While several hallucinogenic drugs can result in intermittent psychosis years after the individual has discontinued use, methamphetamine related psychosis is increasingly proving to be the most persistent and chronic drug-related psychosis due to the long lasting and sometimes irreversible molecular, structural, and chemical changes that meth can cause in a user’s brain.
Symptoms of amphetamine use and psychosis
Amphetamine psychosis can occur from the overuse/excessive dosing of any amphetamine-based stimulant. Symptoms of withdrawal for amphetamines commonly include delusions of persecution and other pronounced forms of paranoia; extreme agitation; auditory and visual hallucinations; and strange beliefs.
People who are misusing amphetamines might show extreme sings of psychosis. They need specialised dual-diagnosis treatment. Due to the complexity of a dual-diagnosis condition, a residential rehabilitation programme is recommended for lasting recovery.
Castle Craig offers comprehensive care for dual-diagnosis patients in our Extended Care Unit. Read more about amphteamine psychosis and addiction here.