Desoxyn, also known as Methamphetamine hydrochloride, is a prescription medication most commonly used to treat a person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In rare cases, it may also be prescribed to treat obesity. Desoxyn is highly addictive psychologically, and physically addictive. A person who abuses Desoxyn will usually develop a tolerance and /or dependence to the drug.
Abusers will usually take this drug in dangerously high doses in order to achieve cocaine-like high.
Once their body becomes used to the effects of this drug, they will need more and more of it to get the same initial effects. After the abuser develops a hardcore addiction, they will find it almost impossible to go even one day without the drug because of the terrible withdrawal they will experience. Desoxyn has been known to cause withdrawal symptoms in people who abruptly discontinue using it and Desoxyn withdrawal symptoms are much more common and much more severe in Desoxyn addicts and abusers.
People taking Desoxyn at the prescribed dose for a legitimate medical purpose do not usually experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping this drug. For heavy users, symptoms of Desoxyn withdrawal can start as soon as a few hours after the last dose and last as long as several days after stopping the drug. The severity of withdrawal depends on how long someone has used the drug, how regularly, and size of their usual dose. Some withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and maybe even life threatening. If a person wants to stop using Desoxyn and has been abusing this drug in high doses over a long period of time the safest way to withdraw is by a medically-supervised detox.
Desoxyn Withdrawal Signs and Symptoms
A person goes through withdrawal because the body is reacting to being deprived of something that it has gotten used to and come to depend on. Desoxyn withdrawal symptoms affect everyone differently, but there can be some similarities. One of the most common signs of withdrawal, a Desoxyn user will experience at first is an intense craving to keep using the drug. The body will not be able to function normally because the addict is so used to taking this drug they actually become sick without it and instead of going through the withdrawal they will just go get more drugs to calm their symptoms. Severe withdrawal symptoms will include:
- Extreme Fatigue
- Unusually Extended Periods of Sleep
- Weight Gain
- Change in Heart Rhythm
Addiction and abuse of the drug Desoxyn is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. Not only are the withdrawal symptoms dangerous, but long term use of this drug will affect the body in a negative way and even possibly cause sudden death.
The misuse of Desoxyn can cause life-threatening symptoms and a deadly overdose. Some of the most dangerous ways that Desoxyn abuse will affect the body are because of the life-threatening symptoms it creates. These include:
- Strokes and Heart Attacks
- Respiratory Distress
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Severe Anorexia
- Psychotic Behavior
- Homicidal or Suicidal Thoughts
If a person believes that they have an addiction to Desoxyn they should seek treatment immediately, before it's too late.
Desoxyn Addiction Treatment Options
Most Desoxyn addicts who want to stop using should consider treatment at an in-patient rehabilitation center. There, they can safely detox off of the drug and minimalize the severe withdrawal they will go through. A complete detoxification requires inpatient treatment to monitor the course of symptoms. A specially trained medical staff can respond to any crisis that occurs and in some cases, even prescribe medication to ease withdrawal symptoms.
For Desoxyn addicts, detox should be followed by long-term treatment at a rehabilitation facility. A personalized treatment program for addiction usually includes behavioral health therapy and group sessions, where a person can express their feelings about their addiction in a nonjudgmental setting. Addiction counseling and therapy along with a medically-supervised rehab is the most successful route to a clean and healthy recovery.
After treatment, a recovering addict should take part in public group therapy sessions. Daily meetings such as AA (alcoholics anonymous) CA (cocaine users anonymous) and NA (narcotics anonymous) provide for continued treatment and will minimize the chance for relapse.