AMPHETAMINE REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Amphetamines are stimulants that increase neurotransmitter activity in the brain and affect the central nervous system. This type of drug is often prescribed for conditions like attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy, but its euphoric effects can easily lead to amphetamine abuse.

While amphetamines are physically addictive, they can also be extremely psychologically addictive. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, amphetamines are the second most commonly abused drugs by individuals aged 15-64.

Amphetamine Abuse

SYMPTOMS

Some of the most popular amphetamines include Adderall, Ritalin, and Dexedrine and are often referred to casually as “uppers,” “speed,” “bennies,” or “eye-openers.” When a person uses these drugs, they can develop an amphetamine addiction, as they commonly experience symptoms like:

  • An overall feeling of euphoria
  • Increased motivation
  • A tingling sensation
  • Improved cognitive control
  • Increased energy
  • Excitement
  • A boost in confidence

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Dangers & Effects

Amphetamines can be swallowed, smoked, dissolved in water and injected, or crushed and snorted, but no matter which way the drug is ingested, it can have serious short-term and long-term effects that can lead to amphetamine drug abuse.

Short-term effects include:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety or agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased/irregular heart beat
  • Dizziness
  • Paranoia
  • Stomach irritation or cramps
  • Difficulty sleeping

Long-term effects include:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Heart damage
  • Psychological problems such as poor memory or concentration
  • Kidney issues
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Chronic sleeping problems

Withdrawal

When a person becomes dependent on amphetamines, it can be difficult to withdraw from them. Once they do, their body and mind may go through withdrawal symptoms for several days and even up to several weeks. This is why we recommend amphetamine addiction treatment.

Common withdrawal symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble with concentration
  • Muscle pains and/or twitches
  • Vivid, unpleasant dreams

Treatment Option

At Victory Bay, we offer amphetamine treatment for individuals who want to eliminate their drug addiction and get back to being healthy. Our state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located outside of Philadelphia and has several levels of treatment that we tailor to each individual. We take pride in our care and want to give you the best opportunity for recovery. Talk to us today about enrolling in an outpatient program for yourself or a loved one and begin your journey to an addiction-free life.

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