Stimulant Addiction

What Are Stimulants?

Stimulants affect certain chemicals in the brain. In general, they increase dopamine and concentration. Prescription stimulants, like those prescribed for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are intended to increase focus and provide a sense of calm. Like many other drugs, they can cause a sense of euphoria, which makes them very addictive. Illegal stimulants include cocaine or speed.

Types of stimulants can include: Cocaine, Adderall, Meth, Speed, Ephedrine, MDMA (Ecstacy), MDPV, Methamphetamine, Bath Salts

Symptoms Of Stimulant Abuse

Some of the symptoms you’ll notice if someone is addicted to stimulants are:

Increased body temperature
Increased blood pressure
Dry mouth
Faster breathing
Dilated pupils
Increased energy and alertness
Less tiredness
Decreased appetite

Effects Of Stimulant Addiction

Short Term Effects

Cardiovascular system failure
Hostility or paranoia
Irregular or increased heart rate
Increased blood pressure
Heightened sense of well-being
Loss of appetite
Increased respiration
Tremor/twitching of small muscles
Release of social inhibition

Long Term Effects

Physiological and behavioral disorders
Difficulty breathing
Mood or mental changes
Cardiac arrhythmias
Repetitive motor activity
Convulsions, coma, and death
Skin disorders
Vitamin deficiency
Flush or pale skin
Loss of coordination and physical collapse

Stimulant Addiction Treatment Options

Many stimulant addicts begin using their drug of choice as a way to cope with the pressures of life. Sometimes that is through a drug that helps with focus, and sometimes it with a drug that helps the addict escape. Here at Peaks Recovery, our treatment programs include a life skills component; our clients hold jobs so they can learn to deal with life’s stresses in sobriety. This greatly enhances their long-term chances of avoiding relapse, and so does our aftercare program.

What To Look For In A Stimulant Rehab

We know the decision in choosing the correct treatment center is an important one. Once you have determined the level of care you or your loved one needs, there are a few factors to consider before making the final decision. With each individual and circumstances varying, consider some of the following:

Gender Separate
Fully Integrated for Co-Occurring Disorders
Culture & Values
Aftercare Program
Budget & Insurance
Their Model Approaches

Stimulant Treatment At Peaks Recovery

A quality treatment center can help you assess and determine the right course of action for your loved one. A full recovery is absolutely possible with the right support system and a plan that gives the addict the tools they need to navigate life post-treatment.

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Comprehensive assessment
Detailed treatment plan
24-hour staffing
Dedicated medical team
Psychiatric support
Medication management
Daily physician visits

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Individual Therapy
Small-Group Sessions
Recreational Therapy
Life Skills Development
Peer Support
12 Step meetings & support
Holistic Healing

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Culinary Team
Transportation in program
Case management & discharge planning
Beautiful campus style living environment
Family support

Peaks Recovery Centers exclusive approach to inpatient treatment empowers men and women to leave drugs and alcohol behind them. Whether you are looking for alcohol rehab, drug rehab, our rehab program helps individuals learn and invest in new life practices, therefore they can restore and reclaim their lives.
If you are interested in Peaks Recovery Centers for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our form today.

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