August 23, 2017

Stimulant Addiction

Stimulant addiction and abuse are wide spread through out the world. Commonly used stimulants such as: cocaine, methamphetamines, amphetamines, and Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA are the aid of many addictions and untimely deaths. These drugs produce a feeling of pleasure and make the users feel powerful and energetic. Many stimulant addicts feel that they can accomplish tasks better and faster while on the drug. Some feel that it helps them socially- giving them a boost of confidence and making it easier to carry a conversation. Some feels that it heightens their senses making them more attuned to the world thus feeling more apart of. This positive feeling inevitably leads to the opposite effect. While detoxifying or “coming down” from the chosen stimulant the user feels depressed, ultimately proving the statement “what goes up must come down.” For all of the increased euphoria, the user will feel a decrease in dopamine leading to negative feelings- fatigue, anxiety, irritability, sleeplessness, an increased appetite, and cravings for more of the stimulant. Many stimulant addicts report feelings of paranoia, anxiety, and irritability while still feeling the effects of the stimulant. Stimulant addiction is the cause of many drug related deaths. Many addicts go into seizure or cardiac arrest depending on the quantity, route of admission, or what the drug may be cut with. The sad truth for stimulant addicts is there is no telling what can be the hit that takes their life. It is highly recommended that stimulant addicts seek treatment at once.