It’s difficult to rail against the use of drugs because so many of them have useful properties. However, any drug or medication that people use may also have harmful properties, including addictive properties. One class of drugs that falls under this umbrella are stimulant drugs. It’s crucial for us to understand these types of drugs to avoid misuse and abuse.
About Stimulant Drugs
By definition from Britannica, a stimulant is “any drug that excites any bodily function, but more specifically those that stimulate the brain and central nervous system. Stimulants induce alertness, elevated mood, wakefulness, increased speech and motor activity and decrease appetite. Their therapeutic use is limited, but their mood-elevating effects make some of them potent drugs of abuse.
There are two primary groups of stimulant drugs, also known by some people as amphetamines. The first group would be the group that doctors prescribe to treat medical or mental health conditions. This group would include drugs like methamphetamine, ephedrine, phentermine, and Adderall. Doctors will prescribe these medications to treat conditions like depression and ADHD.
Unfortunately, there are a few harmful street substances that also fall into this category. The list would include cocaine, crystal meth, crack, and PCP. All of these street drugs have addictive properties that create havoc in the user’s life. Once addicted to any of these substances, the individual faces potentially damaging side effects. Any attempts to suddenly stop using one of these stimulant drugs will likely result in the occurrence of severe withdrawal symptoms.
Treatment for Addiction to Stimulant Drugs
When an addiction forms to stimulant drugs, the user will have difficulties in many parts of their life. The only viable way to arrest their addiction will come from addiction treatment programs. This kind of treatment is particularly vital for cocaine and crack addiction. The Internet and some doctors will advertise other treatment options, but licensed treatment facilities are the only reliable option.
Professional clinicians and addiction counselors divide the treatment process into two steps. The first is detox and the second, therapy. People will need detox if their addiction is deep-rooted. The detox process gives the patient time to allow the toxins to work their way out of the system. This will help reduce or eliminate cravings and clear the patient’s mind and body. Serenity House Detox specializes in the detox process.
After detox, patients get released to a treatment facility for additional treatment and therapy. During therapy sessions, counselors and patients use various modalities to work through the issues related to the addiction. By identifying the triggers of addiction, patients can develop the coping skills they will need to avoid relapse on the outside. The road to recovery from the disease of addiction comes with many potholes. Coping skills make abstinence navigation much more manageable.
Serenity House Detox – A Premier Detox Option
With locations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Serenity House Detox centers offer premier detox services. We specialize in the detox process while also providing some counseling to get the recovery process started. Our mission is helping patients get through withdrawal symptoms in a safe and secure environment. We accomplish this with our licensed, professional medical staff, monitoring our patients 24/7. When needed, our medical staff offers the patient medications to help ease discomfort. Here’s a partial list of our detox treatment options:
- Detox programs that address specific additions
- Holistic approach to detox treatment
- Detox program for men
- Detox program for women
- Medical detox programs
If you have fallen victim to stimulant drugs or any other addictive substances, you are in need of professional help. The only escape you have from the cycle of addiction will come from a reputable treatment facility. For the detox process, you can get top-level treatment at either of our South Florida Serenity House Detox centers. By calling us at 866-294-5306, you will be taking your first step towards sober recovery. We will be proud to be part of the process as we help prepare you for a life without addiction.