Dexedrine Treatment Programs In the United States
Dexedrine is a psychostimulant called Dextroamphetamine that creates the effects of being more awake and focuses and decrease fatigue and appetite. There are drugs that have the same properties that are`s basis. Dexedrine is kind of the "right hander" of the amphetamine molecule.
Dexedrine and other amphetamine have a high potential of misuse. It should not be used with a patient who has a history of drug abuse.
Amphetamine was first synthesized in 1883 in Germany and was called phenylhydroxylamine at that time. It has been invented by Lazar Edeleanu, who was Romanian. It did not get widespread on the pharmaceutical network until 1932 as a broncho inhaler. Afew years later, it was marketed in the U.S. as Dexedrine on a tablet form.
Dexedrine has been used by militaries as the "go pill" given mainly to pilots on long missions. A large percentage of college students in the United States use Dexedrine as a party drug for its euphoria effects.
Did you know this about dexedrine?
Dexedrine is astimulant, and is regularly used to treat people with ADHD. It was also used commonly by Air Force personnel as a ‘go pill’. It is frequently used recreationally and does provide a euphoric high for the users. Overdoses are rarely fatal, but do lead to many different symptoms.
These are some of the common physical side effects of dexedrine:
- Loss of appetite
- Dilated pupils
- Dry mouth
- blurred vision
- dry and/or itchy skin
- coma stroke
- heart attack
These are the psychological effects of Dexedrine:
- Increased self-awareness
- More irritability
- Feeling of being superior
- Obsessive behavior
- Increased in alertness
- More aggressive
- Amphetamine psychosis
- Altered libido
- Increased in energy
- Psychomotor increased
- Excessive feeling of power
- Withdrawal symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms of dexedrine are mainly increased of appetite, mental fatigue and depression. The withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the length of use from a few days to months in case of prolonged use. The symptoms may also include anxiety, agitation, excessive sleep, vivid or lucid dreams (deep REM sleep), suicidal thoughts and psychosis.
Symptoms of overdose are panic, hallucination, aggressive, confused, restlessness, tremor, hyperreflexia (over stimulation of involuntary nervous system, ie blood pressure, twitching, etc.) and tachypnea (rapid breathing). Dilated pupil is a sign that the person has used a high dose of dexedrine. Psychosis is also a sign of high dosage. Watch to not become addicted to dexedrine.
Dexedrine is also named or contained in the following medications:
- Adderal (72%)
How to detox from Dexedrine
Dexedrine is a central nervous system stimulant often found in Ritalin to treat ADHD, but is commonly abused. Detox from this drug should be treated like detoxing off cocaine and other stimulants. Inpatient detox is necessary, otherwise a prescription for Dexedrine can be slowly tapered off with the help of a prescribing doctor.