While some people benefit from plastic surgery to correct the effects of trauma, others suffer from an underlying psychological disorder that compels them to elect for surgery they do not need. Body dysmorphic disorder can affect both men and women, and is identified by the following characteristics:
- Unrealistic and unachievable beliefs about how people should look
- Deep insecurity and poor self-esteem
- An inability to look in the mirror and accept how they look
- Persistent feelings of inadequacy in other ways
- Survivors of verbal, physical or sexual abuse
Some people with body dysmorphic disorder abuse steroids to build muscle, while others abuse diet pills or starve themselves to lose weight. Other people enjoy the instant results and pain that come from plastic surgery. Plastic surgery addicts are frequently miserable, obsessive, anxious and wide open to substance abuse. If amphetamine addicts become addicted to plastic surgery, they need professional help to recover.
How Amphetamine Abuse Affects Self-Esteem
Amphetamine is a synthetic stimulant that is much more potent than cocaine. This drug, which can be taken in pill form, smoked or injected, can create the following feelings:
- Energy and stamina increases to extreme levels
- Self-confidence soars
- A sense of euphoria blocks out any negative emotions or anxiety
- An unrealistic sense of optimism and well-being block reality
People with poor self esteem are especially prone to stimulant addictions, such as amphetamine. As insecure people seek plastic surgery, they may also abuse drugs and need help to quit.
Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Amphetamine Addiction
Most amphetamine addicts suffer from at least one underlying psychological illness, such as body dysmorphic disorder, depression or poor self-esteem. The most effective treatment programs understand this, so they spend considerable time identifying these issues and then treating them in conjunction with the addiction. For instance, if someone has a dysmorphic disorder and an amphetamine addiction, he will need specialized counseling, education, skill development and time to heal. Only when the underlying cause of the disorder is identified and confronted can patients expect to overcome their addictions to both amphetamine and plastic surgery.
Help Treating Amphetamine Addiction and Plastic Surgery
It is virtually impossible to end an addiction without specialized, supervised help. Call our toll-free helpline right now for immediate, confidential answers and advice about this challenging, but treatable disorder. You can find the peace of mind, self-confidence and personal discipline you crave by receiving comprehensive, holistic treatment for your condition. We can help, so call our 24 hour helpline now.