Stimulant Detox Services in Charlotte
Adderall, Dexedrine and Ritalin
Prescription stimulants are legal medications prescribed by a doctor to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. They increase alertness, focus and energy by stimulating the central nervous system and affecting neurotransmitters in the brain which increases dopamine and norepinephrine. When used as prescribed, these are highly effective medications that allow many people to engage in daily life in a more fulfilling way.
These medications usually come in liquid or tablet form and can be snorted, injected or dissolved in water at high doses when misused with intent to create a strong and fast high.
Most Common Prescription Stimulants
All of these medications are listed as Schedule II Controlled Substances, meaning they have medical value but a high likelihood for misuse.
- Adderall: This is the most popular ADHD treatment drug in the United States. Many people assume it’s safe to take large amounts of Adderall because it’s regularly prescribed to children.
- Dexedrine: This stimulant is also used to treat ADHD but is well-known for being used in past U.S. wars by military and special forces during extensive and tiring missions and operations.
- Ritalin: While also used to treat hyperactivity in children, Ritalin differs from Adderall in that it’s a methylphenidate, not an amphetamine. Ritalin is shorter acting than Adderall, and people may experience different side effects with each medication depending on their unique physiology.
Call (800) 475-2312 if you’re ready to receive treatment in the form of detoxification, or contact us online. We’re available 24/7 and operate with discretion because your privacy is important to us.
Effects of Prescription Stimulant Misuse
When taken as prescribed, stimulants greatly improve daily functionality for its users. Typical side effects include irritability, sleep issues, dry mouth and others that can usually be addressed by adjusting dosage, trying a new medication or making other adjustments.
Symptoms of prescription stimulants misuse and overdose can include:
- Increased and/or irregular heart rate
- Heart failure
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased blood sugar
- Increased body temperature
- Severe anger
- Rapid breathing
- Muscle pain