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What are Amphetamines?
Amphetamines are in the stimulant class of drugs, meaning that they speed up the central nervous system and body. In fact, “speed” is a common street term for these substances. Common prescription drugs such as Adderall, Vyvanse, and Ritalin are all amphetamines. Methamphetamine, a highly addictive illegal substance, is also an amphetamine drug. Amphetamines work in the system to increase dopamine and norepinephrine, natural chemicals responsible for regulating mood, energy, heart rate, breathing, and a myriad of bodily functions. The short-term results produced by amphetamine use are increased energy, suppressed appetite, increased heart rate, and breath, and in many, a rush of euphoria. Amphetamines are often prescribed to treat conditions like ADHD and narcolepsy, and in some cases, they can help patients function more efficiently. However, these drugs, unfortunately, have a high potential for abuse, amphetamine addiction and severe long-term consequences from prolonged use such as withdrawal symptoms.
Learn More About Amphetamine Addiction
Amphetamine Inpatient Treatment
After completing detox, patients can enter amphetamine addiction treatment and reside at the rehab center while they participate in a recovery program. Learn more about our amphetamine addiction treatment center.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Many individuals seek continuing care after residential care and enroll in intensive outpatient treatment (IOP.) In IOP, patients continue amphetamine addiction treatment, with the flexibility to return to work, school, or transition to sober living. Learn more about our amphetamine intensive outpatient treatment program.
Amphetamine Aftercare Treatment
Aftercare services for amphetamine addiction are available through outpatient treatment. Once an individual has completed amphetamine addiction rehab, they can access individual and group therapy services on an ongoing basis while residing in sober or independent living. Learn more about our drug rehab aftercare program.
Is The Brain Affected?
How Do Amphetamines Affect The Brain?
Since amphetamines speed up many body functions, they can result in serious problems, even in cases of short-term use. An overdose on amphetamines, even in one application, can lead to rapid heart rate, heart attack, seizure, and even coma. Long-term use can cause chronic cardiovascular problems, increasing one’s risk of heart disease later in life. Amphetamine use can also cause loss of appetite, tremors, increased body temperature, vomiting, and stomach discomfort. Mentally, the effects of amphetamine use can be just as damaging. While these drugs produce a “rush” of euphoria in some users, they have a high potential for addiction. The evidence shows that effective drug rehab can drastically reduce the long-term effects of addiction for users.
By chasing this initial feeling, some users become hooked on these drugs, leading to financial, social, emotional, and physical problems. Amphetamine use can also cause anxiety, panic attacks, paranoia, confusion, aggression, depression, and chronic sleep problems.
Warning Signs of Addiction
Warning Signs of Amphetamine Abuse and Addiction
Since amphetamines in all their forms, especially Methamphetamine, is so commonly available, it’s important to be aware of signs that someone is abusing amphetamines or has become addicted. Prescription amphetamines are widely used in pill or capsule form- if you come across unidentified prescription pills, checking online at “Pill Identifier” or another prescription identification service can help you determine whether the drugs are amphetamines.
Illegal amphetamines, such as Methamphetamine, can come in crystal or powder form. Signs that someone may have a problem with amphetamines are aggression, extreme changes in personality or habits, lack sleep or appetite, financial issues, hyperactivity, mania, and secretive behavior. If you have a concern, your loved one is using Methamphetamine or suffering from amphetamine addiction contact our staff today for a free and confidential assessment.
Treatment & Rehab
Seeking Help for Amphetamine Addiction
If you are concerned that you or a loved one has developed a problem with amphetamine use, it’s essential to seek professional medical care prior to entering an amphetamine addiction treatment center. Getting medical care begins with a supervised medical detox. Although amphetamine detox is not life-threatening and often has limited physical symptoms, it can cause symptoms such as depression, fatigue, appetite changes, and disrupted sleep patterns. To successfully quit amphetamine use, it is often necessary for someone to undergo supervised detox, as these symptoms can lead to relapse, and in extreme cases, suicidal idealizations and attempts. In many instances, supervised detox is necessary to monitor individuals suffering from cardiovascular damage, heart conditions, or other serious ailments caused by long-term amphetamine use.
How To Seek Help
Amphetamine Treatment and Drug Rehab
Fortunately, amphetamine addiction is treatable. Some individuals may have become hooked due to having long-term prescriptions for amphetamines, while others may have developed a dependence on methamphetamine or prescription drugs bought on the street. Regardless of the method by which someone becomes addicted, quitting amphetamines is important for long-term physical and mental health for many people. After completing the detox period of recovering from amphetamine dependence, it’s important to seek ongoing professional addiction treatment. Addiction treatment encompasses a range of therapeutic approaches to help individuals address the underlying factors that can contribute to substance abuse. Treatment also helps patients to focus on repairing the damage of addiction and developing the skills necessary for ongoing health, recovery, and success.
Our Amphetamine Addiction Treatment Center
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we treat amphetamine dependence and amphetamine addiction with individual and group therapy combined with medical and holistic approaches. Patients can address core issues with their therapist, build support networks with peers, discuss medical conditions with our staff doctor, and work with our staff psychiatrist to treat any mental health conditions and identify an effective medication regimen. Frequently, addressing conditions like ADHD with therapy and non-addictive medications is vital for successful recovery from amphetamine dependence, especially for individuals who developed an addiction due to use of prescription medications.
Does Insurance Cover Amphetamine Addiction Rehab?
Insurance plans generally cover a large portion of the costs of care. In some cases, they may include the entire treatment, and in others, they may consist of some of the expense. Individual insurance companies each have specific criteria for covering amphetamine addiction treatment. If you or a loved one are considering enrolling in treatment for amphetamine addiction and have questions about your insurance benefits, please call our compassionate staff today, and we will be happy to assist you.