Commonly, doctors prescribe the stimulant Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) to help people who are suffering of psychological problems, notably attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, but (as with any other prescription stimulant) this drug does have a high potential for abuse. On that note, have you ever wondered how long these potentially dangerous substances remain in your system and impact the body, overall? Based on the health and age (and additional factors) of a patient, Dexedrine can generally stay in your system for as short as 1 day to as long as 3 months, and hair follicle tests can easily detect this substance after a period of 3 months. Still, what does this drug do to you in this time, especially if you abuse it? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
A Closer Look at Dexedrine
Also called Dextrostat and ProCentra, Dexedrine is a powerful amphetamine and nervous system stimulant that is typically used as a form of medication-accompaniment treatment for narcolepsy and ADHD. (This medication can be given to children and adults.) Simply put, Dexedrine stimulates the continuation of neurotransmitters that control attention and alertness. As a result, ADHD patients can maintain their concentration for longer periods of time. Who would have thought a stimulant can actually calm a person?
High Risk for Abuse
Based on recent studies, people who do not suffer from ADHD or narcolepsy will take Dexedrine to boost concentration and perform daily tasks to their best abilities. As a result, drugs like this have become the “go-to smart pills” for professionals ranging from students to businesspeople. However, people who abuse Dexedrine (and other stimulants, for that matter) can potentially suffer from drug abuse and a string of other health problems. Here are some symptoms of a Dexedrine overdose:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Severe mood swings and aggression
- Severe muscle spasms and body shaking
- Unconsciousness or seizures
- Increased heartbeat
- Heart attack or stroke
- Delirium and hallucinations
Seeking Treatment for Stimulant Abuse
Although stimulants are beneficial to some people (particularly those suffering from hyperactivity or attention issues), you must remember that prescription stimulants still have a potentially high risk for abuse and (to some degree) dependency. Are you suffering from a severe case of stimulant abuse or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this unfortunate mental problem? Remember that you are not alone, and help is always available.
For in-depth guidance in the State of California, get in touch with Asana Recovery today to learn about your chance to take your first steps towards recovery. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of detox and withdrawal and guide you through each step of the rehabilitation process. While you will face a string of difficulties, we can guarantee that you will receive the healing that you deserve.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can put a stop to your drug abuse problems today.