Episode 53: Meth Addiction Stories

Episode 53: Meth Addiction Stories

Meth Recovery Stories

Recovery from Methamphetamine or Crystal Meth addiction is a feat that is worth celebrating. Meth is an incredibly dangerous drug and highly addictive. This episode of Sober Grind shares a wonderful Meth recovery story as well as what being addicted to meth is actually like. We hope this resource is helpful to you and in no way are trying to trigger.

Meth Addiction Symptoms

People who are addicted to using meth commonly show several signs and symptoms of using the drug. Some signs of meth addiction may include:

  • Physical Signs of Meth Use – Meth use can do a lot of damage to the body. Skin sores, yellow/rotting teeth, rapid weight loss, and repetitive motion such as scratching or tics like grinding teeth or chattering jaw being common. These signs can be tracked to many illnesses but may also be a symptom of meth use and addiction.
  • Mental Health Deterioration – Meth places a huge strain on your mental health. Meth users commonly do not sleep for days at a time, which can result in paranoia, psychosis, tics, and anxiety/depression. Amphetamine abusers noticeably suffer from emotional and sensory blunting, where they feel less than when not high on the drug.

Meth Withdrawal Timeline

Withdrawing from meth can be dangerous and difficult. The withdrawal timeline can typically last between 3-10 days depending on your current level of dependence and usage amount. Methamphetamine affects several parts of the brain, including the dopamine and GABA receptors, with a very long withdrawal period and a risk of seizures.

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms Include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Red, itchy eyes
  • Joint pain
  • Clammy skin
  • Hyperventilation
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shaking

Getting Help With Meth Recovery

The first step towards beating meth addiction is to recognize that you need help. It is okay to ask for help and you do not need to do this alone. Finding the right methamphetamine detox and treatment center will enhance your chances of recovery. Often times, if you have a PPO policy for medical insurance, your treatment can be up to 100% covered.

Share your Meth Recovery Story!

Are you a recovering meth user? We would love to hear your story and share your experience with others to inspire and show that there is hope! If you would like us to highlight your story or if you would like to be a guest on Sober Grind, please reach out and email Austin@beginningstreatment.com

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