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Why is Dexedrine so Addictive, and How do you Treat the Addiction?

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Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) is a Central Nervous System (CNS) Stimulant that is prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Street names for this drug include Addies, Bennies, Black Beauties, Crosses, Hearts, LA Turnaround, Speed, Truck Drivers, and Uppers. For people with ADHD, Dexedrine allows them to focus and calm down. Those with sleep disorders like narcolepsy will feel more energized. Like all Amphetamines, however, Dexedrine has a high potential for abuse and addiction. If you are abusing Dexedrine, it is essential to seek help. Contact a treatment center to discuss options for addiction treatment. It is possible to overcome substance abuse. 

Symptoms of Dexedrine Abuse  

  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Increased blood pressure 
  • Chest pain 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Nervousness 
  • Agitation 
  • Weight loss 
  • Circulation problems 
  • Tremors 
  • Fever 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Delusional thoughts 
  • Seizures
  • Psychosis 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Manic behavior 
  • Aggressive behavior 

Dexedrine Abuse Overdose Symptoms 

  • Difficulty focusing 
  • Hallucinations
  • Violent behavior 
  • Panic 
  • Confusion
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Stomach cramps 
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased temperature 
  • Sweating 
  • Tachypnea
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Stiffness or pain in muscles 
  • Tremors 
  • Seizures 
  • Passing out 
  • Coma 
  • Sudden death 

Facing an addiction to a prescription like Dexedrine can be incredibly challenging. There are countless serious side effects. If you are struggling, reach out. Many rehabilitation centers are ready to help guide you back toward sober living. 

Types of Treatment  

The first step to treatment is detoxing. After this, the user is encouraged to go to inpatient rehabilitation to ensure the best recovery possible. The person will learn the root of their addiction, healthy coping mechanisms, and relapse prevention skills. Alternative treatment methods include outpatient rehabilitation, 12-step programs, cognitive behavioral therapy, support groups, and sober-living homes. If you or a loved one are battling an addiction to Dexedrine, contact a trusted behavioral health professional to discuss the best treatment plan for your recovery journey.

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