Amphetamine abuse can be dangerous and lead to severe withdrawal symptoms if the person using the drug stops cold turkey. Amphetamine detox may be best completed in a medical facility or with the support of a medical professional.
Amphetamines are highly addictive, so those who take them may find it difficult to quit. Fortunately, an intensive meth detox in Florida can help those who are addicted to amphetamines overcome the cravings and symptoms that keep them taking the drugs. For those who are ready to escape the chains of addiction, please get in touch with Serenity House Detox Florida today at 866.294.5306.
What Is an Amphetamine?
Amphetamines are central nervous system stimulants that may be found illicitly or by prescription. Stimulants such as Dexedrine or Adderall and other amphetamines such as ecstasy or methamphetamine are potentially dangerous and highly addictive when someone uses them recreationally.
Amphetamines can help people focus and boost their confidence when someone is using them in a controlled manner. However, they also can cause severe symptoms such as mood swings, aggression, and insomnia.
What Are the Dangers of Taking Amphetamines Inappropriately?
Amphetamines are known to be highly addictive. In fact, not taking amphetamines as directed could lead to severe and dangerous side effects. Some of the risks of misusing amphetamines include:
- Sleep problems
- Weight loss and malnutrition
- Risk of injury due to hazardous actions
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
As you can see, abusing amphetamines is extremely dangerous. Detox can help get off these medications or illicit drugs, even if a person is already physically and psychologically addicted.
What Should You Expect During Withdrawal From Amphetamines?
During the withdrawal process, the first goal is to safely get the amphetamines out of the person’s body. For someone who previously used methamphetamine or an illicit substance, it could be possible to taper them off the drug using a legal form of amphetamine.
Usually, detox takes between seven and ten days. Those who take amphetamines should be aware that withdrawal symptoms may not occur for 24 to 48 hours. At that point, the symptoms of withdrawal may grow and peak.
Most people find that the detox can be completed within five days so that they may move on to further treatment and rehab.
What Is the Amphetamine Detox Timeline?
With amphetamines, there is a pretty straightforward detox timeline. Amphetamine detox begins within the first 24 to 48 hours with symptoms such as a depressed mood, sluggishness, fatigue, body aches, and agitation.
Over the next three to five days, drug cravings may occur along with overeating, irritability, and anxiety.
Between five days and three weeks following the last dose of amphetamine, symptoms such as tremors, psychosis, mood swings, and drug cravings can occur.
There are no specific medications used to assist during detox. However, therapies might include using antidepressants or benzodiazepines in the short term to help with pain or other symptoms as they arise. Fortunately, withdrawal symptoms tend to occur and decrease quickly. Therefore, those going through detox can move on to get the further rehabilitation support that they need.
Contact Serenity House Detox for Help with Amphetamine Addiction
At Serenity House Detox, our goal is to help all of our clients overcome addiction in whatever form it has taken. For those dealing with amphetamine addiction, getting help is a great first step toward sobriety. Every detox is different, but some standard therapies include:
- Meditation therapy
- Nutrition therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
Call us today at 866.294.5306 to learn more about the programs we offer and how we can help you or someone you love overcome the signs of amphetamine addiction.