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Dexedrine Detox and Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms from Dexedrine can be very painful and uncomfortable to deal with alone. Anyone trying to defeat drug addiction should do so with the aid of trained professionals who understand the process and can provide meaningful pointers along the way. Overcoming addiction involves the addict making the conscious decision to quit. The journey to recovery can begin at a Dexedrine detox center. If you need words of reassurance or advice, do not hesitate to call our helpline at . Talk to us and let us find a way to help you.

What Is Dexedrine?

Dexedrine is a psychostimulant drug that is known to cause increase wakefulness and focus. Due to these qualities, it is often used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It contains dextroamphetamine which is an amphetamine derivative and highly addictive. It is a central nervous system stimulant and works by causing the release of norepinephrine and dopamine which produces a state of euphoria and alertness. Dexedrine is known by street names such as:

  • Speed
  • Uppers
  • LA turnaround
  • Bennies
  • Black beauties
  • Crosses
  • Hearts


Dexedrine has been used in the treatment of fatigue in cancer patients, as an antidepressant in HIV treatment and for stroke patients in early stages of physiotherapy.

Dexedrine Dependency

People taking Dexedrine for extended periods or in high doses may develop an addiction or dependence to the drug. Signs of dependency include:

  • An intense craving for the drug
  • The need to increase the dose to achieve the same effects
  • Presence of withdrawal symptoms once the drug is stopped

Dexedrine detox centers offer a safe and comfortable environment where you can get clean and return to a life of sobriety. If you have a Dexedrine dependency and you need to find a detox program, call to get more information on the Dexedrine withdrawal treatment facilities available to you.

Dexedrine Withdrawal

“Dexedrine withdrawal occurs when use of the drug is stopped suddenly. This can affect legitimate users of the drug or those who use it illicitly.”Dexedrine withdrawal occurs when use of the drug is stopped suddenly. This can affect legitimate users of the drug or those who use it illicitly. These symptoms are usually painful and uncomfortable and may vary in severity depending on a variety of factors including drug dosage and frequency. Though symptoms may vary from person to person, but some of the most common symptoms of Dexedrine withdrawal are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Increased appetite
  • Irritability
  • Impaired thinking ability
  • Increased craving for the drug
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Psychosis
  • Lucid dreams
  • Panic attacks
  • Hypersensitivity to loud sounds
  • Auditory and visual hallucinations
  • Insomnia
  • Oversleeping
  • Seizures
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)

If you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms from Dexedrine, do not be afraid to seek help from those trained to provide it. Dexedrine withdrawal treatment facilities provide an option for those who have made the decision to quit taking the drug but need help doing so. Finding a Dexedrine detox center can be extremely simple if you allow us to help. Call and have a discussion with our treatment experts today. We can help you find the most appropriate Dexedrine detox programs on offer based on your needs.


Dexedrine is given to pilots in the US Air Force to keep them alert on long missions. It is also used by other members of the US Armed Forces to prevent fatigue during combat.

Getting Help

If you are a legitimate long-term user of the drug, you can get the help of your physician to wean you off the drug slowly. If you are a recreational user, call us at and let us help you find the Dexedrine detox or rehab program that is right for you.


Dexamphetamine was first created by a Romanian chemist named L. Edeleano in 1887.

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