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I've insomnia frm taking meth lastnight. I smoked 5 full lungs of smokes (ex/re-inhaled to/from a plastic bag till all absorbed). How can I sleep now?

I've insomnia frm taking meth lastnight. I smoked 5 full lungs of smokes (ex/re-inhaled to/from a plastic bag till all absorbed). How can I sleep now?

A few suggestions: Don't take any pills or alcohol to sleep! Lie in a dark room, with a fan or some quiet music. (White noise). Make sure it's cool. It will take time for the chemical to work its way out of your system. The temptation now is to go and find another drug to counteract the Meth and the spiral goes on and on. Please try to stop using. It's a devastating and terribly addictive drug! ...Read more

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Clean from meth for 7 months. Anxiety, shakes, muscle stiffness/spasms and insomnia still persist. Are these side effects permanent?

Clean from meth for 7 months. Anxiety, shakes, muscle stiffness/spasms and insomnia still persist. Are these side effects permanent?

NO: With continuing clean living and abstinence from illegal drugs, you will eventually feel well again, Stick with it, be strong, BE healthy. Keep up the good work, Great job! God bless, stay well, and Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I am an ex meth addict clean for 2 yrs now and had a histerectomy right when i got clean now im more depressed than ever I've trird meds but got sick?

I am an ex meth addict clean for 2 yrs now and had a histerectomy right when i got clean now im more depressed than ever I've trird meds but got sick?

Please know that: It is a victory on yourself that you are no longer meth dependent since 2 yrs. Sincerely, bravo, good for you! now, avoid changing ur rx or self-medicating. Please, go back and consult the doctor who prescribed you the medications after ur hysterectomy. Talk 2 ur doc & get a referral 4 a good mental health professional. I really wish u 2 continue safely on ur recovery path. Good luck & best wishes. ...Read more

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Can there be anything i can do to help a meth addict?

Can there be anything i can do to help a meth addict?

Help yourself: This is a very difficult thing for people with addiction and those who care about them. You need to emotionally protect yourself, and allow them to make their own choices, but to provide opportunities for rehab or 12 step programs like aa or na. ...Read more

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A close member of my family is a recovering addict of meth, i think she may be relapsing. What should I do?

A close member of my family is a recovering addict of meth, i think she may be relapsing. What should I do?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or nar-anon for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts. ...Read more

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Recently my fiancé relapsed on meth. We are both meth addicts and have been clean for months but now I have the urge to use again?

Recently my fiancé relapsed on meth. We are both meth addicts and have been clean for months but now I have the urge to use again?

Get your life back!: Drug addiction is a treatable disease and it’s never too soon to receive a professional help. Meth has the highest rate of relapse and it requires addicts to make substantial changes in their lifestyle. See your PCP to get a referral for inpatient drug rehabilitation, the preferred method of treatment for meth. Good luck. ...Read more

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How a recovering meth addict acts after withdrawal?

Please read the article below: www.allaboutaddiction.com/addiction/crystal-meth... Yes, heroin withdrawal can be horrible but quitting meth comes with its own set of withdrawal symptoms that make is anything but easy to quit. ...Read more

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I was a recovered meth addict for a year and just recently relapsed i can't seem to find anyways to get energy any ideas so i can stop using?

I was a recovered meth addict for a year and just recently relapsed i can't seem to find anyways to get energy any ideas so i can stop using?

Relapse: Relapse is not unusual, and is often part of the process of recovery. It can be difficult to get through the times after you use meth, because energy does feel depleted along with neurotransmitters being depleted too. I suggest working with an addiction medicine doctor on this problem. There are inpatient programs, and also community help is available at: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/index.Php. ...Read more

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Do you ever think that a meth addict may be right when they say they hear voices? Ever heard of gang stalking? Do u believe this to be possible?

Wow...: Neither is good. Meth addicts can become psychotic, this may involve hallucinations, break with reality, paranoic & high risk for death and suicide if not treated. Detox or referral to crisis unit is needed. Gang stalking is slang for multiple people harassing following someone. The meth world/dealers and gangs involved in dealing can be quite dangerous. Detox and treatment is a start. ...Read more