Stimulants/Amphetamines


Stimulants and amphetamines are prescription drugs that are commonly prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic fatigue and narcolepsy. They include Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta. Stimulants work by increasing dopamine levels in the brain that cause alertness, decrease appetite, increase energy levels or induce euphoria. Over time, chronic abuse can produce adverse effects such as hallucinations, sleep deprivation and repetitive behaviors.

Eliminating stimulant or amphetamine toxins from the body can be a challenging process with withdrawal symptoms.

 

Withdrawl Symptoms

  • cognitive impairment
  • memory loss
  • depression
  • loss of appetite
  • feelings of hostility
  • paranoia

Detoxification is necessary to cleanse the body from traces of stimulants and amphetamines and prepare your body to learn and adopt new habits. It is recommended that the detoxification process happen in a safe and comfortable environment with access to medically trained staff and supervised care where medications can be given to safely control and ease withdrawal.

 

If you are dependent on stimulants and/or amphetamines, get help now