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Stimulants Addiction Treatment

Find a stimulant addiction treatment and rehab program that matches your recovery goals.

What are Stimulants?

Stimulants are a group of drugs that stimulate the brain, causing an increase in mental alertness, attention, and energy. 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 is 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.


Types of Stimulant Addiction



Crystal meth is a common amphetamine abused in the U.S. 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.



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.

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Ongoing therapy is used to tackle the psychological part of stimulant addiction. This makes ongoing treatment a must for those in recovery.

Substance use disorder statistics

Abuse of stimulants is widespread across the US, and prevalence among youth populations is growing. These are a few statistics according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health published by SAMHSA:

  • Nearly 1.5 million people used cocaine and methamphetamines.
  • Full-time college students are twice as likely to abuse Adderall than their peers who aren’t in college.
  • Between 2007 and 2012, the number of adults with ADHD prescriptions tripled.
  • Approximately 2.2 million people between the ages of 18 and 25 misused prescription stimulants.

What causes stimulant addiction

When stimulants are consumed, it creates a spike in dopamine release and blocks the reabsorption of the neurotransmitter. When taken in high doses or abused, stimulants produce a highly pleasurable, euphoric effect. This sensation is usually what leads to addiction.

Mental health effects of stimulants

Stimulant abuse can lead to a wide array of emotional and mental side effects ranging from mild to severe. Depending on various factors, these side effects of substance abuse may include, but are not limited to:

  • Agitation
  • Irritability and restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Delusions, including paranoid and grandiose
  • Hostility
  • Violence toward oneself or other

Physical effects of stimulants 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
  • Dizziness
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Flushed skin
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Vomiting

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At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we want our patients to feel comfortable in their environment to remain focused on what is truly important, their recovery. We’re here to answer any questions you might have about the risks of drug abuse and to learn more about alcohol or drugs addiction treatment.

Treatment Centers for Stimulant Addiction

To treat stimulant addiction, our facilities provide supportive observation and individuals programming. Therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and group therapy help clients understand why they may use them, their triggers, and how to cope with these triggers.

Although there is no magical pill that cures addiction to stimulants, some medications have been shown to help with the detox process. These medications include Prozac for craving reduction and naltrexone for the treatment of stimulant dependence.

Stimulant Detox

Individuals who have developed a dependence or addiction to stimulants are likely to develop withdrawal symptoms within hours of their last use. The process of allowing addictive chemicals to leave the body and the physiological systems returning to normal is referred to as detox.

Stimulant addiction treatment clients are begging their recovery journey at a detox program. This type of program provides resources for comfortable detoxification. Common stimulant withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Intense cravings
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Restlessness

Inpatient Treatment

Following detox, individuals overcoming stimulant dependence are encouraged to enter an inpatient rehab program. Some may start in a 30, 60, or 90-day PHP rehab where they live in a sober community and attend 25-30 hours of addiction treatment programming per week.

Outpatient Rehab

Even after completing intensive addiction treatment for stimulants, ongoing therapy is highly beneficial. Outpatient treatment can include approximately 5 hours per week of individual and group therapy. Stimulant addiction aftercare plans are personalized to each individual’s needs, so they may also have additional treatments.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

After inpatient addiction rehab or partial hospitalization, clients can continue their recovery journey with an intensive outpatient program. IOP for stimulant addiction provides part-time programming, which is perfect for continuing the recovery journey while resuming regular hours at work, school, or other obligations.

Contingency Management

Contingency management (CM) is an evidence-based behavioral therapy that taps into motivational incentives and tangible rewards to help people abstain from drugs and alcohol. This type of treatment encourages sobriety and healthy behaviors. It can increase treatment retention rates and sobriety span.


Our Stimulant Addiction Treatment Center

The 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 different therapies to address the conditions’ real, underlying causes. Look no further for help than right here. We are ready to be with you every step of the way toward recovery.

Does Insurance Cover Stimulant Rehab?

We want to make a recovery affordable for everyone. To help make rehab affordable for individuals struggling with stimulant addiction, we offer various payment options. For one, we are in-network with most major insurance providers. Additionally, we provide self-pay options, such as payment plans, that work for those who pay for treatment out of pocket.


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Are all programs the same?

No. Our addiction treatment programs are designed and personalized to match your individual needs and your addiction.

Is alcohol rehab the same?

No. While the structure might be similar, alcohol addiction affects the brain differently, and we follow specific therapies and treatment programs designed to help those with alcohol use disorder.

Is family involved in treatment?

If possible. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we believe family inclusion in treatment is critical for long-term recovery. Whenever possible, we’ll do our best to incorporate family members into the treatment process. We’ll also assist family members who might be challenging to cope with their loved ones being in rehab. People in recovery need the support of family and friends to make progress, so we often invite family members to form support groups during therapy.

Do you use medications?

If needed. For specific addictions, a medication-assisted treatment program might be beneficial, particularly during the early recovery stages. Medications can help ease withdrawal symptoms, control cravings, and make the recovery process easier on those in treatment.

How long is the treatment?

It depends. Our rehab programs are personalized to address your needs. However, most of our programs range in the 60- to 90-day, with many choosing continuum care after leaving rehab. 

Is detox mandatory?

Most of our patients come to our rehab center after completing our drug and alcohol detox program. Someone must be no longer using substances to start a rehab program. Otherwise, withdrawal symptoms can interfere with treatment and make progress too challenging.

We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.