Charlotte Methamphetamine Detox
Detoxing is Hard – We’re Here to Help
Known as a stimulant that produces a rush of dopamine, methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that is easily abused by users. Originally prescribed as a decongestant and available in tablet form, the FDA quickly restricted and regulated it once it was revealed that many Americans were abusing the drug for its effects. While meth produces elation and hyperactivity, it can also produce agitation, weight loss, insomnia, and more.
If you’re interested in seeking help for your meth addiction, Freedom Detox is here for you. We can inform you about the detox process and the side effects of withdrawal so you know what to expect. Our team of medical doctors, nurses, and counselors work around the clock to support our clients so they feel safe during detox.
Dangers of Meth Abuse
Similar to cocaine, smoking or injecting methamphetamine can produce a rush that increases your heart rate and blood pressure. Meth produces a high that can last anywhere from 8 to 24 hours, which is a longer high than other drugs. However, as a result, users are also known to stay up for multiple days in a row and can get fatigued.
Methamphetamine addicts can also develop skin sores that become infected with scratching, as well as tooth decay. Continued injection can lead to collapsed veins, and often HIV/AIDS and hepatitis are spread through sharing needles with users who are already affected.
Like cocaine, snorting meth can damage sinus cavities and overwhelm the cardiovascular system, leading to seizures, strokes, and heart attacks.
If you or a loved one is addicted to methamphetamine, you need to seek treatment immediately, as prolonged use can lead to serious health issues. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1.6 million people reported using meth in the past year. You’re not alone in your struggle.
When you join us at Freedom Detox, our certified detox staff will outline a treatment plan for you and help you as you detox your body, freeing your system completely so you can begin your recovery. However, detoxing comes with withdrawal symptoms, which are the results of your body being weaned off dependency.
Signs and symptoms of withdrawal can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Suicidal thoughts
The methamphetamine withdrawal process can be rough on the mind and body, and typically lasts around 2-3 weeks. While difficult to get through alone, Freedom Detox offers private rooms, meals, health screenings, and regular safety checks to ensure that you’re recovering in a safe and stable environment.
After you make it through the detox process, which can be around one month, psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression may still be present. We offer in-house counseling and group therapy in order to help you work through your feelings and develop effective strategies for leading a sober life.
Our Gastonia methamphetamine detox team doesn’t believe in releasing our clients to brave the world on their own without help. Our counseling team offers life coaching and other skill teaching in order to prepare you for your next step and help you avoid relapsing.
Call (877) 207-8882 if you’re ready to get clean today. We’re waiting for you.
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