Misusing stimulants for longer than prescribed puts you at a higher risk of developing an addiction. Stimulant group drug addiction is extremely harsh on the body, with severe potential effects on both physical and mental health.
Those who take stimulants often do so for euphoric, energetic, and pleasurable effects or to support concentration. But in high doses, these drugs send body systems into overdrive, causing:
Increased sexual desire and performance
Anxiety or paranoia
Intense feelings of happiness
Increased energy, sociability, and self-esteem
High body temperature
Continued misuse of stimulants introduces persistent stress to the body, with significant effects on your health. Common long-term effects are:
Developing dental problems, such as tooth decay
(When snorting) respiratory and nasal infection
High blood pressure
Tissue damage, especially in the heart and blood vessels
Heightened risk of cardiac failure and heart disease
Development of acute mood disorders
Reduced sexual functioning
Extreme weight loss
Effective substance abuse treatment programs begin with private, in-depth assessment and the construction of a personalized treatment plan.
Stimulant addiction typically calls for a supervised medical detox with a strong focus on mental health management. After stabilization, programs proceed with individual counseling sessions, therapeutic interventions, and support groups.
These and other modalities work to help you understand your substance use disorder both from outside and within, working together to build the skills and mindset for sobriety.
Unmanaged stimulant addiction can come at the cost of long-term health, with consequences from head to toe. Not seeking treatment for substance abuse can have an enormous negative impact on both physical and mental health. These include:
Increased risk of heart failure and cardiovascular damage
Brain and cognitive deterioration, affecting decision-making ability, includes brain damage or cerebral hemorrhage in severe forms
Greater risk of kidney and liver failure
Experiencing mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations
Higher risk of suffering from muscle deterioration
Persistent gastrointestinal problems and irritation
Development of chronic exhaustion or fatigue
No one should have to suffer the consequences of untreated stimulant substance use disorder. Vita Recovery is the gateway to a fuller, healthier, more authentic life for all who seek treatment for this consuming form of substance abuse.
The short answer is approximately 30-90 days, but in practice, this truly depends. At Vita Recovery, our goal is to ensure individualized care, meaning that we adjust all elements of your care to your unique needs, including the trajectory of your treatment program.
Usually, our stimulant addiction program is not significantly affected by age or gender. If medication is part of your treatment, our doctors will not prescribe anything that poses an increased risk to your pregnancy - we will work with you to enlist the most effective modalities that minimize physical stress.
Vita Recovery aims to help as many people as possible, and we believe payment should not be an obstacle. We work with most major health insurance plans, including the majority of employment-provided plans. If you have any questions or need help interpreting your coverage, just give us a call.
While we do accept payments from individuals, we find that most insurance plans at least partially cover addiction treatment costs. Our team is on call to discuss payment options - simply reach out, and we'll see what we can do.
Vita Recovery delivers stimulant addiction treatment and recovery outcomes on an almost fully outpatient basis. We ask that our clients in detox stay here with us, but as they transition to the next step, we find that clients uniquely benefit from sleeping at home and maintaining their routines in recovery.
The FDA has not approved any medications for stimulant addiction treatment. However, sometimes we still suggest a prescription during detox when clients in stimulant recovery have severe co-occurring mood disorders or are experiencing extreme or dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
At our luxury detox facility, the withdrawal process and its symptoms are monitored and managed with 24/7 medical supervision, therapeutic care, and psychiatric support to ease the process. Client comfort, safety, and peace are central to our detox services.