It can also result in cardiovascular and brain damage, specifically in the central nervous system.
The use of cocaine, depending of the severity, can cause mood swings, paranoia, insomnia, psychosis, high blood pressure, tachycardia, panic attacks, cognitive impairments and drastic changes in the personality that can lead to aggressive, compulsive, criminal and/or erratic behaviors.
If you or a loved one is struggling with cocaine addiction, AToN Center’s drug treatment in San Diego offers a multitude of programs that can help you, including our 12 Step, Non-12 Step and SMART Recovery® rehab programs.
Amphetamines are psychostimulant drug of the phenethylamine class that is known to produce increased wakefulness and focus in association with decreased fatigue and appetite.
Amphetmine is chemically related to methamphetamine and lisdexamfetamine, a class of potent drugs that act by increasing levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, inducing euphoria. The class includes prescription CNS drugs commonly used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
It is also used to treat symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the daytime drowsiness symptoms of narcolepsy, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Initially, amphetamines were more popularly used to diminish appetite and to control weight.
Brand names of the medications that contain, or metabolize into, amphetamine include “Adderall”, “Dexedrine”, “Dextrostat”, “Desoxyn”, “ProCentra,” “Vyvanse”, and “Benzedrine”.
The drug is also used recreationally and as a performance enhancer. Recreational users of amphetamine have coined numerous street names for amphetamine, such as “speed”.
If you or a loved one is in the grips of amphetimine addiction, AToN Center’s private rehab can help you recover through our comprehensive prescription drug treatment in San Diego.
Methamphetamine addiction is a significant problem making a major impact on public health in the United States. The consequences and complications of methamphetamine addiction are severe and wide ranging. The toll methamphetamine addiction has on an individual’s health can be devastating. Methamphetamine has a substantial influence on cardiovascular health, risk of pulmonary disease, oral health, and infection in both chronic and acute abuse.
Addiction to methamphetamine has profound influence on cognitive functioning and emotional stability. Long term impairment from meth dependence can persist even after an individual is able to be abstinent. Meth is extremely addictive. Once addicted it can be difficult to discontinue use without professional help. Treatment is critical to intervene in the cycle of relapse and addiction.
Methylphenidate (MPH; Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate, or Methylin) is a psychostimulant drug approved for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, and narcolepsy.
Even with short term use, many individuals experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using crack. The symptoms are more pronounced in individuals who have been using crack for a long time and in high doses.
Individuals addicted to crack are unable to improve without medical treatment. The physical and psychological dependence of crack is intense and most find it difficult to get out of the addictive cycle. The withdrawal symptoms include intense cravings, irritability, hunger, anxiety and paranoia. These feelings prevent the individual from ceasing crack use.