Why get off drugs that boost energy, mental alertness and self-confidence so powerfully? Drugs that seem to let you work longer and harder at school and at work?
The answer deserves serious attention. Tolerance to amphetamines builds quickly, and the explosive energy can only be sustained with more and more use. As the doses increase, so do the dangerous physical and psychological effects. Eventually, you risk permanent damage to your central nervous system.
Serious Health Risks
What feels like an adrenalin rush actually is producing a racing heart rate, muscle tension and extreme wakefulness. That can lead to:
- cardiac problems such as arrhythmia and heart attacks
- high blood pressure
- stroke and seizures
- jaw clenching and teeth grinding resulting in damaged teeth and gums
- reduced immunity to illness
- panic attacks
- paranoia and psychosis
- mania and depression
- impaired memory and thinking
- miscarriage, premature labor and other pregnancy complications
In fact, amphetamine addiction affects you on many levels — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It is a stimulant that causes a massive spike in brain chemicals. Sometimes described as a “prison of misery,” the abuse can show up in trouble with the law, strained relationships and financial instability.
And abuse is skyrocketing. That’s partly because crystal meth amphetamine is cheaply manufactured in makeshift labs, making the drug affordable and readily available.
Managing Withdrawal Symptoms
Getting clean from some of the most addictive drugs is not something you want to do alone. Under the guidance of a doctor, your physical discomforts can be reduced and your safety greatly increased. Since withdrawal symptoms can be intense and even life threatening, constant medical monitoring deals with the risks of:
- cardiac arrest
- rapid or irregular heartbeat
- lack of coordination
- excessive hunger
Achieving lasting recovery
Because amphetamines are so highly addictive, you may doubt that you can achieve long-lasting recovery. But you can have a new life. You can admit an addiction that’s been denied and perhaps hidden. You can detox and repair the damage done to yourself, your family and friends. You can maintain sobriety, even if you’ve relapsed in the past.
The key to a positive outcome is psychological, physical and spiritual transformation. That’s achieved through an individualized continuum of care that uses cutting-edge research and practice methods proven to bring long-lasting change. All available at Palm Partners Recovery Center.
To get help from one of the most effective treatment center, call 1-877-711-4673