Amphetamine Rehab

Laura Smart - Author for Rehab Clinics Group

Laura Smart - Last Updated: September 27, 2022

Last reviewed: September 27, 2022 by Dr Alexander Lapa. All information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.

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Amphetamine addiction rehab is the best place to recover from addiction to stimulants as you are surrounded by addiction recovery specialists in a safe environment.

Rehab Clinics Group provide support and guidance throughout the rehab process so you can feel comfortable throughout your treatment programme and amphetamine detox.

Learn more about private rehab for amphetamine addiction.

Amphetamines have been around for decades, and versions of the drug are prescribed by doctors to treat conditions such as ADHD, obesity and narcolepsy.

Despite the medicinal uses of Amphetamine, it can be a very addictive drug which is used and abused illegally. Addiction to Amphetamines remains to be an issue today, and we are often called by people who are looking for amphetamine rehab who want to overcome the negative effects of the drug, commonly known as speed.

One of the main problems with amphetamines is that the longer they’re used, the more of a tolerance the user builds, so it can be extremely difficult to break the cycle of addiction alone.

Amphetamine rehab session

That’s why the Rehab Clinics Group offers a wide range of treatment options from our clinics in the UK and Spain, allowing you to detox and overcome your addiction. In our experience, the vast majority of long-term users of amphetamines don’t just need help withdrawing from amphetamines, but also identifying the cause of their drug use and giving them the skills they need to avoid a relapse.



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The Effects of Amphetamine on the Brain

Those who have suffered through amphetamine abuse report that the drug has strong effects on both their body and brain. Amphetamine is a stimulant, so when you take it you may feel more awake, alert and even more confident. The effects on the body are felt because the stimulant activates the central nervous system, and it also affects the brain’s chemistry, which can make you feel energised and give you hallucinations.

The parts of your brain that are affected by amphetamines are known as neurotransmitters. When you first start taking amphetamines, you’ll usually feel happy and wide awake, but the longer you take the drug, the less your brain produces these chemicals, so you’ll need to take more and more to feel the same high.

This is why amphetamines are highly addictive and why users often suffer from poor mental health and other psychological problems as a result of taking them. Needing more drugs for the same high is known as building up a tolerance, and it can be extremely dangerous in the long term, as it increases your risk of taking an overdose.


What’s Involved in Amphetamine Rehab

Overcoming amphetamine addiction can be difficult, which is why the Rehab Clinics Group offers tailored programmes at our rehab centres. The first step is going through a drug detox to withdraw from the substance and enable your body to function without drugs.

Going through amphetamine detox can be dangerous if done alone at home, as your body will be used to the drug which will cause withdrawal symptoms to be experienced.

Withdrawal symptoms can start just a few hours after the last consumption of speed and can involve aches and pains, an upset stomach, poor mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety, as well as intense cravings. We can offer prescription drugs to help you through this time, as well as 24/7 support at one of our clinics. This is often better than attempting outpatient rehab, as you need to be away from the temptation to buy more drugs.

It’s also important that we keep you well during the detox process. Those with substance abuse problems are often malnourished or physically ill, and amphetamines in particular are known to suppress your appetite, so when it returns, we’ll make sure you’ve got nutritional food to help you recover.

While detox can sometimes just take a few days, you can still suffer psychological effects for quite a while after taking the drug. That’s why undergoing amphetamine rehab is so important, and we’ll ensure you get the treatment you need at a rehab centre that suits your needs.

The psychological cravings for amphetamines can last for several months, which is why our therapy is designed to help you recognise why you use drugs and how you can overcome any cravings or urges you may experience. We can also keep a close eye on your physical health, checking your blood pressure and other signs of stress and helping with any lasting psychological effects.

When you’re admitted to one of our clinics, you’ll be given a tailored plan for treatment which can include therapy like CBT, support groups with other patients at the clinic, and exercise therapy.

We also offer holistic treatments which include Reiki, Massage, Reflexology and Healing, as this method of treatment can help you through your recovery. Our rehab programmes are much more intensive than most outpatient programmes, which is why we achieve high success rates.

Rehab Clinics Group can offer you a wide range of therapy treatments to suit your needs and help you recover from Amphetamine addiction.


Why Residential Treatment is Best

There are many reasons why we often recommend that amphetamine addiction treatment is most successful when carried out in a private rehab clinic, rather than as something you do at home. Firstly, the side effects of your detox can be more dangerous and hard to manage alone, not just because it can cause extreme reactions such as strokes or delirium tremons, but because there can be psychotic symptoms too.

Those who take amphetamines often suffer hallucinations, both visual and auditory, and when they come off the drug the hallucinations can become more intense. This can lead to violent or aggressive behaviour, and even attempts to self-harm, so medical help is essential to keep patients calm and reassured.

Cravings can also become very intense while at rehab, and if you’ve opted for outpatient support, then there’s always a strong temptation to buy more drugs. You can then get into a negative cycle of drug abuse, which can be difficult to break free from. When you stay in amphetamine rehab, it’s much harder to fall into old patterns, and there is always support to keep you going.

The support you receive as an inpatient is unlike any other treatment programme. The 24/7 support from addiction recovery workers and other medical staff enables you to stay on track with your addiction recovery and be motivated to continue treatment.


Living a Sober Life

Once you leave one of the Rehab Clinics Group’s rehab centres, we still want to keep you on track, which is why our treatment services include 12 months of free aftercare in your local area.

We can put you in touch with others who’ve been through our programmes and stayed away from amphetamines, giving you the encouragement you need for long-term success.


Get Help Today

If you’re worried about amphetamine abuse, whether you are taking the drug or enquiring about a loved one, we are always here to offer advice and support. Simply use our contact form, or call the Rehab Clinics Group on 03301 596 494 or text HELP to 83222 to find out more.


Dr Alexander Lapa - Psychiatrist & Clinical Reviewer for Rehab Clinics Group

Dr Alexander Lapa - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: September 27, 2022

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures