Amphetamine Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that young adults between 18-25 are most likely to become addicted to prescription drugs. This age group reflects how drugs can increase your focus and energy levels to study. However, an amphetamine addiction can affect anyone, and we’re here to support you and aid your care in rehab.


What is Amphetamine Addiction and What is the Drug Used for?

Amphetamine addiction is the use of prescription medication – such as methamphetamine, ecstasy, Adderall, and more, to use for your own personal use. Amphetamine is a stimulant which has an effect on your central nervous system. There are many side effects to this addiction including increased energy, bursts of confidence, and a general feeling of euphoria. When the drug was first introduced, medical practitioners used it to help patients lose weight or treat a hangover. In this current day, professionals use it the drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conditions of narcolepsy.


The Side Effects of Amphetamine Addiction

Like any highly addictive substance, there are side effects which are detrimental to your health and wellbeing. These side effects include:

  • Paranoia
  • Chest pains
  • Headaches
  • Sudden feelings of nausea
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Unexplained aggression and anger
  • Little patience and an inability to focus
  • Hallucinations
  • Little desire to socialize
  • Dilated pupils
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased blood pressure and body temperature
  • Little appetite
  • Inability to relax with sudden spouts of energy
  • High blood pressure

The longer you misuse amphetamine, the more severe your side effects become. For example, one of the most common effects of amphetamine is depression or psychosis. An abuser will likely experience mental impairment, such as an inability to remember events. There are other adverse health problems included heart failure and the body struggling to absorb vital nutrients, which can then lead to organ failure.


Our Treatment Programme for This Addiction

We only hire professional and medical staff who are experienced in addictions. Therefore, you’ll temporarily lie in a safe environment with the best people looking after you. Once you check-in to our rehab, we’ll perform a psychological and physical examination before we discuss your treatment options. This is an important start to your recovery stage to ensure that anyone seeking addiction treatment provides proper care for their circumstances and addiction level.

Throughout our treatment services, our experienced staff will guide you to focus towards a healthier mind, body and soul. We don’t want you to just temporarily come off of this addiction, but for the long term. As such, we delicately approach how your addiction started, including any triggers and psychological imbalance which could contribute to this addiction. However, it’s important that we stress this isn’t an intimidating environment. We go at a speed which suits you, and continuously evaluate your progress to ensure you’re on the right track. There’s also a huge human side to handling substance abuse, which is why our staff are always available if you need someone to talk to.

Our inpatient treatment provides a trusting environment where you can feel at home. Aside from amphetamine addiction, we’ll also assess your mental health to aid a successful recovery. Being a part of a comforting environment makes a huge difference to improve your recovery. We want you to focus on getting better which is why we help to re-focus your mind so you can escape dis misuse and focus on relaxation and your physical and mental wellbeing.


What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms?

If you’re been abusing amphetamine, your body will go into shock when it no longer has the chemicals in your system. As a result, you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms which aren’t life-threatening, but uncomfortable. Many of these symptoms include:

  • Nightmares
  • Exhaustion
  • Insomnia
  • A drastic change in your appetite
  • Change in your voice
  • Depressive state, or even suicidal thoughts
  • Pale skin
  • Lack of focus

This is why we’ve created a detox programme which reduces the above effects to make life without a stimulant use disorder much more bearable. With medicated support, your body has the strength and capacity to get rid of the drugs in your system. Our staff will provide you with all the techniques and strategies necessary to ease these withdrawal symptoms. We’ll also be on-hand to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We have multiple detox programmes to suit everyone which can last from 2 days-30 days. This generally depends on how you respond to this stage, and we’ll constantly assess your progress and health.


About Our Team

We hire qualified staff in an array of fields to support everyone who enters our clinic. Our recovery workers support you in the treatment services and find a programme which suits your needs and addiction level. It’s important you’re matched with the right recovery worker to elicit a healthy result. You’ll build a close relationship with your chosen recovery worker and regularly meet with them for one-to-one sessions on your progress during the recovery process. They’ll help you review your treatment and discuss further steps in preparation for your discharge. We also have additional services to support your wellbeing and learn new skills in rehab. Your recovery worker will arrange holistic therapists, counsellors and more, to meet with you to match your preferences for a healthy and enjoyable time with us.

A recovery support worker is on-hand to support you with your personal care and needs. They’ll also aid your medicated needs and ensure you’re comfortable during your stay with us.

When you leave one of our facilities, we’ll still remain by your side to support you and offer any advice during your low times. Amphetamine abuse isn’t a quick fix, which is why we offer aftercare to prevent a relapse. If you or someone you love is suffering and craving a sober life, call us today on 03301 596 494 or text HELP to 83222.