Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant that is similar in chemical makeup to amphetamine. Crystal meth is a type of meth that comes in shiny rock-like chunks. Most meth users will inject, snort, or smoke meth. Both are highly addictive and can cause serious problems including those involving the user’s health, finances, relationships, and appearances. If you or a loved one is addicted to either, get professional meth addiction treatment sooner rather than later.

Methamphetamine Withdrawal During Detox

The first step to overcoming this addiction is a meth or crystal meth detox that is unfortunately often accompanied by uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous withdrawal symptoms if neglected. The seriousness of the addiction, the user’s health, and other drug use will all play a role in how severe these symptoms are, so the detox process is unique to each individual.

Although different for everyone, a person may experience the following meth withdrawal symptoms during detox:

    • Headaches
    • Increased body temperature
    • Clammy skin
    • Sweating
    • Stomach pain
    • Tremors
    • Irregular heartrate
    • Red itchy eyes
    • Muscle pain or weakness
    • Fatigue
    • Changes in appetite
    • Trouble Speaking
    • Anxiety
    • Depression and sometimes suicidal thoughts
    • Intense meth cravings

Just like the withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone, the meth withdrawal timeline will also vary from individual to individual. Although there is no set time, most meth users will start to crash 1 or 2 days after use stops and experience some of the symptoms above. The intensity of these symptoms will usually peak in the first week or so before waning over the following week. While most of the physical symptoms will disappear after 2 to 3 weeks, some psychological symptoms like anxiety and drug cravings may last longer. It is also common for these craving to reappear even years after being sober.

Medical Meth Detox in Palm Springs

Meth detox isn’t easy, but at Banyan Treatment Centers Palm Springs, our facility offers a medical drug detox in a safe and comfortable environment. Patients are taken away from the party scene and the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. Instead, they are placed in a controlled environment away from drug triggers where they can focus on detoxing from meth and better avoid relapse. With 24-hour support available, our experienced medical staff is there to monitor withdrawal symptoms. They will help patients manage and mitigate these symptoms while also providing moral support as detox can be mentally trying. Our staff at our meth detox center is also trained to handle emergency situations if they were to arise to keep our patients safe.

After the methamphetamine detox is complete and most of the withdrawal symptoms have waned, patients will transition into our residential drug rehab program. With the help of therapy and programming tailored to their specific needs, patients will focus on staying sober and preparing themselves to return to their normal lives.

If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse problem, the first step is detox and at Banyan Palm Springs. We are here to help! Contact Banyan today to get started.


  1. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. – Facts About Alcohol
  2. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) – Neurotransmitters in alcoholism: A review of neurobiological and genetic studies

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