Amphetamines are types of drugs that mimic the effects of adrenaline in the human body. Amphetamines encompass many different types of drugs, including methamphetamine, Dexedrine, and phentermine. The natural effects of adrenaline are meant to last for a short period of time. Amphetamines give a person the same supercharged sense of clarity and awareness that adrenaline does, only the effects last for a much longer period of time. Eventually, the body crashes when the effects wear off, causing the need for more amphetamines to be taken.
This cycle of highs and lows leads to physical dependency and addiction to amphetamines. Detox is necessary first step to overcoming amphetamine addiction. Only after physical dependency on amphetamines is broken can a person move on to a drug rehab program. Support groups offer many benefits to an amphetamine addict be it before, during or after detox and completion of a drug rehab program.
Support groups offer a unique form of positive reinforcement because groups consist of past addicts, recovering addicts, and some who are currently still trying to take the first steps toward addiction recovery. Such groups meet regularly so that recovering addicts can attend and share their own stories and learn from other addicts’ experiences. This system acts an additional a layer of accountability to a group of people outside of an addict’s family and friends. Family members of recovering amphetamine addicts are able and encouraged to attend meetings in order to learn the best ways to aid in the successful recovery of their loved one.
Finding A Sponsor Through A Support Group
One of the greatest benefits to a recovering amphetamine addict in a support group is the acquisition of a sponsor. A sponsor is a former addict who has been involved in the particular support group for a significant period of time. Part of a sponsor’s job is to help familiarize newcomers with how the group functions, and to make them feel as comfortable as possible in what is a new and different setting. A recovering amphetamine addict can interact with his or her sponsor on a more personal level than when amongst a large group of people.
Sponsors are vitally important in the time periods between meetings of support groups. If a recovering addict fears they are at risk of relapsing, his or her sponsor is just a phone call away. It helps that sponsors have already gone through a great deal of the experiences that newcomers to support groups have yet to face. Sponsors can offer sound advice that could be the difference between a recovering addict relapsing and staying sober.
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