Lisdexamfetamine Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Lisdexamfetamine is a relatively new drug, used primarily for treating ADHD; however, it is also used to manage binge eating disorders. Lisdexamfetamine is also sold under the brand name medication Vyvanse. Lisdexamfetamine is considered to have a lower abuse potential than other similar stimulant ADHD drugs like Adderall. However, it can still lead to addiction. Lisdexamfetamine and other prescription stimulants can cause euphoria when they’re abused. Signs that indicate that someone may need treatment for lisdexamfetamine addiction can include the compulsive use of the drug, trying unsuccessfully to stop using it, or continuing to use it even when there are harmful or negative effects. Treatment options for lisdexamfetamine addiction symptoms can include medical detox, and either inpatient or outpatient rehab.

Often, people who are addicted to a central nervous system stimulant like Vyvanse are also dependent upon the drug. Dependence means that when someone suddenly stops using the drug, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. Lisdexamfetamine withdrawal isn’t usually life-threatening, but it can be uncomfortable and difficult. For that reason, some people opt for a lisdexamfetamine medical detox. During a medical detox, patients receive around-the-clock care and monitoring. Patients may also be given medications to ease their physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Many rehabilitation programs include a medical detox. Fully detoxing from all drugs and substances is necessary before a person can begin addiction treatment.

There are different types of lisdexamfetamine rehabilitation programs. Some are shorter, while others are longer. Some rehab programs may have a religious focus or a specific approach. Regardless of the individual aspects of the program, some key elements need to be present. First, the rehabilitation program should be able to treat stimulant addiction. Stimulant addiction has different considerations that need to be kept in mind during treatment. Any rehabilitation program should also approach addiction as a treatable, chronic disease. Addiction treatment should address multiple elements of the disease, including the social, physical and psychological conditions. One should also inquire as to whether or not treatment for polysubstance addiction is available and if dual diagnosis treatment is provided. Polysubstance addiction refers to an addiction to more than one substance simultaneously. Dual diagnosis treatment means that a participant is treated both for addiction and any other mental health conditions they may have.

An inpatient lisdexamfetamine rehab program is intensive and requires that participants live in a residential facility. The patient’s day usually includes a variety of types of therapy, including individual and group therapy. The entire focus of inpatient rehab is on recovery. Participants in an inpatient lisdexamfetamine rehab learn more about addiction and how to avoid triggers that could result in a relapse. The length of an inpatient lisdexamfetamine rehab program can vary. These programs usually last anywhere from 30 to 90 days, but some are longer. The goal of an inpatient lisdexamfetamine rehab program isn’t just to help someone stop using drugs. It’s also to provide them with the tools they need as they go back to their daily life. Most inpatient rehab programs begin with a medical detox, and then patients usually move to outpatient treatment after they complete the intensive inpatient program. There is a lot of value in inpatient rehab for many people. First, it takes the patient out of their daily environment so they can focus on recovery. Inpatient programs also include around-the-clock support and monitoring, which can be helpful for many people struggling with addiction.

An outpatient lisdexamfetamine rehab program is less intensive and less immersive than an inpatient program. When someone participates in outpatient rehab, they usually attend several therapy sessions or educational sessions each week in the beginning. Then, they may gradually attend fewer sessions each week as they progress. Outpatient rehab doesn’t require participants to leave home or stop attending school or work. The focus of most outpatient rehab is on behavioral therapy. The goal of outpatient rehab is to help people learn strategies that help them deal with drug cravings and to prevent relapse. Outpatient lisdexamfetamine rehab can help participants learn skills for other areas of their lives as well, such as improving communication and relationship skills.

With so many options available, a lot of people wonder how to choose a lisdexamfetamine rehab center for themselves or a loved one. While there isn’t one specific answer or program that works for everyone, there are some factors to keep in mind. First, addiction is a complex disease of the brain, and a rehab center needs to address treatment from that perspective. Other questions to consider when making a choice include:

  • Can the rehab center treat stimulant addiction?
  • Is the rehab facility equipped to provide a medical detox?
  • What types of therapy are used at the rehab center, and are programs individualized for each patient?
  • Does the treatment center provide dual diagnosis care?
  • Can polysubstance addictions be treated?
  • How long do treatment programs last?
  • Does the program address the whole person, including the social, medical and psychological needs of participants?

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