Amphetamine Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

Amphetamine Addiction: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Amphetamines, a type of stimulant, can be a powerfully addictive drugs. If you are addicted to amphetamines and are in need of treatment in Massachusetts, let the caring team at Freedom Health help you find your own path to recovery.

Understanding Amphteamine Addiction

What Exactly are Amphetamines?

Amphetamines, levoamphetamine and dextroamphetamine, are examples of stimulants. They are both physically and mentally addictive substances. When taken, they produce effects such as an energy boost, increased confidence, and greater focus. These effects are addictive for the mind and the body. An individual who is dependent on stimulants, such as cocaine, methamphetamine, or amphetamines, may experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal can be dangerous and unpleasant, and individuals struggling with addiction should seek the help of an amphetamine detox program.

Amphetamine Addiction Withdrawal vs. Detox

Detox is typically the first step of recovery because it provides a safe space for the sustenance(s) being used to leave the body. During this time, the mind and body begin to heal. Anyone who stops using will go through this detox period and they may feel an array of emotions. However, when physical or psychological symptoms are brought on from the detox process, this is referred to as withdrawal. Those who go through detox do not necessarily experience withdrawal, but if the risk of withdrawal is present, then a detox program can help.

Amphetamine Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

Not all stimulants produce the exact same withdrawal symptoms, but possible symptoms of amphetamine withdrawal include:

What We Treat

Conditions We Treat at Freedom Health

We offer comprehensive care for a range of mental health and substance use disorders, understanding that each individual’s journey is unique. Some of the conditions we treat include:

What Does Amphetamine Detox Look Like?

Amphetamine Detox Timeline, Length & Risks

Depending on the presence or absence of withdrawal symptoms, detox may only take a few days. However, amphetamine detox typically lasts at least 7 days. For individuals with more severe symptoms, the detox process may extend for 14 days or more.

Withdrawal Timelines

Withdrawal symptoms begin to develop within about 24 to 72 hours. The initial symptoms may include fatigue, body aches, and anxiety. These symptoms peak between days 3 and 5 and then begin to taper off. It is during this peak that more severe symptoms such as hallucinations will present. Over the next 5 or more days, most of the symptoms will subside, but cravings can intensify. Additionally, insomnia and depression are symptoms that may present for much longer. Any symptoms that present after 2 weeks may continue to be experienced for months with a gradual decline.

Dangers & Risks

One of the major risks of detox is the withdrawal symptoms themselves. Changes in heartbeat and breathing are dangerous, but it is the effects of depression that often worry caregivers the most. In severe cases, depression can cause thoughts of self-harm and suicide. This is one reason why the 24/7 observation of a detox program is highly beneficial for the stimulant withdrawal process.

Additionally, with withdrawal comes the risk of relapse. This will also be something that an individual who struggles with addiction will always have to be aware of.

Regardless of how severe the risks of detox are, the reality is that continued amphetamine abuse carries greater risks. The longer someone uses, the greater the risk of overdose, and the more difficult withdrawal will be.

Paying for treatment

We Work with Most Major Insurance

If you or a loved one are looking for affordable addiction treatment, we accept most major health insurance plans along with other forms of payment.

Even if your insurance isn’t listed here, don’t hesitate to contact us for instant coverage verification.

How can an amphetamine detox help?

The Benefits Attending an Amphetamine Addiction Detox Program in Massachusetts

There are several benefits to detoxing from stimulants at a detox center. Some of the benefits include:

Selecting an Amphetamine Detox in Massachusetts

When selecting a detox program, there is a lot to consider. From location to the treatments offered, it is important to find a facility that matches the needs of the individual seeking treatment. Consider reviewing how to select a rehab, which closely aligns with selecting a detox program. However, one major factor to consider is whether medically-assisted detoxification is offered, and what medications are used.

How to Pay for an Amphetamine Detox

When it comes to paying for a stimulant detox program, most major insurance providers are required to include some level of coverage. Our admissions team can easily verify your coverage and help you find a treatment center that is in-network. If medical insurance is not available, or there is a high deductible, there are alternative options such as scholarships and payment plans. Our team is happy to direct you to the resources to ensure those who need treatment have access to it.

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Amphetamine Addiction Detox in Massachusetts

At Freedom Health in Framingham,MA we encourage those struggling with moderate to severe amphetamine addiction to start their recovery journey with a stay at a detox facility. We help our clients get admitted to the detox program that best suits their needs and we ensure a smooth transition into our stimulant addiction treatment program. Our team will help you understand not just how to survive without stimulants, but how to thrive.

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