Amphetamine abuse and addiction will affect a person’s life in a multitude of ways. For starters, amphetamine abuse is illegal and if a person caught using, selling, or buying amphetamines, a person can go to jail and will have a criminal offense documented on their permanent record. Aside from the illicit aspect of amphetamine usage, a person will be causing significant damage to their body when they abuse amphetamines, even if they never form an addiction to the drug and only use it one time.
Amphetamines alter the brain’s chemicals and increase a person’s heart rate every time a person uses the drug and people who use the drug illegally may accidentally take too much of the drug and overdose. According to the Australian Drug Foundation, many people who abuse amphetamines due so with other drugs such as alcohol, cocaine, and ecstasy, which puts tremendous stress on a person’s body and heart and can lead to them having a stroke.
Prolonged abuse of amphetamines can lead to a person permanently damaging their internal organs and can lead to them causing significant damage to their brain by impairing the chemical composition of their brain. When a person stops taking amphetamines they will experience severe withdrawal symptoms, both physical and mental, which can be extremely difficult for a person to go through alone. Amphetamine addiction treatment can help a person get through the withdrawal symptoms and regain control of their life again.