Dextroamphetamine Addiction

Dextroamphetamine Addiction: Symptoms and Treatmen

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What is Dextroamphetamine Addiction?

Methylphenidate and dexamphetamine are two of the most commonly prescribed stimulants for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Methylphenidate is often recommended as the drug of the first choice.

Dexedrine is a central nervous system stimulant, chemically similar to other synthetic drugs such as amphetaminemethamphetamine, and lisdexamfetamine [LINK]. The effect these drugs produce is an increase in the levels of the pleasure-hormone dopamine in the brain. This then causes a higher heart rate, increased body temperature, and heightened breathing rate, along with euphoria, alertness, and increased ability to focus.

Dextroamphetamine is the main chemical in Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Dexamphetamine, Liquadd, Oxydess, ProCentra, Spancaps, and Zenzedi. Adderall contains both amphetamine and dextroamphetamine; while Vyvanse has dextroamphetamine and lisdexamfetamine.

Street names for dextroamphetamine include go-pills, pep pills, speed, uppers, crank, bennies, black beauties, dexies, co-pilots, and footballs.

Dexedrine is a Schedule II Controlled Substance in the US, which indicates it possesses the highest potential for addiction.

Dextroamphetamine Addiction

What Is Dexedrine(Dexedrine) Prescribed For?

Dexedrine is commonly prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy or as a short-term basis to kickstart weight loss in obesity conditions. Dexedrine is usually only prescribed after the person does not respond to Vyvanse/ Adderall or Ritalin.

However, some people may self-medicate with Dexedrine in order to get a euphoric high, lose a lot of weight, or boost their study performance in school.

Common Dexedrine side effects may include rapid heartbeat, dry mouth, mood swings, hallucinations, sleep difficulties, excessive tiredness, restlessness, verbal tics, aggressive behavior, and changes in sexual drive.

Dexedrine abuse has serious health risks: impaired memory, unhealthy weight loss, and malnutrition, impaired vision, psychotic symptoms, tremors, seizures, heart attack, stroke.

Dexedrine Rehab Treatment

Dextroamphetamine Detox

When abruptly stopping use, the person will experience dexedrine withdrawal symptoms: depression, drug craving, extreme fatigue, irritability, insomnia or even paranoia, hallucinations, and suicidal thoughts.

A professional dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) detox programme at Castle Craig starts with a thorough medical assessment by our Consultant Psychiatrist. Each patient is treated individually: based on each patient’s medical history, drug use history, and personal needs, the Consultant Psychiatrist will establish the detox regime.

Our Dexedrine detox programme provides round-the-clock medical supervision. Our residential nursing staff monitors each patient regularly and carefully manages Dexedrine withdrawal signs to minimise its uncomfortable effects.

Medically-assisted detox is not recommended in the treatment of addiction. As a result, the recommended Dexedrine detox method involves gradually reducing the dose over time, under close medical monitoring.

Rehab Treatment for Dexedrine Addiction

Dexedrine is widely abused among pilots, cross-country truckers, students, and soldiers due to its performance-enhancing effects and fatigue-suppression consequences A residential rehab programme is the recommended type of treatment for long-lasting recovery from Dexedrine addiction.

Castle Craig offers an integrated Dexedrine addiction treatment programme, which includes an intensive, personalised psychotherapy treatment plan for each patient.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the most beneficial treatment for Dexedrine addiction. The patients adhere to a daily treatment schedule that brings a stable and healthy lifestyle back into their routine: this is comprised of individual and group psychotherapy sessions, complementary therapies, educational lectures, regular meals, exercise, relapse prevention training, and 12-step support groups.

People abusing Dexedrine often present other co-occurring conditions such as undiagnosed ADHD, trauma, depression, and eating disorders. These need to be addressed alongside addiction treatment, otherwise, recovery is impossible. Castle Craig has the expertise to treat these conditions holistically by examining the underlying psychological causes of Dexedrine addiction, during dual-diagnosis treatment sessions.

We provide each patient with a personalised two-year aftercare plan which will act as a guide for their ongoing recovery, while Castle Craig remains a permanent support and therapy resource in their lives.

Get Help for Dexedrine Addiction

If you or someone you know is abusing dextroamphetamine-based medication or shows addiction signs to Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Dexamphetamine, ProCentra, or other stimulants, contact us to get help. Castle Craig Hospital has over 30 years of experience in treating amphetamine and stimulant addiction.

CATCH Recovery is a leading outpatient clinic in London that provides exceptional addiction treatment services for patients struggling with substance abuse disorders. The clinic offers personalized treatment plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient, with a team of highly trained and experienced addiction specialists who work closely with patients to help them achieve long-term recovery.

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