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Stimulant Addiction Treatments in Cumming, Georgia

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Addiction to stimulants is a serious problem that wracks countless Americans each day and night. At The Carter Treatment Center, we’re on a mission to show as many people in our communities as possible that they can always fight stimulant addiction. Sometimes, it just takes an extra push or a healthy support system from professionals like ours.

From our center in Cumming, we are able to create alternative therapy programs and outpatient rehab options for people from all walks of life and backgrounds. With us by your side and at your back, we know you’ll see that you can keep on going, no matter how rough the path to recovery might seem right now. You can do this! We can help.

Please call us at (678) 737-4430 right now if you or a loved one are suffering from stimulant addiction.


Addictive Stimulants & How They Work

A stimulant is a type of drug that targets the central nervous system in a way that heightens awareness and, in some cases, the brain’s functions for “faster” thinking. Specifically, most stimulants increase the brain’s production of dopamine and norepinephrine. This umbrella category of drugs comes in many forms, including those sold illegally and those prescribed by a doctor, such as when treating ADHD.

A few recognizable brand-name stimulants include:

  • Adderall
  • Concerta
  • Desoxyn
  • Ritalin

No matter how you obtained your stimulants, they have the possibility of causing addiction after only a few uses. Likewise, regardless of what sort of stimulant you take, The Carter Treatment Center can help you find a way to put it down for good.

Long-Term Consequences of Stimulant Abuse

Many forms of stimulants are particularly dangerous when abused or used for an extended period. A stimulant’s nature of targeting the central nervous system and the brain means that these sensitive and critical parts of the body can be harmed by substance abuse. The consequences can be life-changing if stimulant abuse is not controlled sooner than later.

Consequences of long-term stimulant abuse or addiction can include:

  • Cardiovascular failure
  • Hypertension
  • Seizures
  • Chronic pain or migraines
  • Brain damage
  • Anxiety and depression


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What Does Stimulant Dependency Look Like?

As it is in many cases of addiction, users do not realize there is a problem, even when they have begun suffering significant physical ailments. Stimulants might cause a heightened risk of “blindness” to the problems it causes as it deteriorates or harms the brain’s cognitive functions. If you or someone you love might be addicted to stimulants, then it is important to keep an eye out for some of the telltale warning signs of abuse.

People who are addicted to stimulants like Ritalin might:

  • Create excuses to take an extra dose.
  • Feel a subtle yet constant craving for more.
  • Suffer from newly onset insomnia.
  • Experience financial trouble due to frequent spending on illicit stimulants.

Please call (678) 737-4430 right away if you are experiencing these signs of stimulant addiction. The sooner our team can help you begin the path to recovery, the better.

Discover your Inner Strength Today

A key to fighting stimulant addiction is to understand that you will always be stronger than it. When you are feeling worse for wear and out of ideas, please know that we are here to help you find the way to lasting sobriety. Thanks to our variety of treatment options, including group therapy and life coaching skill-building courses, there is sure to be something that works for you and gives you the confidence you need.

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When it comes to recovery, it is normal to have questions

  • Is drug addiction genetic?

    Although there are many factors at play when it comes to determining how and why someone becomes addicted to drugs, evidence suggests that addiction can be at least partially attributed to genetics. According to a study by the American Psychological Association (APA), approximately 50% of an individual’s predisposition for drug abuse and addiction can be attributed to hereditary factors. This research is further supported by other studies that have found a link between genetics and drug addiction. Notably, these findings have linked specific traits, such as impulsivity and recklessness, as well as hereditary mental and behavioral health disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, with an increased risk of drug abuse and addiction. The medical community does not consider an “addictive personality” to be a singular trait; rather, it acknowledges that a wide range of genetic, environmental, and other factors can all play a role in someone’s predisposition to use, abuse, and become addicted to drugs and other harmful substances. 

  • Are their effective treatments for drug addiction?

    Yes, there are many clinically proven effective drug addiction treatments. Research shows that the most effective method of treating drug dependency, abuse, and addiction involves a combination of medically supported treatments and various forms of therapy, including behavioral and alternative therapies. Depending on a person’s unique situation, the most beneficial option may involve medical detox, partial hospitalization, outpatient rehab, co-occurring disorder treatment, aftercare, or some combination thereof. At The Carter Treatment Center, we carefully evaluate each incoming patient to assess their unique needs. From there, we recommend a customized treatment program with the goal of providing you with the highest possible chance of long-term success. 

  • How quickly can someone become addicted to a drug?

    Drug addiction can occur much more quickly than many people realize. The exact length of time it may take for someone to become addicted depends on a variety of factors, including the type and potency of the substance, the method of ingestion, the age at which the individual first begins using the drug, their personal and family history of drug abuse, whether they have experienced trauma, whether they have a mental and/or behavioral health disorder, and other environmental and genetic factors. In most cases, drug addiction follows an increased tolerance and growing dependency on the substance; however, in some cases, it is possible for an individual to become addicted to a drug after several times or even a single use. 

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