Dexedrine Detox & Rehab
Dexedrine is prescribed on the NHS to treat Attention Deficit Disorder and sleeping disorders such as Narcolepsy. Dexedrine is classed as a ‘central nervous system’ (CNS) stimulant. This drug is known as a ‘prescription amphetamine’. Dexedrine works by increasing the production of the brain’s ‘feel good’ hormone known as ‘dopamine’. In turn, dopamine makes users feel more alert and energetic.
Although Dexedrine is prescribed in tablet form, chronic users often consume the drug intravenously (injecting) or intranasally (snorting). Injecting or snorting Dexedrine means users experience a sense of ‘euphoria’ akin to that experienced during cocaine or methamphetamine abuse.
Dexedrine overdose is possible. Users first slur their speech, followed by nausea, vomiting, fatigue and then coma. In the absence of immediate medical attention users who overdose on Dexedrine may die. The risk of death is increased if users combine Dexedrine with other drugs such as alcohol.
About our Dexedrine rehab programme
Our Dexedrine rehabilitation programme takes place in residential settings. This means Dexedrine addicts move into our centre for 28 days. A team of medical professionals provide round-the-clock support. Painful withdrawal symptoms associated with Dexedrine addiction are monitored throughout. Prescription medications may be offered to ease these symptoms.
Dexedrine withdrawal symptoms
Common withdrawal symptoms associated with Dexedrine withdrawal include:
- Heightened blood pressure
- Heightened heat beat
- Depression and suicidal thoughts
- Nightmares and hallucinations
Withdrawal symptoms arise within 4-8 hours after Dexedrine was last consumed. Withdrawal symptoms typically fade around the 5-6 day mark.
Chronic Dexedrine addicts who have built up a tolerance to the drug are offered a tapered detox regime. Here patients are not expected to suddenly stop consuming Dexedrine but instead are gradually weaned off the drug. A tapered approach to Dexedrine detox means patients reach the abstinence goal without experiencing discomforting withdrawal symptoms.
Treating the psychological aspects of addiction
Once Dexedrine withdrawal symptoms reduce patients are expected to tackle the emotional causes of addiction. Therapy methods employed at Cassiobury Court include cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy.
Once therapy sessions concluded a tailored relapse prevention and aftercare plan is drawn up. We encourage patients to attend Narcotics Anonymous groups in their local area. Aftercare sessions are provided each Saturday at our Watford centre.