Stimulants are a group of drugs that stimulate the brain, causing an increase in mental alertness, attention, and energy. When used correctly, stimulants provide many benefits for some people. However, some people overuse stimulants which leads to addiction. When people develop an addiction to these substances, stimulant addiction treatment gives an opportunity for people to begin their road to recovery.
Lighthouse Recovery Institute in Boynton Beach, Florida, provides a range of programs and services, including comprehensive stimulant addiction treatment. When your stimulant use has gotten out of control, our team is ready to help. Find out more about stimulant addiction treatment or any of our other programs from our Lighthouse Recovery Institute team today at 866.308.2090 or reach out to us online.
What Are Stimulants?
Some stimulants are illicitly made and sold, whereas others are pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by medical doctors and psychiatrists. It is also common for legally made prescription stimulants to be sold illicitly. Illicit use and abuse of stimulants are risky as these substances do carry several risks that include dependence and addiction. Individuals with a stimulant dependence or addiction can benefit from the help of an addiction treatment program, such as the ones available at Lighthouse Recovery Institute.
Types of Stimulant Addiction
Crystal meth is a common amphetamine abused across the country. It is typically smoked but can be snorted or injected. Continued use of meth destroys the brain’s dopamine and serotonin receptors, making it hard for users to experience pleasure. Cognitive-behavioral intervention therapy is an effective treatment for this type of addiction.
Cocaine or coke is a potent stimulant that most people use as a recreational drug. People can snot, inhale, or dissolve cocaine for intravenous use. The euphoric effects of cocaine are potent and short-lived. People experience loss of contact with reality, agitation, and intense feelings of happiness. Long-term cocaine users can develop dependence and later struggle with addiction.
Adderall is a prescription stimulant medication under the category of stimulants. It operates similar to other addictive drugs like meth. Adderall increases dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the central nervous system. Doctors prescribe Adderall to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. However, some people fake symptoms to get prescription medication.
Mental Health Effects of Stimulants
Stimulant abuse can lead to many emotional and mental side effects ranging from mild to severe. Depending on various factors, these side effects of substance abuse might include, but are not limited to:
- Irritability and restlessness
- Violence toward oneself or other
Physical Effects of Stimulant Addiction
In addition to psychological side effects, stimulant abuse can also produce dangerous and unpleasant physical side effects. Physical side effects of abusing stimulants include:
- Chest pain
- Heart palpitations
- Increased body temperature
- Headache from constricted blood vessels
- Teeth grinding, which may cause tooth or jaw damage
- Shaking or tremors
- Flushed skin
- Abdominal cramps
Our Stimulant Addiction Treatment Center
Our addiction treatment professionals at Lighthouse Recovery Institute are dedicated to helping your or your loved one break free from the grips of stimulant addiction at our affection treatment and rehab center. Regardless of where someone is in the recovery process, we can help get them on the road to recovery. Recovery from stimulant addiction is possible.
No matter what you’ve been through or what type of substance use disorder you struggle with, recovery is possible. Lighthouse Recovery Institute offers several approaches and therapies to address the conditions’ underlying causes.
Some of our treatment programs include:
- Medical detox
- Inpatient treatment
- Outpatient rehab
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Contingency management
Look no further for help than right here. We are ready to be with you every step of the way toward recovery.