Amphetamine use disorder can take many forms but it often begins in people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We know that many successful and driven people in business and real estate thrive with ADHD, and, under the right circumstances, it’s much more of a strength than a deficit. But the medications that help control it can have adverse effects. The focus they bring can lead to a craving for more of the same or the seemingly boundless energy that comes from methamphetamines. One’s own prescription may not be enough. Pills may be crushed and inhaled. Some individuals go so far as to crush the pills, mix them with water, and inject themselves to get a more rapid onset high. While amphetamine abuse may be subtle at first, there are telltale signs of an increasingly difficult problem including decreased appetite and weight loss, insomnia, mood swings, anxiety, and – as the abuse deepens – irrational aggression and paranoia.
- Affirm diagnosis
- Family participation
- Skills training
Treatment at UR begins with assessment, affirming a diagnosis, a medical detoxification and stabilization. We help each individual learn how to martial their inherent strengths through individual and group therapies that includes family participation and skills training.