Helping a Loved One Addicted to Stimulants
The group of drugs known as stimulants includes ADHD medication such as Adderall and illegal drugs such as methamphetamine and cocaine. People tend to abuse these substances to improve mental focus, increase productivity and because they create a euphoric high. Abuse and addiction to these drugs has been steadily increasing in America as of recent years, and we here at CASA Recovery can treat your loved one for this debilitating addiction.
Signs of stimulant abuse include dilated pupils, restlessness, hyperactivity, loss of appetite, weight loss, sweating. Long-term effects include aggression, anxiety, psychotic behavior, malnutrition, blood vessel damage, kidney and lung damage, high blood pressure, and stroke. Other indicators of addiction are need for increasingly large amounts, experiencing withdrawal and frequent unsuccessful attempts to cut back or quit.
If you believe a loved one is addicted to stimulants and you want to help them, it is wise to find a suitable recovery program for them. It is better to have something in mind before you tackle the subject of recovery and be armed with answers to problems and obstacles they may put in the way such as professional obligations or domestic obligations like pets or plants to care for. Once a person commits to getting treatment it is important to act on their decision as quickly as possible, so do your research.
Not everyone who enters rehab does so through their own choice. Some are adjudicated to attend a recovery program for legal reasons, whereas others have undergone an intervention from family and friends. Interventions are planned events where a loved one who is struggling with substance abuse is confronted by the damage they are doing to others and charged to seek help. Although it is possible to organize an intervention as a group of concerned loved ones, it is more effective to hire a professional interventionist to ensure the best outcomes.
You may find it overwhelming, trying to get a loved one to commit to a recovery program and that is why we here at CASA Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA are here to help you navigate the process. At our drug addiction recovery center in Orange County, we offer a holistic treatment program which takes care of your loved one physically, mentally, and emotionally and we recognize that a successful recovery must include ongoing back-up and support. We offer family support as we recognize there may be issues which will need addressing for those closest to the addict. Help is available so don’t hesitate, contact us today for a consultation and get your loved one back on track.