Many people attempt to avoid detoxing from meth at a treatment facility or in a hospital to save face, money, or a combination of the two. However, withdrawing from methamphetamine on your own may be a mistake for more reasons than one. The first is that methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms are intense as well as the cravings that follow. Many users relapse to just get past the crash phase, which can leave you feeling like you want to die and leave you hopelessly depressed.
Another reason is that many people develop severe mental health problems during withdrawal. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, psychosis, and suicidal ideation are all common. It may not be safe for you to detox alone because you may harm yourself. Finally, methamphetamine withdrawal can cause symptoms of aggression, which means that you may actually harm people around you. At a treatment center like Beginnings Treatment Centers in Orange County, CA we are a dual diagnosis specialty treatment center. This means that we are not only able to help you recover from meth addiction, but we treat the underlying mental health issues associated with the use and causes of the use.
Seeking out support during your recovery is the best way to ensure that your recovery from methamphetamine addiction is successful.