Amphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant that affects neurotransmitter levels in the brain. In medical settings, amphetamine is prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity. It works by increasing the release of dopamine and norepinephrine, leading to heightened alertness, increased focus, and elevated mood.

“Amphetamine has a high potential for abuse and addiction due to its stimulating effects on the brain’s reward pathways.”

Recreational use can lead to tolerance, dependence, and a range of adverse health effects, including cardiovascular problems, psychosis, and even death in extreme cases. The illegal production and distribution of amphetamine, often in the form of methamphetamine, contribute to societal problems such as crime and drug addiction.

Risks of Abusing Amphetamine

Amphetamine abuse can have significant effects on both physical and mental health, as well as social and behavioral consequences.

Some of the effects and risks associated with amphetamine abuse include:

  • Physical effects: increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Mental effects: changes in mood, cognition, and behavior. Chronic abuse can lead to anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, and psychosis, resembling symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • Addiction and dependence: amphetamine usage can result in tolerance, requiring higher doses to achieve the desired effects. It can also lead to dependence, causing individuals to experience withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuation.
  • Behavioral risks: engaging in risky behaviors like impulsivity and aggression can have negative consequences. It can also affect your ability to make sound judgments and decisions, resulting in making poor choices and finding yourself in dangerous situation

Amphetamine abuse poses serious risks to both physical and mental well-being and can have devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities. Seeking professional help from healthcare professionals or treatment centres like One Step Rehab is essential for those struggling with amphetamine abuse to address the problem and work towards recovery.

Amphetamine Detox and Withdrawal

Amphetamine withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity and duration depending on various factors such as an individual’s usage patterns, dosage, and duration of use.

Common withdrawal symptoms include:
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Increased appetite and weight gain.
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Physical discomfort
  • Cravings
Young man is depressed from amphetamine abuse

Why Choose One Step Rehab for Inpatient Amphetamine Rehab

There are plenty of good reasons to choose One Step Rehab for amphetamine addiction treatment.

Specialization in Amphetamine Addiction: we specialize in treating amphetamine addiction, ensuring that individuals receive care that is tailored to the specific needs and challenges associated with this type of substance abuse.

Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches: One Step Rehab uses evidence-based treatment approaches that have proven to be effective at addressing amphetamine addiction. This includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational enhancement therapy (MET), and 12-step facilitation therapy (TSF), among others.

Highly Experienced and Multidisciplinary Team: One Step Rehab boasts an experienced team of addiction specialists, including licensed therapists, counselors, medical professionals, and holistic practitioners. Our diverse team collaborates to provide the most comprehensive care and support throughout the recovery process.

Individualized Treatment Plans: we provide treatment plans that are tailored to each persons unique needs and circumstances. This individualized approach ensures that treatment at One Step Rehab addresses underlying issues contributing to addiction and promotes long-term recovery success.

Comfortable and Supportive Environment: our rehab resort offers a supportive environment conducive to healing and recovery. Clients can benefit from comfortable accommodations, serene surroundings, and amenities that include the most comprehensive fitness facilities of any treatment center in Thailand.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention: One Step Rehab provides aftercare and relapse prevention support to help individuals maintain sobriety and transition back to their daily lives successfully. This can include ongoing therapy, support groups, and access to resources back home for continued support.