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Common Types of Amphetamines

Amphetamines come in many forms.

Methamphetamine and dextroamphetamine are two of the most common, with 15% of all drug-related overdoses in 2017 involving methamphetamine.

Most people are more familiar with methamphetamine than dextroamphetamine.

Dextroamphetamine is a stimulant for treating ADHD and narcolepsy, although narcolepsy is less common.

Dextroamphetamine, combined with amphetamine, creates Adderall, a name that will look more familiar to most people.

Just one year before our methamphetamine statistic, in 2016, drug overdose deaths involving cocaine, psychostimulants (including dextroamphetamine), or both totaled 17,258.

Even if a person has a prescription for a drug does not mean that it is not dangerous.

Amphetamine addiction in Colorado comes in several forms, and Pathfinders has an addiction treatment program for each one.

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Long-Term Effects of Amphetamine Addiction in Colorado

In the short term, these stimulants may increase your focus, confidence, and energy.

But, these enticing side effects are short-lived. The physical and mental health complications associated with amphetamine addiction are often long term. Finding focus, energy, and confidence is effective in medical settings and desirable in both medical and illicit settings. But, the potential for long term damage, since it is so high, tells us that it is not worth the risk.

Different amphetamines come with varying factors of risk, but in many places, the side effects overlap.

The most commonly reported side effects of prescription stimulant abuse are:

  • Decreased appetite and weight loss
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness

More severe side effects include:

  • Psychosis
  • Seizures
  • Cardiac disruptions
  • High blood pressure
  • Paranoia

Methods of Amphetamine Abuse

Depending on several different factors, you can swallow, inject, snort, or smoke amphetamines. Snorting or injecting stimulants significantly increases the risks involved with abusing them.

When taken orally, and as prescribed, the health risks related to prescription stimulants are far less likely to occur.

But, amphetamines are more commonly used in illicit settings. And one of the biggest problems with illegal amphetamine use is that it can be laced with other substances.

The lacing of amphetamine often happens without the buyer’s and user’s knowledge. Someone selling drugs on the street may mix in other substances to cut their costs and increase their profits.

Using fillers like other drugs or caffeine frequently increases the possibility of adverse reactions, health complications, and overdoses.

Avoid laced drugs by leaving illicit drug use behind.

Amphetamine Addiction Colorado Pathfinders - Various methods of Amphetamine usage that can lead to abuse and addiction

Reasons for Amphetamine Abuse

This popular stimulant is often abused as a “study drug” to help college students or adults with high-pressure jobs maintain focus.

You may be looking for medical treatment, attention regulation, or the ability to remain alert during a study session or work shift. However, there is no scientific evidence that Adderall helps in these illicit settings.

In studies involving college students and illicit Adderall use, students using Adderall had lower grade point averages than those that did not.

Addictions that start in college can last a lifetime. Amphetamine addiction in Colorado may start on your college campus and last for decades.

Asking for help now can save you years of battling addiction later.

Symptoms of Amphetamine Overdose

The ingredients in Adderall make it a high-risk prescription with a dangerous potential for abuse and addiction.

Illicit methamphetamine also has a high potential for abuse and addiction. One of the most dangerous possibilities in an amphetamine addiction is an overdose, which may be fatal. Overdoses are a possibility in any amphetamine abuse, prescription or, otherwise.

Side effects of a stimulant overdose often include:

Rapid breathing
Panic and hallucinations
Muscle pains
Circulation problems
Nausea and vomiting
Diarrhea and abdominal cramps

In some instances, fatal poisonings are possible. The chance of this increases when you mix a stimulant with another drug or alcohol.

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Amphetamine Addiction in Colorado – The Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the most common reasons that amphetamine addictions go untreated is that withdrawal symptoms make them difficult to overcome. This is also one reason why so many amphetamine-addicted individuals will relapse if they try to quit on their own.

Amphetamines alter your brain chemistry. Any drug that does this has the potential for troubling withdrawal symptoms once our body has built a tolerance. In amphetamine abuse, this often happens quickly. As doses or frequencies increase, withdrawal symptoms will also intensify.

As time goes on, it becomes increasingly difficult to quit without help. But, help is always available. And, the long-term effects of amphetamine addiction in Colorado are far worse than the temporary withdrawal symptoms you may experience.

Amphetamine withdrawal symptoms are often psychological. You may feel depressed, fatigued, irritable, or anxious. You may also have difficulty concentrating or feel hungrier than normal. These symptoms are rarely life-threatening, but they can still be difficult to overcome.

A supervised medical detox will help you rid your body of toxic substances in our comfortable, safe, and monitored facility.

Amphetamine Addiction Rehab

If you’re looking for help for your amphetamine addiction in Colorado, you’ll find it right here in Lakewood. A supervised medical detox is a necessary part of most of our drug rehab programs. The medical detox will set you up for success as you begin on the path to sobriety. A strong start will give you the confidence and strength you need to push forward, even when it gets difficult. The outcome is well worth the effort.

We will help you choose between a variety of treatment programs and methods, including inpatient care, outpatient, and therapeutic remedies. The average rehab stay is about 30 days. Rehab will help you come to terms with your drug addiction by assessing the changes needed for a healthier life. We also offer sixty-day, ninety-day, six-month, nine-month, and twelve-month programs. Longer treatment programs are often associated with better results. These give you time to evaluate your addiction so you can get to the root of it, overcome it, and move forward. You will have more time for future planning and building coping and management skills you will need when you return home.

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Amphetamine Addiction in Colorado and The Treatment Methods

Amphetamine addiction is one that impairs your mental health. It may begin with mental health impairment, like ADHD, or it may lead to one later on. Whichever came first, we can help you overcome both. You will benefit from a variety of therapies, personalized medical care, trauma workshops, psychiatric care, and more. Family programs will help you reconnect with your loved ones after facing difficulties.

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Pathfinders Addiction Care

Each person that comes to Pathfinders comes with a unique background and addiction.

That is why we only offer individualized treatment planning based on an in-depth evaluation.

We will help you plan for your future and overcome your addiction.

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