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Dexedrine AddictionDexedrine addiction is a very serious and sometimes life threatening dilemma. Not only is it difficult for the addict, it is extremely hard on those around them who care about them. For the addict, admitting they have an addiction problem can be difficult. However painful this may be, it must be acknowledged as the first gradient to overcoming the problem. The next hurdle is being willing to seek & accept help from an addiction professional. It can be hard for an addict to confront the fact that they can not do it alone. Once this fact is accepted, it is time to seek the appropriate professional treatment. Drug rehab programs based on the social education modality are highly successful. This means that individuals who are recovering from Dexedrine addiction are not made wrong for their past indiscretions, but are taught how to avoid future ones. They are provided with knowledge on how to change their lives and how to live comfortably without Dexedrine. Receiving treatment for addiction should be done in a safe & stable environment that is conducive to addiction recovery. Research studies show that residential treatment programs of at least 3 months in duration have the best success rates. 3 months may seem like a long time, but one day in the life of an individual addicted to Dexedrine can feel like an eternity. Addiction is a self imposed hellish slavery. The chains can be broken people do it everyday. You can be free!
Dexedrine Treatment OptionsDrug rehabilitation is a multi-phase, multi-faceted, long term process. Detoxification is only the first step on the road of addiction treatment. Physical detoxification alone is not sufficient to change the patterns of a drug addict. Recovery from addiction involves an extended process which usually requires the help of drug addiction professionals. To make a successful recovery, the addict needs new tools in order to deal with situations and problems which arise. Factors such as encountering someone from their days of using, returning to the same environment and places, or even small things such as smells and objects trigger memories which can create psychological stress. This can hinder the addict's goal of complete recovery, thus not allowing the addict to permanently regain control of his or her life.
Almost all addicts tell themselves in the beginning that they can conquer their addiction on their own without the help of outside resources. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. When an addict makes an attempt at detoxification and to discontinue drug use without the aid of professional help, statistically the results do not last long. Research into the effects of long-term addiction has shown that substantial changes in the way the brain functions are present long after the addict has stopped using drugs. Realizing that a drug addict who wishes to recover from their addiction needs more than just strong will power is the key to a successful recovery. Battling not only cravings for their drug of choice, re-stimulation of their past and changes in the way their brain functions, it is no wonder that quitting drugs without professional help is an uphill battle.
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Facts about Dexedrine
Q) What is Dexedrine?
A) Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) is an amphetamine, belonging to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants it is a Schedule II controlled substance. Dexedrine was often used in the late 60s and early 70s as a prescription diet aid, because one of the effects of such stimulant drugs is to suppress appetite. Dexedrine (and its more potent cousin Benzedrine) was also commonly (and illegally) used by college students, either for the stimulant high it provided or as a study aid.
Q) How does Dexedrine work?
A) This drug works by suppressing all spontaneous behavior. Dexedrine reduces all spontaneous or self generated activates which is shown by the following characteristics: exploration and curiosity, socializing, and an increase in obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Q) What does Dexedrine look like?
A) Dexedrine is manufactured in orange 5mg, 10mg, 20mg tablets and 5mg, 10mg, and 15mg clear and brown capsules.
What side effects occur with the use and abuse of Dexedrine?
A) The side effects that occur with Dexedrine are: addiction, agitation/irritability, insomnia, dry mouth, headache, nausea, weight loss, hallucinations, liver irritation/toxicity, increased heart rate, tics, Tourette's syndrome, sexual difficulties, behavior disturbances, and thought disorder, elevation of blood pressure, over stimulation, restlessness, dizziness, euphoria, headache, exacerbation of motor skills, diarrhea, and constipation.
Q) What are the symptoms of a Dexedrine overdose?
A) The symptoms of a Dexedrine overdose are: abdominal cramps, assaultiveness, coma, confusion, convulsions, depression, diarrhea, fatigue, hallucinations, high fever, heightened reflexes, high or low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, nausea, panic, rapid breathing, restlessness, tremor, and vomiting.
Q) What drug interactions occur with the use and abuse of Dexedrine?
A) The drug interactions which can occur with the use / abuse of Dexedrine are:
MAO Inhibitors (within 14 days) - serious, even fatal, interactions can occur
Acidifying agents like guanethidine, reserpine, and fruit juices can lower absorption of Dexedrine.
Alkalinizing agents such as Diamox (acetazolamide) increase absorption of Dexedrine and other amphetamines.
Tricyclic antidepressants may increase their levels when taken with Dexedrine. Although tricyclic antidepressants may be used with amphetamines to help make them work better, using the two medicines together may increase the chance of fast or irregular heartbeat, severe high blood pressure, or high fever.
Thorazine (chlorpromazine), lithium, and Haldol (haloperidol) can lower the effectiveness of Dexedrine.
increases the effects of norepinephrine.
Amantadine (Symmetrel), Caffeine (NoDoz), Chlophedianol (Ulone), Methylphenidate (Ritalin), Nabilone (Cesamet), Pemoline (Cylert)- these medicines may increase the stimulant effects of Dexedrine and cause nervousness, irritability, trouble sleeping, and possibly convulsions (seizures).
Appetite suppressants (diet pills), Medicine for asthma or other breathing problems, Medicine for colds, sinus problems, or hay fever or other allergies (including nose drops or sprays) - these medicines may increase the stimulant effects of amphetamines and cause nervousness, irritability, trouble sleeping, or convulsions (seizures), and affect the heart and blood vessels.
Beta-adrenergic blocking agents (beta blockers) may increase the chance of high blood pressure and heart problems when taken with Dexedrine
Digitalis glycosides (heart medicine). Amphetamines may cause additive effects, resulting in irregular heartbeat.
Meperidine - when Dexedrine is taken at with meperidine, it increases the chances of certain side effects such as fever, convulsions, and even coma.
Thyroid hormones-The effects either of these hormones or of Dexedrine may increase when both are being taken.
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