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Amphetamine Rehab

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

The Basics
Methamphetamine, dextroamphetamine and amphetamine are all classified as amphetamines. They are very similar chemically, so much so that it can be hard for users to tell the difference. Amphetamines were originally used as nasal congestion medication in the 1930s. In the latter part of that decade doctors prescribed it to treat narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder and also MBD, minimal brain dysfunction. Today, the drug is commonly used to treat ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

Amphetamines can causes toxicity. When they do, individuals may experience seizures, delirium, hyperthermia and hypertension. Hypothermia can lead to renal failure. This is why, in part, it is extremely important for users to get help. A drug rehab facility that offers support and treatment for those addicted to amphetamines will often be the addict's best option for getting clean.

Why Amphetamine Drug Rehab is Important

It is very important for persons addicted to amphetamines to seek treatment because addictions are often devastating to an individual's life. The only person that 'wins,' is the drug dealer. The user most often causes terrible damage to themselves, both physically and mentally as well as those around them. Persons who abuse drugs and have children are doing them a disservice. Therefore, it is important that addicts do whatever is necessary to turn their lives around and get free of drugs. There are certainly regrets because of drug use. However, there are never any regrets about getting clean.

A good amphetamine drug rehab program will work closely with an addict to come up with a holistic approach to treatment. They will consider the person, what drugs they are taking and why. They will then work closely with him or her, providing them encouragement and support. It is very important that amphetamine users who desire rehabilitation, be very picky about their program of choice. It will be extremely important to choose one that is a good fit. If not, this will make the battle to get off of drugs even harder, perhaps even prolonging it.

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