Amphetamines are stimulant drugs, and they essentially speed up messages sent through pathways in the brain and body. In most cases, amphetamines are prescribed to treat conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy, and they have several nicknames that they go by, such as “speed,” “fast,” “up” and more. There are several types of forms that amphetamines may come in, such as powder, tablets, crystals, and capsules; these drugs can also be taken in different ways, such as swallowing, dabbing on to the gums, inhaled through the nose, injected or smoked. Amphetamines are very addictive, and there are a number of side effects that can come up for people who use this substance: 

  •       Euphoria
  •       Feeling as though thoughts are incredibly clear
  •       Greater feeling of being “in control”
  •       More sociability
  •       Increased energy

Methamphetamine, Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall and Ephedrine are different types of amphetamines, and all of them could be abused significantly. In many unfortunate cases, people who abuse these drugs find that they cause significant harm in other areas of their life, including their work and relationships. A person abusing amphetamines may say to themselves at one point, “…I’d start doing amphetamines again; my relationship began experiencing issues, it came to an end and then I started using more drugs and drinking while going to the club…I did a bit of heroin in between, tried a bunch of different pills, but it didn’t feel like I had a problem at the time because it was distracting me.”

If you’ve been struggling with amphetamine addiction, speak with a professional from Arbor Behavioral Health today. Now is the time to get the personalized help that you need – and the sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you can begin working towards your mental, physical and spiritual health.

At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  The Arbor uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor, you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.