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The Benefits of Meditation for Meth Detox & Treatment

Meditation for Meth Detox & Treatment

There are many steps to take when it comes to recovering from meth addiction, and some approaches can be incredibly helpful, such as meditation. Methamphetamine (meth) is a highly addictive substance that is often smoked or injected. When used, it influences the brain’s reward system and many other systems in the body. This makes meth detox a challenge, with many possible withdrawal symptoms. At Banyan Stuart, we offer detox services and addiction treatment, including meditation, to help patients find sobriety from meth addiction. Meditation can be a powerful tool in easing symptoms of detox, strengthening recovery, and supporting long-term sobriety.


Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Before looking at ways to address and accentuate the detox process, it is important to understand what it is treating. When someone abuses a drug like meth, either in massive quantities or for an extended period, their body learns to adapt to the substance. When that substance is removed, the body is forced to readjust its functions once again, leading to the development of debilitating physical and mental symptoms.

Symptoms of meth withdrawal can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia (sleeping too much)
  • Inability to feel pleasure
  • Dysphoria (general dissatisfaction with life)
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Chills
  • Mood swings
  • Drug cravings
  • Psychosis
  • Heightened appetite

Prolonged meth use is likely to make the intensity of these symptoms more pronounced. This can lead people to relapse as they try to find relief from the negative sensations they are struggling with. This is why attending a detox program before pursuing meth addiction treatment is crucial. Luckily, there are also holistic avenues that these patients can take to deal with the symptoms they are experiencing.


Can Meditation Help with Addiction Recovery?

Meditation is different for each person, but it can bring some universal benefits. It works with many other services at our treatment center, including therapy, supervised detox, and counseling.

There are many benefits of meditation, some of which are:

  • Increasing inner peace
  • Improving self-awareness
  • Improving responses to stress
  • Improving self-control
  • Promoting mindfulness

These pieces all help to improve recovery and mitigate symptoms of drug and alcohol detox. When detoxing at our facility, patients receive unparalleled support, but there can still be challenges during the detox process, such as withdrawals. Meditation helps to mitigate the severity of these, and many other challenges patients may face. The result is meditation can help patients avoid relapse and avoid needing to restart the detoxification process.


Meditation for Drug Withdrawals

Meditation helps enhance effective drug detox programs. Meditation allows patients to step outside their immediate perception and see the bigger picture of their recovery, allowing for improved outcomes. When patients meditate during detox, they have better control over their processing of stressors and their responses to stress. This means that difficult withdrawals can often be managed with the help of meditation.

When people in treatment meditate, this can be a retreat from the often heavy and intense topics they face during regular therapy sessions. It makes sense that someone recovering from an addiction will experience many heavy thoughts, but practicing the ability to sit with them instead of running from them can make a significant difference.


What Happens After Detox?

After completing meth or methadone detox in Stuart, there’s still work to be done. Many patients choose our personalized programs for addiction treatment in Stuart, including services such as:

  • Art Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Alumni Support

Meditation can be a highly effective tool for sobriety. Many patients choose to meditate in addition to their other recovery approaches. Meditation is an ideal way to keep cravings at bay. Patients can explore the source and motivation behind their cravings through an objective lens, giving them the power to resist temptation.

There are many ways that meditation can help during detox and treatment for meth addiction and many other substance use disorders. Banyan offers different options for Florida addiction therapy, which are intended to accentuate a patient’s healing journey. These sessions are where some of the most meaningful progress can be made, with meditation acting as an additional method that patients can utilize throughout.


Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about meditation and recovery from meth addiction at the Stuart, Florida, Banyan Treatment Center.


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.