What are Amphetamines?
Amphetamines addiction is a very serious problem. Amphetamines are a group of drugs classified in the stimulant category, meaning that they work to “increase alertness, attention, and energy, as well as elevating blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Commonly known Amphetamines are Adderall, Ritalin, ProCentra, Dexedrine, and much more.
Amphetamines act on the central nervous system (CNS) to produce feelings of motivation, attentiveness, and euphoria. These drugs work by affecting the particular chemicals in the brain and nerves that cause hyperactivity in individuals. Amphetamines are prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Narcolepsy (a sleep disorder), and even obesity.
Amphetamine salts (also known as Adderall or amphetamine salt combo) is a common Amphetamine prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. For example, Adderall may be prescribed to a student to help him or her concentrate and focus better in class.
Treatment for Amphetamines Addiction
Amphetamines addiction can be treated in various ways. Addiction is something that an individual cannot handle on their own, so support from others is crucial to achieving long-term sobriety.
- Support groups — Group therapy is an effective way to help people suffering from Amphetamine addiction to be held accountable on their journey to recovery. A supportive network of individuals helps people stay on track while forming healthy relationships along the way.
- Counseling — Individual counseling and family counseling sessions help the suffering individual come to terms with their addiction. They learn to be honest with themselves and other people, allowing them to mend their broken relationships.
- Outpatient programs — These programs are for people who want to maintain their daily life while still going through addiction treatment. Individuals in outpatient programs may meet with a counselor once a week, meet for group therapy over a period, and do other activities to hold them accountable during the recovery process.
- Inpatient programs — Inpatient programs are ideal for individuals who want to escape from all temptations, distractions, and triggers that lead to their drug or alcohol addiction.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an amphetamines addiction, call A Forever Recovery at our toll-free number to see the many different treatment options that they have available for you. A Forever Recovery wants to help you on your way to long-term sobriety!