Amphetamine Addiction

Drugs classed as ‘amphetamine’ include speed and crystal meth amongst others. Generally users snort or inject this class of drug. It’s also possible for amphetamine drugs to be consumed orally. Once consumed users describe feeling an increase in energy and alertness. Amphetamines are used as a so-called ‘party drug’ however amphetamines may be used to treat disorders such as ADHD. Some users take amphetamines in order to lose weight. Over time amphetamine use leads to a powerful psychological and physical based addiction. As users increase their consumption of amphetamine a tolerance to the drug arises where more is required in order to achieve the desired ‘high’.

How amphetamines affect the brain

Amphetamine use alters the brain’s chemicals. Neurotransmitters within the brain are released when the drug was consumed. Similar to cocaine, amphetamines prevent the neurotransmitters from returning to their natural home within the brain once released and thus causing a chemical imbalance.

Our amphetamine rehabilitation programme

Amphetamine detoxification at Ocean Recovery can be considered the first stage in your rehabilitation programme. During detoxification amphetamine content in the body is allowed to flush from your bloodstream. During detoxification you experience a number of withdrawal symptoms as your body and mind begins to stabilise.

Amphetamine withdrawal symptoms

A list of potential withdrawal symptoms you experience during amphetamine detoxification include:

  • Powerful cravings for the drug
  • Hallucinations
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Potential coma
  • Loss of coordination
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Powerful seizures
  • Raised heartbeat
  • Acute psychosis
  • Irritability
  • Severe depression

Whilst most people experience these withdrawal symptoms, the exact withdrawal symptoms you suffer cannot be accurately predicted until amphetamine detoxification is attempted. Whilst some may experience little-to-none of the above symptoms, most will experience at least 2 to 3 of them. You receive 24 hour a day medical observation during amphetamine detoxification. A number of prescription drugs such as Valium and Serax may be offered to ease withdrawal symptoms.

Our amphetamine rehabilitation programme

What happens after detoxification?

Following amphetamine detoxification you take part in a number of therapy and counselling sessions. During this time you explore and overcome the psychological ‘triggers’ of your addiction. Powerful coping strategies are taught which prevent relapse once you leave our centre. We also encourage clients to engage with local Narcotics Anonymous groups upon leaving our centre.

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