Posted on: January 14th, 2022 by Pacific Ridge
Detoxing from meth is difficult, with symptoms such as depression and fatigue setting in after only about 24 hours from the last dose and often lasting in acute forms for weeks. But with the right medical and relational support from a caring, professional, private Oregon drug treatment center staff, recovery from meth abuse is possible. Don’t wait to seek freedom.
Detoxing from Meth
Meth is a highly addictive, dangerous drug that is often used by those who are desperate and have a mental illness. With the right treatment, meth users are able to detox and follow a treatment plan that is designed to help them stop using meth. Meth Detox Organizations (MDO) are private organizations that provide care for people in need of detox while they are transitioning from meth addiction treatment to recovery. MDO’s can offer a variety of services including medical detox, residential programs, counseling and other support services. While the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has not yet released figures on how many Americans use meth, ASAM estimates that 62 million people in the United States — or around 19% of the population — had used methamphetamine at some point in their lives as of 2010. Methamphetamine has been used for centuries by many cultures as an effective stimulant and aphrodisiac. In addition to its use in traditional medicine, it was used by some South American indigenous groups as an illicit recreational drug. It was first synthesized in 1887. It acts on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which increase serotonin levels and is therefore known as serotonergic hallucinogen. There have been several successful attempts at producing an SSRI-based non-addictive non-stimulant drug since 1988. Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic drug derived from morphine. It works by binding with opioid receptors in the brain, particularly those found in the limbic system; however it also acts at 5-HT 3 receptors. Oxycodone was developed by SmithKline Beecham pharmaceuticals and introduced in 1962. Oxycodone has become widely used for moderate pain relief, although it may be habit forming due to its euphoric properties, which make it popular with recreational users, especially opioid addicts. The term “orphan drugs” refers to drugs whose production or sales were discontinued after being discovered; such drugs may then be considered valuable for research purposes.
Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal
When you first use meth, you’re high. When you stop using meth, you’re depressed and exhausted. In between the highs and lows of withdrawal (aka Meth Detox), there are a lot of other things to worry about: depression and fatigue, anxiety attacks during withdrawal, insomnia, bad posture and muscle tension. Is there something going on with your body? You probably already know that if it’s not 100% natural response to meth use (it will show up shortly after the last hit), it’s probably not a good idea. But what if there is something that isn’t normal? If your energy level is down, but you feel great when you get out of bed in the morning – what could this mean? If you feel super tired at the end of the day but can still keep up with your daily responsibilities without needing to take naps or get up for lunch – what could this mean? Meth addiction is a very complicated thing. And that complexity comes from both genetic factors as well as from environmental factors (like family history). For example, genetic factors have been shown in studies to be associated with one form of addiction (methamphetamine use) being more likely than other forms of addiction (opioid use). On top of that, there are also environmental factors such as social support networks and peer pressure that may play a role in how we respond to any given drug-related situation. So while genetics may play some part in determining whether one person becomes dependent on drugs or another person doesn’t — it doesn’t mean they can teach someone else how to do it safely and effectively. But if we can help people who are considering turning their lives around through drug treatment to find out more about their own vulnerabilities and strengths, we can make all the difference in helping people escape dependence entirely.
Medical Treatment for Meth Withdrawal
One of the biggest problems for people dealing with withdrawal from meth is getting to an Oregon meth rehab center. That’s because it is hard to find these facilities in rural areas across the country and in many cases, they are simply not there. But that could all be about to change thanks to a new, unique service from a Jefferson-based treatment center called Pacific Ridge. This service will help you get out of the situation you are in and allow you to build up your life again. It is designed to help people suffering with meth addiction recover by getting them ready for long-term recovery (once their symptoms have disappeared) through psychological counseling and treatment methods that are effective for substance abuse disorders. The therapy will include individual sessions as well as group sessions where addicts can share their experiences through one-on-one therapy sessions or small groups that have been created specifically for the purpose of detoxing from meth addiction.
Relational Support from a Caring, Professional Staff
It’s a tough road to recovery, and one that is fraught with complications. The first challenge is getting people off of meth. The next challenge is staying off of meth. And then the next challenge is being ready for life after meth. And it’s something we hear from our clients all the time . They feel very alone, even though their loved ones — family, friends, and their counselors/therapists — are there for them and are often on the phone with them during this time as well. It takes time to get over all this, but it’s worth it when you do because:
- You learn that you can recover from addiction by having a positive attitude about yourself and your life
- You meet some wonderful people (who will be your friends forever)
- You realize that you can do something about the situation that has gotten you into trouble in the first place (in your case, drugs)
- Your life changes beyond recognition; you change people’s lives as well
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