like many other forms of addiction, methamphetamine addiction can lead to financial problems, relationship problems, poor mental health, and a decline in physical health. In order to help those struggling with this form of substance abuse, our faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center is offering a meth detox treatment that serves as the first step in the recovery process.
Side Effects of Meth
The feelings of euphoria and pleasure caused by methamphetamine hook users and make it difficult for them to quit. The more meth a person uses, the more tolerant they become. As their body becomes accustomed to a certain dosage, the person may use more meth in order to experience the same side effects. Meth can cause numerous symptoms that are uncomfortable and dangerous.
The short-term effects of meth include:
- Increased alertness
- Increased energy
- Decreased appetite
- Rapid breathing
- Irregular heart rate
- Increase in core body temperature (hyperthermia)
- Feelings of euphoria
With continued use, meth can cause more permanent damage to the heart and brain. There are various cardiovascular diseases linked to methamphetamine abuse.
Some long-term effects of meth include:
- Changes in brain structure and function
- Problems with thinking
- Decreased motor skills
- Memory problems
- Aggressive or violent behavior
- Severe weight loss or changes in appetite
- Dental hygiene problems or tooth decay (meth mouth)
- Problems with skin picking and skin diseases (meth mites)
Without a meth detox or meth addiction treatment, their dependence may only worsen. A person who fails to receive proper treatment for their drug dependence is at a higher risk of heart failure, overdose, and death.
Methamphetamine Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms
A methamphetamine detox treatment is usually the first step in treating meth addiction at Faith in Recovery. Medically monitored detox for meth is led by our medical staff, during which they may administer medications and other appropriate forms of treatment as needed. This level of care is the most efficient and safest way to treat withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms occur when an addict stops using drugs or alcohol. This is a common occurrence in addiction recovery and can be dangerous without medical assistance.
Common methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms include:
- Difficulties sleeping
- Meth cravings
- Increased appetite
Our methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms treatment in Pompano Beach helps patients safely complete the withdrawal process and move on to one of our addiction treatment programs.
Meth Detoxification Treatment in Florida
The withdrawals for methamphetamine and crystal meth can begin within 24 hours of the person’s last use. Symptoms are most severe in the first few days of detoxing from meth and can last for as long as seven days. The second week into a meth detox, symptoms usually subside. While detoxing from methamphetamine is possible, it should not be done without medical assistance. At Faith in Recovery, we offer a meth detox that provides patients with medical assistance and 24-hour care to help them kickstart their recovery from methamphetamine addiction. Our detox programs are centered on safe and efficient withdrawal treatment.