Dexedrine Drug Rehab
What is Dexedrine?
Dexedrine is the marketed brand name of the medication Dextroamphetamine. It is classified as a psychostimulant that produces a decrease in one’s appetite and increased wakefulness. The drug is often described as being an “amphetamine analog”, as it is amphetamine-like in nature and is a stimulant that targets the central nervous system.
It affects certain brain chemicals that contribute to hyperactivity as well as controlling one’s impulses. Dexedrine is typically prescribed for the treatment of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy (a chronic sleep disorder known as Dyssomnia). Because of its amphetamine-like side effects, it has grown in popularity where the recreational use/abuse of the drug is concerned.
Dexedrine has been proven to display a variety of physical and psychological side effects as well as displaying certain withdrawal effects. These include the following:
Physical – Some of the more common effects are acne, arrhythmias, blurred vision, bruxism (grinding of the teeth), constipation, convulsions, dizziness, dry/itchy skin, dry mouth (“cotton” mouth), fever, headaches, hypertension, insomnia, numbness, and tremors. In rare cases of chronic abuse, coma, heart attack, stroke, and death can result.
Psychological – Effects include anxiety, euphoria, feelings of being invincible and powerful, and irritability leading to aggression. Additionally, decreased or increased alertness, concentration, energy, self confidence, and self esteem have also been witnessed.
Withdrawal – The typical symptoms of Dexedrine withdrawal include increased appetite, depression, and mental fatigue. However, there may also be evidence of agitation, anxiety, and excessive sleepiness.
Although it is a fact that Dexedrine is highly addictive, not everyone who abuses it gets addicted. However, addiction becomes more likely with prolonged abuse of the drug. Some individuals have a better tolerance for the drug than others and that is why Dexedrine drug rehab programs can only be successful during the addiction treatment and recovery stages if they are tailored to the specific needs of the addicted individual.
Sadly, not all of these programs in the US today are as successful as they should be at effectively treating Dexedrine addiction, because they still rely on the conventional addiction treatment and recovery therapies combined with a one-size-fits-all type of approach to the problem. The traditional programs in the US today have high failure rates because they do not address the individual needs of the addicted person, or give them the necessary tools to rebuild their life without substance abuse.
Dexedrine Drug Rehab at Freedom Treatment Center
If you or someone you know has been suffering with this type of addiction, Freedom Treatment Center has highly successful Dexedrine drug rehab programs. For more information on our drug rehab programs, or if you have further questions, please contact us at the toll-free phone number listed at the top of the page.