Stimulant Detox in Las Vegas NV
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Stimulant Detox in Las Vegas Nevada

Prescription stimulants help many people cope with attention-deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD) and narcolepsy (a chronic sleep disorder).6,8 Stimulants speed up the body’s metabolism and make you feel alert and energized.5 But regular use or misuse of stimulants can lead to physical dependence and withdrawal, substance use disorder (SUD; more commonly referred to as “addiction”), or even overdose.2,8

In the U.S. in 2020, among people aged 12 or older:1

  • 5.1 million people misused stimulant medications.
  • 2 million people misused cocaine (including crack cocaine).
  • 5 million people misused methamphetamine.

In Nevada, roughly 70,000 people aged 12 and older used cocaine in 2019 and 31,000 used methamphetamines.3 And in 2016, Nevada had the highest rates of stimulant overdose deaths in the nation.4

The good news is that professional treatment can help you recover from the chronic disease of stimulant addiction. Read on to learn more about stimulant detox, the withdrawal process, and how to find detox treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada, or another area near you.

What Is Stimulant Detox?

The goal of detox is to keep you as safe and comfortable as possible while you go through withdrawal and your body is cleared of stimulants and other toxins.6 This will look different for each person. Since stimulant withdrawal symptoms usually aren’t as dangerous or intense as withdrawal symptoms from other drugs, like benzodiazepines, alcohol or opioids, hospital-based or medically intensive inpatient care isn’t always necessary, and outpatient detox may be an option.6 A benefit of outpatient detox is that you can still live at home and take care of your regular responsibilities while going to set appointments during the week.

Other people may need the more hands-on medical care or closer supervision offered by inpatient detox. This can be a good setting for people with other physical or mental health issues, people who use more than one substance, or those at risk of withdrawal complications or more severe withdrawal symptoms.2,6 For example, if you have a history of clinical depression, stimulant withdrawal can make your symptoms worse and increase your risk of suicide.2

What Are the Stimulant Withdrawal Symptoms?

In general, withdrawal symptoms for drugs are opposite the effects one feels when using the drug. Common stimulant withdrawal signs and symptoms include:2,7

  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Feeling anxious and irritable.
  • Vivid, sometimes unpleasant, dreams and other sleep troubles (often insomnia followed by sleeping for long periods).
  • Increase in appetite.
  • Slowed movements.
  • Dehydration.
  • Chills.
  • Vomiting.
  • Headache or migraine.
  • Increased sensitivity to light.
  • Drug cravings.
  • Memory and attention problems.
  • Not finding pleasure in things you used to care about or that gave you pleasure.
  • Wanting to isolate yourself from others.
  • Feeling depressed (in severe cases this can lead to clinical depression and suicidal thoughts).

Which symptoms you have and how bad they are can depend on which stimulant(s) you use, how long you’ve been using, your overall health, other substances you might be using, and other factors.2,6

People going through stimulant withdrawal often try to treat their symptoms with alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines.2 With regular use of these other substances, especially at higher doses, you may go through withdrawal from these substances in addition to stimulants.2 This can complicate your detox and additional medical care may be needed.2

Stimulant Withdrawal Timeline

Stimulant withdrawal often starts a few hours to a few days after your last dose.2,3,6 Withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on what type of stimulant you’re using, how often you’re using, and how much you take.2 While all stimulants can lead to depression during withdrawal, these symptoms may last longer and be more intense in those who regularly use amphetamines.6

Stimulant Detox Programs in Nevada

Detox can take place in a number of different settings. Services offered at each setting will vary based on the level of medical care offered. Common settings include:6

  • Standalone detox or drug rehab center.
  • Doctor’s office.
  • Health care agency visits at your home.
  • Hospital or acute care center.
  • Mental health clinic.

In 2020, Nevada had 109 total substance use treatment centers.9 28 of these centers offered outpatient detox, 11 offered non-hospital inpatient detox, and 9 offered hospital inpatient detox. And according to FindTreatment.gov, there are 15 detox programs within 25 miles of Las Vegas, Nevada.

American Addiction Centers offers professional medical detox in Las Vegas and other cities across the nation, so you’re never too far from the help you need.

What Medicines Are Used in Stimulant Detox?

There are currently no medications that are specific to treating stimulant withdrawal.6 That said, your doctor may prescribe certain medicines to help keep you more comfortable during withdrawal or to treat specific symptoms. For example, they may prescribe sleep aids if you have insomnia, and if you’re dealing with depression, your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant.6 It’s important to talk to your doctor about any symptoms you may have so you can get the medical care you need.

Does Insurance Cover Stimulant Addiction Treatment in Nevada?

Most health insurance plans cover some level of substance use treatment.10 How much they cover will depend on your plan, so it’s a good idea to check with your insurance company to find out for sure what they’ll cover. You can also fill out the free and private form below to see if your insurance covers treatment at American Addiction Centers (AAC) or text us for more information.

If you don’t have insurance, many clinics offer sliding-scale fees, payment plans, or other ways to pay.

Finding Stimulant Withdrawal Treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada

We understand that searching for stimulant withdrawal treatment can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Your doctor can help assess your needs and suggest the right treatment setting for you. You can also search online using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Treatment Locator. Other sites like detox.net offer state and city based directories to help you find detox centers in Las Vegas, NV.

American Addiction Centers offers medical detox, rehab, and other substance use treatment in Las Vegas. To learn more about how we can help you recover from stimulant addiction in Nevada, call our confidential helpline at .