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Need help to quit meth

My husband been a meth addict for about 6-7 months uses everyday only once a day. He admitted to his addiction and decided on his own to stop. Today s the first day with no meth, he s been so mean and disrespectful. I m just a little concern about these coming days. How long are the withdraws? And what can I do to help?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Rosa,

Thanks for posting,
Your husband will require assistance from a rehabilitation expert. It does not just require the will to quit, but also follow ups not to relapse. Relapse is the major concern and not managing the withdrawal syndrome. Of course withdrawal syndrome is of great concern too as I am sure personally (as you mentioned) you are already suffering from some of the effects of withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms of methamphetamine primarily consist of fatigue, depression, and increased appetite. Symptoms may last for days with occasional use and weeks or months with chronic use, with severity dependent on the length of time and the amount of methamphetamine used. Withdrawal symptoms may also include anxiety, irritability, headaches, agitation, restlessness, excessive sleeping, vivid or lucid dreams, deep REM sleep, and suicidal idealization.
I suggest you convince your husband into seeing a psychotherapist who can guide both of you through his recovery from the withdrawal and also prevent relapse.

Hope this info can be useful;
Dr. Bernard
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mbobnda Kapche Cedric's  Response
Hi I am Dr MBOBNDA. At this time your husband really needs your support. The effect of meth can stay up to 2 to 3 days. Weaning is a process and the effects last a few days. I strongly advice you to meet your physician to better follow him up during the weaning period
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