Detoxing from meth can be the most difficult part of addiction to overcome. Crestwyn can ensure you or your loved one that the detoxification process will be both safe and comfortable.
Detox: the first step to recovery
An addiction to methamphetamine, otherwise known as crystal meth or meth addiction, can lead to a number of different consequences. As time goes on, this extremely addictive substance will destroy one’s physical, mental, and emotional health, and will cause significant damage to the pleasure sensors within the brain. Of the most destructive factors, however, is that long-term meth abuse has been proven to severely alter the functioning of the brain, and those who are addicted to this drug can find that things that used to bring them enjoyment will matter little to them, and that the only pleasure they can experience is through the abuse of meth itself.
Those who abuse this substance will also suffer a significant amount of damages to their wellbeing, such as the onset of depression, anxiety, mood disturbances, confusion, insomnia, and psychotic features including hallucinations and delusions. The abuse of meth can take its toll on the body, too, leading to weight loss, skin sores, tooth decay, and more. Typically, those who have been abusing meth for a long time will suffer from “meth mouth,” which is a condition where severe dental decay occurs.
Fortunately, with the correct professional care, the mind and body can heal from the horrific effects of meth abuse, and through quality care, those who grapple with a methamphetamine use disorder can get back in control of their health and obtain sobriety.
What happens during meth withdrawal
After someone who has been abusing meth tries to stop using the drug, a series of painful and distressing withdrawal symptoms can occur. Meth withdrawal is both physically tumultuous and emotionally upsetting for a person. The feelings that result can include hopelessness and pervasive sadness and can impact one’s ability to manage their symptoms of withdrawal. Meth withdrawal can also prompt him or her to use again to silence these symptoms.
Repeated failed attempts to rid one’s body and mind of meth can deepen one’s addiction to the substance, making sobriety more difficult to obtain and sustain. However, this pattern does not need to continue without an end. With the appropriate care, individuals can break free from the chains of chemical dependence within a safe setting.
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Detoxification, or detox, allows an individual safely go through withdrawal with far fewer risks compared to when this process occurs outside of a treatment setting. A quality detox program supplies a substance-free environment that is made up of medical and mental health professionals who supervise patients 24/7 and who are experienced in treating chemical dependence. Nurses and doctors are able to monitor the health and overall wellbeing of each individual in their care and can supply medication that will help decrease symptoms of withdrawal. During this time, patients will have a secure, comfortable place to begin their recovery and to plan for the next phase of their care.
Long-term benefits of detox for meth addiction
Breaking the cycle of meth abuse is not a simple task, however the decision to get help is critical on the road to recovery. Many individuals are fearful of what will happen to their minds and bodies when they end their meth abuse. However, knowing the many ways in which a supervised detox program can help them move through this part of recovery might help encourage them to start treatment for meth. Having cleared their bodies and minds of the presence of meth and other dangerous substances, the women and men who have effectively finished a detox program will be ready to start the next phase of care with a strong foundation.
After detox, some individuals might move into residential treatment, while others might go on to receive support within an outpatient setting. Regardless of the type of care that an individual obtains next, a detox program will help him or her to make the most of the kind of treatment that he or she decides to participate in.
Detox is known to kick start the healing process, allowing patients to move along into the next phase of treatment with a clear mind and body. However, it is imperative to remember that detox is only one step on the road to recovery, and is best utilized as a starting point for one’s treatment plan. However, as part of the comprehensive care we supply, supervised detox services at Crestwyn can make all the difference in one’s ability to achieve long-term sobriety. This type of invaluable care can help a person start to heal from the dangerous effects of meth addiction once and for all.
If you or a loved one wants to obtain more information about how Crestwyn can help in healing from a meth addiction, and how you can achieve a life free from substance abuse, reach out and contact us right now. We can help.