How do I get off my meth addiction?

Start w/your doctor. Meth addiction brings with it many health problems, including tooth decay, risk of hiv/aids, and hepatitis b & c. You may need an inpatient program. Matrix model, a comprehensive behavioral treatment approach that combines behavioral therapy, family education, individual counseling, 12-step support, drug testing, and encouragement for nondrug-related activities, is one approach that can help.

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What is the best way to help get free from a meth addiction?

Professional detox. A meth addiction is difficult to break. Generally the best results are from an out-patient or (better yet) inpatient detox program. Read more...
Mutual support helps. You might consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. Read more...

How long will it take to get my energy back after recovering from meth addiction?

Up to a year. It depends on the following factors: age when you began, amount you used and frequency, and length of use. With heavy long term use it might take up to a year to regain energy. Read more...
Hard to say. Please see the resources on the following website. There are some helpful things listed that you can do to improve your energy and the hotline numbers should also be helpful for you as well. Best wishes on your road to recovery. www.crystalrecovery.com/meth/ask-michelle-questions... Supporting recovery for methamphetamine addiction 24 hour crystal meth helpline 1-800-559-9503. Read more...

I need to know an OTC drug to help a friend relax and get through his issues with his heroin and meth addiction. Same effect as alcohol. Thanks.

Drug Withdrawal. First an addict coming off of meth and heroin needs to be observed during withdrawal. There is too much risk in detoxing without medical attention close at hand. There is no otc medication to help one stay safe while detoxing. Your friend needs to be in a safe and medical place for this. Read more...

What are the tests for meth addiction?

Home ket or go to. To the doctor.Crystal meth tests can be conducted with home test kits or urine and blood sample may be sent to a pathology laboratory for more accurate testing. The body breaks down and excretes half of the methamphetamine within 24 hours. Byproducts may be detectable in the urine up to 72 hours after use while blood testing may reveal methamphetamine metabolites up to 4 to 6 days after use. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a meth addiction?

Addiction. A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. Read more...

How do I quit and recover from meth addiction?

Meth addiction. One the most promising treatments for meth addiction is something called prometa. A november, 2011, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal addiction concluded that prometa is ineffective. "the prometa protocol, consisting of flumazenil, (clonazepam) Gabapentin and hydroxyzine, appears to be no more effective than placebo in reducing methamphetamine use, retaining patients in treatment. Read more...
Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. Read more...

Is there a way to help my brothers meth addiction?

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...

Can you tell me how do I beat this meth addiction?

Drug rehab. Methamphetamine is one of the most difficult drug addictions, so i recommend gathering all the support you can. One great resource is crystal meth anonymous: http://tinyurl.Com/n5gfdko you can find local meetings through that site also. You may need an inpatient or intensive outpatient drug rehab program to start with. Ask your doctor about credible programs in your community. Read more...