Stop or cut back on speed

Want to stop or cut back on speed?

There are several options if you want to cut back or stop your speed use.

Do it yourself

You can of course stop by yourself. There is nothing holding you back to stop using speed. Stopping usually works best with a plan. So think about the stopping date and how you will deal with difficult times.


Treatment at Jellinek is no more strenuous than necessary. We keep it as low-level as possible, but we offer intensive treatment if you need it. We have no waiting lists, or only short ones for certain specialised treatments. To an extent you can determine the course and setting of the treatment yourself.

To get your addiction under control, cognitive-behavioural therapy is often a good approach. We can provide it in individual or group sessions or in combination. If necessary, these can also be combined with medical treatment. If you want to stop completely and would like to do so with the support of other people who are achieving the same thing, then the 12-step Minnesota treatment model may be right for you. It emphasises empathy and solidarity with others.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy Minnesota model
  • The most empirically validated addiction treatment.
  • Emphasis on behavioural change.
  • Outpatient and more intensive day-patient and inpatient options.
  • Abstinence or limited drinking.
  • Day and evening sessions.
  • Full or partial online treatment.
  • Supplementary therapy available for mental health problems.
  • Most widely used treatment approach.
  • Emphasis on on mutual empathy and commitment.
  • Intensive therapy in day-patient or inpatient form.
  • Full abstinence.
  • Separate groups for men and women.
  • Cooperation with the Safe House recovery programme.
  • Recovery continues in self-help groups.

Jellinek gives you hope of a different life, a life without addictive substances or gambling. Take your first step today and contact Jellinek. We have treatment centres in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Amstelveen and Hilversum.

Symptoms of speed dependency

You can no longer enjoy things or feel energetic without speed. Problems begin to accumulate. Among them are health problems, such as heart disease or psychological disorders. You may also get into social problems, such as difficulties at work, as well as financial problems.

Advantages of stopping or cutting down on speed

  • More energy.
  • Improved health and appetite.
  • Fewer risks of health problems, like heart disease and brain damage.
  • Fewer feelings of restlessness, confusion, anxiety and gloom.
  • More money to spend, no more need to borrow.
  • More sociability, better relationships and contacts with family and friends.
  • More time and energy for work, study or activities at home.


Versie: april 2021