Women are multi-taskers by nature; but sometimes everyday pressure feels like we need clones of ourselves, like we’re irreplaceable and the weight of it all depends on us. Like we need to work faster, harder, focus more and for longer. For this reason, as well for weight loss side effects of some drugs, females often turn to stimulant drug abuse.
Sovereign Health Arizona treats addiction to stimulants with a holistic and nonjudgmental recovery package of varying modalities, individualized for lasting wellness.
Stimulants can come in the form of either prescription or illegal drugs and include Adderall, Ritalin or Dexedrine, which are normally used to treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Other legal forms of stimulants include caffeine, nicotine, energy drinks and medications for depression or weight loss. Illegal forms of stimulants can include methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy.
Stimulants augment alertness, energy and attention. The prescription stimulant drugs were designed to treat asthma and related conditions, obesity and neurological disorders. People do take stimulants at higher than recommended doses for an academic or other performance advantage.
Symptoms Of Abuse
The symptoms of addiction to stimulants can include:
- Constricted blood vessels
- Decreased appetite
- Extended wakefulness
- High body temperature
- High blood pressure
- Increased blood glucose
- Irregular heart beat
- Shallow, quickened breathing
Red Flags Of Abuse
- Heart attack
Withdrawal Symptoms Of Stimulant Abuse
- Disturbance of sleep patterns