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A substance use disorder or addiction can take many forms. While many people call to mind illicit drugs when they think of addiction, dependency can arise from the use of legal and prescribed medications as well. Stimulants are a drug present in many legal and illicit substances, thus leading to them being a common substance requiring addiction treatment.
Stimulants are substances that activate the central nervous system (CNS). In limited doses, stimulants can be used to increase attention, alertness, and competitiveness. The majority of people who consume high amounts of stimulants report unpleasant nervousness, shaking, and paranoia. However, stimulants cause some people to feel a rush of euphoria that temporarily eliminates outside concerns. At our Florida substance abuse treatment center at Harmony Hills, individuals can find the support they need to heal and recover from addiction to stimulants.
If stimulant use has gotten out of control, Harmony Hills provides the ideal environment to recover from stimulants, including cocaine, Adderall, methamphetamines, and other uppers. The cravings, paranoia, and impulsivity associated with heavy stimulant use make it almost impossible to stop using. Some people can regulate their stimulant use, but certain jobs require constant alertness and attention.
To cope with the demands of employers, people take more and more stimulants. Unfortunately, heavy use of stimulants can cause serious problems in practically every aspect of your work and personal life. Using stimulants at high doses can reverse their usual effects, causing people to become unable to focus on tasks, experiencing processing delays, and failing to comply with requirements. Heavy use of stimulants causes the brain to become dependent on stimulants for energy and motivation. This causes people to consume more stimulants and needs a substance abuse treatment program. People who develop a dependency on stimulants often develop the following issues:
Stimulants have been proven to reduce tiredness, appetite, and insouciance, but they can be habit-forming when used regularly at increasing doses. The highly addictive nature of stimulants like cocaine, crack, and methamphetamine has brought national attention to stimulant addiction. Withdrawing from stimulants in a non-medical setting may include the following:
Detoxing from stimulants without the support of a treatment program usually results in relapse. If you are tired of making excuses, Harmony Hills’ drug detox center can help you get your life back.
Stimulant addiction is complicated because using stimulants at dangerous levels causes people to feel productive and enlightened. In reality, people who are addicted to stimulants lead isolated and imprisoned lifestyles. Continuing to use stimulants at increasing doses to feel normal is a warning sign that you have developed a chemical dependence. We offer the following stimulant addiction treatment programs at Harmony Hills:
Despite the cultural stigmas attached, chemical dependency is a health problem, not a willpower problem. People who become chemically dependent understand, more than anyone else, the consequences of their drug use. We have found that treating underlying mental health conditions during our Florida drug rehab programs can help people understand their reasons for using and the importance of staying sober. Being unable to stop using stimulants is a warning sign that something needs to change. If you were going to quit by yourself, you would’ve already quit. Failing to address an addiction to stimulants will cause problems in your life until you are willing to seek treatment.
The more cocaine, meth, and amphetamines you consume, the more you’ll need to feel normal and energized. Stimulants often cause people to become hostile toward their families, friends, partners, and colleagues, but hope is within your reach. At Harmony Hills, all of our extensive addiction treatment programs offer a wide range of therapies designed to address each person’s unique issues springing from and contributing to their dependency. Some of our therapies include: