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Amphetamine Addiction Treatment

man sits on a couch and considers amphetamine addiction treatment Amphetamines are commonly prescribed to treat certain conditions, but they can also be highly addictive. Especially with something prescribed by a doctor and deemed “safe,” casual drug use can quickly turn into a dependence on the drug that is difficult to overcome. Educate yourself on the signs of addiction and know what your options are to help yourself or a loved one get the help that they need. The last thing anyone wants is for their life to get derailed because of something they thought would help them.

For more information on treating an amphetamine addiction and finding out all of your options for substance abuse treatment in Massachusetts, give our treatment team a call today at 888.568.2057. Our professional treatment team is dedicated to getting each person the help that they need and deserve.

Understanding Amphetamine Addiction

Amphetamines are synthetic drugs that are used to stimulate the central nervous system. They are usually prescribed by doctors to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Addiction sets in when people become dependent on them to function. They can also increase blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.

The misuse of prescription drugs, like amphetamines, can easily get out of hand. It’s important to recognize the signs as soon as possible and get help for you or a loved one. 

These signs can include:

  • Losing interest in personal hobbies
  • Physical changes like sudden weight loss, frequent nosebleeds, bloodshot eyes, dilated pupils, or body tremors
  • Isolation and lack of socialization 
  • Lashing out
  • Too much or too little sleep
  • Poor hygiene
  • Trouble staying focused

Some of the most commonly prescribed amphetamines—by brand name—include:

  • Adderall
  • Desoxyn
  • Dexedrine
  • Vyvanse

Treating Amphetamine Addiction the Right Way

Amphetamine addiction treatment should be taken very seriously. We take a holistic approach to therapy. This means utilizing both evidence-based and experiential therapies. Professionally trained treatment specialists work with each person to address the traumas, triggers, and challenges that have led to their substance use and dependence on amphetamines. We believe that this combination of therapies ensures the best possible chance of recovery at our treatment centers and beyond.

Some treatment approaches we utilize can include:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Yoga therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy 
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Women’s addiction treatment
  • Men’s addiction treatment

In some cases, medical detox may be a necessary first step to treatment. NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts can refer you to a facility in your area to assist with this process before you begin treatment and recovery for your amphetamine addiction. After detox in a residential treatment program, most move on to outpatient rehabs, like the partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP) at NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts. Treatment does not stop once you leave a treatment facility. Aftercare, like alumni programs and regular support groups, help prevent relapse and keep you accountable.

NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts Can Help You Heal

If you’re struggling with amphetamine addiction and aren’t sure where to turn, know that help is close by. NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts offers a number of outpatient services like an IOP and a 12-step program. For serious addictions, we can refer you to a residential or inpatient program near you.

There’s no need to go through the battle with a substance use disorder alone. Our team understands what you are going through. Going through a treatment program gives you the skills you need to live your life drug-free and create the support network that will help you with a successful lifelong recovery.

Give our team a call today at 888.568.2057, and we will be happy to walk you through the treatment options.