Amphetamines can be ingested, smoked or injected. Drug tolerance will require using more and more of the drug to attain the desired euphoric effect. Amphetamine addiction may include the following effects and symptoms:
- Elevated energy
- Breathing issues
- High blood pressure
- Euphoria followed by a crash
- Weight-loss or increased appetite
- Disregard for consequences
- Illegal behavior
- Money issues
Amphetamine Detoxification and Rehabilitation
Before attempting any detox on your own, talk to an addiction specialist first. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) accredited treatment centers offer comprehensive treatment options tailored to the individual. Besides medically supervised detox, SAMHSA treatment centers provide 12-step programs, individual and group counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), wellness/nutrition/recreation programs, aftercare and inpatient and outpatient programs. In addition, informational workshops and family programs are available, along with emerging trends in therapy. Such treatment centers provide the necessary structure and the secluded environment to give addicted individuals the best shot at sobriety.
Amphetamine Addiction Dangers
Addiction leaves a blueprint of behavioral, psychological and/or physical symptoms behind. And, often, the trail of evidence is easy to follow if one is willing to acknowledge the appearance of drug(s), paraphernalia, money and legal issues or physical symptoms before them. Drug addiction often prevents people from keeping a job or attaining goals they once held dear—the focus is now on getting the next hit. Addicts may detach from loved ones as they emotionally and physically isolate themselves to keep their addiction a secret.
Expect a roller coaster if someone you know is abusing stimulants. While they may be very good at hiding the addiction initially, eventually their habits and physical changes will provide proof of their addiction. Often family members will try to ignore the clues. But as they continue the charade of pretending that nothing is wrong, the individual’s addiction becomes more and more prominent, provoking a response. A confrontation of the truth is inevitable.
It is easier to get help in the initial stages of amphetamine addiction rather than waiting years later when relationships are frayed and dependency has ravaged the mind and the body, further entrenching them in the disease of addiction. Treatment is available now. Don’t put off the inevitable. Listen to your gut and get them help or call a SAMHSA treatment center for what to look for in amphetamine addiction, how to intervene and other ways you can get them help.
Ready for Amphetamine Addiction Treatment?
There’s always hope for a better life. Why not call our toll-free 24 hour helpline today? Treatment options are a simple phone call away.