Amphetamine Addiction

An addiction to amphetamines (also known as ‘speed’) can have serious impacts on your health in a short space of time, so it’s important to seek help if you think you or someone you care for has developed an addiction to amphetamines. 

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Amphetamine Addiction
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Treatment for amphetamine addiction at Delamere

At Delamere, we offer a holistic approach to amphetamines addiction treatment to help you press the pause button on your life in a comfortable, safe space free from all distractions. Within our state-of-the-art private rehab in Cheshire, here at Delamere we deliver a deliberately intensive and immersive amphetamines addiction treatment to help you or a loved one break the cycle of addiction and maintain sobriety.

Our purpose-built facility located in rural Cheshire has everything you need to combat an addiction to amphetamines once and for all. With luxury accommodation, a fantastic team on hand to support you 24 hours a day, and a programme comprising tried-and-tested treatments and a range of holistic therapies, at Delamere, we ensure that you don’t just overcome your addiction, but grow beyond it.


After supporting you through a safe, assisted amphetamine detox, the next step of our amphetamine addiction treatment addresses the psychological aspects and root causes of addiction through a variety of individual counselling and recovery mentoring sessions, group therapies, and holistic activities such as yoga, breathwork, meditation, art, and music. Guests will then learn how to steer clear of temptation and deal with triggers in order to prevent relapse before embarking upon the Bloom stage of our programme where they will be supported on a weekly basis for twelve weeks post-treatment.

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When to seek amphetamine addiction treatment

When you’re on amphetamines, you might feel full of energy, talkative, and confident, but when the effects start to wear off – you’ll likely feel tired, irritable, lethargic, experience aches and pains and feel generally down. These withdrawal symptoms can make you crave more amphetamines to get back to that euphoric ‘high’ you experience when taking the drug. It’s a vicious cycle and regular abuse of amphetamines can have serious effects on your overall health. 

People typically enter amphetamine rehab when they have become dependent on taking the drug. Spotting the signs of someone using amphetamines or with an amphetamine addiction is far easier than with some other drugs. For someone who has been prescribed amphetamine-based medicines, it’s important to keep an eye on their behaviour too as they can become addicted just as easily as someone using them for recreational purposes.


Some of the common signs of amphetamine addiction include:

  • Powerful cravings.
  • Excessive bursts of energy.
  • Short periods of euphoria.
  • Inability to control the amount you take.
  • Reduced social interactions.
  • Increase in fatigue between uses.
  • Severe mood swings including aggression and paranoia.
  • Reduction in inhibitions.
  • Twitchiness, shaking, and jittering.
  • Hyper fixation.
  • Sudden bursts of productivity.
  • Inability to sleep or stay still.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Nausea.
  • Blurred vision and headaches.

Many people start prioritising amphetamines over these parts of your life. In addition, amphetamines can lead to trouble focussing and learning new things which can make work and school a real challenge.

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The Delamere approach to amphetamine addiction treatment

>An inpatient stay at Delamere is a deliberately intensive 4-phase amphetamine addiction treatment, one which we have crafted over time and has helped many participants recover. Our emphasis is on holistic care to treat addiction and associated issues. This means that we treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms they present with. We believe that successful treatment runs far deeper than simply stopping the addictive substance or behaviour.

Our approach at Delamere comprises 4 core phases: Stop, Start, Grow, & Bloom. Everything we offer at Delamere aims at effective and lasting outcomes in addiction treatment:

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    Stage 1: Stop

    This phase addresses any physical aspects of your addiction. Our medical team is on hand 24/7 to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal.

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    Stage 2: Start

    During ‘Start’ we help identify the psychological underpinnings of your dependency as you participate in a variety of addiction treatment therapies.

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    Stage 3: Grow

    Our ‘Grow’ phase is the process of integrating the Delamere learning experience into life after treatment.

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    Stage 4: Bloom

    Our ‘Bloom’ phase offers intensive support on a weekly basis for the first three months of recovery once guests return home.

Encouraging a loved one to get help for an addiction to amphetamines

If someone you know is showing signs of amphetamine addiction, it’s important that they get help. We understand how frightening and frustrating it can be when the person in question is in denial about the extent of their problem and resisting professional help. At Delamere, we pride ourselves on providing family support services and helping your loved one confront addiction and denial. Similarly, we offer intervention services to help prepare and rehearse a formal intervention that will culminate in your loved one entering treatment with us. 

If you are considering organising an intervention for your someone you care for, contact Delamere today.


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Frequently asked questions about amphetamines addiction treatment

What are the effects of amphetamine addiction?

The longer you’ve been using amphetamines, the more at risk you are of damaging your mental and physical health. Physical effects may include:

  • Regular infections due to lower immunity.
  • Difficulty sleeping or relaxing.
  • Extreme weight loss and malnutrition.
  • Heart and kidney problems.
  • Dental problems.
  • Increased risk of stroke.

Psychological effects may include:

  • Acute psychosis.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Paranoia.
  • Aggression.
  • Mood swings.
  • Mental illness.

Amphetamine addiction can also lead to problems in other areas of your life like school, work, family relationships, and more as you start prioritising amphetamines over these parts of your life. In addition, amphetamines can lead to trouble focussing and learning new things, making work and school a real challenge.

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