Taking a Closer Look at Amphetamines

Amphetamines are a common addiction in the United States. They are a kind of drug that are readily available via prescription for ADHD. Adderall, Dexedrine, and Vyvanse are all prescription medications that are made of amphetamine. There are also illicit forms of amphetamine including methamphetamine, more commonly called “meth”, and ecstacy, both of which are extremely addictive and highly problematic. Most of the time people administer the drug to themselves in pill form, however sometimes people crush the pills and snort the drugs for a faster mind altering effect. Even more dangerous, some people dissolve the powder in water and then inject it. This application puts the drug into the bloodstream and the brain almost right away.

Signs of Amphetamine Addiction. Just like any drug, Amphetamine abuse can cause both physiological and psychological complications. Here’s a list of ways you can spot amphetamine addiction in yourself or someone you love.


  • Are you experiencing an accelerated blood pressure and heart rate?
  • Decreased appetite?
  • Rapid weight loss?
  • Are you having a hard time sleeping?
  • Have you noticed that you’re experiencing severe mood swings?
  • Are you acting out with aggressive behavior
  • Is your life fraught with fear and anxiety
  • Do you feel paranoid? Like someone is plotting against you?
  • People addicted to Amphetamine can experience seen or heard hallucinations. Are you experiencing hallucinations?
  • Are you falling behind on your responsibilities at work, at home or at school?
  • Do you find yourself taking big risks to acquire more of the drug? When you can’t find it do you feel afraid? Terrified?
  • Are your relationships suffering?
  • Is your preoccupation with the drug taking you away from the people and activities that make you love life?

If you answered yes to some of these questions you may have an addiction to Amphetamines. There is hope, there are sober living houses in Florida, and addiction treatment centers that can help you detox to get on your way to a sober life. If you are taking a prescription amphetamine, and have been taking the medication according to your doctor’s orders, then contact your doctor to discuss your prescription and the symptoms that concern you. Be sure you take the drug exactly as prescribed until your doctor suggests a different action. Call them right away so that your health doesn’t suffer from these symptoms.


If you or anyone you know are struggling with addiction to an illicit form of the drug, or you’re ready to go to rehab for addiction to the prescription form, and you are seeking out the best drug rehab in South Florida, or you’re looking for  please call us today at (844) 299-0618. We can walk you through our drug treatment programs and tell you what it looks like to take your first steps toward sobriety and healthy living.

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