Methadrine, more commonly known as methamphetamine, is a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This drug, commonly referred to as “speed,” changes the natural chemicals in the brain to assist with symptoms of ADHD. Some physicians have also prescribed it for weight loss. This drug is highly addictive and habit-forming for users. Many will become addicted without intention, even when taking the medication as directed by a physician. Others can become addicted by misusing the drug recreationally to get high.
MSNBC reported a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that stated one in four adults in America will lie about ADHD symptoms to get prescription medications. This shows there are many addicts lying about having a serious medical condition to get methadrine and other drugs. Many safety precautions should be noted while taking this medication. Addicts should be careful not to overdose or to mix methadrine with any other substances before consulting a physician. Being addicted to this drug is dangerous and could be deadly. Addiction treatment is the best option for those with a methadrine abuse problem. For more information, call now.
Warning Signs of Addiction
Friends, family members and loved ones can watch out for certain signs of addiction. Someone addicted to methadrine will take more medication than what’s prescribed by the doctor at a single time. Addicted users will take the medication illegally without a prescription. Taking it multiple times throughout the day may also be a warning sign of substance abuse. Addicts will often have mood changes unexpectedly, be irritable and become less socially active.
People with an addiction will often dramatically change their habits and daily lifestyles. Mixing methadrine with other substances like alcohol is commonly related to addiction, and addicts are commonly addicted to multiple substances at the same time. Addicts may have to buy medication off the streets and may struggle financially to support their drug addictions. Addiction treatment is available for everyone, and you can get more information about methadrine addiction treatment by calling .
Dangers of Overdosing on Methadrine
Overdosing on methadrine is so dangerous it can be fatal. Someone who has overdosed may experience multiple symptoms, including:
- Trouble breathing
- Heart palpitations
- Excessive sweating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
The addict may stop breathing, and his or her heart could stop beating. Call emergency medical services right away if you see these symptoms. An addict mixing methadrine with another drugs or alcohol may have slurred speech, difficulty with movements, and blurry vision. This is another time where emergency medical care is needed. For detailed information regarding methadrine addiction treatment, call .
Methadrine Rehab Facilities
Fighting any type of substance addiction is better with support from professionals who can help addicts overcome any associated mental or physical challenges they may face The patient could be weaned off the drug slowly or cut off from the drug completely after entering the treatment center. This will depend on the amount of time the addict has been taking methadrine and how much he or she is currently taking. At an inpatient treatment center, there are medical professionals and highly trained staff members ready to assist with the detoxification process. The addict will go through a withdrawal period during the methadrine detox program and may experience:
- Cravings for the substance
- High fever
- Vomiting and nausea
- Mood swings and irritability
- Intense headaches
Outpatient treatment is another option following methadrine detox. Many people will use this after inpatient treatment is finished to continue the recovery process and prevent relapse. Learn more about methadrine addiction treatment by calling . You could save a loved one’s life by recognizing the symptoms of addiction and by helping the person get the treatment he or she needs.
Confronting the Addict
Confronting a substance abuser about the problem isn’t easy. The person may deny having a problem or resent the person who suggested that addiction might be an issue. Show love, support and concern for the person. Having information about treatment on hand is a great way to explain the benefits of treatment and the available options.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that deaths from prescription medications in the last 20 years have tripled in Americans. If you know an addict, or if you suspect someone has a problem, get help as quickly as possible. Doing so can prevent an addition to this statistic. Several methadrine addiction treatment options are available. Discuss those options today at .
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