What Are Stimulants?

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Stimulants are drugs that stimulate the central nervous system (CNS). In small doses, they can be used to increase alertness, competitiveness, and attention. While most people who consume high doses of stimulants report unpleasant nervousness and paranoia, it can create a sense of euphoria in some people.

If your stimulant use has gotten out of control, Summit Detox can provide the ideal environment to detox from meth, cocaine, Adderall, and other drugs. Detox is the first step in handling your addiction.

Have I Developed a Stimulant Addiction?

Stimulants have been shown to reduce tiredness, appetite, and insouciance, but they can be extremely dangerous. The highly addictive nature of stimulants has brought national attention to the hazardous consequences of stimulant addiction. Withdrawal from stimulants in a non-medical setting often includes the following:

  • Relapse
  • Irritability
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Chills
  • Increased appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Dreams of using
  • Cravings
  • Impaired memory

Detoxing from stimulants without assistance usually results in relapse. The cravings and paranoia associated with heavy stimulant use make it extremely difficult to stop using. Some people are able to limit their stimulant use, but frequent use of stimulants can cause serious problems in every aspect of your life. Consequences of frequent stimulant use include:

  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Persistent conflicts with others
  • Family problems
  • Unemployment
  • Legal trouble
  • Relationship problems
  • Financial hardships
  • Risking the safety of people you care about
  • Difficulty finishing school
  • Violent behavior
  • Depression

Overcoming Addiction Safely

Stimulant addiction is complicated because using stimulants makes people feel productive and enlightened while they’re high, when, in reality, they are leading an isolated and stagnant lifestyle. Continuing to use stimulants at higher and higher doses in order to feel normal is a sign that you have developed an addiction.

Despite the stigma attached, chemical dependency is a health problem, not a willpower problem. People who become chemically dependent understand–more than anyone else–the consequences of their addiction. Being unable to stop using is a sign that you need to pursue another option. If you were going to quit alone, you would’ve already done it. Failing to address a steadily increasing use of stimulants will always result in addiction.

The more meth, cocaine, and amphetamines you consume, the more you’ll need in order to feel normal. Feeling normal becomes more and more difficult once you start losing personality traits, employability, and healthy relationships. Stimulants often cause people to become irascible toward their families, friends, significant others, and colleagues.

Like any drug, taking too many stimulants will reverse every positive effect of the drug. Instead of helping you stay focused, heavy use of stimulants will prevent you from focusing on anything that doesn’t involve drugs. It will keep you awake, but only to get high. If you think your drug use has gotten out of control, it is never too late to seek help for substance abuse at a medical detox center.

The Best Medical Detox in Southern Florida

Whether you suffer from substance abuse, worried that you might be acquiring a substance abuse problem, or just need a break from an unhealthy lifestyle, Summit Detox (near LNA Airport in Palm Beach) offers Florida’s best detox amenities and medical assistance.

We offer the most extensive list of detox services in southern Florida, including:

  • IV therapies
  • Substance abuse detox
  • Minute-by-minute customization
  • Patient comfort and discretion
  • Privacy with optional communal spaces
  • Specialized drug and alcohol detox programs

What Is Detox?

Detoxification (detox) is the process that occurs as drugs or alcohol gradually leave the body. Recovering from heavy use of drugs or alcohol begins with detoxification. Physical dependence can impair normal brain function and cause complications and discomfort. In order to correct these obstacles and begin the journey to sobriety, it is essential to break the active cycle of dependence.

When the brain of a drug-dependent person no longer receives the accustomed amount of drugs or alcohol, that individual may begin to develop symptoms of withdrawal. These symptoms are often uncomfortable, and in some cases, dangerous.

Completing the detox process in a respectful, discrete, comfortable environment is an essential first step. Contact Summit Detox at 866.341.0638 today to get more information about medically assisted detoxification.

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