Crystal meth is an extremely potent stimulant that is highly addictive and can do serious damage to a user’s body and brain. Also known as meth, ice or chalk, meth affects the central nervous system and it can be administered to the body using a variety of methods. If you are in the grips of meth addiction, you may feel like there is no way out of the vicious cycle of dependence. Despite what you may feel and what others may think, recovery is possible. The first step in your recovery is undergoing crystal meth detox.

What are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Crystal Meth?meth

The severity of withdrawal symptoms from crystal methamphetamine depend on the length of time the drug is used, the amount of the drug used, the presence of other drugs in your body, and any underlying medical conditions. When you are withdrawing from methamphetamine, there are specific physical and psychological symptoms that you need to take into account. The most common physical withdrawal symptoms with meth include the following:

  • Lack of appetite
  • Hyperactivity
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Diarrhea or Constipation
  • Itchiness
  • Poor Vision
  • Acne Low or High Blood Pressure
  • Rapid Breathing

The physical symptoms of withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. However, the psychological withdrawal symptoms cause the most problems with users. These psychological withdrawal symptoms can include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Disturbances
  • Violent Behavior

The psychological withdrawal from crystal meth can be very traumatic. Users may experience hallucinations which are both auditory and visual. Additionally, users coming off the drug may suffer from intense or may even experience intense delusions. Methamphetamine significantly alters brain chemistry and severely impacts brain functioning. That is why undergoing treatment at an Orange County crystal meth detox center is necessary in order to truly recover.

The Importance of Properly Detoxing From Crystal Meth

As stated earlier, detoxing from methamphetamine can be an excruciating process both physically and mentally. Even though the withdrawal process presents many challenges, there are those who feel they can quit meth “cold turkey” or they may use self-detoxification methods using homemade remedies or over-the-counter products. These methods of detoxification can be extremely dangerous and can pose tremendous risks to your health—and even your life. Chronic meth use depletes neurotransmitters such as dopamine in the brain and reduces the number of receptors for these neurotransmitters. If you abruptly quit taking meth, both your body and brain will be thrown into chaos and you can experience serious health issues.

Without the proper care and supervision that is provided by a crystal meth detox center, the withdrawal symptoms a chronic meth user can experience can lead to cardiac arrest, stroke, and even death. Additionally, meth users experience extreme psychological effects and can lash out violently at others and experience prolonged states of psychosis. By making the commitment to treatment at a crystal meth detox center, you will get the care and around the clock supervision you need in order to the make withdrawal as comfortable and tolerable as possible.

What To Expect at Our Orange County Crystal Meth Detox Centerkid with crystal meth in his pocket

When you enter SoCal Detox Center’s crystal meth detox program, we will address the withdrawal process in three ways. First—and most importantly—we will provide a safe, quiet and comfortable environment in order help minimize the pain and discomfort of withdrawal. SoCal Detox Center will employ various therapies, nutritional interventions, and will give you plenty of time to rest quietly and comfortably so that your body and mind can slowly regain normal functioning.

Secondly, our staff will evaluate you and will diagnose any co-occurring disorders that may complicate your recovery. Oftentimes actual drug use is merely a symptom of deeper issue that must be resolved in order for the addiction to truly be conquered. In the event that a co-occurring disorder is discovered, treatment staff will create an initial treatment plan that targets those specific concerns. Once you are substance free and stable, the staff at SoCal Detox Center will prepare and motivate you to transition into intensive residential drug treatment. It is important to note that crystal meth detox is a part of an overall recovery plan and is not drug treatment in of itself.

Quit Using Meth at our Orange County Crystal Meth Detox Center

Recovering from the effects of methamphetamine can be a difficult and anxious process. Fortunately, recovery is possible with the help of SoCal Detox Center. We provide a safe and clean environment that is supervised around the clock by experienced and compassionate personnel. Our crystal meth detox program is designed to ease the discomfort and pain of withdrawal and give you back your health and vitality. For the best crystal meth detox in Orange County, SoCal Detox Center should be your first and only choice.