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Treatment for Amphetamine Addiction

What Are Amphetamines?

Amphetamines are some of the most commonly abused prescription medications. Prescription stimulants include Adderall and Dexedrine; however, there are also illicit drug amphetamines such as ecstasy and methamphetamine. They can also cause drug addiction and cause several adverse health effects when abused.

Amphetamines are drugs or medications that stimulate the central nervous system. Prescription amphetamines treat medical conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD and narcolepsy since they increase mental focus and alertness. However, people can misuse amphetamines to elicit a rewarding euphoric effect.

There are many prescription amphetamine medications, as well as illicit ones, including:

  • Adderall – A combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, it is prescribed to treat hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.
  • Dexedrine – another central nervous system stimulant, is also used to treat hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.
  • Vyvanse – This is a once-daily, timed released stimulant primarily used to treat hyperactivity disorder and has also been used to treat adult binge eating disorder.
  • Ecstasy – A synthetic, illicit drug with stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. Also known as MDMA and Molly, it affects the brain’s chemistry by releasing a high level of serotonin.
  • Methamphetamine – A powerful and highly addictive synthetic substance. It can be a prescription medication to treat obesity and ADHD or an illicit drug known as crystal meth.

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Common Signs of Amphetamine Abuse

Amphetamine abuse can cause significant changes in a person’s behavior and physical symptoms. Those abusing drugs can become more secretive, avoiding friends and family to hide their drug use. Additional signs and symptoms include:

  • Changes in groups of friends and problems with relationships
  • Spending much of their time finding or using the drug
  • Inability to keep up with school, work, or home responsibilities
  • Loss of interest in previous activities
  • Strong drug cravings
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Digestive upset
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Aggression
  • Paranoia and anxiety
  • Auditory, visual, or tactile hallucinations
  • Unable to reduce or stop taking amphetamines
  • Continued amphetamine use despite negative effects on relationships, work, or school
  • Feeling like you have to take amphetamines to feel “normal.”
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Treatment Options for Amphetamine Addiction

Amphetamine abuse can cause a strong drug dependence that can be difficult to overcome. Multiple aspects of substance abuse, including physical and psychological prescription drug addiction components, need to be addressed. Entering an addiction treatment program for drug abuse is the most effective way to recover.

Usually, the first phase of drug abuse treatment is detoxification. Many drug addiction treatment centers offer a medically assisted detox. With medically assisted treatment, it is effective in reducing withdrawal symptoms and ensures treatment retention in completing the drug detox in its entirety.

Drug detox is only the first step to amphetamine use disorder treatment. Many of the psychological and behavioral aspects of drug abuse still need to be addressed with drug addiction treatment. There are several levels of care for amphetamine addiction, depending on the severity of your amphetamine use disorder. Inpatient treatment is the most intense form of addiction treatment which requires you to live at the substance abuse treatment center for the duration of your stimulant use disorders treatment program.

After residential treatment, you can move down treatment program levels into several outpatient treatment programs, including a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Some people start their treatment with these programs, and which one you choose depends on your circumstances and needs.

All levels of care offer a variety of treatments which include:

  • Medically assisted treatment 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Group therapy and support
  • Family therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders

Novo Detox Amphetamine Addiction Treatment

Novo Detox offers comprehensive addiction treatment for amphetamine addiction and co-occurring disorders that may be present. Our luxury rehab helps you to focus on your healing in comfort while increasing treatment retention. Contact Novo Detox at (844) 834-1777 today to learn more about how you can stop amphetamine dependence once and for all.