Drug abuse results from physical, emotional and problems. Although many people begin using drugs as a form of recreation, some people rely on drugs to numb negative feelings
—such is the case of people who abuse amphetamines to relieve emotional pain. Amphetamines are stimulants that can regulate certain disorders due to is effects on the central nervous system, but these drugs have potent effects, so abusing them can quickly result in tolerance and addiction. In fact, fatal overdoses have been reported due to seizures and coma.
Since amphetamine abuse has such high dangers, people who abuse these drugs to manage their emotions need better coping mechanisms, such as the following five suggestions:
- Therapy is widely available, because it can address almost any emotional issue. From the very first day of treatment, both therapist and patient openly talk to find practical solutions.
- Find an activity that helps you relax, like playing sports or a musical instrument, developing a skill, exercising, practicing a hobby and etc. This act is especially helpful when a negative emotion surfaces.
- Meditate, which involves more than clearing your mind. It also implies seeing life from different perspectives, which will help you see problems in proper proportions.
- Talk with others about your feelings, which might be difficult, but it is one of the best ways to vent harmful emotions. Even if there is no one around you, seek support groups and helplines to remain anonymous while receiving help.
- Take care of your physical health. A healthy body promotes a healthy mind, so get enough rest and keep a good diet improve not only the way you feel, but also your self-esteem. You may also find the energy to tackle common anxieties.
Even if you follow these suggestions, emotional distress is still a difficult condition to manage, so you may require professional assistance accompanied with addiction help. One of the options for people with both addiction and a mental health condition is Dual Diagnosis treatment; these centers address both conditions at the same time. Of course, therapy, counseling and support groups are always useful for people with less serious symptoms, so determine your level of need and then seek help.
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