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:
Effects Of Stimulant Addiction
Short Term Effects
Long Term Effects
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:
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.