My Loved One Needs Help with Stimulant Addiction
Stimulants can either be prescription drugs, like Adderall®, Ritalin®, or Concerta®, or illegal drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, and crystal meth. It’s important to understand this distinction to know if your loved one is at risk for abuse or addiction. If you feel the person you care about is struggling with stimulant addiction, Recovery Unplugged is ready to offer comprehensive treatment.
Your Family Isn’t Alone
Prescription and illicit stimulant addiction is one of the most severe substance abuse crises in the country:
The number of Americans who die from overdoses involving stimulants each year.
The amount that cocaine overdose deaths have increased over the past decade.
The amount that methamphetamine overdoses have increased over the past decade.
Nearly five million people over 12 misuse prescription stimulants within 12 months of receiving their medications. Your loved one doesn’t have to be the next statistic.
What Kind of Help Does My Loved One Need?
Stimulant addiction affects the brain and body after a very short time. While each person’s treatment will be different, based on their clinical and lifestyle needs, it’s critical that your loved one receives care to address the physical and psychological aspects of the disease. Recovery Unplugged offers a full continuum of care to help with stimulant addiction:
Expert Clinical Care
- Withdrawal Treatment and Medical Care from Trained Doctors and Nurses
- Comprehensive Behavioral Rehab from Expert Therapists and Counselors
- Individualized Treatment Programs
- Inpatient, Outpatient, and Virtual Rehab Offered
- Customized Care Planning and Management
- Family Support Resources and Programming
- LGBTQ+-Friendly Care
- Bring Your Pet to Treatment
- Supportive Alumni Community
If you’re worried about paying for your loved one’s care, Recovery Unplugged is in-network with most major insurance companies to make treatment more affordable and accessible.
Don't be another statistic
Recovery Unplugged is here to help your loved one take their life back.
How Do I Know My Loved One Needs Help?
It can be hard to know, at first, if you’re loved one is abusing stimulants. If they’re taking a legitimate prescription, you may not understand the difference between use and abuse. If they’re taking illicit stimulants, like cocaine or meth, you may not realize it for weeks or even months. Over time, however, the signs become harder and harder to ignore and may include:
- Bouts of Aggression and Irritability
- Severe Weight Loss
- Paranoia and Psychosis
- Bizarre Changes in Behavior
- Physical and Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms
- Inability to Focus
- Jitters and Agitation
- Mood Swings and Racing Thoughts
- Bouts of Extreme Self-Confidence and Risk-Taking
- Legal of Financial Issues Related to Meth Use
Don’t let these signs go ignored. If you see that your loved one’s stimulant use is affecting their life, you have more power than you realize in helping them recover.
Where to Begin: Intervention services at Recovery Unplugged
It’s hard to know where to begin when trying to help your loved one with their stimulant abuse. This is a complex, emotionally driven issue that can lead to even more damage to your relationship if not handled properly. Recovery Unplugged offers intervention services across the country to help you and the rest of your family reach your loved one. Our interventionists offer experienced guidance in conflict resolution, as well as an objective voice of moderation during the process. We will help you coordinate meeting details and work with you to get the most out of the intervention.
Have the Hard Talk then Make the Easy Choice
We know how hard it is to confront a friend or family member about their substance use. Stimulants, in particular, can lead to violent outbursts so its essential that you always put your safety first. When you’re able to, however, don’t be afraid to have the uncomfortable talk with them that may very well save their lives. Let them know you’re there for them, that help is just a phone call away, and that Recovery Unplugged is waiting to answer it.