Amphetamine Addiction Centers

Amphetamine addiction centersAmphetamines fall under the stimulant category which means they increase alertness and overall energy level. Individuals will also experience a decreased appetite as a side effect of this drug.

If you have an addiction to amphetamines, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. You should also understand what has led to the addiction and what effects it is having on your health.

Paths to Amphetamine Addiction

Amphetamine use can occur legally by prescription, or illegally by those who simply want to use the drug in order to get high. Crystal meth is a form of this drug that is used strictly for the purpose of getting high. However, the amphetamine medications available are abused for a variety of different purposes, such as:

  • In order to stay awake for extended periods of time to study or drive all night
  • To lose weight since they decrease appetite
  • To drink more alcohol without getting ill
  • To treat depression since the drug offers feelings of power and control

No matter what the reason is behind your addiction, you will experience physical and psychological effects of the drug.

Physical and Psychological Effects of Amphetamines

There are many physical effects that derive from the use of amphetamines, and these can help signify an addict. The most prevalent and obvious effects are:

  • Insomnia or a general inability to sleep
  • Increased energy level at all times
  • Reduced appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision for periods of time
  • Sweating despite cool temperatures
  • Increased respiration rate and blood pressure

The psychological effects of amphetamines and related drugs include:

  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Inability to stop talking
  • Increased aggression
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Increased concentration and alertness

In addition to these health effects, you will also experience withdrawal symptoms when you suddenly stop using the drug.

Amphetamines Withdrawal Symptoms

Physically, amphetamines withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Lack of coordination and general mobility skills
  • Shaking for no apparent reason
  • Seizures
  • Overheating due to dehydration

Withdrawal symptoms from amphetamines have the potential to be fatal. There is an impact on the heart as a rapid heartbeat, arrhythmia or cardiac arrest can occur in the most severe cases.  To minimize these effects and symptoms, you should seek professional drug addiction treatment when trying to stop using amphetamines.

Finding Help for Amphetamine Addiction

If you have an addiction to amphetamines, you will need a treatment center to safely help you overcome the addiction. By calling the number provided, you can speak to our representatives and learn about treatment options that are available to help you with your addiction.