How long does meth stay in your system?

Methamphetamine known as meth, ice, tina, crank, and crystals, stimulates the central nervous system. It causes euphoric high which diminishes and causes a crash.



This makes the user seek for more causing addiction. Meth has an intense addicting quality. Its recreational use is highly illegal, especially in the United States. (1, 2)



(Meth, one of the illegal drugs. It causes extreme state of euphoria, which enticed a lot of people to use it for recreational purpose.)

 


(Before and after photos of meth users showing the devastating effect of meth in the body.) 

How is meth taken?

Methamphetamine is either smoke or injected. These methods can reach the brain quickly but does not stay in the system for a long period of time. Its effect could last for 24 hours, but it depends on the amount of meth taken and how well the liver and kidney function.

Meth’s half-life is 12 to 34 hours, which means that it takes such amount of time for the body to be able to eliminate half of meth. Other factors that could affect the body’s ability to eliminate meth include:
  • The dose
  • How often you use meth
  • Biochemical make-up (3)

How long does meth stay in your urine?

A urine test can detect meth for up to 3 days after the last use. If you have been using meth for a long time now, traces of it can be detected for up to a week. (4)

How long does ice stay in your saliva?

A saliva swab can trace ice up to 4 days after the last use. (4)

How long does ice stay in your hair?

Meth can stay in your hair for a long period of time. In fact, you can test positive for up to 90 days after the use.  (5) 

Fastest way to clean out your system for a drug test

What is the fastest way to clean out your system in 24 hours? Can you really eliminate meth from your body in just a short period of time? If you really want to completely eliminate meth from your body, then you need to be admitted into a rehab detoxification center. There, you will be monitored by people who are trained to handle your condition. (5, 6, and 7)

However, if you don’t want to be rehabbed, then there are herbs you can use to speed up the detoxification process. These include:
  • Dandelion

It improves the health and function of the liver. It helps the liver in detoxifying toxins.
  • Milk thistle

It is one of the best herbs for liver health. It enhances the function of the liver and eliminates toxins from the blood.
  • Cranberry

it plays an active role in cleansing the body of toxins. It is also effective in treating a bladder infection.
  • Peppermint

It helps cleanse and strengthen the body.
  • Pumpkin seeds

It is rich in essential nutrients and aid in cleansing the body of toxins.

The natural remedies mentioned above can help flush out meth and other toxins in the body. However, if you have been using meth for a long time now and you already developed an addiction, the best thing to do is to be admitted to a detoxification center. (1, 5, 7, and 8)

References
  1. https://luxury.rehabs.com/crystal-meth-addiction/how-long-does-it-stay-in-your-system/ 
  2. https://americanaddictioncenters.org/meth-treatment/how-long-in-system/
  3. https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/meth-addiction/faq/how-long-does-meth-stay-in-system/#gref
  4. http://www.treatment4addiction.com/addiction/meth/how-long-does-crystal-meth-stay-in-your-system/
  5. http://adamhscc.org/en-US/facts-meth.aspx
  6. https://www.verywell.com/how-long-does-methamphetamine-stay-in-your-system-80283
  7. http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/10/09/how-long-does-meth-stay-in-your-system-methamphetamine/
  8. https://www.health-street.net/blog-drug-testing/how-long-does-meth-stay-in-your-system/

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