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Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction: Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

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APPENDIX ONE

Drug-Use Treatment and Health Facts

If you feel concerned about any particular drug or group of drugs, the following information should help you determine the extent of the health risks that might be involved with its use, and whether dependency might result from chronic use.

Amphetamines

Many people got introduced to “speed” doing all-night study cram sessions for a school exam; or while working as long-distance truck drivers or night security guards; or in the military while undergoing intense training and combat missions in the field.

Former White House drug official Dr. Andrea Barthwell explained how some of the clients she has treated began using amphetamines: “Some people are seeking a chemical solution to something because ...

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