Our detox program helps you bring meth use to a halt and begin the journey to sobriety.
Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant capable of creating deeply seated problems with abuse and addiction. Without proper treatment, people addicted to the drug can eventually develop physical and emotional/psychological health complications that last for a lifetime.
Fortunately, you can get help in breaking the grip of meth addiction. The first step in the process is detoxification (detox), a halt in meth use that triggers a temporary state of withdrawal. Detox can be extremely challenging, and you need help from experienced medical professionals to maximize your chances of success.
At Footprints BHC, we’re committed to helping you complete methamphetamine detoxification and start your journey toward a drug-free lifestyle. During every phase of the withdrawal process, we support you in a medically supervised, residential environment designed to ease your symptoms, safeguard your physical and mental well-being, and rapidly address any complications or emergencies. With the benefit of our customized care, you have an excellent chance of meeting your detox goals
• People addicted to methamphetamine undergo extensive changes in their normal brain chemistry. Essentially, these changes make the brain treat the presence of the drug as a “normal” situation. When meth use comes to a halt, the addicted brain no longer receives its expected supply of the drug, and responds by going into withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms typically found in methamphetamine users include:
Some people experience particularly severe forms of these symptoms. You have higher chances of going through severe withdrawal if you have a history of frequent and/or heavy meth use, have a history of injecting the drug directly into your veins, are in generally poor physical health and/or have a history of combining methamphetamine with other drugs. Crucially, you also have higher chances of experiencing severe meth withdrawal symptoms if you don’t receive the support you need during the detoxification process.
“Withdrawal from methamphetamine occurs when a chronic abuser stops taking the drug.”
– National Institute on Drug Abuse
In a medical supervised methamphetamine detox program, you receive monitoring and ongoing support from a range of licensed professionals, including doctors, mental health experts and nurses. Together, these professionals can help you get through the challenges of withdrawal and maximize your long-term chances of remaining drug-free. People who seek help in the early stages of their meth use may only need basic medical assistance during the detox process. However, people with longer histories of drug use commonly require the use of medications to ease their symptoms and help them avoid relapsing back into active meth consumption
There are no medications on the market specifically approved by the FDA to help people going through methamphetamineM withdrawal. Despite this fact, several medications may play an important role in the detox process. The type of medicine used depends on the type of symptoms present in the individual. For example, if you experience symptoms of meth-related psychosis during detoxification, you may temporarily receive a treatment such as quetiapine (Seroquel) or risperidone (Risperdal). If you experience symptoms of depression, you may temporarily receive an SSRI or some other type of antidepressant. If you develop serious anxiety, you may temporarily receive a sedative hypnotic or anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) medication