Stimulant Detox Services in Charlotte
Operating with Discretion
Stimulants, also known as “uppers,” increase alertness and energy by stimulating the central nervous system. However, due to short-term effects that wear off quickly, they can also be extremely addictive, whether they’re in the form of prescription medications, like Adderall, or illicit substances, like cocaine. Those who become addicted take the drug orally or through snorting and injection. Because the drug can overstimulate the brain, long-term abuse can result in nerve damage and other serious effects and sometimes, death.
Freedom Detox has developed personalized treatment plans for all of our clients struggling with addiction, including those who are addicted to stimulants. Our Charlotte stimulant detox team is prepared to help you if you’re ready to battle your addiction.
Call (800) 475-2312 if you’re ready to receive treatment in the form of detoxification, or contact us online. We’re available 24/7 and operate with discretion because your privacy is important to us.
Types of Stimulants Commonly Abused
Stimulants work by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters situated in the brain. Stimulants that are prescribed are used to treat ADHD, narcolepsy, and sometimes obesity. The drug increases attention and concentration, which helps countless American kids and adults focus on their daily activities. The most common prescription stimulants include amphetamines, methylphenidates, and dextrophetamines.
Common types of stimulants include:
- Adderall: This is the most popular ADHD treatment drug in the United States, and is consistently abused by teenagers and college students who use it to motivate them to get ahead in school. Many people assume it’s safe to take large amounts of Adderall because if children can take it, it must be safe.
- Dexedrine: This stimulant is also used to treat ADHD, but is notorious for being used in past U.S. wars by military and special forces during extensive and tiring missions and operations.
- Ritalin: While also used to treat hyperactive children, Ritalin differs from Adderall in that it’s a methylphenidate, not an amphetamine. However, the effects are similar.
- Illicit substances: Besides the array of prescription stimulants available, stimulants frequently abused also include cocaine, crack cocaine, and crystal meth. These substances produce a shorter and more intense high than Adderall and Ritalin, which are known as time-release drugs.