The Deadliest Addiction: Meth Withdrawal

Written By: Lighthouse Editorial Team

Our editorial team includes content experts that contribute to Lighthouse Recovery Institute’s blog. Editors and medical experts review our blogs for accuracy and relevance. We consistently monitor the latest research from SAMHSA and NIDA to provide you with the most comprehensive addiction-related content.

Published on Jan 7, 2015 | Rehab Treatment Options

Meth Withdrawal

If cocaine is a hell of a drug, then methamphetamine is the devil himself. Meth addiction has the highest relapse rate of any drug. Some statistics put it as high as 88%. Give that number a moment to sink in.

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Okay, you’ve digested that 88% relapse rate? Well, it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, here’s some good news – we absolutely can recover from meth! Thousands of men and women are living proof of this. The one thing they all have in common, besides being shining examples of sobriety, is that they endured meth withdrawal.

Meth withdrawal, among other things, is a grueling psychological process of depression, drug cravings, and reframing our thoughts. Look, it’s not a pleasant experience. That much is obvious. But recovery from meth is possible and within reach of everyone!

So, what are common meth withdrawal symptoms? More to the point, how do we get through this time without going off the walls crazy? Fortunately, Lighthouse Recovery Institute believes knowledge is power.

Sit back and learn various meth withdrawal symptoms and how to endure detox. Sit back and learn how to move from active addiction to a life beyond our wildest dreams!

Learn true meth facts and statistics

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Many people think that meth withdrawal doesn’t exist. This is because, unlike opioids or benzo’s, recovery from methamphetamine doesn’t require a physical detox.

What these people don’t realize, though, is the incredibly difficult psychological process of meth detox. To help combat the false belief that there’s no such thing as meth withdrawal symptoms, find a list of common ones below:

• Shaking

• Nausea & Vomiting

• Irritability

• Extreme Depression & Anxiety

• Hot & Cold Sweats

• Exhaustion

• Sleeping for Extended Periods

• Intense & Overwhelming Drug Cravings

These meth withdrawal symptoms make clear how grueling a process methamphetamine detox is. In fact, some of the above symptoms are ever physical! How can people argue that meth doesn’t produce a physical dependence when users detoxing experience exhaustion, sweats, and nausea?

Okay, so the above meth withdrawal symptoms don’t sound too pleasant. What should someone looking to kick a meth habit do? That’s where the professional step in!

There’s Hope For Recovery!

While meth withdrawal can be done cold turkey, it isn’t recommended. In fact, it’s strongly discouraged. Remember, meth has an 88% relapse rate. Do you want to chance relapse on a drug as dangerous as meth?

methamphetamine withdrawal

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Not to mention, drug and alcohol rehabs offer some wonderful services for those suffering from methamphetamine withdrawal. Many treatment centers offer nutritional support. Taking vitamins and eating right (whole grain foods rich in fiber) can help to mitigate some meth withdrawal symptoms.

Treatment centers also offer a safe place to detox and recover from meth addiction. They’re a place where addicts are physically unable to get drugs or booze. So, when an intense craving hits, as it surely will, recovering addicts are safe and protected in rehab.

If you or a loved one have experienced any of the above meth withdrawal symptoms, call Lighthouse Recovery Institute today at 1-844-I-CAN-CHANGE or 1-(561)-381-0015 We’re here to offer our hand during a tough time. We’re here to guide you to a brighter tomorrow.

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Written By: Lighthouse Editorial Team

Our editorial team includes content experts that contribute to Lighthouse Recovery Institute’s blog. Editors and medical experts review our blogs for accuracy and relevance. We consistently monitor the latest research from SAMHSA and NIDA to provide you with the most comprehensive addiction-related content.
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Lighthouse Editorial Team. "The Deadliest Addiction: Meth Withdrawal." Lighthouse Recovery Institute., Published on Jan 7, 2015, https://lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com/meth-withdrawal-symptoms/.

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