Wilmington Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with Meth addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington will help you smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.
The Importance of Meth Detox
The class of drugs known as methamphetamines, or meth, contains potentially lethal substances that cause significant harm to individuals who become dependent upon them. Meth erodes physical, mental, and emotional health at a rapid rate and individuals who become addicted to meth risk significant damage to their ability to function in all aspect of their lives. Meth wreaks havoc on the body and the mind, and some of the negative consequences of meth use are briefly outlined in the following:
- Risky behavior
- Body sores
- Tooth loss and severe decay
- Delusions and hallucinations
Some of the signs that an individual has been abusing meth can be seen in his or her outward appearance. But one of the most insidious outcomes of chronic meth use is the damaging effect that meth has on the brain’s pleasure sensors. Over time, as an individual becomes increasingly dependent on the drug, his or her pleasure sensors will become dull, resulting in a devastating lack of ability to feel pleasurable sensations without the use of meth.
The road to recovery from a meth addiction begins with the decision to seek help for one’s chemical dependence. When an individual is ready to end the spiral of addiction that has had a stranglehold on his or her life, he or she must first take steps to rid his or her body of substances of abuse.
What Happens During Meth Withdrawal
Attempting to abruptly halt one’s meth use can have dangerous consequences. Once the body has become accustomed to the presence of meth, it will have difficulty functioning once the drug is no longer present, and painful withdrawal symptoms will soon set in. This discomfort can be quelled by once again ingesting meth, and therefore can serve to prompt continued use of the drug. Some typical symptoms of a meth withdrawal are described in the following:
- Bodily aches and pains
- Abrupt mood swings
- Intense cravings for meth
- Psychotic symptoms
- Increased appetite
- Difficulty focusing / concentrating
- Inability to feel pleasure
Without the support of a qualified help, most individuals will find it nearly impossible to cease their meth use on their own. When lacking appropriate help, the severity of the withdrawal symptoms listed above will likely contribute to a relapse when one attempts to end his or her meth use. But despite the damaging effects of a meth addiction, hope for recovery still exists. Treatment centers that provide detoxification services can help individuals rid their bodies of substances of abuse without having to experience a painful withdrawal.
Why Choose Wilmington Treatment Center for Meth Detox
Detoxification, or detox, services are designed to allow men and women who have been abusing meth and other illicit substances to clear their minds and bodies of toxins in a safe, comfortable setting. Each patient at Wilmington Treatment Center is screened upon arrival, and if it is determined that he or she is in need of detox services, he or she will be provided with access to the following supports prior to progressing to the next phase of his or her care:
- Our detox program has been successfully helping people through the withdrawal process for over 30 years, so we have a vast knowledge of the specific needs of individuals who are struggling with chemical dependence.
- Our center’s attentive nursing staff monitors patients 24 hours a day, ensuring that each individual progresses safely through each step of the detox process.
- As an individual gains strength, he or she will have access to a variety of mental health supports and therapies during and after detox.
- We provide optional acupuncture services which are conducted by certified staff and have been shown to help each patient recover as quickly as this or her body will allow.
- As needed, the medical staff at our detox center can dispense medications which will significantly reduce the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms.
Long-Term Benefits of Meth Detoxification
Having cleansed one’s body of meth and other harmful substances in a supervised detox program, an individual will be ready to tackle next steps in treatment with a strong foundation of sobriety. We recommend that individuals who complete detox at Wilmington continue into our residential treatment program, but whatever means of care an individual accesses next, he or she will be prepared to make the most of these supports having already achieved sobriety in detox.
By completing a supervised detox program, individuals will have access to discharge planning supports that will assist them in selecting the next steps in treatment that fit their unique goals and challenges. This allows for a seamless transition without an interruption in treatment that could compromise all the progress one has made thus far.
When you or a loved one is ready to take the first step toward ending a dependence on meth, we hope that you will consider Wilmington Treatment Center as your partner for achieving the sober life you deserve. Our comprehensive treatment program includes detox services for the men and women that need them, and our staff is available at any time to answer questions you may have about beginning the road to recovery at Wilmington.