Amphetamine Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Amphetamine addiction and mental health issuesAmphetamines are seriously addictive drugs. Amphetamines can destroy your body, your mind and your life, and amphetamine addiction is often accompanied by a mental health issue.

Amphetamine Addiction and a Co-Occurring Disorder

A co-occurring disorder is a scary name for a common problem. It is estimated that half of all people who have abused drugs or alcohol suffer from a co-occurring mental health disorder. In other words, many people who struggle with addiction also struggle with such illnesses as the following:

Anyone who has struggled with amphetamine use may particularly relate to the cycle of anxiety and depression related to using.

We all want to be happy in life. Even when we feel like we don’t deserve to be happy, we still want to live normal lives. When you are struggling with addiction and a mental health problem, this simple goal of happiness may seem unattainable. The good news is that there is treatment that works. The challenge is that you have to be ready to live a happier life. If you are ready for something better, give integrated treatment a try.

Signs That Traditional Amphetamine Addiction Treatment Is Not Enough

If you have been in treatment for amphetamine addiction before, don’t lose hope. If you experienced any of the following problems while in traditional treatment, you may benefit from integrated treatment:

  • You often feel like you fall through the cracks in treatment
  • You feel like traditional drug treatment hasn’t worked for you
  • You get blamed for not doing well in treatment
  • You tend to not keep your appointments for therapy
  • You feel like your moods are a big problem for your recovery
  • You feel like other people are recovering faster than you are

Integrated Treatment for Amphetamine Addiction and Mental Health Issues

People may begin using amphetamines because they feel depressed. Amphetamines give you a temporary energy boost that may make you feel happier for a little while. Unfortunately, the cost of using these drugs is much greater than any benefit.

If you attend traditional addiction treatment, you may learn to stop using amphetamines. You may even be able to detox effectively from amphetamines. But you won’t get the opportunity to overcome underlying depression or other mental health issues. Unless such issues are treated, you may be back to using again in no time. Amphetamine integrated treatment is different. In an integrated treatment program, you will have a treatment team to help you every step of the way. You will be able to meet with and benefit from the following:

  • A counselor to help you talk about your situation
  • A life coach or social worker who will help you plan a better life ahead
  • A psychiatrist who can help you find non-addictive methods to make you feel better
  • A doctor or nurse to help you detox safely from your drug of choice
  • A therapist who will lead group classes and group meetings to put you in touch with people who understand you and have similar experiences

Effective addiction treatment will help you live your life one day at a time, without amphetamines and without feeling unhappy. Quality integrated treatment can help you live a life that you truly enjoy.

Help Treating Amphetamine Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Our toll-free helpline is staffed by caring, experienced counselors who are waiting to learn more about you and find out how they can help. We can put you in touch with integrated treatment centers and addiction recovery resources. All of our calls are completely confidential, and we are available 24 hours a day. Take the first step and learn about the help that is available for you. Call us today.