Stimulant Addiction Rehab in Prescott
Offering Faith-Based Treatment in Arizona
Stimulants are some of the most commonly abused drugs because of their accessibility and their pleasant effects, such as increased alertness and cognitive function. Though some people don’t intend for their drug use to turn into an addiction, it frequently does, altering their brain chemistry and negatively impacting their health and lives. If you or someone you care about is struggling with stimulant addiction, you can turn to our caring team at Holdfast Recovery. Located in Prescott, our stimulant addiction rehab is rooted in trauma-based treatment and Christian values. Many of our team members have battled addiction before, so you can rest assured knowing you’ll be cared for by people who know what you’re going through and can pass on the knowledge and skills you need to heal.
Contact our team online or call (800) 680-7738 to learn more about our Christian values and how we implement them in our treatment of addiction and trauma.
What are Stimulants?
Stimulants are a class of drugs that are also known as central nervous system stimulants because they increase the amounts of dopamine and norepinephrine—neurotransmitters—in the brain to improve concentration, as well as decrease fatigue. Stimulants are most often prescribed by doctors to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy by giving patients more energy and focus, and they come in tablet, capsule, or liquid form to be used orally.
Some of the most common prescription stimulants include:
- Dextroamphetamines (Dexedrine)
- Dextroamphetamine/amphetamine combo drugs (Adderall)
- Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin)
In addition to the rush, stimulants also contribute to increased blood pressure and heart rate. Stimulants are misused all the time, whether they’re being taken in much larger doses than prescribed or only being taken for the high and not to treat an existing condition.
Symptoms of Stimulant Abuse
Though the symptoms of stimulant abuse can vary depending on the person, there are several physical, behavioral, and cognitive symptoms of abuse that are fairly common. Some of these include sweating, twitches or jitteriness, sudden aggression or angry outbursts, racing thoughts, paranoia, hallucinations, and mood swings.
As is common with other drug addictions, some people who are addicted to stimulants may exhibit deceptive behavior, such as lying about their drug abuse or stealing money to spend on more stimulants.
Other effects of stimulant abuse involve:
- Financial issues
- Strained relationships or isolation
- Job loss or school expulsion
People can also overdose on stimulants. An overdose occurs when someone uses enough of a drug to induce dangerous, often life-threatening reactions, some of which lead to death if left untreated. Common signs of a stimulant overdose include tremors, rapid breathing, and increased fever.
Effects of Stimulant Abuse
Short Term Effects of Simulant Abuse
- Loss of appetite
- Dilated pupils
- Bizarre, erratic behavior
Long Term Effects of Simulant Abuse
- Blood vessel damage
- Liver, kidney and lung damage
- Breathing problems
- Weight loss
Get the Help You Need Today
Holdfast Recovery knows that admitting you need help can sometimes be the hardest first step you can ever take. That’s why we strive to make our services as accessible and individualized as possible—all you have to do is call us to get the treatment you need.
Some of our programs involve treatments like group therapy, church, physical fitness, and Bible studies, depending on your needs and preferences. We can help you effectively manage your triggers and stress so you can respond to daily life situations without using stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin.
In addition to our addiction treatment, we also offer dual diagnosis treatment because we know that oftentimes, addiction and mental disorders go hand in hand. Some of the most common co-occurring disorders that intersect with stimulant addiction include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. We can help you get to the root of your addiction and use trauma-focused therapies to help you heal and remember that all you really need is God.
For warm, judgment-free treatment for stimulant addiction, call our Prescott rehab facility today at (800) 680-7738. Our admissions counselors are available to speak with you.
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