Substance Abuse – Stimulants | Pacific Solstice

SUBSTANCES

Stimulant Use Disorder

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At Pacific Solstice Outpatient Rehab, we know that many people who suffer from Stimulant Abuse / Stimulant Use Disorders are intelligent and fun people. As you read, please be aware of our sincere respect for you as a person, not just the trouble with stimulant abuse you or your loved one is experiencing. Stimulants make people more alert, focused/attentive, and raise their blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Stimulants come in a variety of forms, including amphetamines, cocaine, and methamphetamines. Prescription medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are also often stimulants. Improper use of stimulants (other than when used as prescribed by a doctor) can lead to hostility, paranoia, and even psychotic symptoms. Lastly, please note that our outpatient rehab for substance abuse, when working with stimulant abusers in our outpatient treatment programs we borrow our information and research from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM V), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) to define the different types and descriptions of stimulants: cocaine and methamphetamine.

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