Stimulants Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

What Are Stimulants?

Stimulants are a category of substances that increase activity of the central nervous system, making the user feel more energetic, confident, awake, and alert. There are two kinds of stimulants, illicit (illegal) and legal stimulants. Legal stimulants are prescribed to treat disorders like ADHD, and have the potential for abuse. Some examples of legal stimulants:

  • Ritalin
  • Adderall
  • Concerta

Illegal stimulants are those that are made and acquired illegally, examples of these include:

  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • crack

Continuous stimulant abuse can affect the brain’s structure by decreasing the production of endorphins, our feel-good hormones, without consuming higher amounts of the altering substance. The combination of tolerance, physical dependence, and psychological feelings can lead to addiction.

Stimulant abuse is a rising problem:

  • ⅔ of young adults have abused prescription stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin.
  • 1.9 million people in the U.S. suffer from stimulant use disorder.

Short and Long Term Effects of Stimulant Addiction

Stimulant addiction can cause a variety of negative short and long-term effects, including:

  • Changes in eating habits, weight, and appetite
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression, as well as stimulant-induced bipolar disorder
  • Mood changes

If you’re experiencing any of these effects, we encourage you to seek stimulant addiction treatment right away.


Symptoms of stimulant abuse are:

  • decrease in appetite
  • weight loss
  • twitches or jitteriness
  • rapid heartbeat
  • sweating
  • skin problems
  • hyperfocus
  • flight of ideas
  • paranoia
  • anger/aggression


When you first seek treatment for stimulant use disorder at a stimulant addiction treatment center like Profound, detox will be the first step in the process. Detox helps those struggling with stimulant abuse handle withdrawal symptoms.

It’s best to never detox on your own. Instead, if you are addicted to stimulants, make sure to get help from professionals when undergoing the detox process. That way, you’ll have the support you need to handle withdrawal symptoms and avoid a relapse.

The process of withdrawal and detoxing from stimulant drugs can be very uncomfortable. It is recommended to have medical supervision when discontinuing the use of a stimulant to ensure the safety and success of detoxification. Profound offers residential detox. Withdrawal symptoms can vary in intensity and type, but may include:

  • intense cravings for stimulants
  • sleep difficulties
  • loss of cognitive function
  • extreme mood swings
  • chills
  • body aches
  • tremors
  • fatigue


Profound offers a continuum of care to help you through each stage of sobriety, to make your road to recovery as straightforward as possible. From medical detox and inpatient rehab to specialized LGBTQ+ and Professionals Programs, we’ll craft an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

Learn more about Profound’s programs and get help today.

Cost & Insurance Coverage for Stimulant Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Insurance can either partially or fully cover stimulant addiction treatment. If you choose Profound for stimulants rehab, we’ll verify your benefits as part of our admissions process.

Why Choose Profound for Stimulant Addiction Treatment

If you need stimulant addiction treatment, make Profound your first choice. We’re set apart by our caring staff, our comfortable facilities, and a treatment program that’s tailored to your specific needs. We’ll always make sure you get the care you need.

Get Started With Stimulant Addiction Rehab in Los Angeles Today

If you’re ready to start your recovery journey, contact Profound Treatment in Los Angeles today. We’ll answer any questions you have about recovery and walk you through the admissions process step-by-step.


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