Stimulant Addiction Treatment in Cincinnati
Recovery Done Right
Stimulants are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States today. Adderall, for example, is the go-to drug to treat conditions like ADHD and narcolepsy. Just because these types of drugs are often prescribed by medical professionals, however, doesn’t mean they don’t have the power to become addictive and derail a person’s life. If you’re suffering from stimulant addiction, Cedar Oaks Wellness Center has a solution for you. Our Cincinnati facility is located in nature to provide you with the space and quiet you need to heal, and we proudly offer treatments ranging from detox to therapies to meet you where you’re at in your journey.
Learn more about our team of addiction professionals by giving our office a call today at (513) 780-5201, or contact us online. Each member of our team cares about our clients and helping them along their journey.
What are Stimulants?
Stimulants are drugs that impact the central nervous system and make the body release dopamine and other chemicals that produce more energy and focus. Also known as “uppers,” they most often include medications that are prescribed to treat conditions such as ADHD, sleep disorders, and depression. However, stimulants can also include illicit substances like methamphetamine.
Examples of commonly prescribed stimulants include:
- Amphetamines like Adderall and Dexedrine
- Methylphenidates, such as Ritalin and Concerta
- Ephedrine, including Bronkaid, Mudrane, and Marax
Most prescription stimulants come in capsule, tablet, or liquid form and are meant to be ingested orally, but people who abuse them are known to crush them into powder and snort or smoke them to achieve a more intense high. Along with increasing one’s focus and energy, stimulants can also produce a euphoria that many find appealing. Other side effects include increased blood pressure and heart rate.
Many individuals abuse stimulants as performance-enhancing drugs. Adderall, for example, is one of the most commonly abused drugs among college students because it’s used for studying purposes. However, others develop addictions accidentally as a result of longtime use and may not even realize they have a drug problem until it begins to negatively impact their lives.
Signs of Stimulant Addiction
Anyone who frequently abuses stimulants, including those who abuse their own prescriptions, is at risk of becoming addicted. Understanding the signs of addiction is essential if you want to identify whether you or someone you love has a problem so you can get help as soon as possible. Early intervention can be more seamless and effective, and the longer a person has an addiction, the more chances they have to overdose and put their health at risk.
Some common signs of stimulant addiction include:
- Severe weight loss
- Dilated pupils
- Deceptive behavior, such as lying or stealing to conceal one’s addiction or to obtain more of the stimulant
- Doctor shopping, which involves meeting with several doctors to get stimulant prescriptions
- Using more of the stimulant than what is prescribed
- Mood swings
- Anxiety or nervousness
Why Cedar Oaks Wellness Center?
At Cedar Oaks Wellness Center, we believe that recovery is as individual as the clients we serve. No two people with stimulant addictions are exactly alike, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your medical history, and your relationship with stimulants on a personal level. Though everyone who stays with us enters the same program, each person’s treatment plan will be customized to treat their unique needs and issues. Individualized care ensures that every aspect of your well-being is addressed, from physical health to emotional and mental wellness.
Other benefits of staying with us include:
- 120-acre campus surrounded by forest
- Treatment from a team of addiction experts
- Accepting most major insurance policies
- Evidence-based treatments, including SMART recovery and EMDR
Begin healing from your addiction to stimulants today by calling our facility.
Call (513) 780-5201 to learn whether our stimulant addiction treatment in Cincinnati is right for you. We’re always here to provide answers to your most urgent questions.