Find Support For Stimulant Addiction

Stimulant drugs vary across the board, from prescription medications to illegal substances such as cocaine. There is a common consensus across the category of stimulant drugs, found through their ability to increase alertness, energy, and activity. All are also found to induce short-term effects, which are heavily longed-for, making stimulant substances in fact highly addictive.

From the likes of amphetamines including Adderall to the chemical makeup of ecstasy, motives to consume stimulants are notably linked to the desires for greater energy, long-lasting alertness and increased motivation. However, not only can such manipulated effects impact the brain, but they can also impact the body.

Found to result in cardiovascular problems, mental health conditions, damage to the central nervous system, and respiratory damage, stimulant addiction can be life-threatening, downplaying the highs of stimulant abuse.

In the midst of such problems, stimulant addiction help should be considered, to break the physical and psychological cycle of addiction. Learn about our therapies here at Asana Lodge to provide access to stimulant addiction treatment & rehab programmes, focusing on all-around recovery.

What Are Stimulants?

Stimulant drugs are those which induce positive stimulations through their exposure. From prescription drugs to illicit substances, the category of stimulants are wide-spanning.

Those within the category of stimulant drugs are alike down to the reinforcement that their presence creates, through positive emotional associations. All impacting the central nervous system, the presence of stimulant drugs increases the production of happy brain chemicals, which are naturally longed for. Increasing motivation, advancing feelings of happiness, helping to sustain a sense of alertness, and found to increase energy levels, stimulant drugs therefore act as positive roles.

However, down to such levels of dopamine in the body, it’s normal for physical and psychological cravings to develop, of those positive roles, making stimulants an addictive category of drugs.

This is why it’s important to remember that no matter the legal classification of a drug, its makeup is the worry, which in this case, places concern on stimulant addiction risks.

 

Can You Get Addicted to Stimulants?

Stimulant drugs are addictive down to the feelings that they induce. Substances of the stimulant nature are found to elevate emotions, adapt outlooks, and increase energies, all for the positive through initial exposure. By encountering those feelings regularly, the risks of a stimulant addiction substantially increase.

Seen as a positive process, stimulant drugs will therefore be attached to the attributes that they provide, such as increased motivation, and will then be used in moments of low motivation. However, as an addiction develops, differentiating feelings and emotions will be tough, where consumption will instead take place, no matter how your central nervous system may be responding.

Simulants are highly linked to mental health issues, showing concern for the damage that addiction can incur. Yet physical harm can also be encountered through stimulant addiction, as drug abuse impacts organic chemical production, balance, and functionality. Depending on the stimulant itself and how it’s consumed, organ health, along with the cardiovascular and respiratory systems can be damaged.

It’s also important to remember that the signs and symptoms of stimulant addiction may be tough to live with, such as the inability to withdraw, frantic feelings, the inability to sleep, excessive paranoia and extreme lows. Yet, the consequences of addiction are also damaging, promoting the need for stimulant addiction treatment & rehab to rebalance and restore.

 

Stimulant Addiction Detox

Stimulant addiction help will be required down to its uncontrollable effects as a drug. Help through drug addiction rehab is accessible, starting with detoxification. An addiction detox process will help to suppress stimulant side effects, remove remaining toxins, and prepare the body for sobriety.

Through a private drug and alcohol rehab clinic, this process can be completed comfortably and efficiently, ready to encounter addiction treatment & rehab services. At Asana Lodge, we offer this process through residential addiction treatment, to ensure that your wellbeing can be upheld throughout withdrawal.

 

Stimulant Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Through residential addiction treatment, a range of therapies will then work to promote psychological withdrawal and rebuild. This is a very important step, as while physical cravings will suppress, it’s vital that the psychological motivators of consumption also diminish.

Addiction treatments will be recommended for you on a personal basis here at Asana Lodge. Depending on your stimulant addiction effects, suitable treatment and therapies will be advocated, to help you slowly understand your addiction, your outlook and how to change them.

Some commonly utilised treatment services include cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure therapy, art workshops, NAD+ therapy and stress management, all relevant to stimulant addiction recovery.

Alongside active treatment, relapse prevention and aftercare will also be offered throughout rehab, to prepare clients for post-rehab life. This can be one of the hardest transitions, which will be backed by our care.

Stimulant drugs may feel good at the moment of consumption. Yet the long-term damage that they can cause on physical and psychological degrees will not be worth the current pleasure you’ll be encountering. Looking towards positive coping strategies will instead be worthwhile through stimulant addiction treatment & rehab.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does peer pressure play a role in stimulant addiction?

Peer pressure can stand as a social influence, especially down to the recreational standpoint of stimulant abuse. If social pressures are present, abuse can quickly turn into an addiction, where relationships can enable ongoing exposure.

What happens after stimulant addiction treatment and rehab?

Life after addiction treatment and rehab will be different to your current situation. Such differences may initially be hard to adjust to, which is why you can expect ongoing aftercare support after rehab. Here you’ll have the chance to independently recover from drug addiction, with the helping hand of our team, support services and additional treatment.

How do you become addicted to stimulants?

Stimulant drugs cause positive emotional responses. That alone showcases how addictive the drug can be. Paired with a vulnerability, whether that’s genes, environmental influences, social influences or mental health issues, and those positives can be longed for. Through ongoing exposure of positive responses, an addiction can amount, turning outlooks, behaviours, and actions into habits.


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John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

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