The signs of methamphetamine withdrawal can be severe, and it is important to be able to recognize these in a loved one, especially if you know someone personally who is struggling with stimulant abuse. If you are worried that someone you love is abusing meth, seek help now by calling 800-768-8728.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult for someone who is not actually going through meth withdrawal themselves to be able to recognize the symptoms immediately. This is because, like other stimulants, meth causes mostly psychological withdrawal symptoms, although it is likely to cause psychosis, which can lead to severe, psychotic behavior.
According to the National Library of Medicine, “The level of craving, irritability, delayed depression, and other symptoms produced by cocaine withdrawal is a strong as other types of withdrawal, or even stronger,” and as another type of stimulant, meth creates a similar level of symptoms.
Therefore, while these can be difficult to recognize because many of them will be in your loved one’s mind, it is important still to focus on their actions, physical state, and mental state to be able to recognize the disorder.
As stated by the Center for Substance Abuse Research, “Some users will continue taking doses of methamphetamine every so often in order to sustain the high and to avoid the severe withdrawal symptoms.” However, it is also common for a person who has been using meth nonstop to eventually crash, experiencing severe side effects. The common symptoms associated with methamphetamine withdrawal include:
There are also other behaviors and signs that may allow you to recognize methamphetamine withdrawal in your loved one.
If you notice some or many of the signs listed above and believe that your loved one is struggling with methamphetamine withdrawal, it is important to seek help for them as soon as possible.
They are likely already addicted to the drug if they are experiencing a full-blown withdrawal syndrome, and they will need professional treatment in order to make a change.
Call 800-768-8728 now to find a rehab program that can help your loved one put an end to their methamphetamine abuse for good.