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Dexedrine & Ritalin Detoxification and Rehabilitation Centers in New York

Prescription drug addiction is a major problem all throughout the United States, and stimulant drugs are abused recreationally because of the misconception, they may enhance academic performance, for example. Amphetamines will deliver many of the same effects as cocaine, and these drugs are very addictive when they are abused or not taken as directed by healthcare professionals. Dexedrine is a brand name for dextroamphetamine and is commonly prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy. Stimulant drugs are commonly abused because of the effects they provide, but the long-term use of these drugs will cause a tolerance to develop and create physical and even psychological dependencies. Throughout the state of New York are hundreds of different types of programs, and many of these include specific services to help prescription drug addiction. Whether it is outpatient or inpatient drug rehab, addicts and their families can find the right type of help. Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant and is commonly prescribed for ADD or ADHD. Ritalin is the most prescribed brand name ADHD medication within the United States, and in fact; the U.S. uses roughly 80% of the world's methylphenidate, which is the primary component of Ritalin, which is the brand name. The recreational use of Ritalin is very popular because it delivers a high similar to cocaine and amphetamines. The drug is often abused by teens and young adults because these are age groups that are typically prescribed the drug. Ritalin can be purchased illegally just like any other type of stimulant drug. Addicts who abuse Ritalin are often doing so with other drugs, and this can increase the risk of an overdose. Throughout the state of New York are hundreds of different types of drug treatment programs, such as inpatient and outpatient centers and conventional detox programs. It is important for an addict and their family to locate the proper help, and find a program that will address their needs and requirements.

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Prescription Stimulant Abuse Treatment in New York

According to the 2017 Treatment Episode Data, five substances accounted for 93 to 97% of all primary treatment admissions within the United States. Two of them were cocaine and methamphetamine. Many addicts who abuse cocaine or methamphetamine will have used prescription stimulants, such as Dexedrine at some point. Per the New York City Department of Health, cocaine was involved in 52% of overdose deaths in 2018. Among those deaths, approximately 74% of them involved opioids and 45% with alcohol. Dexedrine is a stimulant drug and the effects on the body are similar to that of cocaine. However, the effects of prescription stimulants last much longer and are misused because of this.

Dexedrine is the brand name for dextroamphetamine, and amphetamine is one of the active ingredients. Dexedrine is often abused by adolescents and young adults, such as those in college or university. The physical signs of prescription stimulant abuse include insomnia, physical tics or muscle spasms, nausea, unexplained weight loss, agitation, and mood swings. Every year people in New York are prescribed these drugs. Additionally, these individuals are seeking detox or treatment for a prescription stimulant dependency. There are many resources across the state of New York, which will help anyone struggling with an addiction to prescription stimulant drugs.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.