Meth psychosis

Posted by lolly906 @lolly906, Jun 1, 2019

My sons drug of choice has been alcohol, we let him move in to help get a job with the condition of no drinking, well last week he began acting odd and showing signs of paranoia and pychosis, it was frightening I even posted in mental health for answers, this has been going on since last Fri. A recent visit to the ER showed he had an adverse reaction to the drug Meth which I’ve never dealt with, they said a meth pychosis, does anyone know anything about this or how long it takes to come out of it? Where to go for help? Any info would be greatly appreciated

Hi @lolly906
I see that you got several suggestions and support from members in this discussion in Mental Health
– Psychosis or paranoia https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/psychosis-or-paranoia/

It must be so frightening for you to watch your son exchange one addiction for another. Let's first equip you with some information about methamphetamines (meth) and where to start to get help for you and hopefully for your son. Googling meth psychosis results in many different sites offering great information. I found this one from The Recovery Village to be very extensive with its information
– Meth Psychosis: How Can Meth Use Cause Psychosis and Hallucinations https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/meth-addiction/meth-psychosis/#gref

I hope other members, like @hisgrace6992 and @msmelissalc, can direct you to their preferred online resources and possible first-hand experiences with meth psychosis.

Lolly, How are you doing today?

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Yes if he is freshly new to the drug it takes 3 days to come out of the system but with all honest just hope and pray he did not get addicted because it's easy to get hooked I know I did .. try weekly treatments ..the best advice I can give you is to search for places to go near you.. And also he has to be willing. That's key, because there is nothing you can do if he is not willing

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@savana1

Yes if he is freshly new to the drug it takes 3 days to come out of the system but with all honest just hope and pray he did not get addicted because it's easy to get hooked I know I did .. try weekly treatments ..the best advice I can give you is to search for places to go near you.. And also he has to be willing. That's key, because there is nothing you can do if he is not willing

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We are not sure now how long he's been using, we ended up having him put into protective custody and a 72 hr. Hold, he called me this evening and is still having signs of pychosis, but he said Dr. has not put him on meds at this mental facility, which I don't understand and can't do anything about he will be released tomorrow

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@lolly906

We are not sure now how long he's been using, we ended up having him put into protective custody and a 72 hr. Hold, he called me this evening and is still having signs of pychosis, but he said Dr. has not put him on meds at this mental facility, which I don't understand and can't do anything about he will be released tomorrow

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He's not had any meth since last Thursday that I'm aware of, you would think it would be gone by now.( the pychosis)

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@colleenyoung

Hi @lolly906
I see that you got several suggestions and support from members in this discussion in Mental Health
– Psychosis or paranoia https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/psychosis-or-paranoia/

It must be so frightening for you to watch your son exchange one addiction for another. Let's first equip you with some information about methamphetamines (meth) and where to start to get help for you and hopefully for your son. Googling meth psychosis results in many different sites offering great information. I found this one from The Recovery Village to be very extensive with its information
– Meth Psychosis: How Can Meth Use Cause Psychosis and Hallucinations https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/meth-addiction/meth-psychosis/#gref

I hope other members, like @hisgrace6992 and @msmelissalc, can direct you to their preferred online resources and possible first-hand experiences with meth psychosis.

Lolly, How are you doing today?

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Thank you for all the good info! It helped a lot, I'm doing some better but we had to place him in protective custody Sun night he threatened to kill himself and jumped out of my moving car, it was terrible, they put him on a 72 hr hold he told me he never wanted to see me again which breaks my heart, but then he called this evening and apologized, but he's still showing signs of paranoia and will be released tomorrow, I'm worried for him as now his dad said he can't come back here and even changed the locks, this has been one of the most heartbreaking 2 weeks of my life, and its not over

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@lolly906

He's not had any meth since last Thursday that I'm aware of, you would think it would be gone by now.( the pychosis)

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Hello @lolly906

While I'm not a doctor or a mental health professional, I know that everyone's body processes meds and other chemicals differently and perhaps that applies to getting rid of the effects of chemicals as well? It could take longer than you expect. Hang in there!

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@lolly906

Thank you for all the good info! It helped a lot, I'm doing some better but we had to place him in protective custody Sun night he threatened to kill himself and jumped out of my moving car, it was terrible, they put him on a 72 hr hold he told me he never wanted to see me again which breaks my heart, but then he called this evening and apologized, but he's still showing signs of paranoia and will be released tomorrow, I'm worried for him as now his dad said he can't come back here and even changed the locks, this has been one of the most heartbreaking 2 weeks of my life, and its not over

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Hello @lolly906 .
It has been a while since you last posted about your son. I hope he is doing better. How are you handling the stress of this family problem?

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@lolly906 – thinking of you today. How are you doing?

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Hi, @lolly906 – just wanted to check in with you and see how your son is doing lately?

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Hi, @lolly906 – here is some Mayo Clinic information on side effects of meth use. See section on Meth, cocaine and other stimulants:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/drug-addiction/symptoms-causes/syc-20365112
Also, this is an academic article, but it provides helpful information on meth psychosis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5027896/

@kd1958 @jakedduck1 @brightwings – you've all mentioned meth in various contexts on Connect before. Wondering if you've ever witnessed meth psychosis, and if so, what you observed?

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