Stimulants

Comprehensive Stimulant Drugs Addiction Treatment Program

End your struggle with stimulant drug abuse with our patient-focused and medically-assisted residental detox program.

Stimulants are psychoactive substances that cause heightened energy and alertness by increasing the activity of certain neural signals. They increase alertness, attention, and energy, but they also elevate your blood pressure and heart and respiration rate. This class of drugs includes both legal substances like Adderall and Ritalin, as well as illicity substances like cocaine, crack, and methamphetamine – all of which can be abused.

Withdrawal symptoms for stimulant abuse are varied and can be dangerous depending on the level of the patient’s dependency on the drug. The symptoms include fatigue, depression, and disrupted sleep patterns. If the patient is more dependent on the drug, it can result in an irregular heartbeat, dangerously high body temperature, and the potential for cardiovascular failure or seizures.

The first step in our stimulant drugs treatment program is a medical detox with a licensed doctor to keep patients as safe and comfortable as possible. After the medical detox is complete, we move on to the next steps in the rehab process.

How do I know if a loved one or I am addicted to stimulant drugs?

Stimulant drugs is a category of drug that includes amphetamines, methamphetamines, Ectasy, Ritalin, and Adderall. The effects of each stimulant will vary slightly by the specific substance; however, abusing these drugs can lead to similar dangers, and in some case, become fatal.

After repeated use, an individual’s brain will begin to grow used to the high level of stimulation and will require ever-increasing amounts of the drug to achieve the desired effects. This is known as tolerance and it can develop within just a few weeks of repeated use.

Some physical and behavorial symptoms of stimulant drug abuse include:

  • Frequent behavior changes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased energy
  • Fast breathing rate
  • Paranoia or hostility
  • If the drug is snorted, nasal congestion is a common sign of use
  • When the drug is not in your system, you experience withdrawal symptoms
  • You take the drug to avoid withdrawal symptoms
  • Wanting to cut back on the volume of abuse, but not being able to do so

If you have any or several of these physical or behavioral symptoms, please contact Harris House today at 314-328-7938 to talk with one of our counselors about an evaluation and admission.

What can I expect from treatment at Harris House?

As a dual diagnosis treatment facility, we’ll take care of you as soon as you walk through our doors. Our staff will do everything they can to keep you as comfortable and safe as possible.

Harris House’s approach to treatment is based on assessing the client as a whole person in a non-judgmental way. Our treatment  Combines medication management, mental health therapy to stablize depression and anxiety, along with 12 stap support groups as a holistic approach to treatment. It’s designed to work together to provide a stable foundation for the patient.

Admitting and being involved in substance abuse therapy is an already difficult process. We want to ensure all our clients are seen as holistic individuals worthy of time and care and help them receive the best treatment possible so they can enter recovery and leave their addiction to stimulant drugs behind them.

What’s it like at Harris House?

Clients are allowed to smoke and use their phones at our facility. Our location in South City is a highly secure, gated facility with 24-hour security, so you’ll never have to worry about safety. Feel free to explore our treatments page to learn more about the specific programs we offer.

We accept most major insurance companies. Please give us a call at 314-631-4299. A counselor is standing by 24 hours a day. You can also contact us here.