Amphetamines mimic adrenaline and heighten physical and mental ability for longer periods of time than natural adrenaline. Addicts may start taking the drug for reasons such as needing to be at full capacity for extended periods of work without sufficient sleep. However, prolonged use of the drug can lead to tolerance and physical and psychological addiction.
Detoxification is the process of allowing the body to remove all physical traces of the drug. Detox is an extremely difficult process and can involve uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Amphetamine withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to the following:
- Excessive sleeping. Amphetamines decrease a person’s need to sleep, so removing the drug will make them sleep more, even though the sleep may not seem particularly restful.
- Increased appetite. Amphetamines decrease appetite and may lead to weight loss, but removing the drug from your system may increase appetite and lead to weight gain.
- Depression and suicidal thoughts
Withdrawal symptoms, especially symptoms including the risk of suicidal thoughts, mean that an individual should not be left along during detox. Medically supervised detox provides support, safety and comfort during a difficult time.
Amphetamine Detoxificaton in a Rehabilitation Center
Rehabilitation centers are an excellent way to provide stability during amphetamine detox. Addicts live in the rehabilitation centers and get medical support 24 hours a day. Centers also provide a community of individuals going through the same experience and therapy and counseling sessions that help deal with the psychological aspects of addiction.
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