Stimulant Addiction Rehab Treatment

Stimulants serve one purpose: to stimulate the brain and body, to create euphoria and increase energy. These psychoactive substances stimulate the body to perform and affect the nervous system. They can have deadly impacts on the body when used frequently.

They are often used illegally and may be used to increase performance for endurance sports, for example. They work to relieve tiredness and stimulate you in a way that caffeine cannot.

There are many stimulants which are used for conditions such as ADHD, and when used correctly, they are perfectly safe. Often, stimulants are used to combat ADHD and narcolepsy. Certain stimulants you may be aware of are Ephedrine, Methylphenidate (medicinally for ADHD), Amphetamine/Speed /Pep, Methamphetamine, Crystal Meth, and MDMA (Ecstasy).

This artificial stimulation affects the heart rate, speeding it up to make you feel more alert, but may decrease the blood/brain barrier function. However, stimulant addiction can develop if used incorrectly and often requires stimulant rehab to overcome.


Dangers of Stimulant Addiction and Abuse

Using any stimulant can be a very dangerous decision to make. Not only are there many physical dangers, but the risk of stimulant addiction developing is also a risk factor. When the body becomes tolerant to a specific drug, it craves a bigger dosage, which captures you in a cycle of addiction.

Primarily, it is important to note some of the worst health problems caused by stimulants are:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Inner restlessness, nervousness and sleep disturbances
  • Aggressions
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Psychoses
  • Personality changes (leading to life problems)

All of the above are heightened if you are addicted to any stimulants. Drug addiction is a disease that affects the mind. Impulsive behaviours, irritability, withdrawal from work and social life, arguments at home and financial troubles are all the initial red flags you must keep track of. Speaking to your GP is a great initial step to combat stimulant addiction, or alternatively, get in touch with us on 0800 470 0382.



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When to Seek Treatment for Stimulant Addiction

Thankfully, stimulant addiction can be treated and managed; the success rates are high if you attend treatment at stimulant rehab. However, you may be wondering if you need drug addiction rehab. There are several signs of stimulant addiction which you can look out for:

  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Withdrawal from daily tasks/friendships
  • Problems at home and at work
  • Financial difficulties
  • Unkempt exterior/lack of personal hygiene
  • Sleeping more often
  • Losing (or gaining) weight
  • Unpredictable behaviours
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If your mental or physical health is deteriorating as a result of your substance abuse, seek rehab treatment at a residential facility today.


What Happens at Stimulant Rehab?

Stimulant detox and therapies are the two chosen methods for rehab treatments and have proven benefits. Private drug and alcohol rehab gives you a comprehensive programme undertaken in your own luxury suite.

You can relax, make friends, share stories, and feel supported through your recovery journey. You will be guided by a professional multidisciplinary team that is there 24/7 as you withdraw from drugs and achieve recovery. You will have access to medical personnel and a medical environment throughout the detox period.

A stimulant drug detox lasts around 7 days and includes professional withdrawal management. Any withdrawal symptoms are managed and there is maximum comfort throughout. You will feel immediate clarity, and your body will begin healing. When you are ready and comfortable, we will begin the second phase of stimulant rehab, which involves a series of addiction therapies that are beneficial to success.

Counselling and therapies: You may begin CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or other therapies such as art therapy, one-to-one counselling, and group therapy. When combined, they give you tools to adapt to your surroundings, learn how to deal with your emotions and heal from life traumas.

In addition to friends and family, support and encouragement can also be obtained from trained staff. Social services and health care employees support you and do not leave you alone with your problems. There is no need to suffer in silence – every patient is treated holistically as an individual.

Following your stimulant addiction treatment, you will then have a bespoke aftercare programme created. This may include follow-up counselling sessions, face-to-face or via Zoom, and ongoing support. Many self-help groups can be obtained, which will continue the community when you return home.

You can meet people in the same situation and exchange ideas with them.


What to Expect During Withdrawal from Stimulants

You can expect withdrawal symptoms to begin within 24 to 72 hours of taking your last dose of stimulants. Any withdrawal symptoms that you do have will be managed appropriately and safely. These may include fatigue, body aches, and feelings of anxiety and depression. If your addiction to stimulants has become particularly severe, you may suffer from poor sleeping and even hallucinations.

The first 4 to 10 days will be the most difficult regarding withdrawal symptoms. However, following detox, you will likely begin feeling less interest in using again. Your cravings will lessen, and you may only suffer from very mild symptoms. Rest assured, you will be in the very best hands with us.


Addiction Treatment with Rehab Clinics Group

With the full scope of treatment available to you, our referral clinic can give you a new lease of life whilst offering you a journey to better mental and physical health. Your care does not end when you leave our rehab clinic.

We cooperate with numerous regional and national corporations, charitable organisations and support networks with which you can link. Alongside your bespoke aftercare plan, you will feel nurtured and respected.

For more information on how you can create a more successful life and future for yourself, call us on 0800 470 0382. You do not need to suffer in silence. We are available round the clock to ensure you get the help you truly need – contact us today.