There are plenty of reasons why people reach for various drugs, ranging from peer pressure and struggling with difficult life situations all the way to simply wanting to have a good time, unaware of the consequences.
One of the most common types of drugs abuse around the world is stimulants. They can take up many forms and slightly differ from each other when it comes to the consumption methods and effects they have on your body.
Individuals who abuse stimulants often find themselves in the tight grip of one of the most difficult dependencies to overcome.
These drugs can make you feel invincible for a short period of time, but in the long run, they can end up ruining your health on top of making you feel like you can't function properly without them.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with stimulant abuse, it is not too late to get help and live a sober, substance-free life.
Recognizing the problem and seeking help is the first step toward recovery, so if you're reading this, you should know that you're already on the right path.
At Miracles Asia, we offer our patients the best possible care in a pristine environment, as well as a comprehensive aftercare period to make sure you don't
What Are Stimulants?
Also known as "uppers" and "downers," they are radically different in terms of how they interact with your body, with one major commonality: they have enormous addictive potential and can turn your life upside down very quickly.
Stimulant drugs increase the activity of your central nervous system, making you feel like your senses are heightened, your productivity is increased, and you're all in all an invincible force to be reckoned with.
They can also make you more talkative and reduce the effects that alcohol and other depressants have on you, which is why stimulants have become so popular among young adults and partygoers of all ages.
The invigorating effects are enough to get you hooked. However, most stimulants are also highly physically addictive, and quitting them can be quite a challenge. Below, you can find some of the most commonly abused stimulants.
On top of being dangerous substances in and of themselves, street-sold stimulants are also notorious for being mixed with other toxic chemicals to increase the potency and quantity of the drug for sale.
This strategy is known as "cutting" the batch, and it often results in completely avoidable drug-related deaths of unwitting users, even after one encounter with the drug.
The most famous illicit stimulant that has permeated our culture is cocaine. Obtained from coca leaves, it has developed a reputation of being a "classy" drug due to its comparatively high prices and popularity among not only party animals but also business executives and people working high-profile, stressful jobs.
Cocaine addiction develops rapidly, and those affected by it quickly find themselves unable to work and be a fully-functioning member of society without the substance. Crack cocaine is a subtype of cocaine that comes in the form of "rocks'' that are smoked in pipes.
Other common types of illegal stimulants include methamphetamine and other amphetamine-derived drugs. They can take up different forms, such as powder or glass-like rocks. Meth wreaks havoc on your body in as little as a handful of uses, and many people report getting hooked on it after their very first try.
It's also much cheaper than cocaine, which causes addiction epidemics in low-income towns and impoverished areas. Meth addiction treatment is difficult, but with the right people by your side, you will be able to achieve full recovery.
This has become a huge issue among teenagers and young adults, as the most commonly abused prescription stimulants are drugs intended to treat ADD and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Ritalin and Adderall are common prescription stimulants, often prescribed to teenagers exhibiting signs of ADHD, such as trouble focusing on their school work and hyperactivity.
The problem is that they are often given to minors without a second thought, whose trouble at home or school is derived from something other than the disorders mentioned above.
Seeing as Adderall contains amphetamines, it is extremely easy for a teenager to get hooked on it almost immediately.
These drugs are prescribed to hundreds of thousands of minors in the United States alone, resulting in many of them developing amphetamine dependence.
Stimulant Withdrawal Symptoms
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms tend to last shorter than the withdrawal period for a prescription stimulant like Adderall or Ritalin, and methamphetamine is often considered to be the most difficult stimulant to break free from.
That is not to say that cocaine addiction rehab is a walk in the park, as successful recovery still requires a lot of work and willpower, and it doesn't.
Here are some of the most frequently reported stimulant withdrawal symptoms:
Types of Stimulant Addiction Treatment
At Miracles Asia, we run one of the most advanced and comfortable inpatient treatment centers, situated on the picturesque island of Phuket in Southern Thailand.
We are committed to staying in touch with our clients after they complete treatment at our facilities through an aftercare program that will provide you the support you need to lead a clean, sober, and independent life - Additionally, our level of commitment to your recovery extends beyond Aftercare with all clients receiving lifetime access to the Miracles Asia morning and evening meetings where you remain in close contact with others in recovery.
Read on to learn more about what inpatient and outpatient treatment methods entail, and how they can help you break free from addiction.
This type of treatment increases your chances of breaking free from drug abuse by a lot, seeing as patients are getting around-the-clock supervision in the company of like-minded individuals who are also trying to become independent of addictive substances.
Our residential rehab center in Thailand provides all that and more. We believe that patient comfort plays a significant role in improving their chances of recovery, which is why at Miracles Asia, patients stay at luxurious, five-star resort-like accommodation with plenty of recreational facilities at their disposal every single day.
These programs revolve around scheduling appointments with professionals, such as therapists and doctors, as well as attending a variety of group therapy sessions and other activities designed to teach patients how to lead a drug-free life.
Stimulant Addiction Treatment in Thailand
Contrary to many American treatment centers, at Miracles Asia, we view inpatient treatment as an opportunity to show people how much of a positive experience a drug-free life can be.
As our guest, you'll live on a tropical island for 1-2 months.
Aside from the medical and mental health services required to get your life back on the right track, you'll be granted access to facilities and activities that will allow you to enjoy your stay as much as it is possible.
As our guest, you'll also be subjected to a schedule of classes, social activities, as well as individual and group therapy sessions that are not only designed to help you work through your addiction but are also opportunities to socialize with other residents.
Furthermore, you'll also enjoy daily meals prepared by a world-class chef and bask in all the tropical glory of Thailand's most popular tourist destination away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.
Our treatment is focused on giving you a positive space away from stimulant use, helping you understand your own mind and body, including the factors that trigger your addictive behaviors.
Should such a need arise, our guests also have access to hospitalization at top-grade clinics and hospitals Miracles Asia partners with.
Break Free from Substance Abuse with Miracles Asia
Oftentimes, the hardships some people go through are too much to handle, which is why they reach for stimulants in the first place. It creates a vicious cycle, where depression leads to stimulant use disorders, which in turn further deteriorate one's mental health.
At Miracles Asia, we're well aware of this correlation, and this is why our residential rehab programs aim to combine top-notch medical care with luxurious, positive experiences that let your mind rest and recuperate from the damage it sustained.
If you or someone you love is ready to take action to turn their life around, don't hesitate to contact us. Our Admissions Team will get back to you with a response that contains a personalized treatment plan, guidance from an addiction specialist, and more details on our programs and its availability.