Amphetamine use is hard to overcome, but there are some important reasons to remove amphetamines from your life for good. If you are addicted to Dexedrine, Adderall, Ritalin, Dexostrat, Procentra or any other popular amphetamine, you are not alone. As these drugs are increasingly prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, they are becoming available to a wider range of people. Thousands of Americans are dependent on and addicted to amphetamines, because these drugs are easy to find, fast acting and highly addictive. The following are just five of the many reasons to get clean from amphetamines.
Reason #1: Long-Term Use of Amphetamines Can Ruin Your Health
There is a reason they call these drugs “speed.” Amphetamines speed up all of your body processes, from your thought processes to your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The long-term effects of these drugs can be harmful to your body in many ways. Accidental overdose can lead to heart attack or stroke, and long-term use has been known to cause the following:
- Permanent anxiety disorders
- Renal failure
- Liver disorders
- Sexual dysfunction
Reason #2: Amphetamine Use Destroys Relationships
When amphetamines give you that extra “kick” of energy, you may feel on top of the world for a brief moment. You might socialize more or get more done. But when the drugs wear off, there is a terrible crash that can cause the following:
- Mood swings
These mood swings may make you seem unstable or may make it hard for your friends and family to maintain a relationship with you. Amphetamines can cause you to hurt the ones you love. They can make it impossible to maintain an association with coworkers and can cause you to lose your job. Seek help before it is too late.
Reason #3: Amphetamines Cost You in the Long Run
Amphetamine use is not cheap. These little pills come at a premium. Even if you are obtaining prescriptions for your amphetamine fix, the bills add up. The street value of these medicines is extremely costly. On top of that, possessing amphetamines without a prescription is illegal. If you are caught selling or illegally possessing amphetamines, you may incur jail or court costs. Using these pills incorrectly can bring you costly medical bills. Over time, the cost of amphetamine use will greatly outweigh the costs of treatment.
Reason #4: Amphetamine Addiction Will Make You a Slave to Pills
Anyone who has faced amphetamine addiction will tell you that they became a slave to amphetamine pills. When you are addicted, your life revolves around obtaining and using the next pill. When you cannot get any amphetamines, you know it will be a bad day. Wouldn’t it be nice to live life free from amphetamine dependence and choose your own priorities?
Reason #5: Amphetamines Can Kill You
This reason may have a dramatic title, but amphetamines can kill you. Our bodies were not made to sustain the fast pace of functioning caused by amphetamines. Even if you have been using these drugs for many years, overdoses can happen suddenly and without warning. Most people who die of amphetamine use die of injuries related to psychosis, dehydration, heart attacks or stroke.
Help Finding Amphetamine Rehabilitation
These are just a few reasons to stop using amphetamines. If you would like to talk with a real person about amphetamine use, rehab or treatment, we can help. We offer a toll-free helpline that is staffed by experienced counselors. Call us 24 hours a day and find out how we can help you.