Amphetamine Addiction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”AMPHETAMINE ADDICTION” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Amphetamines can be prescription drugs that are used to treat certain disorders like ADHD, or they can be street drugs that are illegally manufactured and sold. Addiction can occur with either type, and it often manifests itself when a user becomes dependent on the drug to help them function on a daily basis. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if you abruptly quit using the drug.


This classification of drug includes a variety of stimulants that act to stimulate the central nervous system. When taken at the proper dose to treat certain medical conditions, amphetamines can be a useful drug. When abuse and addiction take over, the consequences can be deadly. Side effects of amphetamines include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Restlessness/tremors
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Impotence
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Confusion


A person can become dependent even if they follow a doctors prescribed recommendation. Prolonged use and higher doses may increase dependence. Some people become dependent faster than others, and much will depend on your genetic makeup.

If a person’s parent or parents used amphetamines, they may be more susceptible to addiction. You may recognize that you have become dependent if you notice that it requires higher doses to achieve the same effect, changes in your mental health or attitude, an inability to stop taking the drug, or changes in your lifestyle.


If you suspect a friend or loved one is using amphetamines, they may manifest the same symptoms as above. While only they will be able to recognize some of those, there are other symptoms that may suggest amphetamine addiction such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Paranoia
  • Aggression


If you suspect someone you care about is using amphetamines, approach the situation with caution. It may be best to inquire of a professional on how to handle the situation.


If you are facing amphetamine addiction, it may be very difficult to quit. Enlisting the help of a treatment center can improve your chances of success. The center may include withdrawal treatment to rid the body of amphetamines in the most comfortable way possible, and they may use medication to help with symptoms during withdrawal. Counseling will also be provided to educate the user on the effects of the drug, and to address any underlying issues that contribute to addiction.

Whether a person has been addicted for a short period of time or a number of years, finding the right treatment can help them overcome their addiction and succeed in remaining sober.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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