Withdrawal symptoms are less consistently severe than withdrawal from alcohol or opioids, but can lead to severe depression or psychosis. Users often feel as though their withdrawal will continue indefinitely and experience crushing hopelessness. This in turn may lead to a methamphetamine user harming themselves or others (Ciccarone, 2011). This highlights the importance of a professional detoxification center in order to oversee this intense, emotional period.
There are a variety of treatment centers available to you or your family member. Contact one today.
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