Amphetamine abuse symptoms – Amphetamines are stimulants that may be prescribed by a doctor to treat several conditions including:
Narcolepsy (a disorder causing excessive daytime sleepiness), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or for weight loss.
Street names for stimulants include “uppers,” “bennies,” “speed,” and “boot ups.” No matter where someone gains access to the drug, amphetamine abuse is a serious problem.
When taken for a medical condition and used as directed, amphetamines help to increase a person’s ability to focus. They also reduce fatigue, shorten reaction time, increase muscle strength, and increase libido.
The Signs and Amphetamine Abuse Symptoms
There are a number of indicators that your or someone you love may have developed a substance abuse problem with amphetamines. You may notice changes in behavior or physical symptoms. As the addiction becomes more serious, psychological symptoms may become apparent.
- Increase in energy
- Staying awake for hours
- Improved memory
- Decrease in appetite
- Fewer inhibitions
- More risk-taking behaviors
- Dilated pupils
- Nausea and vomiting
- Angina (severe chest pain caused by inadequate blood supply to the heart)
- High blood pressure
- Skin disorders
Since amphetamines have such a strong effect on a user’s heart and blood pressure, it’s important to address this type of addiction problem promptly. Allowing it to continue for any length of time will only increase the likelihood of further damage to your loved one’s physical and mental health.
Premier Treatment For Amphetamine Addiction
At The Dunes East Hampton, we are pleased to offer a premier amphetamine abuse treatment program in New York. On admission to our residential program, your loved one will be evaluated by our highly-qualified clinical staff. We take the time to develop an individualized treatment program for each one of our clients which is based on their needs as well as their long-term goals.
During your loved one’s stay with us, they will be professionally treated and cared for in comfortable and luxurious accommodations, provided exceptional and nutritious food, and given the opportunity to exercise as part of their total recovery.
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