The initial step of stimulant addiction treatment is detox. During detox, our medical team help with the actual piece of the fixation by getting the drugs out of the individual’s body. Detox ordinarily can take as long as seven days, however, it could keep going longer depending upon the seriousness of the addiction and amount of stimulant dosage.
The kind of stimulants utilized influences what amount of time it requires to detox. Individuals that are working to detox from cocaine will, in general, have a shorter detox time in comparison with those dependent on stimulants, for example, ADHD Medication. Stimulants are intended to last more and develop in the body over the long run, so it takes more time for the body to free itself of them. Regular stimulant addiction withdrawal symptoms include:
- Mood Swings
Stimulant abuse can have devastating cardiovascular consequences. Stimulant drugs can speed up heartbeat and ramp up blood pressure—increasing the risk of a sudden stroke and cardiac arrest. Smoking and snorting stimulants can increase the risk of lung infection and inflammation.
These drugs can also damage the digestive system; ulcers and bowel decay can develop as a result of interrupted blood flow to the delicate tissues of the gastrointestinal tract. As stimulants typically suppress appetite, the person may also suffer from malnutrition.
Dehydration and increased body temperature are common side effects of stimulants like MDMA and synthetic cathinones. Spiking body temperatures, dehydration, and delirium may all contribute to a condition called rhabdomyolysis, which is a breakdown of skeletal muscles and an ensuing flooding of the kidneys with toxins that cause them to shut down.
People experiencing hallucinations because of stimulants like bath salts, meth, or crack may pick at their skin, or even develop formication, a hallucination that there are insects crawling on them. This excessive scratching or picking damages the skin, leading to open sores that can become infected.