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Desoxyn Detox and Withdrawal

Desoxyn detox centers help people who have been taking Desoxyn in large doses who are in danger of experiencing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms to cycle off of the drug slowly and safely. There are a wide variety of Desoxyn detox program options, and making the right choices for you or your loved one can be difficult.
“…making the right choices for you or your loved one can be difficult.”
Drug treatment choices made at the early stages of recovery directly affect mental stability, determination, the likelihood of relapse, and, ultimately, long-term sobriety. If you need assistance evaluating your options, our treatment advisors are available at for a free and confidential consultation.

What Is Desoxyn?

Desoxyn is the retail name for the legal, prescription form of methamphetamine (meth). A Desoxyn prescription is the only legal way to obtain methamphetamine in the US. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act, which means the drug has a high potential for abuse and is of limited medical use. It is illegal to make, sell, transfer, or otherwise divert the drug for use by anyone without a legitimate medical need and a valid prescription.

Meth is a stimulant, just like cocaine and caffeine. It works on the central nervous system (CNS) and changes the chemistry in the brain, affecting mood, behavior and appetite. In regular doses, a stimulant like meth can help a person maintain a high energy level, sharpen focus and improve concentration. Consequently, the primary use of prescription Desoxyn is for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Taken in large doses or over a long period of time, a stimulant like meth can cause euphoria. The drug has a high potential for abuse and can be highly addictive when abused, because it works by triggering the reward system in the brain, flooding the brain with dopamine to induce an altered mental state or high. Desoxyn is generally not dangerous or addictive when used as prescribed, but the fact that it is the only legal form of meth available means that the pills can be diverted for illegal uses by people who do not have a prescription. There is also the danger that a person who has been legitimately prescribed the drug develops a habit of taking it when it is not needed and in quantities that were not recommended by the doctor.

Desoxyn detox centers specialize in getting people off the drug if using it has become a problem. There are Desoxyn withdrawal treatment facilities operated by hospitals and private treatment rehabilitation centers that can help you stop using the drug under medical supervision, so the drug can be safely flushed out of your system and the withdrawal symptoms don’t overwhelm you. We can point you in the right direction by matching you with a Desoxyn detox program that is the best option for you. Call us at and speak to our treatment advisors today.

Withdrawal From Desoxyn

You may be tempted to try to kick a Desoxyn habit on your own. People who only take Desoxyn in the prescribed doses rarely have a problem with withdrawal. If you have been abusing the drug, however, experiencing withdrawal symptoms is more likely, especially if you stop taking the drug abruptly. Withdrawal symptoms can include any of the following:

  • Depression
  • Racing heart
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Trembling

These withdrawal symptoms are rarely life-threatening, but they can be extremely uncomfortable. One of the problems of going through withdrawal on your own is the possibility that you will start using again to relieve the discomfort. Going through withdrawal in a Desoxyn detox center ensures that you have the optimal help you need to get past withdrawal and start a program of recovery.

Desoxyn detox centers provide medical supervision and can prescribe medication to help relieve withdrawal symptoms. Medical professionals affiliated with Desoxyn detox programs typically prescribe antidepressants to help patients through withdrawal. This additional help in a structured environment can often make the difference between success and failure in your first attempt to get off the drug and stay off it permanently. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people who successfully navigate treatment the first time they try to beat an addiction are more likely to stay clean permanently, as compared to people who try and fail multiple times.


  • Amphetamine was first synthesized in Germany in 1887. The easier to make and more potent variety of amphetamine, called methamphetamine, was first synthesized in Japan in 1919.
  • Methamphetamine is often synthesized by amateur chemists in illegal laboratories using legal over-the-counter substances as base components. In the United States, the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 required retailers like Walmart and Target to monitor and restrict the sale of these over-the-counter components in an attempt to stop illegal meth lab production.
  • Desoxyn is currently only available in pill form. Abbott Laboratories withdrew the injectable version of Desoxyn from the market because of concerns about over-prescribing by doctors and diversion of the injectable version to the illegal market.

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