Are you looking for a way to end your addiction to substances? The staff at Springfield Wellness Center in Louisiana is here to help you. Below is more information about stimulant abuse and how we can help you end your abuse.
What are Stimulants?
Stimulants are substances that cause the body to become more active. For example, some stimulants include cocaine, Adderall, amphetamines, and Ritalin. Also, they cause the patient’s thinking to increase as well. But in low dosages, they help patients with Parkinson’s disease and ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactive disorder). Experts define stimulant abuse as using these substances to the point that they are harmful to the body and mind, which can lead to damaging nerve cells.
Effects of Stimulant Abuse
When stimulants are used too much, and in larger quantities, a person may experience teeth grinding, increase in energy, fast heartbeat, and lower appetite. Cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall are commonly abused stimulants. Below is more information about these stimulants and what abusing them does to the body.
Cocaine is a very popular and addictive stimulant. Made from the South American coca plant, you find it in the form of white powder. Users usually smoke or snort it. Often, cocaine abusers experience runny nose, weight loss, excitability, nosebleeds, and dilated pupils.
Methamphetamine is highly addictive and commonly known as just meth. You find it in powder or crystal form. Users smoke meth or inject it with needles. Because of the euphoric feeling users experience right after ingesting it, it is a popular recreational drug. But using meth can cause specific medical issues, such as severe itching, cognitive issues, high body temperatures, dry mouth, and broken teeth.
Recently, prescription stimulants have become popular drugs to abuse. For example, prescription stimulants include Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, Dexedrine, and Concerta. Since these stimulants increase cognitive awareness and focus, many high school students abuse them to help them improve test grades.
Overcoming Abuse of Stimulants
There are many ways to overcome substance abuse. For instance, one way is to attend detox treatment, which we provide here at Springfield Wellness Center in Louisiana. When overused, stimulants cause too much activity in the brain, destroying nerve cells. Also, this causes the body’s NAD+ to decrease.
The compound NAD+ is in the body’s cells. It helps repair neurons and brain cells destroyed by excitotoxicity, taking too many stimulants. We can replenish BR+NAD that has been destroyed in the body by giving it to patients intravenously.
Springfield Wellness Center
We offer a variety of programs to our patients here at Springfield Wellness Center in Louisiana, including:
- Detox (this includes alcohol, opioids, stimulants, benzos, and psychotropic substances)
Also, we offer the following services to our wonderful patients:
- Neurodegenerative Diseases – anything that has to do with the aging process
- Mental Health/Mood Disorders
- General Wellness
Therefore, please contact us if you have any questions about our programs, services, or facility. We are here to help you end your addiction once and for all.
Stimulant Abuse in Springfield
You don’t have to let your addiction control your life any longer. Let us help you overcome your addiction by attending one of our wonderful drug rehab programs at Springfield Wellness Center in Louisiana. Call us at 844.334.4727 so we can put you in a program and start helping you live a sober and more meaningful life.