Amphetamine Addiction

Understanding amphetamine addiction

Types of common amphetamines include Benzedrine, Adderall and Dexedrine. 'Speed' is a commonly used amphetamine, and takes its name from the physical and mental reaction the body produces following the intake of this substance. The synthetic substance Methamphetamine (also referred to as 'meth', 'crystal meth' or 'ice'), also falls into the amphetamine category. Amphetamines are typically injected or snorted by users, although it is also possible for users to consume them orally. The drugs are typically taken this way because the associated euphoric feeling with them is increased if the pills are smashed and then snorted, or dissolved in water and then injected.

Once absorbed into the bloodstream, users typically feel heightened alertness and energy, and an increased body temperature. This is because such drugs constrict blood vessels, and put the body into 'emergency mode' (also known as the 'fight or flight' stage), in which all senses are heightened, as if the body is coping with a state of shock or a possible harmful event or threat to its survival. This physical state also causes disruptions to the cardiovascular system, which can prove fatal.

Some users take amphetamines due to the 'buzz' or 'high' they get when taking them, while others take the drug to lose weight, as it suppresses hunger. Over time, tolerance to the drug increases, meaning that a user needs to take increasing amounts over a longer period to get a 'high', leading to a very powerful physical and psychological amphetamine addiction.

Do you or a loved one have an amphetamine addiction? If so, Step 1 Recovery can help. It can be hard to admit or get a loved one to admit that they have a drug addiction, and issues with drugs can affect anyone, regardless of age or background. Call us today to see how our compassionate and mindful approach to drug addiction treatment can help you or a member of your family recover and live a life free from drug dependency.

What signs should I look out for?

The physical side effects of amphetamines can be dependant on the age of an individual along with their build and how much tolerance they have developed to the drug. The usual physical side effects include raised blood pressure and an increased heart rate, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, loss of libido, weight loss and increased nausea. Other reports of side effects have mentioned nosebleeds, sweating, blurred vision, a dry mouth and constant grinding of the teeth.

The Psychological side effects of amphetamines have a profound effect on personal relationships of a user which can include increased anxiety, mood swings, repetitive behaviour, irritability, paranoia and delusions. If yourself or your loved one has shown signs of these symptoms, see how we can help by getting in touch with us today. At Step 1 Recovery, we can tailor a drug addiction treatment package that is bespoke to you, helping you to physically and psychologically break free from your amphetamine cravings.

How we treat amphetamine addiction

The professional team we have put together have years of experience in carrying out successful detoxes that help and support those that want to completely remove themselves from amphetamine addiction. Guidance is available via a bespoke programme tailored towards healing your body and soul with holistic practices, with the aim of helping turn you back on drug addiction for good. We offer a full long term plan for the problems you are facing and can educate you on the reason why you may be considered an addict, whilst providing you with the help and support you need to succeed. We are based in the warm climate of the Costa Blanca – a relaxing haven in Moraira, Spain where time spent in a warmer and more relaxing environment can be incredibly beneficial on an individuals mind and spirit, we also have centres throughout the UK.

What you can expect

Our private rehabilitation centre in Spain has been designed to give a luxury and private feel to make your stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. The luxury and peaceful feel that we like our centre to achieve is an essential part of healing the mind and body from its addictive behaviours. You will be encouraged to take part in mindful activities which includes yoga, reki and meditation, these activities are perfect for healing the mind and body which is a big part of your treatment.

The centre has an onsite Chef who is responsible for providing the correct nutrition to help the body in its recovery. This is just one of the many services we offer to help you focus solely on your recovery without experiencing any distractions, we like to create a homely feel at our centre to ensure you feel comfortable as possible during your time with us.

Our staff

Our team of highly qualified and experienced staff are here to help you every step of the way during addiction treatment. The team a Step 1 Recovery work tireless to make sure your stay is as relaxing and as comfortable as possible while providing effective evidence-based treatment. All our members of staff are incredibly committed and determined in helping individuals beat their addiction, with many experiencing the same issues themselves in their past life. This is what makes our centre unique, as members of the team have been through the struggles of addiction before, meaning they can provide a unique perspective on addictive behaviours and the best way to overcome it.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team and find out how they can help then please get in touch.

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