Do I Need Treatment for Amphetamine Withdrawal?

If you are experiencing the symptoms of amphetamine withdrawal, you should absolutely seek professional treatment. Call 800-816-1059(Who Answers?) now to find rehab centers where you can begin medically assisted detox and transition into addiction treatment.

The Symptoms of Amphetamine Withdrawal

Stimulant withdrawal is one of the most severe and long-lasting withdrawal syndromes associated with any drug of abuse. Anyone who abuses amphetamines is likely to experience this syndrome, especially the longer they do so, but even if you have been taking these drugs for a long period of time under a doctor’s prescription, there is still a possibility that you may become dependent on amphetamines.

If you are unsure as to whether you are experiencing amphetamine withdrawal, look for the symptoms below (Center for Substance Abuse Research).

  • Severe depression, to the extent that antidepressants are sometimes necessary
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Cravings
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Anhedonia, or the inability to feel pleasure
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Malaise
  • Nightmares

Experiencing more than one of these side effects after attempting to stop your amphetamine abuse is a strong sign of withdrawal, and you will require treatment in order to get through the ordeal safely.

According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, “During high-dose stimulant use, often seen during binge episodes, individuals can experience stimulant-induced psychosis” as well. Unfortunately, this is also a sign of withdrawal, as many people who were binging on these drugs often experience psychotic symptoms during their withdrawal syndrome. The signs of this disorder are:

Amphetamine Withdrawal

Violent or hostile behavior can occur during amphetamine withdrawal.

  • Delusions
  • Paranoia
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Violent or hostile behavior
  • Homicidal or suicidal thoughts
  • Hallucinations
  • Severe confusion
  • Delusions

If you begin to experience psychotic symptoms along with the more common withdrawal symptoms, seek treatment immediately by calling 911, as you may become a danger to yourself and others. However, any signs of stimulant withdrawal will require some sort of professional detox treatment.

Why Do I Need Treatment for Amphetamine Withdrawal?

Amphetamine withdrawal can be very serious, as the symptoms listed above illustrate. You can become a danger to yourself and your loved ones, and it can be difficult to know if the emotions you are feeling or the thoughts you are having are real.

In addition, the severe symptoms can take a toll on you, especially because they will often last for a long period of time. Cravings, depression, and anxiety can last months, even years, after your last use of the drug.

You will also be at risk for relapse if you do not seek treatment. Without the help of professionals, therapy, and medication, your withdrawal symptoms may become too severe to handle, leading you back to amphetamine abuse. In order to avoid this possibility, you will need to attend professional treatment for amphetamine withdrawal.

Seek Treatment Now

Let us help you find a rehab program where you can recover from withdrawal and addiction safely. Call 800-816-1059(Who Answers?) now to find treatment centers that will cater to your needs and help you make a change in your life for the better.