Every individual is different, and we experience everything differently. The way one-person experiences eating a banana may be a different experience for another. The same goes for using drugs and alcohol. The experience of smoking weed may feel and different from one person to another, therefore, having different experiences. It is challenging to explain how something feels if one hasn’t experienced it for themselves. Curiously is what a lot of us addicts lead us to try drugs in the first place.
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Meth Has Dangerous Side Effects
One of the most dangerous and addictive drugs being used today is methamphetamine. According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Crystal methamphetamine is a form of the drug that looks like glass fragments or shiny, bluish-white rocks. It is chemically similar to amphetamine, a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder.
Other common names for methamphetamine include blue, crystal, ice, meth, and speed. It can be smoked, taken orally, snorted, and injected, which is the most dangerous and addictive because of the intense “high” it creates. But what is that extreme high? Why is this so alluring? What does injecting Meth feel like?
According to the NCBI, an estimated 12.3 million Americans, or 5% of the adult population, have used methamphetamine at least once, claims a US expert on substance misuse. He also says an estimated 600 000 people are weekly users of the drug.
Meth Withdrawal Symptoms Include Paranoia
Just like every drug, coming off meth can bring on withdrawal symptoms. Crystal meth withdrawal signs and symptoms include fatigue, long periods of sleep, depression, increased appetite, and paranoia. The withdrawal timeline begins a few hours after the last use and can last for up to 2 weeks.
Often thirty to ninety days can pass after the last drug use before the user realizes that he is in withdrawal. First, you become depressed, lose energy and the ability to experience a pleasure. Then the craving for more methamphetamine hits, and you may become suicidal. Since meth withdrawal is excruciating and complex, most abusers revert; thus, 93% of those in traditional treatment abuse methamphetamine.
A person who abuses meth recreationally is two to three times more likely to develop psychosis than those who do not use this drug. Those who use the drug chronically, however, have an 11 times greater risk.
During meth-induced psychosis, a person may develop delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, and violent behavior. These states may make it difficult for a person to separate their perceptions from what is accurate, and it can also make them dangerous to themselves or those around them. Meth psychosis can begin while a person is using the drug or during withdrawal.
Paranoia Created by Meth Abuse
Paranoia, one of the symptoms of meth withdrawal, consists primarily of hallucinations: seeing, hearing, and feeling things that aren’t there. It may also involve delusions, in which ideas that seem authentic but aren’t true in reality.
Although meth withdrawal doesn’t seem to appear as severe as withdrawal from alcohol or opiates, it is still recommended to seek medically assisted detox, and this is where Allure Detox can help.
Unlike other drugs, meth is especially damaging to a person’s self-esteem and mental health. Our treatment team works with meth addicts and is all trained in meth addiction recovery. We have dedicated our careers to helping meth addicts regain their confidence, sense of wellbeing, and life purpose.
Get Help With Methamphetamine Detox
If you or someone you love needs to be admitted into our Allure Detox’s West Palm Beach meth detox, the first step is to call one of our addiction recovery specialists. They will make all the arrangements to have you or your family member admitted into the meth detox unit within 24 hours.