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Treatment for Stimulant Abuse

What are Stimulants?

Let’s start with the term “Stimulant.” Have you ever heard about stimulants? If not, then here is a short introduction. Stimulants have been both used and abused. Doctors prescribe stimulants for different health problems like obesity, asthma, etc., but on the other side, stimulants are a drug. It is used to speed up the body’s activity and can negatively affect a patient's health. Due to this, there are some possibilities that a person can face substance abuse. It can cause sleeplessness, increase your heartbeat and agitation, raise your blood pressure, reduce appetite, and cause heatstroke. 

Is There an Antidote for a Stimulant Overdose?

The most common question is, what happens when you overdose on stimulants? So the answer is there are no antidotes available right now when you overdose on these drugs. Naloxone will not harm you when you take it after an overdose but remember that naloxone is not meant for a stimulant overdose.

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Why Do People Abuse Stimulants?

People abuse stimulants due to the following reasons:

 

  • Personal Focus: Some people take these drugs because stimulants help increase focus which may lead to paying attention to everything. 

  • Improve Athletic Skills: Athletes abuse stimulants to speed up their performance capabilities. 

 

  • The Need to Study: Most teenagers get addicted to stimulants when they feel disturbed by their studies. Students take these drugs when they are worried about their exams, but this is not a solution. It will not help individuals become more active but may lead to sleeplessness, which is unsuitable for one's health.  

 

  • Travel Hitches: People take stimulants during their long trips. Stimulants help people stay awake, which is why youngsters prefer using this drug. 

 

Your reason could be whatever. Remember that overdosing on stimulants is not suitable for anyone; it may lead to death. So if you are taking a stimulant, you must understand the drug's effects.

What is Stimulant Abuse?

As we discussed above, stimulants have been used and abused. Here we will discuss in detail the abuse of stimulants. Stimulant abuse is prohibited, and prescription drugs can affect you physically and psychologically. Teenagers take stimulants because it increases their energy level, improve their feelings of confidence, and also enhance their senses. According to teenagers, an intake of stimulants is suitable for their study. Their thoughts on stimulants are that they can help you be more alert and can help you pay attention to your studies. Moreover, research studies have found that these stimulants do not increase thinking and learning ability. It cannot support a person’s thinking capability who has not been diagnosed with a medical disorder like ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). 

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Dr. Williams presently serves on the board of Directors for two non-profit service organizations. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, Philadelphia, Pa, and a Ph.D. with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University. In Cincinnati, Ohio. He is licensed to practice addictions counseling in both New Jersey and Connecticut and has a pending application as a practicing Psychologist in New Jersey.

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Symptoms of Stimulant Abuse

Stimulants have both positive and negative effects. However, people often use stimulants for a positive impact that may last up to 6 hours. But some negative consequences of abusing stimulants may last up to one week after the drug wears off. 

 

If anyone is consuming stimulants to get high, they can encounter these issues:

 

  • Reduce hunger

  • Increase energy 

  • Anger

  • Heightened self-confidence

  • Panic 

  • Euphoria 

 

After the drug wears off, they can encounter:

 

  • Warmth to touch

  • Anxiety 

  • Commotion to sleep outlines

  • Downheartedness 

  • Quivering 

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Risks of Stimulant Abuse

Although some effects of stimulants are evident, drugs also affect the body and brain. Often the reactions do not show immediately, but internally it can cause severe health issues. Abusing stimulants is unsafe, even life-threatening. Furthermore, stimulant abuse can be hazardous to your heart and cause psychological problems, high blood pressure, and other mental health disorders. 

 

Effects on the body

 

When individuals abuse stimulants, the drug may also affect their bodies. Some impacts on the body are:

 

  • Insomnia 

  • Annexations

  • Apprehension or nerviness

  • Tremors

  • Growth hindrance 

 

Effects on the brain

 

It has some effects on the brain as well. The impacts on the brain are:

 

  • Mania 

  • Paranoia

  • psychosis

  • Suicidal contemplations 

  • Hearing voices 

The High Dangers of Stimulant Abuse

When a person is addicted to a stimulant, it can damage their body. While it does not cause problems when used as a controlled medicine, it will always be accessible and viable.

 

For instance, an individual can experience irregular heartbeat when abusing stimulants that prompt a heart attack. A heart attack might harm their lives when they are alone. At the same time, others can also experience long-term problems in their life that severely affect their mental health.

 

The above effects may damage your liver or kidney; it can also damage your blood vessels. As a result of this damage, an individual can experience a stroke. For these cases, different rehabs are a must for your recovery.

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Getting Help for a Stimulant Addiction

As we know, addiction is a disease. If you are struggling with any study pressure, you can discuss it with a professional who will help you overcome stress or anxiety. Addiction to any drug can cause severe health issues or drastically affect your life. If you or your loved one is struggling with stimulant abuse, you should contact a professional immediately.

 

Rolling Hills Recovery Center is available to help you in your recovery process. Contact our healthcare representatives, who are available 24/7. Upon contacting Rolling Hills Recovery Center, our experts will conduct a brief assessment to diagnose your current mental health condition and addiction issues.

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What are stimulants?
Is there an antidote for a stimulant overdose?
Why do people abuse stimulants?
What is stimulant abuse?
Symptoms of stimulant abuse
Risks of stimulant abuse
The high dangers of stimulant abuse
Getting help for stimulant addiction
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