With ongoing crystal methamphetamine use the body’s natural chemistry is drastically altered. The natural reward messenger chemical productions is shut down completely which means the brain is not only receiving mixed messages, but sending out mixed messages to the body. With any addictive substance, there is the initial pleasurable effect followed by an unpleasant rebound effect. An amphetamine, through its stimulant qualities, produces a positive feeling, but when the drug wears off it leaves a person with the opposite feelings. This is because of the suppression by the drug of the normal production of adrenaline. A chemical imbalance is created and the result is irritability that physically demands more of the drug to go back to normal and feel good again. This roller coaster ride of control, losing control, feeling good and feeling bad leads to addiction.
If the supply of the drug is cut off, there will be definite feelings of panic, anxiety, paranoia and tension. Depending on the length and intensity of use, people who have become hooked on the constant need for the drug really suffer.
Some commom symptoms are:
Extreme drug craving
Loss of energy
Wanting to sleep a lot
Difficulty sleeping enough
Extreme changes in skin and appearance
Withdrawal is almost impossible without supervised treatment. Depending on the length of the drug abuse and quantity and other factors, with medical treatment these symptoms can be reduced in severity and eliminated much more rapidly, therefore making recovery a real possibility. Going about it alone in an unmonitored environment with no medical staff for support is a recipe for disaster. At Crystal Meth Recovery we have methods and approaches backed by medical research alongside flexible treatment programs that make real recovery possible.
Please call 888.958.5276 to speak to a trained phone counselor who can talk you through the process and offer information, guidance, and help.