What are Amphetamine Salts?

How Do Amphetamine Salts Work?

Amphetamine causes the release of dopamine and norepinephrine,. These are stress chemicals that make people feel alert, powerful, and impulsive. The high can come on like a rush of invincibility.

Amphetamine Salts, are a potent amphetamine psychostimulant and pharmaceutical drug used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. The active ingredients in this medication are salts of racemic amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

Amphetamine Salt Names:

  • Adderall
  • Dexedrine
  • Vyvance
  • Speed
  • Black Beauties
  • Uppers
  • Ecstacy
  • MDMA
  • Mollys

Amphetamine Addiction

Prescribed Adderall use can quickly turn into an addiction. Like other amphetamines, Adderall stimulates a part of the brain that causes a rapid release of neurotransmitter chemicals. The body becomes tolerant to the given amount of Adderall consumed to reach the high caused by neurotransmitters. You begin to need more and more Adderall to experience the same effects initially felt when first using the Amphetamine Salts.

Amphetamine Salt addiction is very dangerous and could potentially lead to cardiovascular failure. Other consequences of addiction include, irregular heartbeat, life-threateningly high body temperature and feelings of paranoia and hostility.

Behavioral therapists and healthcare providers agree Amphetamine Salts addiction should be treated like a cocaine or methamphetamine addiction. Both have been treated effectively in rehabilitation centers, treatment centers, and intense psychotherapy.

How Are Amphetamine Salts Abused?

Amphetamine salts are often taken orally. Amphetamine salts usually come in the form of tablets that are pressed from a white powder. Amphetamine salts can be snorted, smoked, ingested or injected.

Amphetamines are strong stimulants that are used to medically treat such disorders as narcolepsy and ADHD. When abused there are a number of side effects that can occur. The side effects experienced depend upon the individual and the amount of time the substance has been used.

Amphetamine Salts Addiction Symptoms:

Mood symptoms:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased alertness
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Hostility
  • Aggressiveness
  • Altered sexual behavior
  • Not sleeping for prolonged period of time
  • Not eating for prolonged period of time
  • Unrealistic ideas of personal ability and power
  • Fast and excessive talking
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Increased confidence

Physical symptoms:

  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Dilated pupils
  • Faster breathing
  • Decreased fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Malnutrition
  • Blurred vision

Psychological symptoms:

  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations
  • Clear and focused feeling

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What are you risking with an Amphetamine Salt Addiction?

Amphetamine Salt addiction can cause serious effects. Some effects of amphetamine salts abuse and addiction include:

  • Emaciation and malnutrition
  • Inability to function at work or school
  • Strained relationships with family and loved ones
  • Paranoid hostility
  • Worsening of mental illness
  • Decreased emotional wellbeing
  • Chest pain
  • Heart failure
  • Convulsions
  • Depression
  • Amphetamine psychosis
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Death

Amphetamine Salts Withdrawal

With the highly addictive nature of Amphetamine Salts and the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, most people require professional help to successfully quit using. Some Withdraw symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Severe fatigue
  • Flu-like aching
  • Cravings
  • Suicidal ideations

A Recovery Plan

First things first. Clear the cloud in your head at a detox or a detoxification center. If you are scared of withdrawal, don’t let it hold you back! We have many detoxification centers that will use other medications to help you feel comfortable. Remember the drug is not the problem, Amphetamine Salts addiction is the symptom. It is best to choose a drug treatment center to go to following drug detox to help you find the problem.

Break the cycle of guilt and shame. Revive Recovery can put you in a place with other people just like you so don’t have to go through this process alone. Revive Detox Center will put you in a drug rehabilitation center that will help you heal your wounds and help to cope with your feelings in a healthy way.

When completing a drug treatment program, you should leave there with an after plan! Many people go into a halfway house following their rehabilitation. Call Revive Detox Center, we offer a full continuum of care from Detoxification, treatment, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), to halfway housing/ sober living and outpatient treatment.

Revive Detox Center doesn’t only put you in detox, treatment, and sober living, we also help you get involved and active with an accountability group, church group, or a 12 step group. We don’t want to see you get caught up in the vicious addiction cycle. Our main goal is your success!