Depression and suicidal thought can be a part of the withdrawal and recovery process.

Can a Meth Addict Stop on Their Own?

Since there have been meth addicts who have stopped using on their own, the answer would be yes, but with a clause.

Most meth addicts who quit on their own were forced to due to incarceration or other circumstances and most of them went back to using drugs soon after. The best way to beat meth addiction is in a facility which has trained staff and the proper equipment and tools for the addict to achieve success.
Depression and suicidal thought can be a part of the withdrawal and recovery process.
Sadly, some meth addicts who tried to stop on their own have committed suicide. Depression and suicidal thoughts can be a part of the withdrawal and recovery process. If these individuals had someone there who understood what they were going through, things may have turned out differently.

* Withdrawal and successful recovery from meth is possible.

The holistic approach is the best way to beat addiction. The techniques and methods are taught by trained staff that is available 24/7 in an appropriate facility.

Methamphetamine is one of the strongest drugs available on the streets. Many people use it for years before actually becoming addicted. Those who do become addicted may not even begin to experience withdrawal until 90 days after they stop using the drug. This leads many to think that they have beat the addiction themselves when in fact, they have not. When the withdrawal does kick in, it usually involves depression and thoughts of suicide. Any addict who is going through withdrawal for any reason is urged to seek help from a qualified addiction/withdrawal center.

If you are a loved one of a meth addict, you may seek help also. Intervention is becoming widely accepted and of course, if your loved one expresses suicidal thoughts, that is enough in most cases to get them admitted to a hospital.

* Give them a choice; go to a rehab or go through Detox in a hospital.

That is some of that “tough love” that you’ve heard tell about. Getting a loved one help by any means possible is not a bad thing, it is a very good thing. If someone you love is trying to quit meth on their own, watch them carefully. Get them help at the first sign of depression or suicidal thoughts. Remember, it can take up to 90 days from the time they quit doing the drug.

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2 thoughts on “Can a Meth Addict Stop on Their Own?”

  1. Meth can be one of the toughest drugs to deal with. It can be tremendously addictive, so while I admire anyone trying to give up the drug, in most cases I think professional help will make the process more effective and more bearable. They will be able to keep an eye on the detox process, and help you deal with the withdrawal symptoms you’re sure to experience. Some, as you say, are far from pleasant.

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