Dextroamphetamine is an amphetamine marketed in the United States as Dexedrine, Dextrostat, and Dexamphetamine. It is a Schedule II drug and with a high potential for misuse and a high dependence probability only available, legally, by prescription. Commonly prescribed for treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, it has also been prescribed for other conditions such as weight loss.
According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Scientists propose that there is less dopamine transmission in the brains of persons with ADHD when compared to other individuals.” and individuals with ADHD are at low risk for Dextroamphetamine Addiction because taking the drug makes up for the shortfall. However, those who don’t have ADHD have a high potential for addiction because they experience a “high”, similar to cocaine, where the euphoric effects of excess dopamine act as a reward on their central nervous system.
Over the years, there have been an increased number of individuals addicted to Dextroamphetamine. Dextroamphetamine. After long term use, Dextroamphetamine Addiction appears as a result of increased tolerance and dependency on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms of extreme fatigue and mental depression can occur after prolonged high dosages.
Dextroamphetamine Addiction Signs
An addict who suffers from Dextroamphetamine Addiction can easily obtain these drugs on the street from an ever increasing number of prescriptions which are diverted for sales, daily. On the street, the pills are known as “go-pills,” “pep pills,” “speed,” and “uppers.
The duration of the “high” Dextroamphetamine presents lasts longer than cocaine and these pills are, increasingly, in high demand, especially among teens, adolescents, and college students who now, abuse them regularly. If you have experienced any of the following signs while using Dextroamphetamine, you may have a Dextroamphetamine Addiction.
- Used without a prescription.
- Used regularly or for recreational purposes.
- Developed an increased tolerance.
- Tried to stop using and been unsuccessful on your own.
- Felt compelled to use in order to increase alertness, attention, or energy.
- Felt compelled to use in order to lose weight.
- Experienced withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop.
- Experienced adverse health effects from using dextroamphetamine and continue to use.
- Been criticized by others because of your use.
- Compulsively seek to obtain and use dextroamphetamine despite any negative consequences.
- Experienced personality changes or other mental health issues such as increased aggression, panic, mania, mood swings, or stimulant psychosis.
- Overdosed on dextroamphetamine.