Managing meth withdrawal and detox, new analysis

the practice of detox, current concerns and future methods for drug rehabilitation.

“I hope my research findings will be utilized,” she said. “Ultimately, it is up to service providers to stay informed and to update their policies and practices to reflect research findings. However, the translation from research to practice is quite complex.”

Wiendels also stated that it’s vital to highlight that many rehab treatment services receive restricted funding.

“Hiring another staff member and having a separate space for individuals undergoing acute methamphetamine withdrawal would facilitate effective management of this withdrawal syndrome,” she said. “However, service providers need funding to implement such changes and resources to monitor their progress following said changes. As such, grant proposals are often needed. Therefore, there needs to be a lot of motivation, commitment, initiative, and collaboration between researchers and community agencies for policy and service changes to occur.”

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Managing meth withdrawal and detox, new analysis
Methamphetamine withdrawal comes with life-threatening symptoms and can be extremely challenging to patients and physicians. Samantha Wiendels, an M.A. counseling psychology candidate, sought to understand and address common issues closely related to meth withdrawal by analyzing patients and staff at a Canadian detox center. Past research has been limited and, in turn, has caused rehab centers to develop in-house methods and policies based on their patient's needs, she stated in her research.
Cesar Gamboa
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Addiction Now