Stimulant Addiction Treatment

Stimulants are addictive substances often prescribed to individuals with specific medical conditions to improve concentration and energy. Though sometimes used as an effective form of treatment, abusing stimulants gives way to addictions that can cause many long-term physical and mental health conditions.

At NP Addiction Clinic, we provide residential substance abuse treatment to combat stimulant addiction. This treatment includes medically supervised detox and comprehensive therapy options to treat the underlying causes of addiction.

Why Are Stimulants So Addictive?

Stimulants can be incredibly addictive because of the energy and positive feelings that they produce. However, as stimulants wear off, the comedown can be severe, and people may then chase the high, taking more of the substance to achieve the effects they desire.

The comedown, or crash, from stimulants, can include side effects such as:

  • Physical exhaustion
  • Anxiety
  • Inability to focus
  • Mood swings
  • Body aches
  • Depression

For example, methamphetamines can produce dopamine levels up to forty times higher than may be produced naturally. This can make users feel as though they need the substance to feel positive and happy.

Even medically controlled stimulants such as those used to treat symptoms of ADHD can have addictive properties. However, the addictive potential of these substances is much lower than illegal substances.

Without stimulants, people can feel depressed and lethargic and may feel that they need stimulants to function. This can quickly lead to addiction.

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Types of illegal stimulants include:

  • Cocaine - This highly addictive drug stimulates the release of feel-good endorphins such as dopamine. It additionally promotes brief spells of happiness and energy.
  • Methamphetamines - More commonly known simply as meth, methamphetamines are powerful and addictive stimulants that flood the brain with dopamine before a severe crash.
  • 3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) - A popular party drug, MDMA is both a stimulant and a psychedelic, producing extra energy and elevating mood.

Both legal and illegal stimulants have the potential to be abused. Although legal stimulants are only available through pharmacies and prescriptions, they are still purchased illegally.

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Signs of Stimulant Addiction

The signs and symptoms of stimulant addiction can vary from person to person and will often depend on the type of stimulant that they are abusing. However, the warning signs can be similar and can include:

  • Increased anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Erratic behavior

Using stimulants for a prolonged period can also lead to adverse mental health conditions and physical side effects, such as:

  • Psychosis
  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Panic disorder
  • Seizures
  • Heart failure

If you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, you or they may benefit from treatment in a rehab center.

When left untreated, stimulant addiction can lead to a decline in physical and mental health. However, at NP Addiction Clinic, we’re here to support you through the entire recovery process with our comprehensive residential treatment options.

"When I came to Neuro I was scared and confused. As the days went on I decided to stay and work on my Recovery and my Mental health status, it was by far the best decision I ever made. They met every need accordingly. I'm very grateful for this place all the staff and doctors here." - Former Client
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Causes of Stimulant Addiction

Stimulant addiction can stem from various factors, and no two people who experience addiction will have the same causes. Some causes of addiction can include:

  • A family history of addiction
  • Mental health conditions
  • Trauma
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Stress

As stimulants boost energy and provide a rush of pleasurable sensations, they can be abused by those working long hours or in high-stress environments to manage stress and increase productivity. This is incredibly dangerous and has the risk of leading to a long-term addiction.

Dual Diagnosis

Substance abuse disorders (SUD) often exist alongside a mental health condition as many attempt to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. This is commonly known as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder.

People may abuse stimulants for many reasons. As they produce feelings of intense euphoria and energy, those with mental health conditions may take them to reduce symptoms encountered and stave off low moods or lethargy. However, this can make their mental health worse.

Dual diagnosis cases require specialized care and treatment as the addiction, and underlying mental health conditions must be addressed simultaneously. NP Addiction Clinic has the facilities to effectively combat both conditions in a safe, welcoming environment to help maximize the chances of recovery.

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Treatment for Stimulant Addiction

When receiving treatment for stimulant addiction in a recovery program, the first step is often detox. This is the process of the body removing drugs from an individual's system to encourage them to adapt to living without them. Detox can be incredibly dangerous. With this in mind, detox must be carried out by a medical professional in a center such as our own.

In addition to detox, we provide multiple treatment options for substance use disorders (SUD), including medically-assisted treatment (MAT) to promote the highest chances of long-term recovery. While there is no specific medication to assist with stimulant detox, alcohol and opioid detox treatments can help withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal from stimulants can be a difficult process, with symptoms including:

  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Paranoia
  • Depression

Although this list may sound intimidating, NP Addiction Clinic is here to help you through this challenging time. Many of our staff are in long-term recovery themselves and have been in your shoes. Our in-depth clinical and medical assessment process allows our staff to tailor medication and treatment to suit your needs and encourage the highest chances of recovery.

At NP Addiction Clinic, we know that recovery doesn’t end with a detox. We aim to target the root causes of addiction by providing intensive therapy options to take care of your mental health along with your physical health. Our therapy options include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Support groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Twelve-step programs
  • Recreational therapy
  • Family counseling

In our residential rehab program, you can focus on your recovery without the distractions and triggers of the outside world. With a fully staffed kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and many recreational activities on offer, NP Addiction Clinic provides a warm, welcoming environment in which to begin your road to recovery.

Take Control Today

Start your journey to recovery today at the NP Addiction Clinic. We provide personalized, comprehensive addiction and recovery care to maximize the chances of a successful, long-term recovery.

Our medically supervised detox process is entirely safe, and we follow up by offering specialized therapy to identify the root causes of addiction and assist in preventing a relapse.

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