Open Accessibility Menu

Asheville Stimulant Addiction Treatment

Drug Rehabilitation Center for Midlife Adults

Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that are often prescribed as treatment for attention-deficit disorder and narcolepsy. There are also many ways to obtain them illegally for recreational use. Like many other drugs, stimulants can be abused to the point where the user develops an addiction.

The following are some drugs classified as stimulants:

  • Cocaine and crack cocaine
  • Crystal meth
  • Adderall
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Concerta
  • Ecstasy
  • Ritalin

A stimulant increases heart rate and brain function, which in turn increase energy and focus. This makes them highly addictive. When taken appropriately as prescription medications, they can serve as a moderate boost throughout the day. When abused, they can do significant damage to the mind and body that could lead to a life-threatening situation.

Silver Ridge is a rehabilitation center in Asheville, North Carolina, providing stimulant addiction treatment for adults. Many rehabilitation centers have adolescent and young adult patients that make it difficult for older adults to receive care catered to their needs. Our facility is here to fill that role for them.

Temporary & Long-Term Effects of Stimulants

Most stimulants kick in quickly and wear off relatively quickly. However, just because the immediate “high” effects are short-lived does not mean their overall effects on the body are, too. Extended use of stimulants interferes with the body’s ability to produce its own stimulating chemicals, thereby making the user dependent on the drug to get through the day.

Some of the short-term effects of stimulant use include:

  • Increased focus
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Arousal
  • High energy
  • Increased alertness
  • Euphoria

Extended use of stimulants can result in:

  • Chronic tremors
  • Abnormal heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Hallucinations
  • Tooth decay
  • Insomnia
  • Brain and organ damage
  • Heart attack

These are serious side-effects. Unfortunately, the withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking stimulants occur almost immediately. This, coupled with the short run-time of stimulants, makes them some of the most addictive drugs.

Don’t Get Discouraged—Recovery Is Always Possible

Knowing the effects of stimulants and how dangerous they can be may make recovery seem even more intimidating. The important thing to remember is that this is not something you need to, or should, do alone. Many people have maintained their sobriety after seeking treatment for stimulant addiction. It is possible for anyone, no matter how bad the situation may seem, to kick the habit once and for all.

Treatment for stimulant addiction usually consists of a combination of programs and therapies, such as:

These programs can help a person address the underlying factors driving their addiction. In learning more about what causes the urge to use, a recovering person can resist temptation when they feel compelled to use after completing their treatment.

Therapy is not the only treatment for stimulant addiction. Finding peaceful ways to stay occupied is also beneficial. At Silver Ridge, we help our clients develop a more well-rounded lifestyle with horticulture therapy, meditation, yoga, nutritional support, and equine therapy.

Finding the Treatment that Works for You

While the 12-step program is valuable for many, it is not the right program for everyone. The 12-step program places strong focus on group therapy, which is important and a component of the treatment at Silver Ridge as well, but we place more priority on individualized treatment. We strive to help our clients better understand themselves and their addiction so that they can tackle their issues head-on. Our programs are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual client. If you or a loved one is struggling with stimulant addiction, our multidisciplinary team can help you find your personal road to recovery.

Focus, Healing, and Recovery

Life at Silver Ridge is purposely designed to provide the safest and most restorative healing environment on the East Coast. If you would like to learn more about Silver Ridge or begin addiction treatment today, please call (855) 945-7788 or fill out the form and one of our admissions staff will be in touch with you soon.

  • Please enter your First Name.
  • Please enter your Last Name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • Please make a selection.

Hear From
Our Clients

  • "I just want to thank my therapist for helping me to accept my anger, and learning how to deal with it. Silver Ridge is 5 stars in my book! With the help of every staff member, I am a better (sober) person."

    - Martin T.

  • "Silver Ridge changed my life. It gave me hope when I had none. The facility, staff, & counselors made me feel like the most important person in the world. I learned effective practices that will make my recovery journey a lifetime goal."

    - Rocky M.

  • "This facility is amazing. I have worked in the substance abuse treatment field and I sent my own Mother to Silver Ridge to recover. It is a top notch facility all around and I highly recommend it."

    - LB

  • "It was such a beautiful site, the home, and the mountains. I spent 42 days at Silver Ridge. My time there was emotionally healing. The therapy team worked together on my treatment plan. They really cared. I learned to love myself for the first time...I'm going to start a new chapter in my life because of Silver Ridge."

    - Mary G.

  • "At Silver Ridge clients are first and foremost treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. The midlife-specific groups allowed clients to form a bond with one another through shared life experiences."

    - Kelly S.

  • "Best treatment facility out there! You are treated as an individual and that is crucial during treatment! Please consider this beautiful facility. You won’t be sorry!"

    - Mary B.

Why Choose
Silver Ridge?

  • Individualized Treatment for Midlife Adults

    We understand the challenges of this stage of life, and our program is specifically built to serve the mid-life adult in a meaningful and individualized way.

  • Comprehensive Approach

    Our holistic approach supports your physical, mental, and spiritual health through a range of evidence-based treatment modalities.

  • Experienced Staff

    Our staff are highly trained with dual mental health and substance use licensing. Our medical staff includes an ASAM certified addiction psychiatrist & an addiction-trained primary care physician.

  • Five-Star Amenities

    From gourmet cuisine to our spacious, 10,000 square foot estate, Silver Ridge provides a tranquil and peaceful setting for recovery.

Learn More About
Life at Silver Ridge

More Information
  • Sivermist
    Sivermist Sivermist

    Offering luxury residential treatment at a private residence in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • REAL Recovery
    REAL Recovery REAL Recovery

    Providing high-quality, adventure-based and personalized care with four sober homes for men ages 18-28 in Asheville, North Carolina.

  • High Focus Centers
    High Focus Centers High Focus Centers

    The premier provider of structured outpatient behavioral health and addiction treatment programs in New Jersey.

  • Rehab After Work
    Rehab After Work Rehab After Work

    The leading provider of outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs in Pennsylvania.

  • Pyramid Healthcare Inc
    Pyramid Healthcare Inc Pyramid Healthcare Inc

    A premier provider of behavioral healthcare founded in 1999 offering a full continuum of recovery services for adults and teens at 24 locations in PA.

  • The light program
    The light program The light program

    Treating individuals in crisis or struggling to function through mental health Intensive Outpatient programs at locations in southeastern Pennsylvania.

  • Seeds of hope
    Seeds of hope Seeds of hope

    Providing specialized Intensive Outpatient eating disorder treatment for teens and adults in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

  • Mazzitti & Sullivan EAP
    Mazzitti & Sullivan EAP Mazzitti & Sullivan EAP

    Providing comprehensive Employee Assistance Program services to employers nationwide.

  • Mazzitti & Sullivan
    Mazzitti & Sullivan Mazzitti & Sullivan

    Providing behavioral health services in central Pennsylvania since 1983, now operating five different locations.

  • Tapestry
    Tapestry Tapestry

    Tapestry Eating Disorder Treatment Centers

  • Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare
    Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare

    Serving the Atlanta, Georgia area adolescents and adults suffering from Mood Disorders.

  • October Road Inc
    October Road Inc October Road Inc

    Serving the Asheville, North Carolina area with high-quality mental health and substance abuse treatment since 2006.

  • Walden
    Walden Walden

    Offering treatment & support options in Southern Maryland for those struggling with addiction and mental health.