Desoxyn, the brand name for prescription methamphetamine is an immediate release stimulant medication that is generally used to treat symptoms of ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults. When taken to improve symptoms of ADHD, it may improve focus, decrease impulsivity, and hyperactive behavior, which are all very common symptoms in people with ADHD. Desoxyn is also used as a short-term treatment for those struggling with obesity for patients 12 years and older.
More About Using Desoxyn
This drug is considered to be a controlled substance and can be abused and lead to dependence and/or addiction because it is an amphetamine. The effects are much stronger than other amphetamines and can last for periods longer than 8 hours once it has been taken. Other drugs in this category include Dexedrine and Adderall.
Because it is a stimulant medication, Desoxyn increases the activity of a group of neurotransmitters in the brain known as monoamines. This drug is generally prescribed in very low doses for safety purposes because when too much of this drug is taken or when it is taken without any medical need, it causes the increased dopamine activity to create a euphoric effect. The high from this drug makes addiction much more likely. Many people have described this drug as the “legal meth” because the high from it is very similar to the illegal meth.
Dependency on Drugs Such as Desoxyn
Dependency on this drug can easily turn into an addiction whether you are prescribed it or not. The potential for addiction lies in the pleasurable feelings it creates. Other feelings it produces include:
- An increased sense of well-being
- Improved levels of attention
- Increased energy and alertness
- A decreased need for sleep
- A sense of enhanced mental abilities
- A decrease in appetite
Many people believe that drugs like Desoxyn give them increased mental abilities and academic performance, however, there is no evidence to show that it does for those who do not have ADHD. This drug is commonly abused by people of college-age because they think it will help them study and get better grades.
Is Desoxyn an Addictive Drug?
As the abuse continues with this drug, the person is in grave danger of developing a dependency and ultimately addiction. As tolerance begins to build up, Desoxyn will no longer have the ability to produce the same results that it did in the beginning. The user will have to continue increasing the dose to keep up with the increasing tolerance. The dependence will occur when the brain begins to only be able to operate normally when the drug is present in the body. When Desoxyn is not in the body or not at the desired amount, the user will experience significant discomfort and not feel well. Addiction occurs when the person has the intense desire to use more and more, even when they know the outcome will be a negative one. Some signs of addiction may include:
- Facing financial or legal problems
- Struggle to maintain responsibilities at work, home, or school
- Having one or more attempts at reducing or quitting without success
- Isolating from family and friends
- Spending excessive energy and time doing drug-seeking behaviors
Treatment For Desoxyn Abuse
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