Amphetamine is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of obesity, narcolepsy and most notably, ADHD or other attention deficit disorders. The drug stimulates the central nervous system causing an increase in the production of the epinephrine and norepinephrine. This spike generally results in increased alertness, appetite suppression, increased energy and feelings of power.
Unfortunately, amphetamine is also a habit-forming drug that can lead to physical and psychological dependence which requires treatment. Amphetamine addiction has become an increasingly common problem throughout the United States and other western civilizations with the advent of methamphetamine, a double synthesized form of amphetamine that is manufactured in clandestine labs throughout many countries of the world.
Amphetamine addiction can lead to permanent brain or neurological damage, may cause adverse side effects or overdose and is one of the leading causes for emergency room visits throughout the U.S. Excessive use of amphetamine or amphetamine containing drugs can lead to psychosis and various other psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety and paranoia. Users are likely to behave or act irrationally while under the influence of amphetamine and often resort to impasse behaviors in an effort to stay “high” on amphetamine once a pattern of abuse has been established.
If you or someone you know is addicted to amphetamine, we can help you get the support and treatment that you need to overcome this devastating disease. Amphetamine.com provides an easy to use resource guide that includes details about the dangers of amphetamine abuse, the risk of becoming addicted, what to do if addiction becomes a problem and where to turn for help.
For immediate support, call our helpline at 800-820-1143 (Who Answers?) to talk to a counselor who cares about you and your recovery. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you with immediate access to professional help that works! Amphetamine addiction is a potentially deadly disease but it is treatable! Help is available in every state throughout the country and our counselors are ready to connect you to a local treatment program that’s right for your needs.