An amphetamine is a synthetic mood altering drug, most commonly known as speed, ecstasy, Ice and Methamphetamine. These drug are not natural and are created by chemical ingredients being processed. Amphetamines can come in several different forms, including powders, capsules, liquid and crystal form. Amphetamines can also be taken in different ways. They can be injected with a liquid form, snorted in powder form, smoked in crystal or liquid form and taken orally in capsule form.
Amphetamine withdrawal is a period of time that the body is trying to repair itself after using the drug for a period of time. How long the withdrawal symptoms will occur, will vary depending on the amount and frequency the drug has been taken and the person that is experiencing the withdrawal symptoms.
What Kinds of Amphetamine withdrawal symptoms may I have?
There are several different amphetamine withdrawal symptoms that you may experience. It goes on an individual experience and tolerance to the drug itself. Here is a list of the most common withdrawal symptoms.
- Rapid heart rate
- Panic attacks
- Dry mouth
- High blood pressure
- Heavy sweating
- Dilated pupils
- Reduced appetite
- Fast breathing
How long will amphetamine withdrawal symptoms last?
How long amphetamines withdrawal symptoms will last will be determined on the overall health of the person using the drug, length of time using the drug and the amount taken. When someone who has been abusing the drug for a long period of time, they will more than likely experience more of a long period of withdrawal symptoms. Overtime their body has developed a tolerance to the drug and they may have starved their body of the nutrients that it needs. For some people it may take several weeks to several months for the amphetamine withdrawal symptoms to pass.
What is most important to have when I begin amphetamine withdrawal treatment?
Before you begin amphetamine withdrawal treatment, it is important to make sure you have a couple things covered. You will need to first have a safe environment to recover in. The best place for a person going through recovery is in a drug rehab center. They will have a full staff of medical professionals to help you along the path of recovery. If you do choose to do treatment at home, which isn’t suggested, then you will need to make sure you have a support system that will be with you all of the time. Also, make sure you have the proper foods and other items to make your recovery as comfortable as possible. Most importantly, make sure there are no drugs left in the house or in easy access to you.
How do I cope with cravings?
It is very important to make sure you are prepared for cravings. Cravings is one symptom that you will experience and become very difficult to overcome. Since cravings are often short, try to have activities to do or a movie to watch to help get your mind off of the craving for the drug. This is also a very important time to have a support system by your side.