Amphetamines are drugs that stimulate activity in the brain. When used for legitimate medical conditions, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or narcolepsy, they increase mental alertness and focus. However, abusers of amphetamines often seek a rapid rush of euphoric effects in addition to mental alertness. Misuse of amphetamines carries a substantial risk for addiction and may require substance abuse treatment.
Understanding the risks, dangers, and signs of amphetamine use can be an essential step towards identifying when professional treatment may be needed. If you or a loved one are looking for amphetamine addiction treatment in Massachusetts, look no further than Vertava Health. Reach out today at 888.655.0289.
Types Of Amphetamines
Amphetamines are available in a variety of forms with some variances in chemical structure. They can be prescribed by a doctor or acquired illegally in the form of pills, tablets, powder, paste, and liquid. Commonly used amphetamines include:
- Dextroamphetamine (e.g., Adderall, Dexedrine)
At Vertava Health Massachusetts, our staff of qualified, caring professionals has extensive experience with amphetamine abuse and addiction.
Signs Of Amphetamine Abuse
Abusing substances like amphetamines can cause significant changes in how a person behaves and functions in their day-to-day life. For some, amphetamine use can begin as a single or infrequent occurrence, but over time become more regular as they become addicted to the drug’s effects. This can lead to physical dependence on amphetamines and psychological addiction.
Many people who use drugs become more secretive or avoid friends and family more often to hide their drug use or get high. These behavioral changes can affect a person’s work, relationships, and social life.
Signs additional signs that someone has become addicted to amphetamines include:
- Strong drug cravings
- Continuing to take amphetamines despite harmful effects on relationships with friends, family, or health
- Feeling like you have to take amphetamines just to feel “normal”
- Being unable to reduce or stop taking amphetamines
- Withdrawal symptoms
Overdosing on amphetamines is rarely fatal when taken alone but can become more dangerous if other drugs are involved. However, any overdose is a cause for concern and may require medical treatment.
Vertava Health Offers Amphetamine Addiction Treatment Program in Massachusetts
Entering a treatment program for amphetamine use or addiction is the most effective way to overcome addiction and learn healthy coping skills for staying sober.
For most people struggling with amphetamine addiction, the first phase is detoxification. Most drug and alcohol rehab centers offer medically supervised detox services before beginning an inpatient rehab program. One of the primary advantages of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is that it helps mitigate withdrawal symptoms which can be quite severe.
After detox, most clients transition to inpatient or residential rehab, where an individualized treatment plan will be developed based upon individual needs and addiction history. At Vertava Health Massachusetts, our treatment specialists understand the unique challenges each person faces as they begin their path toward recovery from addiction. Our individualized approach to treatment means that each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to meet their specific needs.
After residential treatment, most people move to various forms of outpatient rehab, such as a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Finally, Vertava Health ensures you will not maintain a life of sobriety alone–aftercare and alumni programs provide regular support groups or check-ins to help prevent relapse and maintain accountability.
We offer a variety of evidence-based therapies and proven treatments, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- Adventure and recreational therapy
- Aftercare and alumni programs
Choose Vertava Health for Amphetamine Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts
Acknowledging that you need help is just the first step. Let us help you or a loved one overcome amphetamine addiction and begin the path towards a more balanced future today. Contact us today at 888.655.0289 to learn more about amphetamine use and addiction treatment options at Vertava Health Massachusetts.