The United States continues to fight a drug use epidemic. Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction, and that doesn?t include tobacco use. Prescription drug use comprises a great part of this total. In 2014, 6.5 million Americans reported they had used prescription drugs recreationally within the month prior to completing the survey. One of the most popular and easily obtained prescription drugs is Adderall. Prescribed to those who have ADHD, it increases focus, alertness, and organizational thinking. But people who take it for those reasons yet don?t need it can become addicted.
Between 2002 and 2012, prescriptions written for Adderall increased by nearly fivefold. Increased availability made it easier for non-prescribed users to get it from friends or family members, and in fact, it is a widespread drug of choice on college campuses. In fact, because the people who use Adderall illegally are, quite often, ambitious, productive people, they don?t ?look like? the stereotypical drug addict. And so, unfortunately, many dangerous situations go unnoticed and untreated. While it’s not commonly associated with Adderall, an ibogaine treatment program can help with many prescription drug addictions.
It?s true that not everyone who uses Adderall illegally is addicted to it. Know the symptoms of addiction in general, as well as the specific behaviors related to Adderall use.
First, addicts prioritized getting and using their drug of choice, although they might hide either their use or their open manipulation in trying to get it. This is true of any addiction; however, one habit of Adderall addicts is faking the symptoms of ADD or ADHD in order to get their own prescriptions.
Second, many addicted people begin ignoring obligations, whether formal or informal. Adderall addicts often use the excuse of ?being busy,? and that?s sometimes because they are; they are using the Adderall to increase productivity, and maintain extended focus on tasks.
Jitteriness, excessive and prolonged talkativeness, and consistent loss of appetite may also be symptoms of Adderall addiction. In addition, periods of great productivity and high energy followed by long sessions of sleep and tiredness can also be a sign.
While ?just quitting? seems easy enough to those who aren?t addicted, it?s not. Addicts need help in overcoming their habits and behaviors. There are many methods, philosophies, and strategies that are effective in treating addiction. However, one that has gained increasing attention is ibogaine. Ibogaine, derived from an African plant, works on a three-tiered approach to treat the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of addiction. It floods the neurotransmitters with serotonin and dopamine, in the process repairing the damage that?s been done by addiction. In a sense, it resets the mind to its preaddictive condition. Then, it induces a hallucinogenic state in which the patient is able to heal psychologically, reflecting on the causes of the addiction, and the habits that perpetuated it. In an ibogaine treatment program, this is managed by medical professionals who are trained to assist the patient during this transitional phase.
Ibogaine treatment is not legal in the United States, but is readily available in neighboring countries. However, it has been said that travel is therapeutic, and a change of scene is efficacious in helping people with new beginnings. However, before attending an ibogaine treatment program, it?s important to do the necessary research.
First, evaluate the clinic in regards to professional staff. An ibogaine addiction treatment facility must be fully staffed with highly trained professionals holding the appropriate licensures. Ask for credentials and check them, ask for references and call them. Read reviews. Consider all the therapies they offer; they should have a wide-range of integrative and supportive therapies alongside the ibogaine detox process.
Second, confirm their knowledge of and quality of ibogaine. For example, look for an ibogaine clinic that uses only use 99.6 percent pure pharmaceutical grade ibogaine HCl, rather than semi-synthetics or byproducts. A good ibogaine treatment program will use the best.
Third, consider location. Look for a place with peaceful surroundings, away from the rest of the world, where you can reside comfortably throughout the process. It is not hard to find an ibogaine treatment center at the seaside or nestled in beautiful gardens. A beautiful location is conducive to resetting your mind and your outlook on life.