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What is meth withdrawal?

Using meth is dangerous an addictive.  In fact, smoking, injecting, or snorting methamphetamine is one of the most difficult habits to kick. One of the worst parts of this journey is surviving the withdrawal. However, making it through meth withdrawal without a relapse can be a great start to helping meth addiction.

Here, we review what are symptoms of meth withdrawal and how to get through the period of acute detox. Then, we invite your questions about meth withdrawal at the end. We respond to all legitimate questions with a personal and prompt response.

What is meth withdrawal syndrome?

Meth withdrawal syndrome is a set of symptoms which occur after meth use, binge, or addiction. Meth withdrawal syndrome is a set of physical and psychological symptoms that manifest themselves after you stop using meth. Although you don’t need to be chemically dependent on meth to experience withdrawal, dependency can cause more severe symptoms. Why does withdrawal happen?

Methamphetamines are powerful stimulants. People who abuse these drugs regularly have high levels of dopamine flood the central nervous system, neurotransmitters that control the pleasure centers of our brains. Spikes in this chemical leads to euphoric feelings, which changes the natural balance, or homeostasis, that the brain struggles to maintain. Over a period of extended meth use, the brain compensates for this and creates a new homeostasis. When the body is denied the drug, the levels of dopamine in the brain come crashing down.

What is withdrawal from meth like?

Withdrawal from meth is like the opposite of feeling really good and is likened to a deep clinical depression. It is like a general dissatisfaction with life, accompanied by physical symptoms that can be very uncomfortable. The drastic drop in dopamine in the brain during meth withdrawal syndrome is the biggest reason that withdrawal from meth is so difficult. Since the levels of dopamine drop so quickly, this has a dramatic effect on the pleasure centers of the brain.

What does meth withdrawal feel like?

Meth withdrawal symptoms feel like a severe mood disorder combined with fatigue and hunger. Symptoms generally present themselves within several hours to a day after use. This starts with the initial dopamine crash and you may feel suicidal at times. The worst of the symptoms are usually felt around a day or two after the drug was last taken, and the intensity of the symptoms will gradually diminish over time. Overall, it can take several days to a few weeks for meth withdrawal symptoms to completely diminish.

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During the first week or two after last using meth, meth users will often be very lethargic and may sleep quite a bit as their bodies catch up on the rest they missed during their drug use. Meth is also a powerful appetite suppressant, and another common symptom of meth withdrawal is an intense hunger. For many, this often leads to weight gain. Throughout the entire meth withdrawal process, users will often have a strong craving for the drug, which is reinforced by the knowledge that the withdrawal symptoms will disappear if the drug is taken.

What helps meth withdrawal?

Meth withdrawal is difficult, to say the least. However, there are a number of ways to help address meth withdrawal symptoms.

Tapering off the drug

Quitting meth cold turkey is often very difficult for many, and may even seem impossible. Gradually weaning off of meth, however, may be a better option. Since gradually tapering drug use can help the body slowly adjust to the change, it can also help make meth withdrawal symptoms less intense.

Detoxification off meth

Meth detox is an important step toward recovering from this addiction. Detox is a period of time in which a person’s body totally breaks down the remaining drugs and rids them from the body. Because meth withdrawal often leads to severe depression and sometimes suicidal tendencies, individuals looking to detox from it should strongly consider doing so under in a medical setting under strict supervision. Detoxing from meth under medical supervision can also greatly decrease the likelihood that a person will relapse just to relieve the withdrawal symptoms.

Medications for meth withdrawal

There are no medications that are used to treat meth withdrawal specifically. However, doctors may prescribe medications to alleviate meth withdrawal symptoms in some cases. For instance, antidepressants can be subscribed to meth users who are severely depressed or suicidal.

Home remedies for meth withdrawal

Although it’s not recommended to go through meth withdrawal alone, it is possible in some cases. Get as much rest as possible during the initial days of meth withdrawal and drink plenty of fluids to help speed the detoxification process. Depressed mood may be helped by talking through your feelings with a trusted loved one, staying busy, or participating in fun activities. Joining a support group, online or otherwise, can also be very helpful when trying to work through meth withdrawal.

Need help stopping meth? Check out our detailed GUIDE on methamphetamine withdrawal and detox to help yourself get ready for what you can expect during the quitting meth, withdrawal, and detox detox stages under medical supervision.

Questions about meth withdrawal

Are you or is one of your loved ones struggling with meth withdrawal? Do you have an experience or advice you’d like to share? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. We’ll do what we can to help you through your ordeal or even just provide you with a little positive support.

Reference Sources: NIDA: Methamphetamine Abuse and Addiction
PubMed: The nature, time course and severity of methamphetamine withdrawal
Illinois Attorney General – Treatment for Meth Addiction
SAMHSA: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment

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159 Responses to “What is meth withdrawal?
Amy
4:27 pm July 5th, 2013

I am new to this site. I have been trying to find a support group for wives who are married to a drug addict (specifically pain pills). Please, someone, direct me to the correct forum or somewhere. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have no one to talk to because no one else knows. His parents don’t believe it or don’t care and I can’t tell my friends or family because it would ruin our relationships. Please?

Andy
5:02 pm July 7th, 2013

I just can’t seem to stop. I’ve tried and tried but always end up high. Please pray for me

11:17 am July 17th, 2013

Hello Andy. I will pray for you. Also, call 1-800-662-HELP to learn more about local treatment centers that offer low cost treatment. You don’t have to quit meth alone! Once you’re past the first 2-3 weeks of cravings, things get a little easier.

Ang
1:49 am August 9th, 2013

Don’t give up Andy! My father is back in the hospital tonight trying to

deal with the cravings he has. He has been sober for over 40 days

but it is still like day one. I was reading this to see how I could help

him more when he gets out. I also am reading this to better

understand the illness. I will pray for you Andy <3 The mind is so

much more powerful than anyone will ever know. The anxiety and

sadness of what he has done to his family really bothers him. He

cries now frequently, rarely does he laugh. He has ongoing treatment

intense treatment too, the meth is still a struggle. Thank you to

whoever made this site. This has allowed me to look to finding some

additional resources for myself and my dad. God be with you Andy <3

Ang
12:30 pm August 17th, 2013

http://addictionblog.org/tag/family-addiction-support/

Try this Amy-Good luck to you friend. I am also new to this site so I hope I am leading you in the right direction.

tyson
9:12 am June 6th, 2014

I have been using meth for two months and I must say that I am , so I think, very different from the average meth user. By this I mean that no one knows or suspects I am a user. I eat plenty of food and drink lots of water. I have a full-time job which is physically demanding and I have a decent social network. Now , that being said , I understand meth isn’t good for you and I would like to stop. A lot of research on what are the symptoms had me worried but so farbi have experimented a few times by stopping abfay or two to see how bad I would feel. I was able to go to work and I sorta felt very much ok , kinda like if I had a short sleep but could easily maneuver through the day. Is it posssible that my body isn’t that damaged because of the food intake and the 6 hours of sleep every day? What I am asking is, is it possible to be somewhat immune from withdrawals from certain drugs. Feel free to ask more questions about my daily routine as I am planning to stop using soon, like this coming Monday. Thanx for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

10:40 am June 6th, 2014

Hello Tyson. Withdrawal is caused by physical dependence – if you’re not dependent, you won’t go through withdrawal.

SJ
7:41 pm July 11th, 2014

Can someone quit cold turkey if they only smoked on the weekends and a some during the week, for several months. Where they are able to still function and go to work and people can’t tell thay are smoking and they aren’t picking at their face?

1:54 pm July 24th, 2014

Hi SJ. Every case of meth withdrawal is unique to the individual. It can help to plan withdrawal with the help of a licensed clinical psychologist or family doctor who can refer you to outpatient services in your area to address physical and mental symptoms during the week or so of acute withdrawal.

Myka
3:27 am July 27th, 2014

My husband has been smoking meth for about 4 months. I don’t know much about this drug consumption as he hid it for most of the time but he says he smoked “pretty heavy”. For the past 3-4 weeks he says he cut down his consumption by about half. His plan was to wean off from it but now, from consuming half his normal intake, he really hasn’t cut it down any further. Recently, he’s had no money to support his addiction so it’s now day 4 since he hasn’t used. He’s been sleeping 16-18 hrs a day. At times can be aggressive, emotional and be in a flat mood. When will this period end & where to from here? He also quit his job. When can I start encouraging him to look for work as money is real tight now. Or even encourage him to see his friends, as he’s avoided them for months. I’ve just been feeding him, letting him sleep & pretty much doing everything for our family now. What can I expect from here & how else can I help him? Please help me!

11:25 am July 29th, 2014

Hello Myka. After someone quits meth, sleeping a lot and consuming larger amounts of food are about the only activities a user will be able to do for some time. Once he gets through detox and his body starts to stabilize, he’ll need psychological and behavioral therapy so he doesn’t relapse. Meth has the biggest relapse rate out of all illicit drugs. It’s an addiction that’s very hard to deal with. Both of you will need help and support.

jason
6:10 pm September 23rd, 2014

It’s been 4 days since I last used and I think it’s getting worse
My head feels like it’s floating and I don’t have the strength to get up or go on I’m trying to make it through but I don’t know how much longer I can last is there anything I can do to help

1:51 pm September 25th, 2014

Hi Jason. Meth is not easy to quit, but living with meth addiction has far worse consequences, in many cases it’s fatal. It’s going to be hard at first, so gather all your will power and strength. But, don’t give up! Plus, see if you can get into an addiction treatment program. Sharing the same experience with others really helps.

Sandra
2:50 am October 13th, 2014

I am begging for help for my 38 year old precious son…I buried my first born son when he was 31 and that’s been 10 years ago…Eric, our second born son feels it should have been him to die in the accident wreck and not his brother. Eric is a precious son but is addicted to meth…WE NEED HELP WITH HIM…HE NEEDS HELP, GUIDANCE, AND LOVES OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST…PLEASE HELP HIM HE HAS MEDICARE A…DISABILITY,

Anon
7:23 am November 5th, 2014

This is the best article to date (11.2014) about the subject. It’s difficult to quit, it’s best not to touch the drug. But it can have medicinal benefits if made pure in a lab and used in conjunction with your spirituality.

temple
9:41 am January 12th, 2015

I really wish i could get off dis damn METH

sue
8:40 pm January 26th, 2015

Im going through withdrawls. Its been two weeks and im sick have no energy

AJ
10:05 pm January 28th, 2015

After reading these comments, it hurts me to even think of the struggle that many of the people on this site are going through. Meth is a very strong drug and can take lives very quickly. I myself am a recovering meth addict who used to use everyday for the last 15 years. It has been a struggle to stay clean and sober, but with the help of the right people and the right support group. I have been able to manage a good life today. I have over a year clean and sober and things are looking up. It was definitely very hard in the beginning not to have the urge and not to return back to the lifestyle that I had so easily become accustom to. I began using infrequently for the first couple of years, smoking a little here, snorting a little there. Soon after, my body became dependent on Meth and I needed to do it everyday, just to function. It wasn’t too long after that, that I had found other means of using. I found the needle and became and IV drug user. At first, dealing with the idea that I had become an IV drug user caused depression and anxiety because I thought I was too the point of no return. This was it, how I was going to die. Using meth just to stay alive. So i thought, then I came across a fellow who was part of a company that took people like me, that were stuck in a rut, down and out, that didn’t have a chance and guided me to a life of joy and happiness.

sue
12:30 pm January 29th, 2015

Its all around me and im struggling not to be sucked in

12:48 pm January 29th, 2015

Hi Sue. Do you have anywhere else to go where you’ll be out of the circles? You need to get away from met as possible.

Sandra
8:26 pm January 29th, 2015

How long does it take the voices in the head to stop. My son is 38 and has been clean since November 2014 but still has many voices in head. He is seeing a psychologist 2 x’s a month and is taking adevan for depression. Will he ever be normal again?

10:49 pm January 30th, 2015

Hello Sandra. It sounds like you son may need a psychiatrist’s diagnosis for possible schizophrenia. I’d suggest that you get a referral and seek more immediate care from a psychiatrist (a doctor who can prescribe medications for such conditions) ASAP; the psychologist should have done this already!

sue
12:23 am January 31st, 2015

I saw shadow people..heard voices..all kinda weird shit

Vickie
7:19 pm March 2nd, 2015

My 34 yr. old daughter has quit her meth addiction on her own. Now she is clinching her toes and legs and this is causing a lot of pain, so she lays in bed. I told her to do the opposite, to get up and walk, run, or climb the set of stairs she has to her apartment. I told her to run those stairs several times a day. Am I right??

12:55 pm March 3rd, 2015

Hello Vickie. Meth detox is very uncomfortable, but it’s rarely a dangerous process for the person who’s detoxing. You can go to the pharmacy and get some OTCs that can help your daughter. Medications like acetaminophen can be used to relieve aches and pains. These acute withdrawal symptoms will be done in a week or two. Make sure she has enough fluid intake, and also give her smaller portions of good and healthy food, several times a day. When this part is over, she will need to get addiction treatment help. Meth cravings can last quite a long time, and she needs the support and professional help to be able to stay clean and build a drug-free life.

Eduardo
11:38 am March 15th, 2015

I havent started the withrawal, in a week im going to live far from home into the mountains i got a job there and there are no drugs there witch means no cigarrets too, i been planing to quit for some time now and i feel like this is going to be the moment in many ways, i know its going to be hard, may be the hardest thing ever but i feel confidence, i made a search on natural charboard activated and last time i smoked a lot and wanted to come down to sleep i took 4 pills ( they are natural ashes from plants) and in les than 2 hours i felt better to go to bed, iveeen thinking in treat my self with that to detox, im going to go there 3 weaks before so i can rest in that period o detox, and in a hard moment may be taking a quarter of lsd to face the dopamine down and the anxiety, eat green exercise and keep ocupied in that nature scene, thats my plan, i would like your advice. Sorry my english writting its not so good i hope i express my self to be understood. Thank you God Bless

k
10:44 pm March 17th, 2015

will someone please help me. tell me it’s going to get better. eight weeks off meth. used daily for two years, prior to that slamming cocaine. boyfriend dumped me because i have these weird rages, which i did NOT have while using. please anyone out there?

1:04 pm March 19th, 2015

Hi K. It’s a common thing to be moody and have anger spurs while withdrawing from drugs. Your brain’s chemistry has changed significantly and now things are tending to stabilize, but the process is stressful. Are you getting any kind of professional help? Talk therapy, psychotherapy or group counseling sessions can help you learn new positive behaviors and how to control your cravings and emotions.

imtheman
11:45 pm March 30th, 2015

hi guys.. i am a regular meth user for 8 years str8. i stoped last year without any withdrawal stuffs whatsoever. but the last 4 days ago i was on meth and yesterday for some reason i ended up in front of my house i coundnt remember how i got there, i woke up i cant move and the ambulance is there. after 3 hours i was alright. but i remembered i used a bit to much in the morning of that day and probably overdosed. now i am experiencing bad mental disorder on my withdrawal its just been a day but i dont seem to see any improvements.. any advice will be very helpful. thank you

Lynn
12:08 pm April 2nd, 2015

they need to spend more money to get it out of our lives. Its hurting family’s children, husband & wives. They need to start working harder to get the people who make it and sell it. They need put these people away for life. That’s the only way something will ever change.But let it keep going on .And family’s will be destoryed. People will die because of this stupid drug I am so against this sh….We all need to fight this

Jaye
6:13 pm April 26th, 2015

Well after months of try my boyfriend and is quitting… I guess his body is tired because he is always sick, all he does is sleep and Idk what to do to make him feel better.. Does anyone have some advice??

jasmin
2:58 am June 19th, 2015

I regularly used meth for a year.I have been sober since march of 2013 but i recently relapsed. How do i keep myself from falling into the addiction once again?

Aileen
2:57 pm July 3rd, 2015

I have been clean from meth now for 7 weeks. I will be honest the first 2 weeks were HELL. It was the depression (I felt suicidal at times), sleeping for 14 hours a day+ and lots of eating. To get clean I knew I had to remove myself from the situation (drug environment) and no longer be around people who used. It was so hard (putting it lightly), but I feel so good in myself now and when I look at meth…all I can think is WHY!! I am feeling happy, healthy, sleeping normally and have been offered the best career job of my life. Please don’t give up, it will be worth it! Remove yourself from everyone who does meth/ice and surround yourself around positive people. Xo

Lynn
6:21 pm July 3rd, 2015

Hi ! My husband is addicted to meth. He tells me he isn’t using. But in my heart I know different. As he left a year ago I august. And was gone til Nov. He has been kind of home. He spends all his time away from home. He says I hate everyone, but I don’t like people that us, As I am retired so I’m home all the time .I do not allow these people to use at my house. That’s why he says I hate everyone. This week he has been gone for 7 days. He won’t answer my phone calls. Or he won’t answer my texts. He has made me feel there is another woman. He acts like this is ok and I shouldn’t be upset. I have been married to him for 25 years and he has never treated me like this before. I don’t know what to do. I am beside myself. He will not get help .and he keeps saying there is no one else. Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!

ellen
7:15 pm July 8th, 2015

My son is in rehab was in acute care then medical floor, to mental hospital. He is bipolar and several other mental illness. He has warrant for arresst, due to another med in with his meds. The pills found were not prescribed to him. Now he is getting self straight to go do his time. Can’ t they leave him in rehap? More helpful.

Mo
8:38 pm August 11th, 2015

Hello; I started dating a women – she is starting to be sober from having been addicted to meth for a year. I’ve had my share of depression, bad experience in life but none of course can releate to being off drugs.I personally never smoked, drink or did drugs. My question would be; what can I do to help on days when she doesn’t feel good? Like would for example help to talk with her, hold her – give her a shoulder to lean on orperhaps is it better to give her space to be alone but let her know that I am there for her.

Farid
4:07 am August 28th, 2015

I consumed methamphetamine only for 2 days with a gap of 3 days. I don’t want to continue it fearing its adverse affects on body and mind. Have I come into risky zone havingmethamphetamine only for 2 days.

Terri
3:23 am September 17th, 2015

Starting today, I’m off the drug. I have to be. Its my choice. I choose to take control. I kicked cigarettes and alcohol, I so want to kick this. It isn’t any fun any more, I spend my free time looking for a good deal and waiting. Please, any words of wisdom? Encouragement? I deleted all the numbers in my phone so I cant call them. Good step one? I work full time, am i going to be able to do this and keep my job? I’m honestly scared.

5:26 pm September 17th, 2015

Hello Terri. You don’t need to do it alone! Yes, it’s a good step to delete your phone contacts, but you’ll need help coping with the carvings, as they are very difficult. At the least, seek out a support group like NA, or talk to a psychotherapist who has experience with addictions. Professional help can really help.

Carlo
1:24 am September 24th, 2015

Can you please help me? Why I am asking other users if they experience what I am experiencing after using meth, There’s always crystals on my tongue, and I noticed that crystals usually stay at the edge of my teeth reason why my teeth are getting damage. I also got soars and my body is getting itchy. But my friends who are consuming more meth than me are not experiencing this. Please advice. Thanks

melissa
3:41 am December 10th, 2015

I have been a long time user of meth and hopefully I have commenced my final cessation of it almost 6 months ago. however this time, I fear a lot of damage has been done. I have always regarded myself as an articulate and somewhat intelligent person. What i am finding along with the usual lethargy, ravenous hunger and ridiculous mood swings are uncontrollable itching(especially my face), often-times unintelligible speech, spelling difficulties and a general feeling of okay bear with me cause im finding myself at a loss of words (this doesn’t normally happen) . it’s discouragement, i cant seem to get any where in my life. this pisses me off because i feel i quit for nothing. at least when i was using i “knew” what was going on. i used it for maintenance not recreationalsand i never stole for it or effed anybody over any deals. i know i need some help but everywhere i turn i get dead end streets and now ive turned to alcohol which gets me nowhere! i hate it more than meth. enough said my question is, is face itching normal after this much time of being clean or might it be a symptom of another problem?

TERTIA
9:54 am December 20th, 2015

Hi My son Used chrystal Meth. Until He was arrested tuesday Night. He IS Know AT Home and keeping a close eye On Him As Not To Walk around alone As we stay in The Area where It IS füll of Drugs But sinces his Arrest He IS quite eats normal But slaaps alot IS It normal

Kayla
5:32 am December 29th, 2015

Hi, I’m 17 years old an i was a regular Meth user everytime i went to my sisters house..I’ve been 30 days clean, Can i still go through withdrawal symptoms? i’ve been having random shakes an seeing shit that isn’t there…

AW81215
7:54 am January 10th, 2016

Hubby and I started using in mid Aug 2015 then stopped late Sept early Oct 2015 we did it 2-4 days a week and .25 bag would last both of us about 4 days using together. We quit til early/mid DEC 2015 I take 2 multivitamins a day eat small snacks (trail mix, beef jerk ect) and drink LOTS of fluids. So my question is, will my detox and withdrawal last very long? I used today (1-9-15) I got 2 hits and was sick of it and decided I didn’t want to do it anymore, I don’t like the taste, the feeling I get or the crash once it wears off. I had mild withdrawals when we quit before but our usage after we started back up became a using everyday kind of thing not just a few days a week kind of thing so I’m nervous about the withdrawal this time. Can OTC pain relievers and caffeine help curb some of the discomfort?

P newcomer
1:20 pm January 15th, 2016

I didn’t gain any weight and I still get accused of being on dope after being clean now for a year in a half. What’s the deal with all that. I’ve seen everyone around me who have quit and now they look to be at least an extra hundred pounds heavier and here I sit the same weight level or lower if I don’t keep up a high food intake.

Belinda
2:17 am January 17th, 2016

Hi,my name is belinda ,in cape town ,i32 years old,and im slowly comitting suicide-killing myself- via spiking crystal meth. I so badly want to stop!! But…i dont want to feel my pain.. Only reason why im not dead yet is because i created this world (thats only inhabitat by myself.)in my mind,where i m not able to feel how deeply the roots of my pain runs straight into the very core of my being ,… My soul… And numbing my pain,and escaping my reality ,…this i have mastered too well. But pain is not the only emotion i numb.i also numb other parts of me…my jou,my faith,my determination,my ..everything. I find myself on the verge of replacing the meth with herroine..enough of it ,so that i never wake up again….i dont know which way to turn,or who i cld trust ..and each time that i use my poison ivy…THe thought goea rheough my mind:”what if rhis one,….what if this one last spike is all it takes ti keep me down forever more. What is twre that i would regret,that i would have done diffirently. Bottom line:my time is runnig out,and ive got nothing to lose in sending these words that most probably wont get read or noticed by anyone. But at least iVe placed it out there.so ,thanks for at least listening. Belinda

jennifer
10:58 am February 3rd, 2016

My girlfriend and i went on a month long binge and have decided to stop. At first we both snorted and shot it. I decided to start smoking because my nose and veins couldnt take it. The withdrawl is hard and we both have mental health issues as well. What can i do to help her get past this as well as myself. She is also an alcoholic and im lost as what i can do for her..

Michelle
10:45 am February 8th, 2016

I have been using meth for over 16 years. I’m the perfect example of a functioning addict. I’m responsible, I work and going to school , I would never steal from anyone and looking at me you would never I use. Beleive me if i could stop i would. I wouldnt wish this on anyone. I use everyday to function to be normal not ti get high. I sleep every night and im about 50lbs overweight. Most people and doctors are really clueless. I have tried stopping several times. I couldn’t even think straight. I couldn’t sleep but couldnt do anything either. I felt like I was coming out if my skin, going crazy. TheRe has to be something that can help but when doctors and everyone else seem to be clueless I fear there is no hope.

teresa
11:37 am February 24th, 2016

what is the best way to support someone who wants to go cold turkey to leave methamphetamines and doesn’t want to go to rehab?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:31 pm March 2nd, 2016

Hi, Teresa. Experts don’t recommend going cold turkey meth, since it may trigger very harsh withdrawal symptoms. First, I suggest you read as much as you can, and get familiar with nformation connected to meth use. Then, talk with your friend to reconsider his/her decision. Just be there for him/her. You may find more info on meth withdrawal here: http://addictionblog.org/?s=meth+withdrawal

Linda
6:59 pm February 27th, 2016

My son-in-law has been on drugs for over 15 years which I believe started on pot then to other street drugs finally ending on Meth. For 10 of those 15 years my daughter has raised her girls one is now 19 not living at home then still living at home is a 14 and 11 year old. I have watched my daughter who incidentally has Crones disease, during the period of her finally learning he had been on drugs she met a man who paid attention to her, I knew about this and told her this is not right and if you play you pay, in turn without any intimately involvement she broke it off. In the meantime her husband found out about this and this is what happened. He is blaming her now for being unfaithful, he of course has no explanation for his not only taking meth but also was unfaithful to her, I personally found this out, told daughter but for some reason she either has been left with a guilt complex and believe me she has been through HELL here on earth.
This Hell has continued up to yesterday when she got her income tax return which should have been over $10,000.00. The Criminal courts put a lean on it to pay off his fines and court cost plus his lawyer. Oh he did get caught by police with something to take drugs with and also due to that the police totally tore up my daughters trailer ( I purchased for her) looking for stolen property and she could not recover any reimbursement for the damages. She has stood by him through thick and thin and says she wants back the man she married, and I don’t believe her husband will ever become the man she married. I know you have told a person what to look for from a person in withdrawal, but I am not around him that much and my daughter tries to keep as much from my husband and me as she can. When he is here he sleeps alot, and seems very distant but not sure of his everyday life. When we were at her house for Christmas he woke up first day early but disappeared for most of time. The day after Christmas he slept until noon or after. Maybe you don’t know how, but what can I say to daughter to help her see he will never be the man she married. I am a believer and I do not judge him as far as heaven or hell that is Gods job but I can judge the fruits of a person and his fruits don’t look very good to me. Oh my Oh God what can I do if anything. She was brought up in a church but don’t reallt know were she is in her spiritual life. I have told her to read 1James 58 and 2 Thessolians 3 va 10 to no avail. He is a good big equiptment operator and has his DSL for truck driving but when background check is made no work for him. He has no job, she is on disability and weights 115 lbs looks like a skeleton and tries to baby sit but can only have 3 children according to state law here in missosuri she has tried to get a license but they run background check on husband and comes back with criminal record for doing Meth. I have tried everything and we cannot help daughter financially much longer and she now has no car it was re-posses. Can you help me or not
thank you in advances
Linda

trezor
9:30 pm February 27th, 2016

Im 6 weeks into stopping. I dont feel better at all. Im tired all the time. Dont want to do anything. I wake early always feeling hot and sweaty and i feel like im getting fatter and fatter. The only reason im continuing to be clean is because i have to do drug screens/give random urine samples twice a week. I have a pain in my stomach all the time too. I dont know if i can get better

melissa
12:45 am March 28th, 2016

My is struggling with meth withdraw. He doesnt want people to know because he doesnt want to lose his children. Is there anything i can do to help him. It breaks my heart that he is going through this.

Belinda
12:38 am April 8th, 2016

Hi ,my name is Belinda,currently living in cape town and im spiking meth now for 2years. I want to stop,and really need all the advice anyone might have for me as tge do’s and dont’s as well as what will help me in this process,for example is there anything that a doctor may prescribe ti me to help me as i get off it slowly?please help .b

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:01 pm April 12th, 2016

Hi Belinda. If you are looking for addiction treatment, call our trusted treatment hotline, our consultants can help you make the best decision for you. Also, you may search treatment facility on SAMHSA’s treatment locator:
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/servicesSearch.jspx

David
4:30 pm April 18th, 2016

I made the stupid and poor desicion to shoot meth last week. Was my first and only time and I regret it a lot. 5 days later I am still not able to have a clear thinking, and I do not know if I will get my normal mind again.
I do not feel the need to shoot it again, I just detest it, and want my mind back. How long it will be till I feel nomal again?

Dave
9:27 pm April 24th, 2016

Just pray for me….trying to quit….again. been two days I’m very dizzy and lightheaded when i get out of bed, puking a little hands shaking and just feel like crap overall, head ache, depressed. My mind keeps saying if i do just a little I’ll feel better but i KNOW better…..It’s very hard.

Olivia
5:36 am May 2nd, 2016

Hi. I need some advice in regards to my 13 yr old sons father. He has been an ice addict all his life( I left him when I found out. My son was two at the time)
After many court cases and $75,000 spent on lawyers, he has still managed to retain 35% custody.
It is so detrimental to my son and to me as I react to his horrible moods when he’s coming down and fear for my sons life. Any advice on how to manage his horrible come downs would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Olivia

Angie
8:31 pm May 15th, 2016

I’m coming off the needle is there hope. I have serions phycoligical issues and major seizer disorder.I have several misses.I will not see a doc any help

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:10 pm May 17th, 2016

Hi Angie. Call the number you see on the site to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

CJ
1:33 am May 17th, 2016

I’ve been on meth daily for the past 4 months, and I now have to quit cause I got caught by the cops who told my parents (even though I’m 19, which I’m not sure is legal…). I’m living with my parents, and they don’t understand that withdrawal will lead to me sleeping a lot, so I’ve been getting yelled at every time I do because they assume I’m just “lazy”. Any thoughts on what to do about this? It’s taking a serious toll on my emotional state.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:37 pm May 20th, 2016

Hi CJ. I suggest you explain your parents what meth withdrawal is, and even show them some studies on the topic.

Dejan
2:59 am May 17th, 2016

I’m on it for a 4 years,started using heavy about 6 months ago,my problem is I had a psychotic episode in 2007, back then I was not using,never had relapse of psychosys because I was taking antipsychotics each and every day,took me around 4 years to recover and start to work but as you know antipsychotics reducing levels of dopamin in the brain,olazapine (zyprexa) around 60 % plus negative symptoms part of my disorder wich is most likley schizophrenia makes you not depressed but apathetic,now i’m not scared of depression or aphaty my problem is when chrushing I’m agressive and mad,I’m scared that I could hurt someone,is it crush more intense in my case because of biger reduce of dopamine caused by zyprexa? I must acting cold turkey,so I rented place on the beach for two weeks i will take my medication and temazepam my phone with two numbers and lots of food,my mate will check me couple times a day,and I planning to go back full on zyprexa,when using I’m not on medication,payed off all my debts,saved around three grand i have enough christal for next two weeks just to go thru the work until I get medical certificate from doctor,gonna try keep my job and then hell i guess,well I been in hell already so it’s only two weeks,i’m chronic alcohlic,stop drinking when started with meth,can’t go to rehab I’m to agressive,will keep you posted..

Mari
6:38 pm May 24th, 2016

Hi my name is mari I’ve been an addict for 10 months now and i want to stop using i have opened up to my husbend witch was really hard because I was keepin it from him this whole time. I have two children no bolder then 3 years old and I was wondering what can i do to quit with out going to treatments and having a willing husbend to help in anyway so that our marrgaie can become what it once was

Alexis
9:26 am May 29th, 2016

I’ve only ever smoked weed and drank beer occasionally, not even once every month. I’ve recently discovered crystal meth. I know what it is and what it is capable of doing. I’ve been using for going on two months. This is wrong and I know in my heart but I feel like it isn’t affecting me like it does most people. I tell myself I’m addicted because I know should quit. I don’t honestly believe I’m addicted. Sometimes I’ll go without for a couple of days and get very ill and irritable with everyone and everything. Other times I won’t use for a couple of days and I will not have any desire to use again, even if I have some. Then I won’t use until I’m bored and around someone who wants to. Ive always been disgusted hearing about the drug. I began using to lose weight before bikini season. The reason for posting is I need opinions. It’s there anyone who is or has been in the same situation? I would like advice on what to do and how to do it. I don’t want to let myself go and be an addict or very hard user who depends on meth to get through the day and/or to have a good day. My main issue is I want to want to quit, but right now I really do not want to quit. I know I should. I grew up in a clean strict home and im truly embarrassed. I also grew up in church with a very close relationship to God and I’ve become so lost to who I was then, and thats who I’d like to be again. Meth isn’t the reason of my changing, personal family issues were the beginning cause. I’m not trying to give a sob story because I don’t feel sorry for myself, it’s life. I’m just trying to give more information to be able to get a more direct answer specified to me and my situation. Any advice or story’s of someone going through a similar situation would be very much appreciated. I simply do not want to get so far gone without realizing it that I can’t become who I want to be. I don’t want it to be too late. Sorry for the novel ya’ll, just wanting a little help, comfort, support, advice, etc. Prayers also are needed, thank you in advance.

Cam
12:47 am May 31st, 2016

I smoked ice for the first time and I only did it for four days before I knew I’d had enough of it and didn’t like the way I felt. Now it’s only been 2 days since the last small hit I took, I’m not craving it by any means but I am going through the depressed/anxiety stage,and all I want it to do is to stop and I want to feel like myself again. I know I could easily deny any invites to do it again bc this drug is scary. I shouldn’t feel this bad ever. I want know how many more days I have to go through before these symptoms lesson. Also I can eat and sleep now, but I haven’t over done either of them like I keep reading about. Is this normal?

Adam
9:52 am June 1st, 2016

Today I am going to stop abusing meth and stop smoking cigarettes. I’m trying to read as much as I can to find anything that is going to help the pain. I just hope I don’t go absolutely crazy or drive anyone else to hate me I can’t tell anybody cause no one knows how bad I become I have no family within 3000 miles and don’t associate with people that abuse my girlfriend knows very little cause she has her pill addictions which when I see her messed up and it is often it is a trigger for me . Don’t know why I wrote this I guess I just wanted to share my story with someone. Thanks for listening wish me luck. Bye

Sarah
8:42 pm June 6th, 2016

I would say as a recovering addict, meth is the hardest to kick because even after you pass the physical part of detox you have to retrain your brain in all aspects because it didn’t have to process or deal with anything while your drug abuse was taking place meth has more of a mental hold than physical. it takes some serious self discipline to silence your mind when it’s screaming to just be numb. As an IV meth user for four years I was able to get clean and stay clean for three years I have relapsed two times since then but I am fighting and I know I can beat it. Addiction is something that will be a part of you for the rest of your life but it doesnt have to be you. Balancing your thoughts and feelings is crucial to sobriety, you need to get in tune with yourself and you will be amazed at the strength you have to fight your way to sobriety.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:08 pm June 9th, 2016

Thanks for sharing, Sarah! Hope your message will help others.

Phoebe
9:00 am June 8th, 2016

Hi there, I have used on and off for nearly 5 years now. I have long periods of continual daily use (my longest being 18 months) followed by detox and anywhere from 4 – 8 months of abstinence. So I have gone through withdrawal 5 times now and every time has been different. The first was following 6 months on. It was pretty bad, slept most of the day for a week, felt nauseous for 3 weeks, insatiable hunger, major lack of coordination etc. However the second time, which was after my longest period on, I hardly noticed withdrawal symptoms. In fact I was actually happier than I’d been for a year and I put this down to two reasons: 1) towards the end of my use I was using large amounts but I was sleeping every night and eating regularly aswell. 2) I was physically active everyday. I decided to take my dog for a walk to cure my boredom and it gave me a boost of energy and some much needed endorphins. It’s like you retrain your brain to reward itself, I don’t know, but it works wonders.
The third and fourth times I detoxed I had the flu. Meth wasn’t doing anything to help and smoking a pipe wasn’t enjoyable. It was the perfect cover up too as work understands why you’re sick, and family and friends understand why you’re a bit irritable and recluse. The fifth time was because I knew I had to. I was depressed, my anxiety was through the roof, and it was taking a toll on my relationships. The withdrawal was a cross between the first two. I went to work every day but didn’t have the energy for anything else for a couple of weeks.
Every time I quit cold turkey. Tapering off does not work (I have tried) because your mind has a way of justifying spikes in your use. You end up back where you started very fast. I hope that one day I’ll be able to quit for good and that life will be such that I am satisfied without having to turn to meth again. Addressing the underlying issues of why you started using in the first place is really important and on-going counselling and participation in a support group etc is also really important. I know addicts that have been clean for years who still crave the drug and have to work hard to stay clean.

Doug
6:29 pm June 10th, 2016

I started using meth 6 months ago. My boyfriend introduced it to me. I have been using it every weekend, so always a two day bender. I’ve always been able to kick a habit, but meth has its hold on me and I don’t know where to turn. My life is upside down right now, emotionally and psychologically. I hold a full time salaried job, but meth makes me so negative and unhappy during my five days away from it. I need advice, a friendly voice to guide me. I feel so lost.

Gado
12:44 pm June 15th, 2016

Hi there I first smoked ice on a Friday an a Saturday,it’s Wednesday today.im Wats going on in ma mind I’m a little depress bt I don’t know what to think.thank you.

Mike
7:36 pm July 9th, 2016

Ive never been more than 2 weeks clean since i was 16 and im 30 now. Ive always had a job and never stole anything etc…but I have a depency…it sucks. It seems i get less and less energy each im off and my job perfomance is horrble. I use it like a medication now days

Miss K
11:10 am August 4th, 2016

I would like to tell all of you who are using right now and want to quit, YOU CAN GET SOBER. I have 11 years of sobriety and would just like to offer some words of encouragement. I have not forgotten for 1 second what it felt like to be high. I also remember vividly what it felt like to come down and think about nothing else but getting my next fix. I remember detox as well. After 4 yrs of using and 11 yrs sober here is what I have learned. You have to hit the bottom of the barrel. That means something different for everyone. You have to get to the point where you know you have to quit or tell someone you need help because there is no other option except death. When you hit that point go to the person or people who you know will help you. Wheather that be family or walking into an emergency room. Will your family and true friends be angry and hurt? Yes because they love you and know you are better than the person you are now. Will they forgive you? Yes because they love you and know the person you are now is not the real you. The amount of time it will take for your body to detox and the severity of it depends on how much, how often, and how long you have used. And each person is different so it will never be the exact same as someone else. Does it hurt? Yes and in every way, physically, emotionally, and mentally. My parents let me detox at their house. They knew nothing about meth, detox, the life I had been living, or the hollow shell of a person that I had become. I spent nights just sitting in the dark rocking back and forth. I hallucinated to the point I couldnt tell what was real or fake. I was paranoid to go to the bathroom because what if someone thought I was using. I was scared of being in public and one time had a huge anxiety attack while grocery shopping with my mom. Meth numbs your emotions. You may not laugh or smile a lot when your high but you dont cry and have to deal with reality either. When you quit all of a sudden your emotions come back. But you have been numb for so long you forgot what it feels like to feel. For those of you wanting to know how to help someone who is detoxing you need to realize a few things. #1 They have no control over their emotions. They will cry anywhere, anytime and for no reason. #2 They have forgotten how to laugh or have fun. #3 They will sleep more than they are awake because their body is sick. Think of having the flue from hell x a million. #4 They will eat and eat and then sleep some more. They need to do this to get better. #5 There is not one negative thing you can say that they are not already chanting to themselves every waking minute. If you want to be helpful and supportive be kind, loving, patient, and ready for the unexpected outbursts of tears and anger. #6 Do not expect them to live in the reality that you do. They need for very little to be expected from them. #7 Never give up and never let them feel like they are worthless or dont deserve to be treated well. Getting sober is a long, hard, terrifying road to walk down but you CAN do it. As hard as you worked to get your next fix, you have to work just as hard to not get it. Do not make any major decisions for the first year. This means focus on helping yourself stay sober. Do not focus on starting a new relationship, moving across the country, or joining the Olympics. The first five years are the hardest. The hallucinations will slowly get better and the voices will get quieter. Taking it one day at a time was too big for me, I took it 5 minutes at a time and worked my way up. Cut all contact with your dealers and the people you used with, this is non negotiable. Keep a journal for when the voices are screaming. Never be awake and alone in the same place, meaning have your own room but not your own house, not at first. Have goals like small chores or going for a short walk. Every week will be different some better than others. You will feel better and you will be happy it takes time. About a year ago I had a dream that someone handed me a loaded pipe and I got angry and said no. That was the first dream I have ever had where I didnt use. I called my mom crying and felt like I was no longer a junkie. I hate who I was and where I was, but I love who I am now. I wouldnt be this person if I hadnt made the mistakes I made. I forgive myself for those mistakes because I have fought to repair the destruction I caused to myself and others. I have fought to become a good woman, daughter, mother, wife, sister and friend. And I promise you waking up sober, enjoying my morning cup of coffee while talking to my mom and watching my kids play is better than any drug I have ever taken. You can do this, if you are supporting somone getting sober they need you more than you or they realize. I hope this isnt too long of a message but I care so much for people who battle sobriety. To you all, my heart goes out to you and I hope somone reads this and can use it in any way to help themselves or someone they love.

Cj
4:58 am August 28th, 2016

I have been off meth for about 17 days and still severely depressed and feel lonely and have like skin crawling wanna rip my skin off kinda thing along with can’t stand myself. Please tell me what I can do to help with this. Thank you very muchnm. I really need help to know how to handle this

Beverly
8:23 pm September 5th, 2016

I recently learned a family member in my house had been using meth off and on for the past year. It explains so much but I did not know the signs at the time. After being off it for a month there was an episode that made me think they had used again. Awake for the better part of 4 days and then sleeping and sick for 5 days. They keep insisting they have not used again. Is it possible for a meth user to have episodes that simulate taking the drug after stopping?

Michelei
2:32 am September 6th, 2016

I have been using crystal for about 3-4 yrs… Stayed off with a dime…. Lasted about a week.. Eventually I graduated to the pook and the quantity went up of course smoking a teener in 3 days top to myself.. Went cold turkey 2014 for 6 months.. I just want to be myself again.. I don’t want to use but when I don’t I’m so fatigued it’s ridiculous.. In the last month or so I’ve been so depressed but these last 3 weeks I’ve been having massive depression when it’s like do I need to take fluoxetine that I was prescribed back when I got clean in ’14 (THAT I NEVER TOOK) because I didn’t tell doc the reason why I was depressed was of detoxing… But now that I see that without Meth… I can do the bare minimum I’m just 29 ie house chores..Single Mother of twin boys 7.. I just want energy and motivation because my bed is becoming my enemy… The overall question is will fluoxetine help my brain balance back out or will I be messed up more… Any response will help thanks in advance guys…

12:26 pm September 7th, 2016

Hi Michelei. I suggest that you speak with your doctor openly, and tell him/her about your meth use.

Rabal
3:41 pm September 28th, 2016

Hi ? i am using meth with down ( herion ) from almost 2 months .. so now when I try to stop taking it i fall asleep to much. Is there is any medicine or home remedies that help me. Other than that I don’t have any problems. I want to quit it plz help me if u can. Thanks

Slippin
9:55 am October 2nd, 2016

I keep slipping and falling into a vicious cycle, another rock bottom, thoughts and best wishes for those who struggle. I might need to get some help.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:59 pm October 5th, 2016

Hi Slippin. I’d suggest that you call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

Robert
5:12 am October 19th, 2016

I myself is wanting to get clean
But no-one is wanting to help

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:10 pm October 19th, 2016

Hi Robert. If you are looking for addiction treatment and do not know where to start, call our trusted treatment hotline, our consultants can help you make the best decision for you.

Betty
12:33 am October 24th, 2016

I smoked meth for 5 days straight one week and a half ago and I have not sleped when will I finally get some sleep

mark
8:03 pm October 26th, 2016

Lynn,

Putting people in jail for life won’t change anything, there will always be someone to replace them. The Chinese execute drug traffickers and where do you think US meth comes from now? Mostly China and Mexico where precursors are easier to get.

The only thing that has been proven effective here is decriminalization + increased funding for rehabilitation.

Linda
8:57 pm November 3rd, 2016

My son is starting to go thru withdraw from meth and pills but refuses to go get some help he wants to do it here at home how can i help him?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:38 pm November 11th, 2016

Hi Linda. Withdrawing from meth can be hard, but the unpleasant feelings and physical sensations will not last forever. Usually meth withdrawal lasts from 1 to 2 weeks, but it can last upwards of 4 weeks or longer. Read these articles to find more answers: http://addictionblog.org/tag/meth-withdrawal/

Haunt
8:37 pm November 7th, 2016

I snorted meth regularly from February 2015-march 2016z every day. I I was snorting about 2-3 8 balls a week. I dropped the habbit cold turkey march 6, 2016. I am now 8 months and 1 day sober. For the first week all I wanted to do was sleep. Same for the second week. 8 couldn’t eat. Or drink anything without puking. After the 3rd week or so I felt refreshed. Kept the same job and am now 100x happier with my life. Anybody can do anything you put your mind too. Stay strong. Have faith.

Rachel
2:02 pm November 21st, 2016

My boyfriend and I use meth occasionally on the days were off from work we like to drink and use meth or coke. We smoke or snort. I have the insomnia effect from using meth that i desire and i sleep 2 hours here and there and i still eat a little and drink right after i use(even with my diminished senses and cotton mouth) and i do not experience a harsh come down. My boyfriend on the other hand uses meth and he will stay up for about 2 – 3 hours and as soon as he lays down he will try to talk to me and tell me he is not tired but will imediatley shut down in the middle of his sentence and pass out. When he does this he has bad miscle twitching all over and disoriented mouth as his body is drastically relaxing sinking into the bed like dead weight. His heart rate goes down drastically his breathing dissappears and his pulse vanishes! And he will continue to twitch horribly through the night like every single muscle that is on the human body twitches. And its very scary. But i could tap him and he will wake up trying to finish what was saying before he fell out like nothing happened. And then fall out again like a seizure. He will sleep about a good 6 hours until his alarm goes off to go to work and he gets up with no hesitaion breathing fine heart rate fine but now his high is just now kicking in 6 hours later and he catches the insomnia stage dialated pupils and lots of energy. Can you please let me know if i should worry about this? It is super scary but he has no idea what goes on he wakes up and tells me he feels fine

RANDY
2:33 am November 23rd, 2016

I’ve been shooting meth for around 3 years now. Have the addiction for 15 years. I don’t really even like it so I don’t understand why I do it. Been trying to quit over the last year and my main problem is after day two my brain has this unsteady pulsating dizzy feeling comparable to coming off anti depressants. Ive been a week clean several times but give in to this strange feeling. Plus I get super high because I’ve not used in a week and I’m back on another one. This is my addiction cycle. This is my life.

Kush
3:35 pm December 6th, 2016

Hello I’m Kush . Been using Meth for year but on n off never smoked it for days till now now I smoke dier days straight. Ended up in the hospital 3 times thinking I was dying. Truth I haven’t smoked for 12days straight now that I’m getting clean on my own with no help no family help no friends. Boy I’m saying it’s hard. I’m dealing with my sleep having dreams that I’m high again feels so real then when I m up ready for work I feel like shit even I don’t smoke no more. Just right now for few hours I was dreaming about me releasing n it felt real. My mind is playing tricks on me. Today I almost died on my dream. Can anyone help or tell me will I stop having this dreams???

Linda
7:24 am December 14th, 2016

My grandaughter is 13 days clean from meth.She is having violent shakes,cannot function.slurs her words.paces in place.I’ve taken her to the hospital 3 times this week only to be told it’s withdrawls.they i.v. fluids and send her home after an hour.is this normal after 13 days?what can I do to help her.thank you.I’m afraid for her life.she’s been shooting and snorting for 4 yrs.

Tammy
6:23 am December 19th, 2016

I been off meth for two months now I’m hilucating what’s that about

Steve
8:26 pm December 29th, 2016

I’ve been off meth for about 14 years but just last Friday I was drinking heavily and went to an old friends house where they smoking meth or ice what ever it was but wound up smoking too and forgot how bad coming down was and wound up going to the er for help they finally gave me a script for Xanax but still having body pains, definitely won’t be doing anymore of that stuff.

Raj
5:46 pm January 1st, 2017

I have done it more than a month ago and have done it for the first time have done coke like may be 20 times over a period of 6 months before that I have done it like years back may be 5 times and twice I have tried md during that time. Today I feel lost forgetful confused can’t concentrate driving makes me feel anxious these things have been happening off and on and now it’s been more than a month after the meth use and I really don’t feel good, have got an ECG done and regularly monitoring my blood pressure where both are normal.
Please advise what could be possibly wrong with my system

Teri
10:51 pm January 4th, 2017

I just quit cold turkey on Sunday on my own, and here it is Wednesday and I feel like crap. Do I really need to see a doctor or can I just let it take its toll. I’ve been very moody and emotional. I’ve been sleeping more than I have. But it’s also hard because with my job, there are time I have to go in between 3am and 5am. Also it doesn’t help that my boyfriend does it also. He got me into doing it and when he cut me off, I found someone else who I can get it from.

Martin
1:41 am January 8th, 2017

Hi. I’ve been using the big, speedy M word off and on for 25 years now. The last 5 years being the ones where I’ve been most dedicated to turning my body into a relatively upright and ambulatory Chernobyl like disaster. Methods of intake have been everything just shy of pouring it on the floor and rolling around in it. Impressive even to me however, has been my ability to remain “high” functioning and fly seemingly under the great radar of perception for all this time. As wonderful as that may sound, ahem, there remains a vast expanse of time and space between me, the sensation of happiness, the dream of contentment and the beauty of peace. I sleep nightly, I eat consistently, I take supreme care of my pets and I even brush my teeth with unmatched regularity. So can someone tell me why I’m so f*****g miserable? No, wait. Don’t even ponder that ridiculous question. Instead think about this: In just over a week I’ll be on my way to a very spiritual place located in the deserts of southern california to spend 30 days camping with my dogs, my ipad, 40 pairs of underwear and some hope. Why? Because I gotta give it up my love affair with the chemical devil. The prints of darkness left around my throat every single day reminding me of how tightly this thing has me and how intent it is upon leading me to the last moment of my life when I look back and am unable to fathom the idea that I’ve wasted the gifts of life and love and joy on a high that has taken me so low for such a long time. My question is then….does anyone think I can do it? Don’t worry. I have plenty of safety mechanisms employed for this journey. I mean, really? My dogs. Hello? Mr #1 and Mr #1.0001 in my universe will continue to want for nothing(except those damn dental chews) for as long as I’m alive. :O) My question is does anyone think that I, a human being devastated by Meth, can I park my ass next to a cactus and a majestic rock formation for 30 blinking days free of drugs, bleeding forearms and a tunnel with a pitch black end and actually be able to smell the coffee? Or is my inner goblin right and I’m just stupid, delusional, irresponsible and hopeless?

Marceline
12:54 am January 12th, 2017

Married lesbian couple here, my wife has always had addiction issues from a very young age and troubled life.
Me on the other hand.. Perfect childhood.. Great life .
Met her and started using meth with her..it was a “weekend thing” only until she would go to work and I would be home alone.. Made calls and got it when I wanted it, it ruined my marriage. I use daily… Alot.. I’m rethinking right now…. Should I stop its own amd I last used at 12am….. Feeling withdrawl now.. But I will continue to use becaise i still have a dub… So like always “once this bag is done I’m done, not a problem ” then somehow the devil brings it right back to me. I need helpppppppp

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:40 pm January 17th, 2017

Hi Marceline. I suggest that you call the helpline displayed on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

Dylan
6:55 pm January 14th, 2017

2 days clean from meth after 4 months and fighting to stay that way. Doing this at home by myself any advise helps.

Bryan
11:43 am January 25th, 2017

get away from all things or persons that makes you feel bad enough to think about re-use cristal meth ,, in our deepest thinking we all know what is good and bad , hear yourself for good choices and never forget that this drug proposite was for a war , so struggle with it , get your rifle and get ready ,,,, look up for real information and never forget God . honore him with kind actions , he will help you eventually but never give up ,, be honest always and that will help your mind to be clear ,, this is the Devil´s drug no dobut

Rosa
4:15 pm February 10th, 2017

I’ve been sober two months. It is mental withdrawals and cravings that are so difficult for me. Every day I struggle I dream about it in my sleep, I think about it when I’m awake. It’s horrible I wish i would have never tried it. I have never imagined I could have become so dependant on substance. Never imagined my self counting days that I’m sober. Never imagine creating and thinking of every possible excuse to take it again.

Johnny
8:40 pm March 1st, 2017

My wife has stopped meth for about 2 years she has twice that I know of now she is getting really moody and asking me to let her do it one I made her quit 2 years ago she says it will balance her chemical unbalanced I won’t give in but now she is pissed and sleeps all day and won’t talk to me and start a a argument because I won’t let her I don’t know what to do she doesn’t see anything wrong doing meth

Abram
10:30 am March 2nd, 2017

So I started out my life right, became a licenced mechanic at 16 but then I got laid off and quit caring altho I was against drugs, I started smoking meth after I got bored of ppt also did alot of cocaine over the last 2yrs while maintaining a full time job,anyway recently I snorted some crystal 3 months ago and I’m pretty sure “buddy” laced it with glass or something and I’ve been clean for a dozen weeks now and im still seeing crystal pieces in my sweat I have no engery anymore and have lost sanity and what I mean is I’ve lost all feelings and am going through my life looking at myself in the third person I don’t know what to do I’ve been to the doctors and they say nothing is wrong with me but I recently read online about brain aneurysms and i have a huge bump on the back of my skull also ears are caving in my gums are being eaten away although theyre not infected I have loss of memory and my skull is changing shape my skin turns completely white once a week I’m not sure i will make it threw the night and the only reason I’m posting this is KIDS/ ADULTS DONT DO DRUGS its really not worthit and I was hoping for help please pray for me I don’t want to end in hell already been there done that and im so tired of life i have messed up…….

Katrina
8:45 pm March 10th, 2017

My 23 year old daughter arrived here by plane yesterday, we were going to take her in for heroine detox. She said that was not the only drug. She has been injecting meth and morphine also. She wanted to have dinner with us before the hospital. She has been sleeping for 14 hours now. Next step the hospital, the drug detox placed are scared to help her.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:10 pm March 13th, 2017

Hi Katrina. I suggest that you call the helpline on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

Mickey
9:11 am March 11th, 2017

I have a neice whom i believe is going through withdraw or had a bad or to much weed with meth or speed 🔨 possibly herion .she was on it for 2years got clean 6months just a few months ago i noticed same demeaner..now a sudden overnight from visiting a friend for a monrh she had runs throwing up figity cold angrey verbal n physical. Unconsolable.fever.all in a 10 hour period she cant get warm she’s inconsolable no more runs.her mother is in denile .am i wrong?

Tinytim
3:40 pm March 14th, 2017

Hello all, I’m 31 year old woman who has been sober for 4 years now, having spent 9 years habitually using, speed, ice, heroin, alcohol weed and prescription ssri’s (from the age of 14). My journey was difficult and I stopped using when I hit my rock bottom. I detoxed without the help of a clinic or doctors. I spent one year living with my beautiful father who saved my life by believing in me and accepting his love and help. During that time my withdrawal was almost unmangable, but space, isolation and plenty of sleep helped me through it. After the initial physical withdrawal my mind was the next challenge in the journey, I experienced what I like to call “crazy thoughts” scenarios that where impossible to believe but I believed in them anyway, until I started fighting it, and pushing it aside, focusing my mind on meditation, music and sewing, anything to distract this persistent haunted feeling. Eventually after two years the crazy thoughts diminished and two years further down I’m studying and working full time. I am a completely different woman, and walked away from who I was. This is possible, it can and does happen. To anyone reading this going through addiction or withdrawal there is a way out, please be supportive of a loved one suffering through this. And to anyone going through the journey of quitting, don’t lose faith, believe you can do it, endure it, suffer through it, sweat it out of your system and soul. You will find a life waiting for you full of unexpected surprises, and most of all you begin to respect yourself for going through it, and this will lead to self love. Hopefully your self love will prove strong enough to keep you from ever using again. Forgive those who hurt you in the past and forgive your own past actions and start again. I am walking proof that life can start again.
All of my love and strength. Xox

Kulen
9:17 am March 17th, 2017

F*ck, i was going to searching about crystal meth brain damage, then i found this blog called addiction blog, full of professional drug addicts, i willing to chat with someone that really needs help, because some reply are really struggling to cure from this drugs.

logan
9:09 am March 21st, 2017

Last year i started using meth, i soon started shooting up. After awhile i lost a lot of weight ended up losing myself. I soon got clean after that, but sometimes i go back to the old habbit. But ever since i first used it, and stop. I’ve had no drive. Lost a lot of my feelings, and don’t seem happy anymore. I gained weight, which kills me inside. I’ve completely destroyed my body. I have no energy what so ever.

Elley
4:52 pm March 21st, 2017

I’m here to listen

Sue
1:15 am March 30th, 2017

My husband says he’s not using meth anymore. I can’t tell any more if he’s telling the truth. He works a lot. He get off one week out of the month. Pretty much the whole week he’s off he sleeps and eats. Sometimes he has really bad mood swings. The day he has to go to work his mood changes and gets a burst of energy. During his work weeks he hardly sleeps but he does eat. I guess it’s been really hard to trust him. He started using meth two years ago and quit after he got caught. He said he wasn’t addicted and could stop when he wanted. He no longer wants to be around friends or family. I’m confused. I don’t want to accuse him of using if he’s not.

Anyhony
3:00 pm April 1st, 2017

Okay so i am a Heroin user and a occasional Meth Smoker & I have been on A RANDOM bindge its been 3 Days ivebeen awake and highon crsytal. Why i am posting is because onday 1 started my anxiety (untreated) & panic attacks (Also Untreated) so i usedMeth to helpit but it only got worse
My father has not let my doc prescribe me somthing called Alprolozam or something like that and without some sort of med My pnic attacks get to a point where i fall to my knees Breath frantically faster n faster until i black out
I need help im from LA and i do not want to start usingmeth again just because i couldntget the help i need
& i have been soberoff the meth now for 8 hours and i have been clean from heroinfor 4 days
Without eighter My condition Worsens and it wont be long before the next random anxiety/panic attack. Where can i get immidiate help i am almost 20 years Old
Fast response would be much appreciated
Thank you in advance.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:51 pm April 4th, 2017

Hi Anyhony. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best treatment for you.

Indi
3:41 pm April 1st, 2017

My husband of 20 years is a meth addict. He hid his habit from me and spun a web of lies for 2-3 years until finally he was caught out. He is very self destructive and now in a withdrawal phase and is suffering all the symptoms that are posted here and in particular says it feels like his head is about to explode and he just can’t sleep. I put pressure on him to give up and severed his ties to the dealers and his moods have become unbearable and at times frightening. He won’t go to rehab or take ant-depressants and after a long civilised talk wants to try weaning or tapering off the drug after being a daily user. In other words the withdrawal after 2 weeks is getting too painful for both of us. Until now I have have taken the tough line approach and moved out but this didn’t work, now I feel myself wanting to try the weaning approach as a last ditch effort. I have managed to get him to sign up to a 16 week meth support programme which starts in a couple of weeks and is intensively 3 days per week. I have high hopes for this programme. I feel like I am giving in to his addictions by trying the weaning approach but am hopeful that along with this programme he can kick it for good. So much pain, deceit, lack of trust, emotional exhaustion, debt has occurred to date and if it wasn’t for being married and loving my husband very much and our young daughter, I would have walked away already. However I feel I need to give my husband one last shot to hopefully save him and our marriage.

michael
8:42 am April 10th, 2017

My dad used to do meth alot and he stopped and he has pain all over his body and he is always in bed what should i do.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:51 pm April 11th, 2017

Hi Michael. I suggest that you call the helpline you see on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

Wafiy
4:09 am April 11th, 2017

I was a heavy user for 2.5 years, 6 months off followed by the last 6 months secretly on and off. I’m so much healthier physically now and can go a week without with not too much trouble. But in that week I am so so depressed.
Bad things are starting to creep into my mind.
I know that life is beautiful and amazing, but my fucking brain won’t let me feel it anymore. I am scared.
There are so many horrible stories, I want to hear something positive. Please inspire me.
Sorry if this question has been asked a lot before, I kind of want something personal. Thank You

James
6:06 pm April 13th, 2017

My best friend relapsed the other day and used meth again she’s strong but I need to know the best way I can support her and help her through this. Please help she has a son that needs her and I can’t lose her again .

zoe
2:19 pm April 18th, 2017

hi. im also new to this website. I have a meth addicted father, who ive lived with for 3 years. im 14 years of age and custody would be difficult, since ive had a mother who was previously a drug addict and the current judge who judges any of my custody courts doesn’t know my father is drug addicted and believes hes always been clean. I want to live with my aunt so I can get away from him, but he has a temper when hes not high. what do I do?

4:08 pm April 19th, 2017

Hi Zoe. I totally understand your situation.
I’d suggest you check out Allies in Recovery: http://alliesinrecovery.net/about-craft/. They are an NGO that works with families to intervene with problem addicts using the CRAFT intervention model. Also, you may read these helpful articles: http://addictionblog.org/author/dominique-simon-levine/. If you still need help, please feel free to contact us.

Jeff
3:08 pm April 20th, 2017

My last use of meth was 10 days ago. But now I feel pain in my left part of my stomach and having slight fever. Is this part of meth withdrawal? Please help me

Lewis
9:54 am April 21st, 2017

When will i not feel sleepy have to go to work anything that can truely help with that

Matt
8:28 pm April 21st, 2017

So I’m not a user at all, met someone and de used try it be high. Never ever again!!! Having my first withdrawal and don’t it gain just wondering when it be over and be normal and healthy again?? I read it will go away but I smoked once, so how many days for this? Also when will the couch and sniffling go away??! I know sleep

Cindy
7:38 pm April 23rd, 2017

Husband is going through it now. I am afraid for my life. He is very ill. He almost killed my brother the last time.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:13 pm April 24th, 2017

Hi Cindy. I suggest that he starts seeing a therapist. You may call the helpline on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

Leticia
11:29 pm April 25th, 2017

Hello I just discovered that my husband is an addict he been experiencing heroin for quite some time and wants to stop because his addiction has worsened he trying to stop so he decide to try cold turkey at home but he couldn’t so he started using he wants it to be a secret between us two and just help him kick it off at home with no support system I never been through a such thing in my life I’m trying my best to understand all this how do I go about this at home to help him withdrawal off it do I keep silence do I wean him off do I let him go cold turkey please give me some advice that can be helpful thanks

Isaiah
3:18 pm April 27th, 2017

I’ve been snorting speed (crystal meth) for about 2 months now. I’ve relapsed 4 times trying to quit cold turkey. I plan on quitting on my own. I had a mental breakdown earlier this week and asked for help so now I’m having someone stay with me in 5 days to help me detox and stay clean. Im very nervous for these withdrawals. Any suggestions to help ease my mind and give me strength? I’ve been really wanting to quit using for at least 3 weeks and it’s been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I think about the drug all the time. It won’t seem to leave my mind. Any advice will help. I’ve been eating about 1 small meal a day and have been barely sleeping. 4 hours or less if I’m lucky, sometimes I’ll stay up all night. I’m getting very tired of living like this. And know and see that it’s been destroying me mentally and physically, which is why I’ve asked for help from a close friend. No one in my family knows about my addiction and i can’t seem to tell them about it. I’m still using and I feel completely ashamed about this addiction. I never thought I’d be the one to ever experiment with this drug. I had no idea it was crystal meth until I did some research a few weeks ago. Which has now all made sense why I crave it so deeply.
Any suggestions about an easy withdrawal will help, thank you

Florcita
6:13 pm April 29th, 2017

I am strongly thinking about straight out stop smoking crystal methamphetamine dope cold Turkey but to be completely honest with you I’m reay compltly all bull shit set aside scared shirtless of not only the side effects of the withdraws but of becoming so depressed that I not as think about suicide but that I actually try to hang my self, slice one or both my wrist, shallow 1,2 or even 3 or more bottles of prescription sleeping medications or any other method. I’m afraid of actually dieing ang going straight to HELL!!!! What do you suggest that I should do?

Jordan
7:38 pm May 1st, 2017

Hi..i did meth abuse for 1 year on and off…a couple of months ago i did it for three days non stop..after that it has been 3 month’s now and i just feel so different than b4 the 3 day streak..i feel less confident…i feel emotionless throughout the day.. I’ve become selfish..like for eg…i think negative…i cannot speak well like before…my thinking power has detiorated heavily…my reflexe’s and my cognitive abilities have become weak..i cannot frame a sentence properly while speaking..and i have been noticing this drastic change after that 3 day streak..i have been under medcines too since then..i just want to know how much is it going to take me to how i was before.. Please i really need help
P.S- I have been abstinence from this drug over 3 month’s

Tebogo
6:43 am May 6th, 2017

My daughter is an ex addict she now sleep a lot have sores on her back . Is normal. She was using pat and crystal meth. If the is any way we can help her please reply on this email address.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:27 pm May 8th, 2017

Hi Tebogo. I suggest to consult with a doctor about the sores on your daughter’s back.

Cindy
10:38 pm May 11th, 2017

I had guessed my son was on meth but found out last night that he definitely was. He lives 3and a half hours away. We got a call from him and he was panicking saying he had people after him to please come and get him. Once there we couldn’t find him, we drove around for over an hour before deciding to try to see if he was at his girlfriend ( this is a toxic relationship). She says she’s not seen him and she’s worried so we pick her up so she can take us places he may be. He finally calls and tells us he is at the hospital so we pick him up . As soon as he sees us he starts talking out of his head telling us how all these red cars and trucks are following him and how the hospital was in on it how they were trying to cut his fingers off. It broke my heart seeing my child like this. I tried to assure him he was safe but couldn’t get him to believe it. We drove him home my intentions at this point was to get some of his clothes and bring him back with me But his girlfriend made sure that wasn’t going to happen and now won’t answer the phone so we can find out how he is today. I need someone to help me. Someone who may be able to tell me what direction I should go in, what I should try to do just anything because Im at a loss.

Stacy
1:17 am May 16th, 2017

I feel so sick right now I’m worried about my health I have been using for a few days and I don’t know what to do I feel like I can’t stop sometimes. I hate the stuff I’m not going to let it ruin my life I’m kinda scared. I don’t know what to do anymore. I hope I can help myself I’m sick of it and really tired of feeling like this I’m really scared I want to be a good person I have alot to be so thankful for I want to get better I pray to God alot thank you hope you have some advice thank you.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:25 am May 16th, 2017

Hi Stacy. Call the number you see on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

Jess
8:52 am May 16th, 2017

I have a family member who used this drug its been about 3 days since he used it and he has been acting different,paranoid,talking nonsense,and thinking people are out for him.Will he get over it.?

Tanya
12:40 am May 23rd, 2017

My 28 year old baby girl has no choice but to withdrawal cold Turkey because she got arrested on her way to pick up enough meth to supply the whole tricounty area we live in. I have not seen her in a very long time because of her habit. She is heartbroken because I left her downtown with only one safe option and that was to check into the hospital and stay there until a spot opened up for her in an order inpatient detox facility. To here I just left her in the middle of downtown with no options.(I forgot to consider her critical thinking deficit do to drug use) I would not have done it if I thought for one second she wouldn’t conclude there was one safe place to go. Her mind couldn’t think that way so all she felt was utter and complete abandonment from her mother. Anyway forward here we are about one year later. She didn’t show for Mother’s Day so we all new something was up. She no matter how messed up on drugs would never miss seeing her son that day. Ok well 15 days ago she became an inmate in a county jail in a very quaint town about 5 hours from here. My question is when will her mind be somewhat back to normal. She has been using heavily for 2 years now. I am not sure how to help her. I don’t know what to write to her. Will she ever show remorse for stealing my wedding set her dad gave me 30 years ago? Anyone out there that has experienced meth withdrawals cold turkey. How many weeks should I wait to visit her? I guess she will be extremely hungry. How much canteen funds will she need to stay full?

Kenneth
8:37 am May 31st, 2017

I got raided went to jail precursor to man .a car thief released early from kilby 15 year sentence by mistake was picked up & put in my cell . He is a percher he showed me how to read the Bible . The lord came tomy cell . I never had withdraiwals . Outside . The friends came . The dope around . I resisted but the anxiety came 70 days meth free I went into A fib . 260 /240 – hr. 140 resting 5 days later 160/120-hr 120 . 5 more days .right but high hr. Still 120 resting . Back in church . 130 days clean . I feel better but not shure of the damage to my heart . 10 years on meth . Believe in God & leave that shit alone .

Jeannie
3:34 am June 18th, 2017

I cant stay stopped. And. Now i face losing evrything tht matters in my world. Im under a psychiatrist care taking meds for anixety, nerves, depression and skitzo. If i take xtra anixety meds will it help the pain

PRIYA
10:23 am July 3rd, 2017

I was hooked on meth for almost 2 years. Neglected my single mum and sisters both emotionally and financially. They were very much aware that I was on this drug and tried to reach out for help without my knowledge.One day, I went home after the office to find an intervention lined up for me.
As you may know, the main effect of this drug is paranoia and I somehow assumed that I was going to be sent away to a facility or rehab center. I immediately ran towards the exit. They (my mother and two sisters) held me down and I ended up kicking my mum on her face. Yes, I kicked my own single struggling mother on her face.
Not long after, I started felling immune to the effects of meth. Like I needed something stronger and was resulting into heroine. I tried heroine once and did not like it. When I woke up, I went back to my usual dosage of meth for the start of that day and started to think….
How do I quit? Even google and all these forums did not give me an answer. So I decided to quit my job first (even with the commitments I have with banks) and took off to my hometown where I lived with my dad and most importantly, I had no contact of dealers there nor a single friend. I figured, it was a huge risk of being backdated on my bills at least for a couple of months but I was willing to take that risk.
My dad was surprisingly extremely supportive during this period.The first week was a killer. I honestly felt like I made such a huge mistake and that I was better off as an addict. Like who am I kidding with this whole “get clean” idea.
1st night;
– Although I had quit my job and all that to “Get Clean”, I must admit, I brought my bong with me on this trip.
– I guess this self explanatory – I tried smoking the remains from my bong but there wasn’t much of remains in there so that basically left me more frustrated.
1st week;
– I was scratching my entire body like a maniac
– The voices were still there
– I couldn’t fall asleep at night
– I spend the entire week, looking for a dealer in that area hoping I could score some meth or at least some weed. It was a failed attempt.
2nd week;
– It wasn’t any better than the 1st week but I managed to occupy my time by completing house chores and did the cooking everyday. I did this in order for my body to feel exhausted by night time and to ensure I fall asleep easily. (This worked effectively but of course I had my bad nights/incidents).
3 months went on and I was ready to come back to the city, to my dearest family and lastly to land myself a new job. So what did I end up doing on my 2nd night back? Duhh I relapsed. I called up my “hommies” and I was back on the scene in one of those “sessions”.
I went home 3 days later and noticed the same disappointment on my mum’s face. She didn’t say much, only said “I’ll love you till the very end but if it comes down to you being back on meth, I’m gonna have to prepare myself for your funeral before my own”. That hit me hard. I went to sleep – when I woke up, I took a moment to recall the hardship I went through just to stay clean for that 3 months and how proud I was of myself. I asked myself, is it really worth it?
I never consumed meth again after that day. Here I am 2 years later, I still think about it off and on, especially if I listen to a few songs in particular but I ignore it. Today, I’m as healthy as a horse with a secured job and lastly I’m in a loving relationship with the greatest man ever (although sometimes I still feel like I don’t deserve him).
I still party occasionally and pop molly (once or twice a year) and that’s it.
I know some of you may feel like I made it sound so easy. Trust me. I know it’s the hardest thing in the world. Like death would be so much easier but you have to put your foot down. Like I said, no forum will be able to help you. It can only provide guidelines. You have to start somewhere and you’ll be looking back on your entire experience. You will also come across old friends who are still using and thank God you got out of this after observing them. I can assure you, there is no greater achievement than this.

Paula
11:45 pm July 20th, 2017

Hi I’ve been using for 7 months every day now wth my fiancé and have been trying to quit and tapernoff at home but I have
To take care of someone and held responsible to go everyday and be there and I have talked to my fiancé and he promised to taper off first to get through withdrawals and take over the responsibility while go through with drawls but from what I have seen and noticed he’s not tapering off or doing less and quitting cold turkey in a week like we agreed to and we seem to argue all the time now and lash out and it’s changed both of us and we have gotten to the point where he is always suspecting me of taking his hidden stash because he misplaced it or loses it and things get out of hand and I can’t keep going through this and am willing to go cold turkey by myself and suffer through it on my own and if he wants to stay doing it then I’ll seperate and change my life, move on, and move out of state. I need help with possible home remedies like green tea detox and vitamins I should automatically start taking and what exactly step by step to take when it comes to vitamins to balance out the dopamine levels and make me recover and regain strength, health, and a better mood as quick as possible. I know it’s a tough battle but I’m willing to do it and not let any craving or lethargynir exhaustion screw it up for me. I’m a tough cookie and ready to kick this habit to the curb and never look back. What are your suggestions for the severe headaches and body aches and soreness u feel. Also how do I know what kind of withdrawal symptoms I’ll feel with my use. I understand the depression and lethargy but what else should I expect. 3 weeks ago I didnt have anybfor three days to see what it was like and I was down and depressed and exhausted and didn’t feel good at all but as bad as it sucked it was doable. So I decided I’m gonna do it mind over matter just want to know how to ease those pains and headaches and what else to expect and what to eat or drink to detox the fastest. And yes I know about the plenty of water but wat other remedies can anyone suggest. Please and thank u for your advice and suggestions in advance.

kathleen
1:10 am August 14th, 2017

my boyfriend was with his friend smoking meth for 3 days and that night he started hearing and seeing things that are not there – how do I get this out of his system and how long will it take till he’s back to himself what to do

Gabby
3:50 am August 14th, 2017

I am in day 3 of cold turkey meth withdrawal. I am doing this at home where I live with husband & mother, who are both unaware of my current dependence & withdrawal attempt.
I appreciate having access to information provided through this website. It is supportive & informational.
This is not my first time quitting meth. I believe I know what to expect & have the luxury of being home alone to rest most of the day. My addiction has been well concealed for many years. My acquantances include addicts & non-addicts, which leaves me quite alone since I now shy away from 1st group & intend not to reveal my problem to 2nd group. This is probably what leads me to write this note…to connect to kindred…

4:37 pm August 14th, 2017

Hi Gabby. I understand what you are going through! And I can confidently say that you are not alone! After you detox, you can search for support groups near your living area. People who have walked similar paths are great new community to be around in early recovery. They know exactly what it feels like to be in each-other’s shoes. Plus they can create a sense of accountability and help you refrain from relapsing when cravings set in.

Wishing you the best in your recovery!

Kaelee
4:20 am August 29th, 2017

Dating a drug addict s so hard. I don’t know what to do. I’m in love with him and he’s in love with me, and now he started doing meth. He refuses he has a problem

Aerc
6:45 pm September 4th, 2017

If your trying to detox a person,with out them knowing. I’m doing so. What’s the best thing to cut the meth with. In order to decrease the potency gradually. I’ve heard horse vitamins. Is there anything else and is there a better way to do this??

Donna
7:05 pm September 5th, 2017

I have been using meth everyday for 3 years ,the pain from withdrawals is unbearable, the last 7 months I been hiding and lying to my family and friend telling them I stopped, I never leave my house never invite no one over unless they get high, im constantly in stress mode, im always alone, I lost alot the last 3 years and its killing me slowly. Im always feeling sick, dizzy , I can feel my pulse through my whole body , everything gets silent and I start to feel this numbness and the aching gets worse every time I stay in bed to try to sleep the pain way but it gets even worse when I try to get up,i tend to lose my ability to stand so I collapse, I cant seem to make myself to inpatient rehab or cant seem to get the courage to ask for help. Im at war with my mind and in a losing battlefield with my heart. I know I wont have to worry anymore if I don’t get help soon.

Marla
10:13 pm September 17th, 2017

My son I believe has been on a 3 day meth binge..hes been nodded off in a chair for almost 5 hrs..his head is literally hanging…also VERY agitated if I speak to him..mean.Should i just leave him, hard to watch..

Anthony
10:24 am September 18th, 2017

Hello name is Anthony i been off of meth now for 2 weeks now and i cant sleep and when i do sleep its like for 3hr top and then im up for the rest of the day its makeing me get a little bit on the crazy side im up now and will be up until like 3 or 4 in the morning i hope i get to sleep tonight but i really dont think so i try to stay busy all day i go running so maybe i can get tired enough to sleep at night but its not working and i run alot and stil cant sleep i just want to sleep im not suicidal not really depressed for the most part im happy as can be because it feel really good to be off of meth so i dont know what else to do to get some sleep can any one help me out on this???? Thank u Anthony.G

Ammie
9:46 am September 22nd, 2017

Question is about eating disorder/binge eating/weight gain after stop using meth. I have over 6 mo clean now. (Before that 16 mo. Clean I gained 40 pounds.) Am I still withdrawal or is it eating disorder?
The other day I ate until I threw up. Tmi but it’s my truth. I have a great self awareness and I gained 10 pounds in last 2 weeks. The scary part is I am at 312 pounds. I don’t know what to do

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:05 pm September 22nd, 2017

Hi Ammie. Did you speak with a doctor? If not, please go and see a doctor.

mark
1:01 am September 26th, 2017

hi my ex was on crystal meth for a year but i got him off it but its been 7 weeks now and hes still showing paranoia and sometimes sudden mood swings how long will the side effects last exactly pls thanx for help. oh forgot to say he is a gay man so he took it that way if you know what im saying really dont want to say too much about that on here

Anna
8:54 pm October 3rd, 2017

I recently found out that my husband was using meth. He’d been hiding his use for (admittedly) 2 months. He says he hasn’t done it since I found out 2 weeks ago. He also claims that he used very little and some days none. While I did notice a couple days after I found out that he would just fall asleep whenever he sat, he didn’t sleep for hours and hours, he hasn’t been eating anything more than normal and his sex drive seems to be the same now as a month ago; (although he did tell me that while he “was” using, he was masterbating 3-4 times per day in addition to our relations). My question is, is there really anyway to know for sure he quit (without a UA or holding him hostage)? Could limited use such as he has admitted explain the lack of withdrawal symptoms or is he likely just still using and doing a better job hiding it? Thanks

Mary
2:50 am October 29th, 2017

Please get my Son and Husband off of this Evil Drug for good

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:50 pm October 31st, 2017

Hi Mary. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find treatment for your son and husband.

Amanda
12:01 am October 31st, 2017

How long will the detox last me coming off meth and another question I’ve been shooting meth for the last three years and all my veins are blowed and haven’t came back will they come back if or when I stop using meth

JAR
7:53 am November 12th, 2017

I smoked for 4 months straight. I smoked a bowl everyday. One night i snorted 6 hot rails or so, back to back. At least 2 grams in about 10 minutes. The day after that i lost all my composure. I had never felt like that on meth. I was always confident. After that i could no longer stay still, or look someone in the eye. Being in public was the worst. The paranoia was unimaginable. You feel completely alone. I couldnt even do simple math problems, or keep a count. I didnt quit for another month after that. I thought it was the lack of sleep or food and that it would all go away eventually. I was stuck no matter how much i smoked i didnt feel good anymore. I was completely dependent, even having to smoke a full bowl to go to sleep. Finally one day i packed my bags and moved away from the meth. The first week was hell. Its now week 5 tho. My hands, legs, everything still shakes although not as bad. Its hard to stay positive ill admit that also i know that if it was in front of me i would take a hit.

Ive never told anyone about this or about previous binges. I can tell you i feel better after writing this. If you know or live with someone who is addicted please do your best even go out of your way to help them. Even if you think its futile. Its the most overpowering substance, activity that you could ever imagine.
I can only compare it with helping someone off a ledge.

JENN
5:38 pm November 14th, 2017

My cousin was just released from jail. She has supossedly been clean 6 days. But shes not sleeping. Having some mental breakdowns, talking outloud, fits. She can be manipulative n her parents buy into it- I don’t. So with me she is different. Im allowing her to stay here until she gets into a program, however, she was up all night. In and out to smoke ciggarettes until 5am. On phone- even speaker phone w said BF who also has meth issues….the only thing I see in the direction of detox is the need to eat. Any thoughts would be helpful. She didnt sleep but 1hr last night….Im exhusted now too.

Dani
4:08 pm November 20th, 2017

I had 2 brain surgeries 2 yrs ago for a ruptured brain aneurysm and 2 that had not ruptured yet. Anyway I came out a totally different person and very little memory from when it happened to about 3 months ago. I lost my mom and a grand daughter during that time it kills me I don’t remember saying good bye and right now I need my mom more than u ever have.si about 5 months ago I started using meth I snort the stuff I do about 4 to 6 lines a day my question is what and how severe are my withdrawal going to be? My boyfriend is a semi driver and I decided to come out on the road to make it to where there would be no way of me getting ahold of it. But I am so scared from what I have been reading. Anything info would be much appreciated. Thank you in advanced.

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