Methamphetamine detox can be broken into two parts; acute and post-acute.
The acute effects of the withdrawal start to take effect a few hours after the last dose. Within one to four days, the effects will peak, and the person will experience the full mental and physical withdrawal effects.
Between days seven to fourteen, the acute symptoms will usually start to lessen. The person’s mood will improve, their appetite should be regulated, and their sleep patterns should be returning to normal.
However, the post-acute withdrawal symptoms (or PAWS) can persist for months. The changes that methamphetamine causes in the brain take time to be repaired – it is not instant. During the first six months of early recovery, users can experience occasional low moods and cravings.
During this period, it is essential to have a good support network. A brilliant way to develop this is to attend one of our treatment programs. We have a range of different programs, from outpatient to partial care that can meet the needs of everyone. We use a wide variety of different treatments, from one-to-one, group, holistic, and family therapy, all underpinned by the 12-Steps.