Many people attempt to avoid detoxing at a recovery 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 are cravings. Many users relapse simply to get away from the crash phase, which can leave you feeling like you want to die.
Another reason is that many people develop severe mental 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.
Seeking out support and therapeutic care during your recovery is the best way to ensure that you detox from methamphetamine successfully and move into drug addiction treatment.