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Stimulants, Amphetamines & Adderall

example of stimulant addictionCocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine are all stimulants and attract a higher media profile and notoriety. However, the use and abuse of prescription stimulants and amphetamines are becoming more widespread. While prescription stimulants and amphetamines attract less attention than higher-profile drugs, they can have a similar potential for abuse, addiction, and negative consequences. Each stimulant works by a different mechanism, but each has similar effects. Stimulants and amphetamines excite the nervous system, heighten focus, keep the user awake, and in some cases, provide high levels of euphoria and confidence. Professionals, college students, high schoolers, and even younger students abuse amphetamines to stay up late, for schoolwork, or just for fun. Doctors control the distribution of prescription stimulants and prescription amphetamines, but like any other controlled substance, the potential for abuse exists. Amphetamine and stimulant abuse often take the form of off-label use when an individual takes a drug without a prescription or in an unapproved manner. This includes when someone takes an amphetamine as a study aid or when a pill is crushed and snorted to achieve a stronger, faster high. Mixing stimulants or amphetamines with alcohol is common and dangerous. When mixed, stimulants can keep the individual awake longer and encourage them to drink more. The risks of heavy alcohol use only increase when combined with amphetamine or stimulant addiction.

At TruHealing Centers, stimulant addiction can be overcome with the right combination of therapy and treatment options. If you or a loved one struggles with stimulant addiction, we can help. Learn more about our treatment programs by calling 833.631.0525 or completing our online form.

Signs of Abuse

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia or restlessness
  • Drastic weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Paranoia or delusions
  • Rapid speech patterns
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Symptoms of Withdrawal

Amphetamine or stimulant withdrawal is not life-threatening. However, it can be disruptive to your daily routine.

Common symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sudden outbursts of anger
  • Drastic increase or decrease in appetite
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Muscle aches

Amphetamine

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  • Adderall
  • Adderall XR
  • Dex

Dextroamphetamine

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  • Dexedrine

Methylphenidate

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  • Ritalin
  • Concerta

Vyvanse

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  • Vyvanse

Detox Process

Amatus Health detox facilities offer medically assisted detox for individuals facing acute withdrawal from heroin, as well as inpatient and outpatient therapy programs designed to build the skills for long term recovery. During detox, every individual in our care has access to around the clock nursing care, to monitor their vitals and provide medication when necessary. Our staff will assess each individual’s needs, and help design a plan for them to taper their use smoothly and safely, with the least amount of discomfort.

Further Treatment Options

Our TruHealing Centers team provides a full continuum of care, from intensive inpatient programs through a number of outpatient levels of care. Our wide range of therapeutic options and treatment programs allow you to find your unique path in recovery. We pride ourselves on our thorough approach to treatment, which treats not only the physical addiction but the mental and spiritual aspects of addiction as well. The truth is that once you have addressed and healed the underlying causes of addiction, you have a higher chance of success in long-term recovery.

Some of our therapy options include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Holistic therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Family therapy

Our team prides itself on providing therapy options that fit virtually anyone’s needs for successful recovery.

Begin to Heal from Addiction with TruHealing Centers

At TruHealing Centers, we believe that healing from addiction involves both treatment and therapy programs. That’s why we provide such a wide range of programs. If you or a loved one may benefit from professional addiction treatment, reach out to our team today by calling 833.631.0525 or completing our convenient online form. Choose recovery today by contacting TruHealing Centers.

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