Amphetamine is the active addictive ingredient found in prescription drugs prescribed for weight loss, insomnia, and ADHD. However, although it is prescribed for medical purposes it has also become a more recreational used drug in the past few decades because of its stimulant effects like increased focus, energy, and euphoria. Additionally, more and more amphetamines can be seen on the street by way of new illegal production methods, giving people easier access to this dangerous drug. The harsh reality is that amphetamines are highly addictive and can take control of lives, leaving destruction and misery in its terrifying path.
- Irregular heartbeat and blood pressure
- Decreased sex drive
- Decreased appetite
- Mood swings
Long-term effects of amphetamine abuse are even worse, endangering the entire overall function of the body. Prolonged use and abuse of amphetamines cause symptoms of:
- Permanent amnesia and memory loss
- Changes in brain structure that is seen by MRI
- Development of psychosis or other mental health disorders
- Development of diseases like eating disorder or heart disease
- Avoidance of social responsibility like family relationships
- Extreme fatigue
- Mental depletion
- Effects from malnourishment
- Inability to focus
No matter what the withdrawal symptoms, they are better than the effects of long-term use of amphetamines. During detox, an individual may feel like they will never get better. It is important to understand that this is just the negative effects of not administering the drug, and your body just has to get back to normal functionality. Medical detox programs provided by The Florida House Experience provides a guided detox in a safe environment. Our medical staff makes sure that our patients in detox get all the help and attention they need, including withdrawal medications when deemed necessary. It is important to understand that withdrawing from amphetamines can be dangerous if not carefully monitored by professionals.