Stimulant Addiction Treatment

Stimulant Addiction Treatment

Stimulants are a highly addictive category of drugs and typically fall into the amphetamine class. They are intended to increase alertness and attention while providing physical and mental energy. They also have direct effects on the body and can elevate blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Stimulant addiction treatment can help people stop using and begin on the path to recovery.

Our stimulant addiction treatment considers the whole person, addressing what challenges they have been struggling with in body, mind, and spirit that caused them to begin using stimulants to deal with these issues. DreamLife Recovery personalizes each individual’s treatment experience during their stay at our residential addiction treatment facility.

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If you are interested in our stimulant addiction treatment program, give us a call or fill out our form. Our admission process starts with a verification of benefits to provide the most accurate cost estimate for your stay. We’ll then follow up with a medical screening over the phone before preparing your travel arrangements to our recovery center in Donegal, PA.

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Types of Stimulants +

Drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA are examples of illegal stimulants. They are extremely addictive and are some of the toughest drugs to quit. They can be taken orally, snorted, smoked, or injected.

Illegal stimulants:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • MDMA
  • Ecstasy
  • Crystal meth

Individuals can also become addicted to prescription medications such as Adderall or Ritalin, which are prescribed by a doctor to treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These drugs should be used according to the prescription provided by a doctor. If abused, they can be very addictive and have long-term consequences.

Prescription stimulants:

  • Adderall
  • Ritalin
  • Concerta
  • Dexedrine
  • Vyvanse

Signs of Stimulant Addiction +

Stimulants tend to give individuals extreme energy followed by fatigue just a few hours later. In order to maintain energy levels, those addicted to stimulants will take their drug of choice frequently or in larger amounts to receive the same type of high they’ve become used to. Stimulants can be difficult to withdrawal from which is why it is recommended to seek rehabs that specialize in addiction treatment.

Some side effects of stimulant abuse include:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Constant cough (if smoking stimulants)
  • Hallucinations or paranoia
  • Dilated pupils
  • Malnutrition or weight loss
  • Dysphoria
  • Convulsions
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Aggression

If someone is experiencing withdrawal symptoms whenever they are not taking drugs, that is a clear indication of addiction.

There are also other indicators that are similar to other addictions, such as:

  • Erratic sleep patterns
  • Worrying about the next dose
  • Lying about or hiding their drug use
  • Spending too much money on the drug
  • Choosing the drug over commitments such as school, work, or even relationships

If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek professional help immediately.

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Our rehab facility in western Pennsylvania allows you to enjoy the peaceful, natural setting while receiving treatment. We provide a safe, comfortable, and caring environment for your recovery. DreamLife Recovery offers a variety of options, which allows us to find a method of therapy that works best for you. We know every person is different, so we individualize each program to find the right fit for you to find success in recovery.

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Overcoming Stimulant Addiction Through Treatment +

Stimulant addiction treatment may involve detoxification as well as an individualized and comprehensive therapy plan. Detoxification should always be done with the help of professionals. While the drugs are leaving a person’s system, withdrawal symptoms will set in. The amount of time in detox depends on the length and severity of the stimulant addiction. It also depends on the type of drug. In some cases, medications may be used to reduce intense cravings.

Through our comprehensive therapy programs, we will work with individuals to address the causes behind their addiction and uncover any underlying issues such as mental health struggles and diagnosis. We offer individual, group, and family therapy because addiction affects more than just the individual.

If you or someone you love is addicted to stimulants, it’s time to seek professional help. At DreamLife Recovery in Donegal, PA, our trained professionals and staff will help you through treatment and on the way to a sober and happy life. Our treatment facility is located right outside of Pittsburgh and offers a safe and encouraging environment, surrounded by nature, to promote healing, growth, and recovery. You or your loved ones shouldn’t have to suffer from addiction any longer. Contact our admissions department to learn more and get the help you need.

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Brooke Mckenzie, our Chief of Clinical Care Services, is ready to help you or your loved one with the best care possible. Brooke spent the last 10 years as the Executive Director of a drug and alcohol facility, overseeing all levels of care including detox, residential, PHP, IOP and outpatient programming.

Our team’s philosophy stems from using the best practices of eastern spirituality, the original 12-step model, and modern, evidence-based therapies. Using the best of each, we offer a comprehensive treatment program that is dedicated to your needs.

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