Amphetamine addiction is much more common than many people may think. Because these drugs are so commonly used across all age groups, it can be difficult to tell when that use crosses the line into abuse and addiction. Treatment and recovery from amphetamines can be a difficult process, and at The Summit Wellness Group, we use an integrated treatment approach to utilize all of the available tools to help our clients out of the depths of addiction and into a new life free from amphetamines.
Our Approach to Amphetamine Addiction
If used as intended through a prescription, amphetamines are relatively harmless, but because they have become so accessible, people tend to abuse them. Many don’t think they can get addicted, however, these stimulants can cause an increased dependence and tolerance as they alter the chemical structure of the brain. Because they are so addictive when abused, it can be hard to stop, and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms can cause a person to relapse before they are even able to reach out for help.
Our integrated approach to treatment is aimed at providing clients with relief and support during the development of new, healthy habits and coping skills. At The Summit Wellness Group, we leverage all of the most effective therapies and treatment methods through a combination of medications, psychiatric care, clinical therapy, and holistic techniques. While effective on their own, these treatment methods can be extremely powerful together. Our staff of highly trained nurses, psychiatrists, clinical therapists, and holistic therapy practitioners work together to provide a healing environment for those recovering from amphetamine addiction.
While the treatment programs at The Summit Wellness Group are all tailored to the individual needs of our clients, the 3 main steps of our program include:
Step #1 – Safe Detox and Withdrawal Medication Management
Though amphetamine withdrawal does not produce any direct, physical symptoms, it can still be a psychologically difficult experience. Some people may require medical help, and we partner with the best detox centers in Georgia to make sure you undergo that process in a safe and comfortable setting. Once detox is complete, we can begin proper treatment and recovery at one of our locations.
Withdrawal symptoms from amphetamines can be psychologically distressing and there are no current medications that are FDA-approved for treating amphetamine withdrawal. That being said, there are medications that can help relieve some of the psychological discomforts that commonly result. These medications will be used to treat individual symptoms as they arise:
- Atypical Antidepressants
- Non-Benzodiazepine Anti-Anxiety Medications
- Sleep Aids
Step #2 – Individualized Therapy Plans
Medications may only provide minimal relief from the symptoms of amphetamine withdrawal, but therapy and adherence to treatment are some of the most reliable routes to recovery. With this in mind, The Summit Wellness Group provides an assortment of integrative therapies that can help someone find relief and begin building a new life free from amphetamines. Some of the therapies we offer are:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Trauma-Informed Care
We also strive to address co-occurring mental health issues that are often found alongside addiction, and we do this through our different therapies as well as psychiatric treatment. This is critical in the treatment of amphetamine addiction because if we address one condition without the others, the rate of relapse increases.
Step #3 – After Care
The commitment we make to our clients does not end at the completion of their treatment program. Our aftercare program lasts as long as is necessary to make sure that our clients have the support and care they need to continue building a solid foundation in recovery. We also have many close ties to multiple different recovery fellowships in the Atlanta area and can leverage these ties to help connect our clients with a fellowship of their choice. This could mean helping them find a sponsor or a good meeting near their home. The road to recovery can be long, but we are determined to walk this path alongside our clients, doing all that we can to encourage, support, and guide them along the way.
Why Choose Our Amphetamine Rehab Program?
There is a fairly large number of amphetamine rehab programs all over America, so why should someone choose the program at The Summit Wellness Group?
We currently have locations in Roswell and Midtown Atlanta, both of which were designed with your recovery journey in mind. We want you to feel welcome and relaxed as soon as you step through the front door. Combining touches of home with modern design, each detail was handpicked to enhance a peaceful and positive recovery process.
Here at The Summit Wellness Group, our team of professionals and people in recovery understand what you feel when you come to us, and we want to do everything in our power to make sure that you leave our facilities having received the utmost care. We work with you each day to ensure that your needs are being met, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to your individual recovery. When you come to see us, you won’t ever be regarded as “just” a client. You will be welcomed with open arms into a family that continues to provide support even after the end of your program because your continued recovery is important to us.
We take our clients’ recovery seriously, and this is seen through alumni testimonials and reviews. Not only do we work tirelessly to always improve our treatment plans and practices based on feedback, but we value the voices of the people who walk through our doors and expect us to help them.
FAQ Amphetamine Addiction Treatment
Some additional information and frequently asked questions about amphetamine rehab include:
When Is It Time To Seek Help For A Loved One?
Amphetamines are highly addictive when abused, especially in teenagers and college students, and could possibly lead to more aggressive drug use in the future. Knowing the signs of amphetamine addiction is critical in helping your loved one reach recovery sooner. If you’ve noticed an increase in talkativeness or energy, insomnia, or loss of appetite, it could be cause for concern, and speaking to your loved one about seeking help may be necessary.
Reasons To Seek Treatment ASAP
Because amphetamine addiction can cause long-term side effects that may hinder normal life, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. If amphetamine use, prescribed or not, has caused any sort of interference with day-to-day life, now is the time to ask for help and meet with our team of recovery specialists.