What Is Dexedrine?

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Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Saturday, 16, November 2019

Dexedrine is a potent central nervous system stimulant and is a brand name for dextroamphetamine. Dexedrine is a drug prescribed to people with attention difficulties, it is abused by kids and teens, and also is used as a study drug, which is abused by college students. The Drug Enforcement Agency classifies the drug as a Schedule II controlled substance. This means that it is recognized for medical use but has the potential to cause addiction. Any type of amphetamine has a high potential for abuse, and the longer someone uses it, the more dependent they are on the drug. The abuse of prescription drugs has reached epidemic levels within the United States. Dexedrine has always been a popular drug for abuse because of how widely the drug is prescribed. Prescriptions for this drug are given to kids or teens who end up abusing it. College students abuse these drugs to help them study, and students who are prescribed the drug turn around and sell it to other college students. The effects on the body are similar to cocaine but last longer. Dexedrine is abused for its euphoric effects, and the increase in energy, along with confidence-boosting effects.

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Dextroamphetamine is a stimulant drug, and amphetamine is one of the main components. According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), amphetamine was first synthesized in 1867. In the 1930s the drug was used a respiratory stimulant and marketed as an inhaler for nasal congestion. The drug was later recommended as a cure for many problems, such as narcolepsy, alcohol hangover, depression, weight reduction, hyperactivity in children, and vomiting associated with pregnancy. Millions of children are diagnosed with ADHD and are given stimulant drugs that contain dextroamphetamine. It is abused because the user feels focused when they take it, along with feeling energetic, positive, and euphoric. Dextroamphetamine has a stronger effect than amphetamine, and Dexedrine is a more potent drug than Adderall or Ritalin. These drugs are dangerous when abused and are even more deadly when mixed with alcohol or other prescription drugs. Drug treatment centers can treat Dexedrine addiction. The treatment process can happen at either an inpatient or outpatient drug rehab center. It is important to find help right away, because the addiction will become worse, and the risks increase with the involvement of other drugs.