If you have been using amphetamines for weight loss (and this reason for their use was not prescribed to you), it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible. Call 800-768-8728(Who Answers?) now to find rehab programs that will cater to your needs and help you put an end to your amphetamine abuse.
Amphetamine Abuse and Weight Loss
There are a number of reasons why people abuse prescription amphetamines. Some individuals take them because they believe it will help them focus or stay up to study the night before a test. Others may take them to minimize social anxiety at parties or to get high.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “because they suppress appetite, increase wakefulness,” and increase activity, these drugs are also “frequently abused for purposes of weight loss.”
Amphetamines can help a person lose weight quickly, and in some instances, they are even prescribed by a doctor for this purpose. However, it is not safe to use these drugs for the purpose of weight loss unless they are prescribed for exactly this reason.
Otherwise, according to the Center for Substance Abuse Research, a person could experience a number of serious side effects, such as:
- Skin disorders
- Mental illness
- Toxic psychosis
- Heart problems
- Breathing problems
Do I Need Help to Stop Abusing Amphetamines?
If you have been abusing amphetamines for weight loss for a long period of time, you may require professional help in order to be able to stop. Amphetamine abuse can become addictive very quickly, which is why no one should ever take any drug in this category outside their doctor’s recommendation. Ask yourself the questions below to find out if it is time for you to seek professional rehab.
- Do you abuse amphetamines every day?
- Have you lost a large amount of weight in a short period of time by taking these drugs?
- Do you experience cravings for the drug when you are not able to take these drugs?
- Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when you are unable to take these drugs?
- Are you beginning to notice changes in your behavior, thoughts, and mental abilities associated with your substance abuse?
- Have you experienced the side effects of severe weight loss or malnutrition?
- Have you considered switching to a stronger substance to combat tolerance?
- Do you feel you are no longer in control of your amphetamine use?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will require treatment in a rehab center in order to stop your dangerous use of amphetamines. It is important to seek help as soon as possible so your situation does not continue to worsen with the unsanctioned use of amphetamine drugs.
Where Can I Find Help?
Call 800-768-8728(Who Answers?) now to find a rehab center where you can recover from amphetamine addiction and abuse and learn how to avoid further use of these dangerous drugs. In addition, you can learn better ways to care for your body and to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself. Call and let us help you find the best program for your recovery needs.