Amphetamines can be useful for many medical problems. For example, doctors often use them to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, when people begin abusing these medications, dependency can often follow and spiral out of control. If your teen struggles with amphetamine use, waiting to seek treatment can be playing with fire. Continuing to abuse amphetamines can quickly lead to dependence, tolerance, and an increased risk of overdose. If you suspect that your teen is using or abusing medications, our amphetamine abuse treatment program may be able to help.
At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we offer treatment for adolescent boys who are battling substance and mental health issues. We can provide your teen with the tools he needs to grow and overcome his substance use. To learn more about our amphetamine use treatment program through boys’ substance use treatment, contact us today by calling 662.373.2828 or using our convenient online form.
WHAT ARE AMPHETAMINES?
Amphetamines are synthetic drugs that stimulate activity in the central nervous system. They increase alertness, energy, and energy. However, they also increase your respiratory rate, heart rate, and blood pressure. Doctors may prescribe brand-name amphetamines, such as:
If you were to take a pill form of amphetamines, you would get a mild high. However, if you crush the pill and snort them, the high comes faster and is more potent. Moreover, people can also dissolve the powdered form in water and inject it. This method is the most intense.
Some teens use amphetamines as a study aid in order to get high energy and focus as they study for a test. However, this does not always lead to an improvement in grades. Sometimes, they may get distracted by small, meaningless tasks, such as cleaning their rooms, preventing them from studying at all. Conversely, they may complete their studying but come off the drug, leading to a crash in focus and energy when they need to be taking the test.
Additionally, other teens may use the drug solely to get high. Nonetheless, whatever the reason, it is vital for them to get help at an adolescent amphetamine use treatment program.
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EFFECTS OF AMPHETAMINES
Amphetamines cause a variety of health effects. For example, in addition to the increased heart rate and blood pressure, high doses of amphetamines can lead to high body temperature, seizures, and heart failure. Moreover, people who use amphetamines over a long period can become paranoid or irrationally angry. Additionally, amphetamines can cause psychosis. If your teen injects amphetamines, they can contract blood-borne diseases, such as hepatitis or HIV.
Another risk when your teen misuses amphetamines is that they will overdose. There are a variety of signs of overdose, including:
- Overactive reflexes
- Rapid breathing
- High fevers
- Panic states
- Muscle pain
An overdose can lead to a heart attack, high or low blood pressure, convulsions, poisoning, circulation failure, or coma. Therefore, it’s critical to get treatment at an adolescent amphetamine use treatment program to avoid the risk of your teen overdosing.
WHAT DOES TREATMENT FOR AMPHETAMINES INCLUDE?
At Stonewater, we know how dangerous amphetamine use can be. However, we also know how to treat this substance use. At our amphetamine use treatment program, we provide several therapy programs to help your teen. Some of these therapy programs are evidence-based. Treatment specialists have studied these methods, and they have proven that they work.
Additionally, we also provide many holistic therapy programs. Substance use touches every area of your teen’s life. Therefore, our treatment programs address each aspect of substance use. Holistic therapies play a vital role in that respect. Through a combination of these programs, we can offer your teen the best possible chance of overcoming their substance use. Some of the programs we offer include:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
To learn more about the treatment options available at our treatment center, please reach out to Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center today at 662.373.2828.
ENCOURAGING RECOVERY WITH OUR PEER INFLUENCE PROGRAM
In addition to our therapeutic options, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center offers a unique peer influence community program. Our experts suggest that this treatment method provides a prevention method that renders a low-risk and high-reward treatment program. We believe that our peer learning process can encourage our residents’ achievements, simultaneously counteracting the potential social challenges that have led to substance use in the past. There is a range of benefits that go along with our peer influence community program, such as:
- Reduced victimization, bullying, emotional issues, and stress
- A more encouraging and friendly atmosphere for recovery
- Less risk of behavioral problems and relapse
- Improved chances of recovery
Furthermore, we integrate this treatment into all of our programs, meaning that your teen won’t have to spend any additional time in therapy. Our peer influence community program gives our residents a better chance of being able to stay sober for a more extended period of time.
DOES STONEWATER ADOLESCENT RECOVERY CENTER OFFER DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT?
There are many causes of substance use. For example, one reason that many people cite is a mental health disorder. Often, people begin using substances in order to self-medicate a mental health disorder, such as depression. Alternatively, some substances can cause mental health problems. For instance, amphetamines can cause amphetamine-induced bipolar disorder.
Mental health conditions can significantly impede your teen’s quality of life. However, dual diagnosis treatment can provide the support your teen needs to overcome their mental health condition. In short, dual diagnosis treatment concurrently treats both conditions, giving your teen the chance to learn to manage their symptoms in the future. We treat:
- Bipolar disorder
Finding a dual diagnosis treatment for your teen is vital to their long-term recovery. For instance, only finding treatment for your teen’s amphetamine use can increase the risk of relapse. Your teen’s mental health symptoms will return to their life, and, without the tools to manage these symptoms, they may feel like they have to return to substance use. Conversely, if they continue using amphetamines after seeking mental health treatment, their substance use may lead them to develop worsening mental health symptoms. Both problems can provide unique challenges for your teen.
REACH OUT TO STONEWATER ADOLESCENT RECOVERY CENTER
Amphetamines can drastically change the course of your teen’s life, but it doesn’t have to rule their life anymore. However, with the proper treatment, you and your teen can find the support they need to recover. With the help of Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we can provide your teen with the tools he needs to recover fully.
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center specializes in treating teens between the ages of 12 and 18. Our facility, located in scenic Oxford, Mississippi, is an ideal setting for teens to overcome all types of substance use disorders, including, but not limited to:
Alcohol use disorder
Heroin use disorder
Marijuana use disorder
Methamphetamine use disorder
Prescription medication use disorder
Drugs and alcohol can wreak havoc on a person’s life, but with support, your teen can fully recover. However, the first step to recovery is to contact our amphetamine use treatment program. To learn more about our services, please get in touch with Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center today by using our helpful online form or call us at 662.373.2828.