How Amphetamine Addiction can Ruin Your Finances

How Amphetamine Addiction can Ruin Your FinancesFinancial trouble can constitute many things. It could mean the loss of your job, the loss of your income, even the loss of your home. Financial difficulties that come from substance abuse and addiction may be especially difficult because addiction affects you, your health, your finances and your family.

One such drug that can cause financial trouble is an amphetamine. Amphetamines are drugs that are prescribed to treat the central nervous system. They are prescribed, according to the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), for conditions such as narcolepsy, obesity, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Amphetamines are expensive, especially if obtained illegally without a prescription, and can lead to financial difficulty for you and your family if abused, or if an addiction occurs.

Amphetamine Addiction and Finances

Any drug addiction, not just amphetamines, could possibly lead to financial difficulty. Addiction is a dangerous disease that causes a person to actively seek a substance over and over, regardless of the negative effects it creates. Spending money that you do not have on an addiction is not the only way addiction can hurt your finances. There are many ways addiction can affect you financially, including the following:

  • Lowering of income
  • Low job performance
  • Loss of job
  • Spending money you do not have
  • Loss of family and spousal support
  • Medical problems
  • Loss of home

There are many ways, including those listed above, that addiction can affect your life. Financially, medically, emotionally, addiction and substance abuse can drastically alter you life and the lives of those you love.

Substance Abuse and Family

Amphetamine abuse or addiction cannot only cause a loss of finances, but it can cause you to lose your job. Users may go to work hung-over from a substance, or still feeling the effects. If you were to go to work under the influence of amphetamines, you could endanger yourself and those around you. Addicts are often unable to maintain their jobs, which leads to a loss of income, and eventually, if help is not sought, loss of their home.

Repairing Finances after Amphetamine Addiction

While amphetamine addiction has the ability to drastically alter your financial stability, it does not have to ruin your life. Seeking help for the addiction first can help you to resolve any financial issues later. Until you find treatment for the addiction, you cannot fix your job, health, or finances.

Substance Abuse Help

If you or someone you love is dealing with substance abuse and addiction that is leading to the depletion or ruination of their financial situation, there are resources and treatment options available to help. Please call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline to speak with an admissions coordinator who can help you find the resources you need to get your life back on track.