Restored Path Detox Is a Place Where You Can Recover Quickly and Safely.
At Restored Path, we offer medically managed crystal meth detox to ensure a safer, more successful experience. Our professionals observe your vital signs around the clock and prescribe medications to keep you comfortable and stable during all stages of meth withdrawal.
You are not alone. We are ready to help. We have friendly doctors and nurses to ensure you will stay healthy. Our delicious food and comfortable beds will make your stay as relaxing as possible. We’re here when you are ready.
Professionals agree that a combination of psychological support and gradual dose tapering is the best and safest method for crystal meth detox. Restored Path Detox is prepared to offer this support.
Along with 24/7 medical care with our team of doctors and nurses, we provide supportive counseling sessions that include stress management techniques and relapse prevention tools. We match you with a combination of effective detoxification techniques to provide comfortable, caring, and integrated care. We’ll prescribe targeted medications to alleviate your pain while preventing dangerous symptoms.
At Restored Path Detox, we combine medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options, round-the-clock medical supervision, and a range of specialized addiction services. You’ll also be invited to participate in individual and group therapy sessions.
Our Individualized Approach Includes
- Medical, mental health, and whole-person assessment
- Supportive counseling groups
- Medication management
- Case management and treatment planning
- 24/7 medical supervision
- Continuing care planning
- Individual supportive counseling
- Nutritious meals
- Recovery support
At Restored Path Detox, we walk you through every stage of meth withdrawal and early recovery — from medically monitored meth detox to thorough personalized continuing care planning. Your entire admissions process takes just minutes, starting with a brief preassessment over the phone. We’ll explore potential coverage options and set a date and time for intake.
Our Amenities Include
- Comfortable private and semi-private rooms
- TVs in all rooms
- Executive wing with private rooms
- Cell phone access for executive-level patients (as clinically appropriate)
- Gourmet meals created by a licensed nutritionist
- Kitchenette area stocked with snacks
- 24/7 nursing on all units
- ADA-accessible bathrooms with toiletries
- Outdoor courtyard and garden area
- Inviting, well-lit common spaces
- Premium linens
Meth can be taken in a variety of ways. For example, it can be smoked, swallowed in pill form, or snorted as a powder. The powder may also be mixed with water or alcohol and injected into the body. Seeing someone consume it one way doesn’t mean they limit themselves to that single method.
Both physical characteristics and behavior give clues about someone’s meth use. Physical changes can include skin issues, including sores, rotted teeth, and drastic body weight drops, and they may appear frail. Photos online typically show a “before” and “after’ of a person addicted to meth, with a noticeable change even in a relatively short time.
Tweaking, a term for when crystal meth users go days without sleeping, is an example of a psychological sign of this drug’s abuse. They may hallucinate and feel paranoid.
While tweaking, the crystal meth user may move in a jerky manner, talk quickly, and get physically aggressive. This is a behavioral warning sign of abuse of this drug. Other signs include
- Frequent scratching or picking at their skin
- Buying or making smoking paraphernalia
- Hiding drug-related items
- Selling their possessions
- Frequently borrowing money
Short-Term Crystal Meth Effects
Since crystal meth is manufactured and distributed illegally, the risk of other substances being added to it is high. If it’s cut with fentanyl, it can lead to overdose or death. Even without another drug added, meth users face a variety of other risks immediately.
Body temperature rises upon the use of meth. High body temperature can lead to unconsciousness or death. Their breathing will become rapid. Injecting the drug using shared or unclean needles can put a person at risk for disease.
Long-Term Crystal Meth Effects
Using meth can be extremely harmful to your body and mind over time. Crystal meth creates long-term changes in your brain that might be only partially reversible. Meth that is smoked or snorted can result in many respiratory issues, and injected meth, particularly with shared needles, puts you at risk of other serious diseases.
Effects of chronic meth use can include
- Cardiovascular issues
- Coordination issues
- Damage to brain cells
- Excessive malnutrition
- Increased risk of stroke
- Lung issues
- Major dental issues
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Nasal irritation
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sores on the skin
- “Track marks” from injections
- Increased risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis
- Trouble sleeping
- Violent or aggressive behavior
- The 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported of people aged 12 or older, 0.9% (or about 2.6 million people) reported using methamphetamine in the past 12 months, and an estimated 0.6% (or about 1.5 million people) had a methamphetamine use disorder.
- In 2021, an estimated 0.2% of 8th graders, 0.2% of 10th graders, and 0.2% of 12th graders reported using methamphetamine in the past 12 months, according to the 2021 Monitoring the Future Survey.
- In 2020, according to the CDC, approximately 23,837 people died from an overdose involving psychostimulants with abuse potential other than cocaine (primarily methamphetamine).
Behavioral symptoms include
- Experiencing intense cravings for meth
- Trouble completing requirements at home, school, or work
- Inability to stop even after physical, mental, or interpersonal issues
- Quitting or cutting back on hobbies because of use
- Spending a lot of time getting, using, or crashing after a meth binge
- Taking more meth for longer than planned
- Using meth in dangerous situations, such as while driving
- Needing to use more meth to feel the same effects
Physical symptoms include
- Burns on fingers or lips from smoking
- Nosebleeds from snorting
- Track marks from injecting
- Changes in eating and sleeping habits
- Dilated pupils
- Excessive energy
- Fast, rambling speech
- Scratching at the skin enough to cause sores
- Significant weight loss
- Talking and moving more than usual
Cognitive symptoms include
- Slow mental processing speed
- Difficulty with attention
- Memory issues
Psychosocial symptoms include
- Isolating from friends and family
- Spending time with new friends
- Major, quick changes in behavior
- Mood swings
- Behavior that is aggressive or chaotic
Withdrawal symptoms vary and are shaped by numerous factors, including the length of meth use, the amount used, the frequency of use, and whether they abused other substances.
Extreme cravings for more meth are common, which is why medically monitored detox is critical. Following short-term recovery, you may exhibit some cognitive deficits like mental processing speed, attention, memory, and planning that may not fully resolve. Research about the longer-term cognitive effects of crystal meth abuse is ongoing.
Symptoms of meth detox may include
- Depression, apathy, and feelings of hopelessness
- Dry mouth
- Excessive sweating
- Feelings of fatigue, lethargy, and excessive sleepiness
- Increased appetite
- Paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions
- Thoughts of suicide
Withdrawal symptoms are primarily psychological and emotional. Methamphetamines are fast-acting, with a relatively short half-life (an average of around 10 hours).
Crystal meth withdrawal timeline:
- Withdrawal symptoms begin within the first 24 hours of abstinence
- Symptoms peak within the first 7-10 days, then decline steadily
- Average duration of symptoms is about 14-20 days, with 14 days being the most reported duration
Overdosing on crystal meth is possible and can be potentially life threatening. It can disrupt blood flow to the brain and cause a stroke. It can create a blood clot affecting the flow to the heart. Other organ damage is possible as well. Those who overdose on meth may be unaware they’ve ingested a synthetic opioid that was added.
Restored Path Detox provides a safe crystal meth withdrawal treatment for adults. A medical team provides 24-hour care as well as supportive counseling sessions with stress management techniques and relapse prevention tools. For someone with a history of crystal meth use, this medical detox is a valuable first step in getting on a path toward healing and making plans for continuing care once methamphetamine detox is complete.
When detoxing from crystal meth, you may experience relapse and overdose. Upon relapse, many people take their usual dose while using, which may be too high and cause an accidental overdose.
Other medical complications and risks include
- Suicidal thoughts
- Dangerous behavior
- Driving impairment
You are much safer at a medically monitored facility like Restored Path Detox. We’ll prescribe antipsychotic drugs and other medications to treat your meth withdrawal symptoms should they develop. You’ll be safer from overdose and healthier in the long run with our help.