Meth Withdrawal

in Addiction
Olivia Pennelle
Published Dec 21, 2020
Meth Withdrawal and It's Side Effects

Meth (full name methamphetamine) is a highly addictive stimulant drug taken and manufactured illicitly. It can cause addiction as well as numerous physical and psychological problems. Stopping taking this drug can present a number of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

What is meth?

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that can be injected, taken as a pill, or inhaled. It looks like a shard of glass or small white rock. As a stimulant, meth impacts the body’s central nervous system and releases feel-good chemicals in the brain. It creates a sense of alertness, attention, and energy. 

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, meth is one of the most commonly misused stimulants drugs in the world. 

Side effects of meth

Meth use has a number of adverse side effects, including:

  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Dependence
  • Psychological symptoms such as paranoia and hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Meth withdrawal

Depending on the frequency and severity of use, those taking meth may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Severe depression
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Nightmare
  • Excessive seating
  • Changes to appetite
  • Loss of motivation
  • Cardiovascular events
Seeking help with meth withdrawal

Meth is highly addictive and challenging to withdraw from without professional medical detox. We can help you, or your loved one, overcome uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms through effective, safe, and comfortable medical detox provided by addiction experts. Our patients are rarely uncomfortable because we provide an individualized plan for each patient and their needs.

If you, or your loved one is struggling with meth and don’t know how to, or can’t stop, call us to see how we can help. 

At Gallus Medical Detox Centers, we bring compassion to the commotion. Peace to the pain. Empowerment to the powerless. If you or someone you know needs support with addiction problems, bring us your battle. Call us today and take the best, first step towards recovery: 720-704-1432