Adderall Detox Program at Agape
Adderall is a prescription drug used to treat conditions such as narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Adderall is a combination drug that contains both dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. When used as recommended, Adderall is a stimulant that can be quite effective at improving concentration, focus, and motivation.
However, Adderall is also habit-forming. When people abuse Adderall by taking more than prescribed, purchasing Adderall illegally, or stealing it, they’re at high risk of building tolerance, becoming dependent, and developing an addiction. Moreover, with misuse, the benefits of taking Adderall are frequently outmatched by the drawbacks.
Many people find that they are unable to complete even the most basic tasks when they aren’t actively using Adderall. Adderall addiction can additionally cause panic attacks, paranoia, extreme anxiety, and many other problems. At Agape Detox Center, we offer a targeted Adderall detox program.
Our Adderall detox program in Port St. Lucie, Florida is designed to make quitting this drug as easy, safe, and comfortable as possible. Our facility is staffed by a large team of highly trained and highly compassionate individuals. They will guide you or your loved one through the very first and often most challenging phase of the recovery process.
With multiple ways of mitigating Adderall withdrawal symptoms, several options in therapy, and counselors who can assist in planning for ongoing addiction treatment and relapse prevention, we aim to build a solid, stable foundation for success.
Understanding Adderall and Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms
Adderall abuse is most common among teens and young adults. According to research, approximately 20 percent of college students abuse prescription stimulants like Adderall. Adderall gives users a heightened sense of confidence and makes them feel as though they can do absolutely anything. Often referred to as:
- Study buddies
- Pep pills
- Smart pills
Adderall doesn’t just increase concentration and focus. For many users, Adderall is also an effective appetite suppressant. As such, Adderall is misused just as often for weight loss and weight management as it is for performance enhancement.
Given the habit-forming nature of this drug, even taking it as prescribed for too long can lead to dependence and the symptoms of Adderall addiction. These include:
- Lack of focus when not using Adderall
- Extreme nervousness
- Excessive thirst
- Dry mouth
Due to the heightened sense of confidence that Adderall creates, users may additionally exhibit grandiose beliefs and grandiose behaviors.
As with any drug, the presentation of withdrawal symptoms when a person stops using Adderall suddenly is a sign of dependence. Adderall withdrawal doesn’t generally cause a vast range of severe, physical symptoms. Instead, people often deal with a far greater variety of overwhelming psychological symptoms. Common physical symptoms of withdrawal include:
- Stomach cramps
- Dramatic increases in appetite
Common psychological symptoms of Adderall withdrawal include:
- Severe agitation
- Dramatic mood swings
- Severe depression
- Suicidal thoughts and tendencies
The psychological symptoms of Adderall withdrawal can also mirror many of the symptoms of Adderall dependence including extreme anxiety, paranoia, and panic attacks. Throughout the withdrawal process, many recovering Adderall users also experience bouts of insomnia, nightmares, and other sleep troubles.
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Duration of Withdrawal
Adderall works at improving both concentration and motivation by acting on the brain’s reward center to trigger surges of dopamine. This powerful neurotransmitter is naturally used by the body to reward and encourage beneficial behaviors. When dopamine is artificially overstimulated by excessive and prolonged Adderall abuse, its production, release, and reliability decline.
Thus, the psychological symptoms of Adderall withdrawal often last as long as it takes for the brain’s chemistry to normalize. Many medical professionals assert that a full dopamine recovery following Adderall addiction can take between 60 and 90 days.
Our Adderall detox program at Agape Detox Center can last between one and four weeks. Length of stay is dependent on the individual needs of each patient. Moreover, our clients can seamlessly transfer from our detox services to our inpatient addiction treatment program for continued, structured support. We understand that although Adderall detox isn’t as physically challenging as the detox process for other substances, it can be psychologically overwhelming. Factors such as:
- Diminished motivation
- Fear of weight gain
- Lack of focus
also greatly heighten the risk of relapsing throughout the formative stages of treatment. This is why we work diligently to ensure that patients in our Adderall detox program do not experience any significant gaps in care.
Prolonged Withdrawal Symptoms
One of the greatest dangers of detoxing from Adderall alone or going “cold turkey” is the risk of self-harm. Given the significant impact that Adderall abuse has on a person’s brain chemistry, issues such as severe depression, prolonged sleep troubles, and overwhelming anxiety can linger. It can take months for a person to achieve mood balance, for their sleep schedule to normalize, and for their motivation to return.
Detoxing in our Port St. Lucie Facility will give you the benefits of a safe, comfortable environment, and around-the-clock monitoring. When medication is deemed necessary for mitigating some of the most intense psychological symptoms of Adderall withdrawal, we offer options that are non-habit-forming and for which the benefits of use far outweigh the drawbacks.
You can take part in individual and group therapy when you’re ready. You can also receive treatment for any co-occurring mental health disorders that you might have. Adderall addiction is often paired with untreated, underlying issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and others. Having constant access to a knowledgeable team of caring professionals greatly reduces the risk of:
- Severe depression
By following our Adderall detox program with a sufficient stay in our inpatient rehab program, those in recovery for Adderall addiction can comfortably and successfully weather the hardships of waiting for their dopamine levels to normalize.
Adderall Withdrawal Timeline
The initial physical symptoms of Adderall withdrawal often last just one to two weeks. In fact, for most people, a large number of these early symptoms abate after just two to seven days. Feelings of fatigue and increased hunger can last for several weeks. The length of physical withdrawal is determined by a variety of factors including the:
- Duration of Adderall abuse
- Frequency of Adderall use
- Patient’s general health
- Potential for co-occurring mental health disorders
- Presence of existing medical conditions
In some instances, patients may additionally experience slowed or uncontrolled movements and other psychomotor changes throughout the first week of the detox process.
The length of psychological withdrawal from Adderall is largely determined by a person’s dopamine recovery. Many people spend months experiencing psychological withdrawal effects of Adderall that in addition to depression, loss of motivation, paranoia, and anxiety, may include unpleasant and vivid dreams. At Agape Detox Center, we help our clients face and overcome these challenges by teaching healthy coping techniques. We offer options in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and provide needs-specific medical interventions as required.
Adderall Detox at Agape Detox Center
Our Adderall detox program is held in a safe, tranquil environment that keeps our clients shielded from outside temptations. Detoxing on your own with triggers, and stressors that are most likely to cause a relapse during the early stages of recovery is dangerous. When you choose Agape Detox Center for your treatment, you’ll get:
- A customized detox plan that’s diligently tracked and revised to account for your progress
- Access to seasoned mental health professionals and treatment for co-occurring disorders
- The ability to seamlessly transfer into addiction treatment once your detox is complete
- Help planning for post-treatment support
- A need-specific relapse prevention plan
Our primary goal at Agape Detox Center is to help people safely clear their bodies of the substances they’ve been abusing. We’re also committed to ensuring that our patients have the right treatment tools and support for each stage of the recovery process.
What to Expect During Detox
Detox services at Agape Detox Center always start with a medical evaluation and a complete psychological assessment. This allows us to customize your care early on. We’ll take note of your current pain levels and take steps to alleviate any symptoms you’re experiencing right away.
Once you’re checked in, you’ll be given a brief tour of our facility and the chance to get settled into your room. Our medical staff will regularly monitor your vital signs and your overall physical and emotional well-being. New interventions will be leveraged as needed to reflect decreases or increases in the variety and intensity of withdrawal symptoms you experience.
Throughout your stay, we’ll place a strong focus on:
- Proper nutrition
- Good sleep hygiene
- Diligent self-care
We’ll also provide you with the information and resources you need for excelling in each of these areas. When you’re physically and mentally ready, you can get a leg up on addiction treatment by taking part in group and individual counseling sessions, or by participating in other onsite activities and workshops.
Doctor evaluations at Agape Detox Center drive the design, implementation, and modification of our detox plans. They also give our medical team the opportunity to:
- Routinely assess the severity and progression of your physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms
- Offer timely interventions for sleep troubles and mood swings
- Identifying underlying, co-occurring disorders
- Identify physical health issues that may impact your overall well-being during detox
You will be asked questions about your medical history and general health during your initial phone interview with one of our admissions counselors. You will receive an in-depth medical evaluation upon entering and exiting our facility. You’ll also receive regular assessments throughout your time in treatment.
Individualized Treatment Plan
Adderall addiction can affect everyone differently. Some people start using Adderall as a way to cope with extreme stress and the drive to excel or to outperform those around them. Other people use Adderall as a means for achieving weight loss or as the result of one or more eating disorders. Adderall addiction is frequently paired with co-occurring disorders.
These differences are all accounted for at Agape Detox Center. By implementing customized and needs-specific treatment plans, we have the best ability to ensure the health, safety, and long-term success of our patients. Not only are our treatment plans individualized, but they are also routinely revised to reflect the physical and psychological growth that our patients experience over time.
Planning for Further Treatment
Adderall detox is merely the start of the recovery process. If you began taking Adderall for ADHD or narcolepsy, one large part of your recovery plan will be finding a safe, sustainable way to manage your condition without relying on this drug. Addiction or substance use disorder is classified as a chronic, long-term mental health disorder.
At Agape Detox Center, our patients can transition into our inpatient addiction treatment program as their bodies and minds are ready. Before exiting our care, we’ll make sure that you have a solid plan for ongoing support, an in-depth plan for relapse prevention, and other resources for helping you stay the course. Our team members assist our clients in long-term life-planning, goal-setting, and more so that many of the most common, lifestyle-related risk factors for relapse can be avoided.
Get Started With Agape Detox Center Today
Adderall addiction can have long-term consequences relating to brain functioning, social behaviors, and a person’s overall physical and emotional well-being. You may need detox if you’ve been:
- Using more Adderall than your doctor has prescribed
- Crushing your Adderall pills to expedite their effects
- Obtaining Adderall illegally
- Pairing Adderall with other substances to intensify its effects
Starting our Adderall detox program is the surest way to reclaim control. We’re here to help when you can no longer stop taking Adderall or limit your Adderall use on your own. Call us today to find out more about our drug addiction programs or to start your intake interview.
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