Dextroamphetamine Addiction Treatment

Dextroamphetamine addiction is a medical condition and is treated medically. In fact, programs all across the nation that can provide you the help you need. Learn more on how you to choose the best rehab program for you…and what to expect. Your DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ADDICTION TREATMENT here.

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Need Help? ~ Addiction can be treated!

Do you have a dextroamphetamine problem and need help?

You are not alone! Medical treatment can help you get better.

Continue reading for more information on the Best Practices in Addiction Treatment… and what you can expect when you go to rehab. Then, we invite your questions – candid or serious – about addiction in the comments section at the end. We try to respond to all real-life questions personally and promptly.

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How do you get addicted to dextroamphetamine?

People are usually prescribed dextroamphetamine to fight Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. However, it can also be found on the black market and is bought/sold for its powerful euphoric effects. While the prescription use of dextroamphetamine for medical reasons can form physical dependence, this is not the same as addiction. By contrast, taking it to get high can lead to both a physical and psychological habit … addiction! Those who abuse dextroamphetamine often take it to:

  • Feel euphoric and high.
  • Heighten focus and alertness.
  • Increase energy and stamina.
  • Perform better in school or at work.
  • Suppress appetite for weight loss purposes.

If you or a loved one are dealing with dextroamphetamine addiction and would like to get help or entering treatment…Why wait?

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Is Dextroamphetamine Addictive?

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Dextroamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II Controlled Substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act, which means it has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Addiction to dextroamphetamine occurs when users chronically take the drug in doses other than prescribed or alter the mode of administration. For example, users who begin

crushing
snorting
injecting

… the medication with the intent to achieve intense effects more rapidly are at a high risk of becoming addicted..

How can you know when “harmless” recreational use has turned into a dangerous and progressing habit? You might be at risk of dextroamphetamine addiction when you:

  1. Are repeatedly criticized by others because of your use.
  2. Compulsively seek to obtain and use dextroamphetamine despite negative consequences.
  3. Experience adverse health effects from using dextroamphetamine and still continue to use.
  4. Experience withdrawal symptoms when you trying to stop or cut down doses.
  5. Have experienced personality changes or other mental health issues such as increased aggression, panic, mania, mood swings, or stimulant psychosis.
  6. Have increased tolerance – the old effective doses don’t produce the desired feelings anymore.
  7. Have tried to quit using dextroamphetamine, but can’t stay quit for long.
  8. Take dextroamphetamine without a doctor’s prescription.
  9. Use the drug chronically or for recreational purposes.

If you recognize some of these signs of addiction in yourself or If you think someone is abusing dextroamphetamine, seek treatment as soon as possible. This is because the earlier you seek treatment, the more successful the outcomes. If you quit a habit in its early stages, you have a better chance at developing new, alternative habits.

Regardless of where you are…take hope in knowing that you don’t have to walk the road to recovery alone. Call our helpline at 1-877-554-4731 NOW.

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Safely Breaking Free From This Type of Addiction

An addiction to dextroamphetamine affects most people in all areas of life, including:

  • interpersonal relationships
  • finances
  • mental health
  • physical well-being

So, to get off – and stay off – dextroamphetamine, your best chances are to seek professional help. Once dextroamphetamine leaves the body, cravings can set in an lead to a relapse. Additionally, you may need to get out of your home or surrounding environment for a shot at recovery. For these reasons, it is necessary to obtain professional help and appropriate treatment to effectively deal with the addiction. In fact, there are many resources you can use to break free from dextroamphetamine addiction.

Call 1-877-554-4731 for more information on the best treatment options for you.

Q: But, what is the best and safest way to quit dextroamphetamine?
A: The best treatment for YOU is based on what you want and need from the recovery program.

If I call the hotline, what happens next?

When you CALL 1-877-554-4731, you’ll be greeted by a caring, understanding professional who has the tools and resources to get you the information that you need. Most importantly, hotline staffers who answer the phone know how to listen and understand what you are going through. You can talk openly with them about:

Your drug(s) of choice.
How long you’ve been using dextroamphetamine.
How much and how often you use dextroamphetamine.
Whether or not you’re drinking or using other drugs.
Other mental health issues you’re battling.

Picking up the phone takes courage…but it can be your first step towards healing. Our drug hotline is:

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Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call 1-877-554-4731 TODAY. We’ll work to get you the help you need.

Inidividualize Your Treatment

Individualized treatment plans will help you deal with dextroamphetamine addiction and treat the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual causes behind it. All reputable treatment programs offer basic choices that vary according to your needs. The main points you’ll need to decide on include:

1. Residential vs. Outpatient
2. Duration of stay
3. Treatment modalities

OPTION 1. RESIDENTIAL vs. OUTPATIENT 

Deciding between a residential or outpatient (non-residential) addiction treatment setting should be made in accordance to your situation and other factors, including:

Co-occurring disorders (anxiety disorder, depression, trauma, eating disorder, etc.)
Employment status.
Home environment.
Mental and medical health history.
Support system.
The severity of your addiction.

Residential treatment programs are the recommended type of treatment for long-lasting recovery from dextroamphetamine addiction. If you are surrounded with high amounts of stressors and triggers in your everyday life, residential programs help tremendously. Also, if you have no recovery support from close family members and friends or have a history of substance abuse and recovery attempts…then residential (inpatient) programs can offer you the needed structure to beat dextroamphetamine addiction.

Outpatient treatment centers can work for you if you need addiction treatment and are highly motivated to quit. This type of treatment is ideal for those who are unable to stop working or attending school to. However, outpatient treatment cannot work for everyone even though the level of flexibility it provides may seem like a huge bonus. If you require medical and intensive psychological recovery services, then you most likely won’t be able to get the best results from outpatient rehab.

OPTION 2. DURATION OF STAY

After deciding on treatment setting,  you’ll also need to choose between programs that last for 30, 60, 90-120 days …or more. The minimum time recommended for spending in addiction treatment is 30 days, because this is considered to be just enough to get you through detox and into treatment. However, 60 and 90 day addiction treatment programs offer significantly higher success rates. Following any residential treatment, follow up care of 12 months or more is often the way that you go.

CONSIDER THIS: The more time you spend involved in therapy and treatment – the more time you have to get physically and psychologically stabilized – the more likely you are to engage in a life without dextroamphetamine.

OPTION 3. TREATMENT MODALITIES

Addiction programs usually offer a base of talk therapy + medications in the treatment of addiction. The combined effect of Rx medicines and psychotherapy has been proven to be successful scientifically. Additionally, many rehabs will offer you a combination of other options, incuding: 12-step programs, support groups, evidence-based therapy protocols, and alternative holistic options. When applied together, the mix of these therapies can maximize your chances for successful recovery and long-lasting sobriety.

If you or a loved one would like to learn more about types of dextroamphetamine addiction treatment available for you, call 1-877-554-4731 for more information. This free 24/7 hotline provides confidential and secure guidance and help.

Steps You Take During Treatment

After you decide on a treatment program…what happens next?

STEP #1: Intake evaluation – The initial part of the intake process is assessment and evaluation. The 2-3 hours are crucial and should be the basis of any addiction treatment… before the treatment program even begins! During this time, you can expect to be interviewed by a doctor or a nurse who works at the rehab facility, then taken for some physical examinations if needed. You may be requested to provide blood or urine samples in order to verify levels of dextroamphetamine or other drugs in your body. At the end of your evaluation, all collected data is used to put together an effective and personal treatment plan for you.

STEP #2: Medical detoxification – A primary focus of dextroamphetamine treatment will be to stabilize your acute and immediate medical and psychiatric condition. To ensure your safety, medical detox is monitored 24-7 by medical professionals. The detox helps to set you up for ongoing addiction treatment. Medical detox can help you manage the symptoms of acute withdrawal from dextroamphetamine in a controlled environment to improve comfort, minimize any risks, and improve future prognosis.

STEP #3: Therapy services – Psychotherapy and behavioral therapies help you uncover how addiction works and why you were unable to quit using dextroamphetamine on your own, as well as what it will take to remain drug-free. Therapies that you receive as a part of your treatment program may include:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Education sessions.
Family therapy.
Holistic therapies involving art, music, drama, journaling, sports, etc.
Individual and group therapy sessions.
Medical and pharmacological services.
Nutritional counseling and wellness activities.
Stress-relief classes such as yoga and meditation.
Thorough planning for aftercare programs.

…and other supportive services.

STEP #4: Aftercare and relapse prevention – Once the treatment program ends and you return home, you will usually remain in an aftercare program that might include continuing counseling, sober living, and/or support meetings in your own community. Aftercare usually lasts for a good 9-12 months after discharge and is crucial in the recovery process. Successful aftercare programs can increase your chances of long term recovery success. (We cover more on Aftercare further in the article).

Now that you know what dextroamphetamine addiction treatment generally entails, you are better prepared for what you can expect. Our hotline at 1-877-554-4731 is a free and confidential line where you talk to a trained counselor, determine the next step and find a dextroamphetamine treatment facility that suits your needs.

Fear of Withdrawal

If you have attempted to quit dextroamphetamine before, you are well aware that stopping abruptly leads to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. However, fear of these symptoms should not stop you from getting help. In fact, medical and emotional support during detox can address the following symptoms as they occur:

  • confusion
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • hunger
  • irritability
  • psychosis
  • seizures
  • violence

Many go back to using the drug when they experience withdrawal in order to stop the symptoms. In fact, it is not uncommon for people who WANT and NEED dextroamphetamine help to avoid treatment due to the fear of painful and harsh withdrawal.

But, you don’t have to suffer.

There is a way to make dextroamphetamine withdrawal more pleasant and comfortable.

It is advised that the withdrawal process should always take place under the supervision and care of trained professionals and medical staff. Having proper care will ensure that you withdraw from dextroamphetamine with little-to-no complications…so you don’t have to fear the symptoms.

Dextroamphetamine treatment programs often have the necessary resources to safely and efficiently withdraw from the drug. Call 1-877-554-4731 to get withdrawal help today.

Mental Health + Dextroamphetamine Problems

People who are addicted to dextroamphetamine often have other co-occurring conditions. In fact, many people – as much as 1/3 – of those who are diagnosed with addiction have other mental health issues present. While you may feel ashamed of this…DON’T! Mental health problems can be treated. Often, the following issues occur at the same time as dextroamphetamine addiction… such as:

A “driven” personality
A lack of self-confidence
Depression
Eating disorders
Social anxiety
Trauma
Undiagnosed ADHD

…and others.

When these conditions occur alongside or get worse due to dextroamphetamine addiction – they need to be addressed together, otherwise recovery is impossible. The good news is that with the right course of treatment, strong support network and continued care you can manage both conditions successfully. Here are some therapies that are used to treat “Co-Occurring” mental health issues:

Medications – Doctors can prescribe medications to help treat the co-occuring disorder along with another type of therapy.

Dialectic Behavioral therapy (DBT) – This type of therapy is used to reduce self-harming behaviors and to teach people how to soothe their troubled minds, and to behave in ways that are more in line with the expectations of sobriety.

Integrated Group Therapy – Focuses on the treatment on two or more conditions at the same time such as dextroamphetamine use disorder and mental health illness, as well as to the use of multiple treatments such as the combination of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Works to help change the way you see the world around you and, consequently, change your behaviors. It is effective in minimizing problematic beliefs and behaviors and developing healthier thinking and behavioral patterns that sustain sobriety.

Individual Psychotherapy – Addresses the symptoms and root causes of the dextroamphetamine substance abuse along with the particular behavioral or mental health problem.

Call 1-877-554-4731 NOW. Our addiction recovery specialists are available to answers your questions and connect you with the best dual diagnosis rehab program for your needs.

Luxury and Executive Treatment Centers

Luxury or executive rehab centers are residential addiction treatment facilities that offer similar treatment services to standard rehab programs. However, these rehabs also differ in many aspects such as:

BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS – Sometimes, you need to get away from the stress of your surroundings. Luxury and executive rehab centers can often be found in the most beautiful places that are more similar to resorts that clinics.

BUSINESS AMENITIES – Many people find it difficult to take time off of work in order to receive addiction treatment. Luxury and executive rehab facilities provide the resources and program structure that make it possible to continue working throughout recovery.

HIGH-END AMENITIES – Executive and luxury programs tend to include spa treatments, yoga and meditation classes, professional chefs, large private rooms, and can usually include almost any hobby or interest that you have in your recovery schedule.

FEWER CLIENTS – A lower staff-to-patient ratio offers the most personalized care. Also, having fewer people in the treatment facility at the same time while you attend rehab makes these facilities even more confidential.

CONFIDENTIAL – Executive and luxury programs take confidentiality very seriously and aim to prevent any negative consequences in your personal and professional life for undergoing addiction treatment.

COST MORE – While the location, amenities, and quality of service do come at a higher price, many individuals find that these extra comforts allow them a recovery process that creates a minimal impact on their professional and personal lives.

If this sounds like the type of treatment you are looking for…we are available at 1-877-554-4731 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to refer you to the best treatment facilities in the country.

How to Help a Loved one with Addiction

If you are starting to suspect or already know for sure that a loved one is experiencing problems with dextroamphetamine addiction, you may feel a whole array of emotions, such as:

  • anger
  • concern
  • fear
  • frustration

But, before you let these feelings overwhelm you…remember that having a confrontational, angry, or threatening manner will not get the addicted person into treatment. Instead, it is important to seek professional help from a licensed interventionist, a psychotherapist or treatment center. Professionals that diagnose, treat, or refer patients to addiction treatment include:

Medical Doctors, especially those with a specialization in Addiction
Psychiatrists
Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Licensed Clinical Psychologists
Addiction Counselors

There are other pro-active steps that you can take, as well. For example, you can learn about the Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT), which teaches family members how to motivate a person to willingly seek treatment. So, instead of confrontation, you can emphasize personal choice and control. Some examples of what you can say include:

“It’s really up to you to decide to make this change.”
“No one else can do it for you.”
“No one else can make you go to rehab.”

Additionally, you can encourage peer support for a loved one. Look into 12 Step groups like Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Q&A Hotline for a Loved One

For more help CALL US NOW at 1-877-554-4731 to assess and evaluate a loved one’s problem. When you are seeking professional help, be prepared. Questions we typically ask include:

  1. Which substance/drug does your loved one abuse?
  2. What other drugs or alcohol are they’re using?
  3. How do they abuse dextroamphetamine (orally, snorting, smoking, injecting)?
  4. How long do you suspect they have been using?
  5. How long they’ve been showing signs of addiction?
  6. How much can they afford to pay for treatment?
  7. Is insurance an option?
  8. Could you (and/or other close family members) help them out financially?
  9. Does the addicted individual suffer from any mental, behavioral, or co-occurring disorders?

The Final Stages: Aftercare

Once you complete a treatment program, the rehab process will continue with counseling and therapy sessions. These sessions are a part of a personalized aftercare (continued care) and relapse prevention program. Aftercare can last up to six months, or a year, or even two years.

Relapse prevention techniques for dextroamphetamine helps you:

  • Address pleasant memories of stimulant use.
  • Develop a lifestyle that’s protective.
  • Develop coping skills and stress-management skills.
  • Learn about the relapse process.
  • Receive coaching in addressing slips.
  • Remind you not to test the limits of your sobriety.
  • Train to identifying warning signs and high-risk situations.

The process of aftercare and relapse prevention will help you stay involved with the sobriety community, and prompt you to continue to work on your recovery, so you won’t slip back into destructive habits.

If you are ready to find your way to recovery and start building a dextroamphetamine-free life TODAY, don’t wait! Call 1-877-554-4731 to start the process of recovery from addiction.

Reference Sources: NCBI: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders
NIH: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
SAMHSA: Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
NCBI: Potential Adverse Effects of Amphetamine Treatment on Brain and Behavior: A Review
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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