Binging on meth
does cause a spike in the activity of your dopamine
receptors, but in my experience the crash only comes after days of sleepless use, leading me to believe that sleep deprivation has a lot to do with the intense comedown
Shaggy419 gave the best advice mentioning food, water, and sleep.
Sometimes advice is given to use downers
to combat the w/d effects, but I do not condone at all taking things like benzodiazepines and opioids
. They help in the short term but as we all know the cycle continues, and addiction
is the real problem. I consider alcohol
to be the least of these evils.
To be honest, though, I have used clonazepam
and opioids to combat withdrawals, but then I must deal with the next assault of withdrawals. I warn you that benzodiazepine
withdrawals make meth w/d's seem like fucking heaven.
As for sleep after the last day of the binge, I've always found it comes easily because I am exhausted, it's just the next day that sucks ass, and I find myself tearing apart drawers and shaking up carpets to find tiny shards that may have fallen.
To conclude this, two methods have worked for me.
The first I do not advise, and involves drug
-replacement "therapy." Benzos
, opioids, and alcohol have "worked," if you call it that... and the most profound experience was a mushroom trip at the peak of a binge-withdrawal
. It immediately turned me around for a couple of days. Clonazepam and Zolpidem
) were used during the trip. It could have gone the other way though.
All of the above is not advice. It is my answer to your question of how I deal with the comedown. I wish I could stop this cycle of ups and downs, and I would not wish this on anyone, to follow in my footsteps described above.
The second method is arguably safer because it does not involve mixing different classes of drugs
. When I binge I find that sleep comes easy after 2-3 days of staying awake, it's just the next day (and up to a week) that really sucks, or until the next dose. Aha! Next dose! I've found that using a small amount in the morning will last all day and still allow me to sleep, and the next day I take a smaller dose. If this works for you as it does for me, you will have a much better week after a binge.
I am an addict
too, I have binged, I have "quit" many times, I have used casually, but the addictive behavior is not inherently bad! It's just the drugs that happen to provide such an easy route to "euphoria
" and the detrimental effects we all know. To say "stop doing it, it's bad," works as well as the laws enforcing prohibition. My message is, find a passion, find something addictive. Fucking binge on it and never stop, something that rewards you. You can still be an addict without substances. And as I revel in hypocrisy as I am high on meth right now, I have successfully swapped substances, so to speak. Computer programming and stock exchanging have worked for me.
Pardon me if that was too much, I think drugs are fun but you asked for information and I meant not to assert opinions or tell you what to do. Binging on any drug can be fun as hell. If it were up to me I'd eliminate withdrawals from the human experience...Apparently Buddhist monks can do this through meditation.
Good luck, feel better, and take care of yourself. The forum is here for you.
Kickimus Butticus added 899 Minutes and 27 Seconds later...
What I meant by the "second method" described above, is taking less and every day; tapering. To be clear, the dosage is decreased by small amounts every day until none remains. After 7 days of tapering the witdrawal still sucks but is not as unmanageable as post-binging cold turkey
It requires a lot of self control though and I've never been successful at doing this with the drug Heroin (which I personally find to be much more addictive)