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Amphetamine Addiction Rehab Treatment

Written By Brian Davis
Reviewed By Tiffany Green
Medically Reviewed By Dr David Barker
Updated January 12, 2023

Amphetamines are a class of stimulant drugs known for their powerful effect on the central nervous system. These substances, which include drugs like Adderall, methamphetamine, and dextroamphetamine, are often prescribed for conditions like ADHD and narcolepsy due to their ability to increase focus, attention, and control over wakefulness. Unfortunately, their ability to produce euphoric effects, increase energy, and enhance self-esteem has led to a significant number of people becoming addicted and unable to function normally without regularly taking amphetamines. In the long run, amphetamine abuse can lead to severe and crippling physical and mental health disorders, including irregular heartbeat, increased risk of stroke and heart attack, depression, and psychosis.

Dealing with an amphetamine addiction on your own is challenging beyond description. Casual amphetamine misuse can quickly manifest into severe psychological addiction and dependence, leading to extremely uncomfortable and mentally exhausting withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms can quickly drive one back to abuse.

Gladstones Clinic offers hope and a chance to beat amphetamine addiction the first time around. With hundreds of patients having overcome their amphetamine addiction under our care, our integrative, holistic, and non-12-step residential treatment programmes have proven themselves time and time again.

Need help in battling amphetamine addiction?

Gladstones Clinic has a proven track record and more than 20 years’ experience in helping people recover from amphetamine addiction.

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Why do people abuse amphetamines?

Amphetamines, as potent stimulants with the ability to enhance alertness, concentration, and energy levels, are often misused for a number of reasons. They’re particularly appealing to individuals seeking to boost their academic or professional performance, leading to their reputation as study drugs among students. Blue-collar workers also misuse amphetamines on long shifts as a way to get through the shift.

However, the risk of amphetamine abuse isn’t limited to seeking enhanced performance. Their euphoric highs, especially when taken with alcohol, and enhanced perception of self-confidence both contribute to their abuse as self-medication to escape the stresses and anxieties of dealing with daily life. Those with mental health disorders like ADHD or depression are especially vulnerable to substances that provide a temporary escape.

When to seek help for amphetamine abuse

Seeking professional help as soon as possible for any amphetamine misuse is highly recommended. Due to its powerful narcotic effects and ability to quickly form strong psychological dependencies, the earlier one seeks treatment, the easier it will be. Delaying treatment makes breaking this dependency more difficult and could lead to irreversible physical and psychological effects.

If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms of amphetamine addiction, please consider seeking professional help from addiction specialists.

What happens in amphetamine addiction therapy?

Gladstones Clinic has been a trusted partner for those seeking to beat amphetamine addiction for almost two decades. Our holistic treatment options take the complexities of dealing with highly addictive substances like amphetamines into account to provide rehab services that are safe, comfortable, and effective.

1. Addiction Assessment & Consultation

Gladstones Clinic begins treatment for amphetamine addiction with a thorough assessment of the individual’s addiction, health, and mental well-being. This initial step is vital to identify any co-occurring mental health conditions and to understand the patterns of drug use. The findings from this assessment help in creating a customised detox plan with a focus on safety and comfort.

2. Detoxification (Detox)

Detoxification is the first therapeutic step in treating amphetamine addiction, aiming to eliminate all traces of the drug from the body. The duration and symptoms of amphetamine detox vary and are often accompanied by uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. During detox, our medical team provides constant monitoring of physical and emotional health, offering support and medical intervention as needed to manage withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and anxiety.

3. Primary Care

The primary care phase for amphetamine addiction at Gladstones Clinic is individualised, focusing on uncovering the root causes of addiction and developing strategies to manage triggers and cravings. We utilise a variety of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), group therapy, and holistic treatments to ensure comprehensive recovery.

4. Secondary Care, Tertiary Care, and Aftercare

Our commitment to your long-term recovery is a cornerstone of the Gladstones Clinic approach. We offer extensive secondary, tertiary, and aftercare programmes to support ongoing recovery through a range of channels. These programmes provide continuous therapy, access to sober living environments, skill development opportunities, and more, designed to assist in maintaining long-term sobriety, overall well-being, and successful reintegration into your communities. 

For those seeking a committed partner in long-term recovery, Gladstones Clinic is the ideal choice.

Get professional help in dealing with amphetamine addiction

Amphetamine addiction can very quickly spiral out of control and lead to devastating long-term effects.

Contact Gladstones Clinic for an obligation-free discussion of our clinic, treatments, and options available to you.

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