Amphetamine Rehab in Southern California
About Amphetamine Rehab
The need for amphetamine rehab centers has exploded in recent decades. Amphetamine rehab allows individuals attempting to overcome their meth addictions to receive treatment in a safe, secure location. Amphetamines are stimulant medications that are available through prescription and sold illicitly as recreational drugs.
Amphetamine drugs work by increasing central nervous system activity creating feelings of prolonged awareness, heightened concentration levels and increase in self-confidence. Many amphetamine abusers find these euphoric side effects of the drugs alluring, prompting meth addictions, ecstasy addictions, and Adderall addictions to surge nationwide. For individuals needing amphetamine rehab Coastline provides exceptional inpatient meth rehab services in Southern California.
Amphetamines were first created across the ocean in Germany over 100 years ago. These first amphetamine drugs were designed to help treat congestion. Once the euphoric side effects of amphetamines were recognized in the early 1900’s, the drug began to be abused and this abuse has exploded across America. Because amphetamines are stimulants, and alter both mood and alertness, the risk of dependence and addiction are remarkably high when used recreationally.
Types of Amphetamines
Many wonder how amphetamines are used pharmaceutically. Amphetamines are prescribed for many different treatments, most focusing on altering responses within the central nervous system. Sometimes treating these disorders leads to amphetamine dependancey, which requires amphetamine rehab treatment. ADHD is treated using an amphetamines branded as Dextroamphetamine and Lisdexamfetamine. Both of these medications are only available through medical professionals and their use is closely monitored. Levoamphetamine is a stimulant that promotes wakefulness and allows for increased concentration. Adderall is a commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of narcolepsy or ADHD. Amphetamines are prescribed for weight loss, asthma, and illnesses such as depression, although this last one is rare. Some common brand names for amphetamines are the following:
- Adderall, Adderall XR
- Ritalin, Ritalin-SR
- Dexadrine, Dexadrine Spansule
Most Insurances Accepted
Amphetamine Addiction Signs and Symptoms
It is important for individuals and their families to understand how amphetamine dependency can quickly become amphetamine addiction, requiring amphetamine rehab in Southern California. Learning to be watchful for signs and symptoms of Adderall addiction can prove vital to your loved one’s mental and physical health. Because amphetamines are such addictive stimulants, the risk of addiction following even short-term use can be quite high.
For individuals who are looking for a quick fix, particularly those employed in occupations that require long stretches of attention and on-the-job energy, speed can seem an attractive drug. In the past, amphetamines were used to help those fighting wars and flying planes awake and aware when under insane work schedules. This might have short-term gains for individuals, but the longer term risks are not worth the risk of addiction. Southern California amphetamine rehab centers like Coastline have beds available to help addicts regain control over their lives.
The human body was designed for rest, both mentally and physically. Most of our cell regeneration takes place during our sleep. When our bodies are not allowed time to heal and rejuvenate, the risks of brain and organ damage is greatly increased. Some of these physical side effects can be life-long, even contributing to premature death. There are behavioral, physical and psychological symptoms of amphetamine addiction.
Physical Symptoms of Amphetamine Addiction
- Intense cravings
- Acute health issues
- Increased tolerance
- Surges in energy
- Lack of appetite
- Increased respiration
- Dilated pupils
- Increased core body temperature
Psychological Symptoms of Amphetamine Addiction
- Euphoric moods
- Grandiose thoughts
- Increased Self-confidence
Behavioral Symptoms of Amphetamine Abuse
- Unsafe self-medicating
- Obsessive thoughts
- Increased Abuse
- Social withdrawal
- Ignoring responsibilities
- Risky, dangerous behaviors
Accredited amphetamine addiction care through our treatment facility makes it possible for addicts to get their lives back. The Coastline facility helps recovering addicts experience hope with a life focused on success and a bright future. Here a team of professionals walk patients through each step of recovery and provide ongoing support after treatment to ensure a lasting recovery. As one of the leading amphetamine rehab facilities, this treatment center focuses on individual therapy with the highest standards of treatment for substance abuse. To combat and relieve the side effects of addiction e.g. the inertia, fatigue, hypersomnia, insomnia and other agitations, rehab patients will have their own team of therapists as well as an individual recovery plan designed just for them.
With an intensive, evidence-based approach toward amphetamine addiction rehabilitation, this facility offers a variety of remedial and therapeutic interventions to help build a strong and lasting foundation for recovery. Here rehab patients will find a strong focus on recovery with one-on-one therapy provided by a team of sophisticated and comprehensive psychologists, therapists, nurses and other counselors ensuring a complete and satisfactory recovery.
Amphetamine Detox Facts
A stimulant is a substance that heightens alertness and creates energy level surges by increasing the activity of neurotransmitter systems in the brain. Stimulants such as amphetamines also elevate physiological processes like breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. Amphetamines are prescribed to treat conditions like ADHD and narcolepsy. These types of drugs are designed to speed up the brains’ ability to process messages as well as release dopamine, which causes extreme euphoria also known to addicts as a rush. There are no safe levels of illegal amphetamine use. Even when prescribed by a doctor, amphetamines tend to have unintended and unsafe consequences.
Because amphetamines influence how the brains neurons absorb the chemicals that transmit data through the brain, they provide a blast of energy coupled with overwhelming confidence. Stimulants cause permanent damage to the brain, they cause violent behavior, high blood pressure, lung disease, heart disease, and stroke and higher doses of these amphetamines will induce a seizure or a coma. With a climbing increase, amphetamine use, and fatalities are higher than opioid use and fatalities.
Currently, with no medication-assisted therapies for treating amphetamine addiction, and with legal prescriptions like Adderall and Ritalin rapidly increasing, there is a great challenge for amphetamine addicts facing recovery. Because withdrawal from an amphetamine addiction will cause a host of dreadful and unpleasant symptoms including pain, exhaustion and an overwhelming craving for more amphetamines, there are excellent resources designed to help with addictions.
Amphetamine Detox Signs and Symptoms
Individuals with amphetamine detox symptoms do not experience symptoms like individuals with other addictions. Individuals with amphetamine detox symptoms display a wide variety of symptoms including mood disorders, psychological symptoms, behavioral symptoms, and physical symptoms. Mood symptoms include an array of moods from euphoria to depression, including anxiety, mood swings and an overall pleasant sense of wellbeing. Coupled with psychological symptoms such as aggression, hostility, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, and psychosis, these symptoms can become very overwhelming.
Individuals suffering from amphetamine addictions often show behavioral symptom like increased risk-taking, unrealistic goals, altered sexual behaviors, decreased need for sleep, decreased appetite, increased athletic prowess, improved scholastic performance and an overall marked increase of energy. The physical symptoms of an amphetamine addiction are obvious and some of them carry serious consequences. While dilated pupils, headaches, nausea, tolerance, and skin disorders may not seem serious, other physical symptoms such as cardiac arrhythmias, an increased respiration rate, malnutrition, hypertension, seizures, cardiovascular system abnormalities, hypertension and angina pectoris are life-threatening amphetamine detox signs and symptoms.
Amphetamine Detox Stages
Drug withdrawal from any drug can be difficult. However, the withdrawal discomfort from amphetamines can be especially hard. In effect, the withdrawal symptoms play a key role in the perpetuating cycle of addiction. Therefore, abstinence from continued use of amphetamines causes the brain and the body to try to pick up the slack where the effect of the amphetamines leaves off.
The individual that knows what to expect with during the amphetamine detox stages will be better prepared and have a better chance of a successful and lasting recovery. As the body tries to rebuild its equilibrium in the absence of the amphetamines, it follows a set timeline of symptoms from acute to protracted withdrawal.
Amphetamine Withdrawal Timeline
The individual’s severity of an amphetamine withdrawal mostly depends on the level of severity of the individual’s addiction. Once an individual stop’s using amphetamines they will experience the acute withdrawal stage that constitutes an initial set of withdrawal symptoms that generally last from two to ten days.
The acute withdrawal time is the hardest for the rehab patient. During this time, they will experience the worst physical withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, hypersensitivity, body tremors, aches and pains, nausea, cravings, sweating, dehydration, elevated heart rate, heavy breathing and lack of sleep.
With a long term and chronic amphetamine abuse, the acute withdrawal phase will be followed by a protracted withdrawal phase. The protracted phase of withdrawal is caused by long term and chronic amphetamine abuse and can last for up to six months.
While the physical withdrawal of the acute stage is uncomfortable, the amphetamine addicts’ risk of relapse is higher during the protracted stage because of emotional unrest. During this time the addict may experience severe depression without any ability to experience joy, as well as bouts of anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, muddled thinking and a lack of impulse control including strong cravings for amphetamine.