Detox for MethDetox for meth is required for most people to break free from meth addiction considering the extremely high rates of failure and relapse related to this drug.  Meth detox is necessary because some symptoms of Acute Withdrawal Syndrome can be dangerous or even deadly in rare cases.  As a result, detox for meth should always occur in a safe, medical drug detox center that is equipped to immediately mitigate any such risks.

You should never attempt to detox from meth on your own.

Symptoms of Meth Addiction

Even mild abuse of meth can cause amphetamine psychosis. This resembles schizophrenia and can last up to six months after the individual has ceased using the drug. The addict will also likely feel extremely depressed after the drug use stops because dopamine and other neurotransmitters are no longer being released by the brain at normal levels.

In addition to the psychological problems and psychoses caused by meth, severe physical symptoms can also occur. These include extreme weight loss and serious dental problems including tooth loss. For these reasons, detox from meth is can be painful and is best handled under the close supervision of trained healthcare professionals.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Medical detox centers use a combination of medications and therapy to assist and ease the addict through the withdrawal symptoms and often grave emotional discomfort. These meth withdrawal symptoms include:

*Nausea and vomiting

*Flu like symptoms

*Severe depression

*Thoughts of suicide


*Aggression and paranoia

Often, medication must be used to manage these symptoms. Sometimes, anti-anxiety medication such as benzodiazepine and other non-addictive alternative medications are administered.

Nausea and vomiting typically occur in the first few days of the withdrawal process.  Powerful anti-nausea medications such Zophran are used to ease discomfort. Because of the extreme weight loss that addicts usually endure, they may have to replenish nutrients and vitamins intravenously or with special nutritional supplements; all of which can be handled by a medical drug detox center, but not likely by a traditional detox program.  Safe Drug Detox offers one of the most comprehensive and effective meth detox programs in the country: 1-888-716-3391

For addiction to other types of substances consider the following: Detox for Bath Salts or Detox for Marijuana.