Desoxyn Addiction and Abuse

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Desoxyn Addiction and Abuse

Desoxyn is Methamphetamine Hydrochloride. It is a psychostimulant in the class of Phenethylamine and Amphetamine. Desoxyn has a very high addiction rate and is often abused in the United States. It works by activating the psychological reward system in the brain. This triggers a cascading release of dopamine, which are our "feel good" receptors in the brain. When used illegally, it is referred to as Meth, Speed, Crystal, Glass, Ice, Crank and Yaba.

What Desoxyn Prescribed For?

Desoxyn is a central nervous system stimulant. It is a prescription medicine approved for treatmenting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Desoxyn has been found to help increase attention and alertness and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in-patients with ADHD. It is also approved for the short-term treatment of obesity, along with a low calorie diet, for weight loss in-patients who have not been able to lose weight by any other means or medications. Because Desoxyn is a highly abused drug most physicians are hesitant to prescribe it. In fact it is often rarely prescribed. This medication should only be used in circumstances where other treatments have not been effective. Desoxyn is a controlled substance and is illegal to buy without a prescription.

Statistics Relating To Desoxyn

Desoxyn is a stimulant and is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children teens and young adults older than 6 years of age. It is used as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological therapy and counseling, drug education, and social treatments. It may help increase the ability to pay attention, concentrate, and stop fidgeting. This medication is also used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet as an aid to help significantly obese people to lose weight. It should only be used as a short term treatment for patients who have not lost enough weight by dieting, other drugs or group programs such as weight watchers. It works by decreasing your appetite. As a pure Methamphetamine drug Desoxyn is highly addictive and is often abused. The misuse of Desoxyn may cause sudden death and serious adverse effects to the cardiovascular system.

How Is Desoxyn Abused

Some people abuse Desoxyn by taking it orally (the way it was originally designed to be taken), but others may inject, smoke, or snort the drug. Initially, Desoxyn abuse may occur in-patients who were once prescribed the drug legitimately and now have developed a tolerance or extreme psychological dependence to the drug. Because of their addiction severe social disability may occur. These abusers tend to increase their dosage much more than recommended. In Desoxyn abusers who use this drug recreationally or to "get high" they will often inject the drug intravenously. This method of administration is preferred by abusers because it will cause blood concentrations to rise quickly thus giving them the "rush" they seek the fast. The second most common way this drug is abused is by smoking it.

Abusers will take the Desoxyn tablets and smoke them on sheets of aluminum foil. This is referred to as "chasing." Often times, although not commonly , abusers will snort crushed tablets of Desoxyn like cocaine or take the tablets orally although this method of ingestion will not give users the onset of the "rush" and state of euphoria associated with intravenous use. If the drug is taken orally it will take about a half hour for the initial "high" to set in as opposed to intravenously where it will set in seconds.

Desoxyn Abuse Effects On The Body

Some of the side effects that may occur when using Desoxyn are:

  1. Increased Blood Pressure
  2. Rapid Heartbeat
  3. Dizziness
  4. Anxiety
  5. Euphoria
  6. Insomnia
  7. Tremor and Shakiness
  8. Headaches
  9. Diarrhea or Constipation
  10. Dry Mouth
  11. Impotence

Desoxyn has been reported to have many adverse effects on the body. It also has many negative psychological effects as well. In people who were legitimately prescribed this drug and want to stop using it, abrupt cessation will cause extreme fatigue and mental depression amongst other withdrawal symptoms. For abusers who have a chronic addiction to this drug much more severe adverse effects will occur such as dermatitis (skin conditions) insomnia, personality changes and hyperactivity. Abuse of Desoxyn can cause cardiac arrest and is often times fatal.

Desoxyn Abuse Treatment Options

Addiction to Desoxyn and/or Methamphetamines is often very hard to treat. Because of the severe withdrawal symptoms it is highly recommended for patients to go to a detoxification center when they first stop using this drug.

There they can receive 24 hour medical supervision. After the initial detox rehabilitation, therapy is recommended. A rehabilitation facility will be able to provide the treatment necessary for an abuser to successfully kick the habit and begin a new way of life.

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