Amphetamine is both a drug itself and a class drugs including chemically similar substances such as the following:
- MDMA (“ecstasy”)
- DOM (“STP”)
Amphetamines affect the central nervous system and produce wakefulness in the user. Amphetamines are extremely dangerous and addictive drugs and use should be closely monitored by a medical professional.
Amphetamine Addiction and Psychosis Treatment
Psychosis is a term used to describe the combination of physical and psychological disorders that sometimes occur in patients recovering from a long-term addiction to amphetamines. Patients suffering from amphetamine psychosis may experience the following:
- Delusional beliefs
- Thought disorders
While these problems can be dealt with, the therapy and treatment may take time. Extensive counseling and a wide range of treatment forms are available to combat psychosis. Not every amphetamine user experiences psychosis.
Psychological Counseling for Amphetamine Addiction
Psychological counseling is the best most proven method of addiction and psychosis treatment. Amphetamine psychological counseling may involve many different forms of therapy or counseling which all work together for an overall healing of a patient’s emotional, mental and psychological addiction to amphetamines. The following are just a few counseling options recovering amphetamine users may find beneficial:
- Group social support. Providing support and empathy, group therapy sessions can open doors for those still struggling with addiction. Group sessions may also include individuals in long-term recovery who provide great advice and encouragement for addicts having difficulty.
- Family involvement. Another option may be to get family, friends or loved ones involved in the recovery process. Loving support and encouragement can be extremely helpful during counseling sessions. Family involvement may also provide accountability for the recovering addict.
- Individual counseling. Confidentiality and tailored treatment are prominent aspects of individual counseling, which provides intensive one-on-one addiction treatment.
Amphetamine addiction is centered on the user’s habitual tendencies, mind set and environmental triggers, making it important to address all these issues for a full recovery. Recovering amphetamine addicts need to be able to deal with life outside of treatment facilities in order to stay clean during day-to-day life.
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