Amphetamines and Amphetamine Addiction Treatment at SJRP
Amphetamines are stimulant drugs that increase energy, focus, and confidence. When taken for medical necessity as prescribed by a doctor, there is little concern for addiction. But when misused for recreational or performance-enhancing purposes, addiction quickly takes hold. Luckily, individuals seeking amphetamines addiction treatment have found great success in the therapeutic approach of holistic rehabilitation.
Amphetamines are most commonly used to treat hyperactivity (ADHD). Used to treat conditions such as narcolepsy, obesity, and depression in the past, they are now only used in rare cases as better alternatives have been found. Yet, individuals misuse amphetamines for these very purposes – to increase wakefulness and focus, lose weight, or to get high and experience feelings of euphoria.
By affecting the central nervous system, amphetamines allow messages to move faster between the brain and body and increase dopamine levels in the brain. In addition to increased energy, they create feelings of euphoria, clear-headedness, control, confidence, and sociability. As an individual misuses amphetamines, the brain begins to crave the drug and, the body builds up a tolerance.
Withdrawal and abstinence can become painfully difficult, and potentially deadly. However, with proper care and assistance from an amphetamines rehab, recovery is not only possible, but does not have to be as hard.
Amphetamines Addiction Treatment
Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) such as amphetamine addiction are complex medical disorders and are commonly found with co-occurring mental health issues. At an amphetamines rehab, holistic treatment plans will focus on healing the psychological, physical, spiritual, and emotional elements of a person’s life.
Comprehensive amphetamines rehab programs, such as that at St. John’s Recovery Place, should address all the needs of the individual and their family to allow for the best chances of recovery and maintaining long-term sobriety. At SJRP, our full-scope, holistic approach to amphetamines addiction treatment typically includes:
- Detoxification, including medical detox if needed
- A complete evaluation resulting in a specific diagnosis
- A personalized treatment plan, created with the individual and updated as needed throughout treatment
- Cognitive and behavioral therapies
- Aftercare Services such as vocational and educational assistance
- Continual care post-rehab including individual therapy and support groups
Signs of Amphetamine Misuse
Illegal amphetamines can be found as pills, capsules, powder, paste, crystal or liquid form. They are taken orally (swallowed), dabbed onto the gums, inhaled (snorted), injected, or smoked.
Amphetamines are prescribed as:
Adderall®, Concerta®, Dexedrine®, Focalin®, Metadate®, Methylin®, Ritalin®
Common street names include:
Bennies, Black Beauties, Crank, Ice, Speed, Uppers
Signs and side effects of amphetamine misuse include:
- Decreased appetite and weight loss
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, heart attack
- Increased body temperature and skin flushing
- Memory loss
- Aggressive or violent behavior
- Suicidal thoughts
- Skin sores
- Sleep problems
- Birth defects
What’s the Best Amphetamines Rehab?
Once you’ve decided to seek treatment, you’ve taken the first step to recovery and that is a significant achievement! The next step is deciding where to get help and that can be a bit daunting.
The best outcomes for long-lasting recovery are achieved through a holistic and comprehensive treatment approach. This is because addiction is often the result of underlying issues. By treating addiction only in and of itself, you’re setting yourself up for higher chances of relapse.
Rehabilitation centers that offer behavioral therapies in addition to conventional talk therapy help you understand your behaviors and learn to change them. Likewise, programs that include complementary and alternative therapies provide greater opportunities for individuals to learn about themselves while also learning to regulate stress, emotions, and increase health and well-being. Encouraging a strong support system by involving family and friends in counseling and offering peer-support groups, makes a significant difference in maintaining sobriety post-rehab.
A well-rounded program provides services, resources, and tools to heal and overcome past traumas, regulate mental health issues, and teach relapse prevention techniques.
Amphetamines Treatment Program at SJRP
At St. John’s Recovery Place, we understand the importance of offering a full array of services to our clients to not only meet individual needs but to ensure the same level of compassionate and thorough care. From amphetamine detox to therapies and after-care programs, every level of our amphetamine rehab is focused on healing YOU as an individual. Our services include:
Behavioral and Experiential Therapies
Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment (Dual Diagnosis)
Residential Amphetamines Rehab
Outpatient Amphetamines Rehab
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Sober Living Homes
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction to amphetamines, don’t wait another day! Call and speak with one of our admissions team members to learn more about the amphetamine treatment programs available to you at SJRP.
Call our office today at 833-397-3422 to get started on your Journey to Recovery.