Stimulant Addiction


Recovering from stimulant addiction isn’t easy. It takes self-discipline and willpower to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. The most important and difficult step in recovering from stimulant addiction is making the decision that you want to quit. 

Once you’ve made that strong decision, we’ll help you throughout your journey through counseling and several stimulant addiction treatments.



Stimulants are a group of drugs that result in increased activity in the body. Sometimes referred to as “uppers,” these drugs are frequently abused due to their performance-enhancing and euphoric effects. Generally, those who abuse stimulants experience heightened energy levels and enhanced focus. Stimulants speed up mental and physical processes, which can produce desirable effects in the short-term by increasing levels of dopamine in the brain. While users may feel great due to the short-term effects of stimulants, long-term abuse of these drugs can have significant consequences
Substance Use - Stimulant Addiction


Amphetamines are a group of synthetic psychoactive drugs called central nervous system stimulants. The collective group of amphetamines includes amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, and methamphetamine. Amphetamine is made up of two distinct compounds: pure dextroamphetamine and pure levoamphetamine.


Cocaine is an intense, euphoria-producing stimulant drug with strong addictive potential. It is extracted from the leaves of Erythroxylon coca (E. coca), also known as the coca scrub, a plant that grows in certain areas of South America. Cocaine was originally developed and used to decrease pain. Cocaine has become the most powerful stimulant of natural origin and is widely used for illegal recreational purposes.


Crack cocaine is one of the most powerful illegal drugs when it comes to producing psychological dependence. It stimulates key pleasure centers within the brain and causes extremely heightened euphoria. Compulsive crack use develops soon after the person starts using because the substance is smoked and enters the bloodstream rapidly. Tolerance develops quickly, the addict soon fails to achieve the same high as experienced earlier from the same amount of crack cocaine.


MDMA commonly known as ecstasy or molly is an illegal, synthetic substance that is classified as a stimulant with potentially hallucinogenic properties. MDMA alters mood and perception. MDMA increases the activity of three brain chemicals: dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Both ecstasy and molly are made from MDMA, but ecstasy is used to describe a designer version in pill or tablet form, while molly is used for the white powder or crystal-like substance.


Methamphetamine (meth) is classified as a stimulant drug. The FDA- approved brand-name medication is Desoxyn. Commercially, methamphetamine is available under the brand name Desoxyn, in 5-mg tablets. It has very limited use in the treatment of obesity, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is used off-label to treat narcolepsy. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and illegal psychostimulant drug that is similar to amphetamine. It is used for its powerful euphoric effects, which are similar to those of cocaine.

Anabolic Steroids

Testosterone and drugs that act like testosterone in the body are called anabolic steroids. The term steroid refers to their chemical structure, and the term anabolic refers to their ability to promote muscle growth. Anabolic steroids are synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone that are abused in an attempt to promote muscle growth, enhance athletic or other physical performance, and improve physical appearance. Most of the steroids used illegally have been prepared by bootleg labs and packaged in a way that resembles FDA approved prescription steroid drugs as prescribed by their physician.


Stimulant addiction recovery programs are different for each individual. We can customize your treatment plan based on your unique needs. Your recovery from any stimulant addiction is dependent on how much you put your efforts into the process.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

This treatment offers 24-hour supervised care at a live-in stimulant addiction recovery facility to help patients choose a lifestyle that does not include the use of drugs or alcohol. Inpatient rehab provides many benefits, including:

⦁ Help to rebuild relationships

⦁ Stress management techniques

⦁ Education about the severity of the addiction

⦁ Healthy communication skills

⦁ Healthy coping skills for relapse prevention, depression, anxiety,  trauma, and other struggles

Outpatient Rehabilitation

It does not include a medical supervision component making it an ideal stimulant addiction treatment solution for patients who have work or other responsibilities as they cannot leave for a few weeks at a time.

Outpatient treatment often involves:

⦁ Group, individual, or family therapy

⦁ Dialectical behavior therapy

⦁ Music therapy

⦁ Psychodynamic therapy

⦁ Holistic therapy

⦁ Biofeedback therapy

⦁ Experiential therapy

⦁ Motivational enhancement therapy 

⦁ Cognitive-behavioral therapy

If you or a loved one is considering treatment for addiction to various stimulants, please call (818) 208-9446. Or you can contact us with any questions you might have.