There are many types of amphetamines, but the most commonly used ones include Adderall, Benzedrine and Dexedrine. 'Speed' is a popular amphetamine, and takes its name from the physical and mental reaction the body produces following the intake of this substance. Amphetamines are typically injected or snorted by users, although they can also be consumed orally.
Once absorbed into the bloodstream, users typically feel a euphoric sensation, heightened alertness and energy, and an increased body temperature, resulting in the user feeling a 'buzz' or 'high' when taking them. 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 addiction that can require rehab.
If you or if you think someone you love might have an amphetamine addiction and need rehab, we can help with rehabilitation at Step 1 Recovery. We have a compassionate approach to amphetamine rehab that involves mindfulness and holistic therapies, and can help you or a family member to recover and live a life that no longer involves drugs.
When we first begin to work with you we will discuss your amphetamine addiction in detail to determine its severity, as many users can become dependent on the drug. The way we detox your body will vary from person to person. We will focus on the reasons why you first started taking the drug, the way amphetamines make you feel, and the way taking drugs has affected your health, personal life and relationships, and job. You will be assigned a therapist who can give you 24/7 support and talk you through your bespoke treatment plan. If you have had previous drug addiction treatment, we will discuss this and how you found the process, and also talk about any occasions when you have visited a doctor and tried to get help through a NHS route, including occasions when you may have been prescribed amphetamines by your GP, and later abused them.
As with any addiction therapy and especially detox that is associated with rehab, strong withdrawal symptoms can occur, so it is important to prepare yourself for such an event, though rest assured that you will be supported at all times. Because amphetamines make you feel such a fast-paced buzz, when you stop taking them you may feel extremely tired and have other symptoms like feeling worthless, depressed, nauseous, or generally feeling off-colour. This is normal and it will take your body time to adjust, but the important thing is to stay strong and determined to kick your habit.
When you stay with us at our rehab retreat in Teulada, we will be understanding and sympathetic and will ensure that you receive the best treatment, whether you are staying for a short time or a few weeks. Our staff will make sure that you always feel safe, secure and healthy. We will discuss detox therapies and psychotherapy, so that you can change your attitude towards your amphetamine addiction and finally leave it behind you for good.
There are many ways you can treat amphetamine addiction through rehab. The most common is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – intensive therapy sessions that will occur each day, in which we change your attitudes towards amphetamines and the way you think about them. This will lead to positive thoughts of life without using drugs. Thoughts of relapse may occur, but you will have the support of a key worker throughout.
We will also focus on talking therapies to help you come to terms with your addiction and rehabilitation, including family counselling, in which we invite your loved ones to talk about your addiction with our staff and you, covering your triggers and feelings, and how your drug usage affects your family, too. This method is great for people who may not want to face counselling on their own and require support from family or friends. We also encourage group session therapy at our centre, in which you can talk to others at the centre who have also experienced or are recovering from amphetamine addiction, so you can learn from their insights and shape your own thoughts on your personal addiction and rehab journey.
The final and more physical method is detoxification, in which we slowly wean you off of amphetamines until you are no longer using or have the desire to use drugs. We will look at your current amphetamine usage, and depending on the severity of your addiction, will work to slowly cut down the amount of the drug you take, so your body gradually adjusts to this more healthy lifestyle and becomes used to having very little amounts of the drug. From here, we will work to completely eliminate it from your life, so you no longer feel the need to use amphetamines.
We want your amphetamine rehabilitation to be as comfortable and enriching as possible. Our professional team are very experienced in planning detoxes that help and support those that want to emancipate themselves from drugs. We can give you effective guidance through a bespoke programme that focuses on healing your body, mind and soul with holistic practices, helping you to walk away from drug abuse for good. Our well qualified, helpful and supportive staff are why we have been able to successfully help many people in their amphetamine rehab to live a drug-free life. All of our staff members are deeply passionate and committed in supporting their clients at all times. We select our team for their experience and dedication to addiction therapy, and all of our staff exercise the utmost discretion at all times, as well as understanding
We are based in the sunny Costa Brava – a relaxing haven in Teulada where spending time in a warm and nourishing climate can work wonders on both mind and spirit. Our stunning retreat at the Villa Camino de la Paz centre has been designed to give you the very best in luxurious comfort complete with pool, gym and beauty services while you recover in the Spanish sunshine. We encourage mindfulness activities such as meditation, counselling and yoga to re-adjust your mindset and help you focus on relaxation and recuperation. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you or a loved one with amphetamine rehab.