Recreational users abuse amphetamine because of the euphoric high they experience. Addicts experience a sense of well-being. However, for many once the euphoric high wears off agitation and aggression take its place. This can cause many amphetamine addicts to lash out at loved ones and strangers. This can lead to criminal charges, legal problems, and an addict can lose everything.
What Amphetamine Use Takes Away
Amphetamine addicts may not be aware of their behaviors while they are under the influence or while they are coming down from the high of amphetamine. This can cause them to lash out on others and themselves resulting in criminal and legal charges. Amphetamine use can take away the addicts following:
- Monetary income
Amphetamine addiction, just like other addictions can cause the addict to lose control of their life. If law enforcement or other agencies are involved addicts are more than likely to lose custody of their children. These children may be placed in foster care, a relative’s home, or other dwellings. Addicts can also lose their current place of residence. Addicts will more than likely lose their jobs due to a negative drug test, jail time, or decreased performance. In jail, you lose all free-will. You are told where to eat, when to eat, where you sleep, how long you sleep. You no longer have the right to make many daily decisions. Family members might turn their backs on you and refuse any contact with you from this point on.
What Can Addiction Recovery Repair?
Treatment will not guarantee that you will have your children, housing, or family back, but it can give you a chance to earn them back. Treatment will help an addict learn the tools and knowledge needed to help them maintain sobriety. Included in the following are some issues recovery can help the addict repair:
- Low self-confidence
- Building trusting relationships
- Damaged relationships with family and friends
Once in treatment, addicts will gain self-confidence. Recovery can help the addict by giving them the tools and the strength needed to start trusting others. Many inpatient treatment programs require family involvement so that the family and the addict have a foundation to work on once the addict has completed treatment.
Amphetamine Addiction Treatment
If you or a loved one is experiencing an addiction to an amphetamine, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our highly trained staff is available 24 hours day or night to answer your amphetamine addiction and treatment questions. Life is too short for you to waste any of it on addiction. Call us today.