Amphetamine Addiction

Amphetamine – An Overview

Amphetamine is a drug commonly known as ‘Speed’, it is a stimulant and people often use it to give them more energy. It is highly addictive because the effects of the drug allow people to become more confident and be happy in difficult situations. Some people use Amphetamine when going clubbing as it allows them to dance for a long period of time without becoming tired. For this reason, it can be easy to become addicted to the drug as part of your lifestyle.

Side Effects of Amphetamine

The negatives of Amphetamines are that they can lead the user to become agitated and paranoid. In some cases, people can become aggressive, have panic attacks and have psychotic episodes (seeing things that are not really there). Other side effects can be that the user loses sleep because the drug keeps you awake for a long period of time. In addition to this, when the drug is wearing off, the negative effects can last for a few days. Users can have trouble concentrating which can have an effect on other areas of their lives. This is why it is important to seek help before Amphetamine use takes over your life. There are many negative effects as well as the general damage you can do to your body. Relationships can break down due to the tiredness experienced and many people begin to suffer in their work or education as they cannot concentrate. In some circumstances the use of the drug can lead to death. This is increased if the drug is mixed with alcohol or other drugs. Long term effects include affecting your ability to fight off common illnesses such as colds or flu.

Amphetamine Dependency

If you feel you are dependent on Amphetamine or you can see it is beginning to have an adverse effect on your life then we can help you. The drug is often used in a recreational capacity so it is sometimes difficult to monitor and identify that it is having an adverse effect on your life.

It is important that you think carefully about the damage the drug can do to your body. We can help you overcome the addiction, even if you think it is difficult due to the people you socialise with – we can help you address the associated issues. A lot of addiction is stemmed from a particular problem or situation and we can help you address not only the addiction, but the effects on your life, relationships, jobs and health problems.


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