Dexedrine is the brand name for dextroamphetamine sulfate. Dexedrine is a stimulant drug that is available in tablet or sustained-release capsule form and generally prescribed to treat narcolepsy or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Street names for Dexedrine include:
bennies, black beauties,
crosses, hearts, LA, turnaround, speed, truck drivers and uppers
Reasons for Dexedrine Abused?
There are many reasons why Dexedrine is abused. One reason for Dexedrine abuse
is to get "high." Stimulants, such as Dexedrine, can increase alertness,
attention, and energy, which are accompanied by increases in blood pressure,
heart rate, and breathing. Another reason Dexedrine is abused is to lose
weight (see Dexedrine and Weight Loss). Weight loss is a common side effect
of dextroamphetamine, the active ingredient in Dexedrine. Dexedrine is also
sometimes abused by students who do not have ADHD
but feel that the medication helps them perform better in school.
How is Dexedrine Abused
There are many ways that Dexedrine is abused. Some people abuse Dexedrine by taking it in the way it was designed to be taken (by mouth). Others may inject, smoke, or snort Dexedrine. Because Dexedrine is so commonly prescribed, it is usually not difficult to find ways to obtain Dexedrine illegally. People often use the Internet to get Dexedrine illegally.
Possible Consequences of Dexedrine Abuse?
The consequences of Dexedrine abuse can be extremely dangerous. Taking high doses of a stimulant can result in: an irregular heartbeat, dangerously high body temperatures and potential cardiovascular failure or seizures.
Taking high doses of some stimulants repeatedly over a short period of time can lead to hostility or feelings of paranoia in some individuals. Stopping Dexedrine after taking large doses over a long period of time can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
Dexedrine Addiction Treatment in Florida
Treatment of an addiction to Dexedrine usually begins with medically assisted
to help patients withdraw from the drug safely.
Antidepressants may be used to manage the symptoms of depression that can
accompany early abstinence from Dexedrine. This process of detox
is followed with one of many behavioral therapies.
At Florida Center for Recovery we help clients with Dexedrine addiction
to discover or rediscover the original problem or problems that drove them
to start abusing prescription drugs. Behavioral interventions - particularly,
cognitive-behavioral therapy, a behavioral treatment approach that combines
behavioral therapy, family education, individual counseling, 12-step
, drug testing, and encouragement for nondrug-related activities
as well as alternative therapies are part of our dexedrine addiction
. Our therapists teach our clients how to overcome problems
with real-life solutions by equipping them with tools and life skills to
confront and handle common obstacles encountered in life. Only when both
the underlying reasons for the Dexedrine addiction and the Dexedrine addiction
problem are resolved can a person become a healthy and happy member of society.
If you or someone you love has an addiction to Dexedrine, seek the help
of our prescription drug rehab
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