Dexedrine (dexetroamphetamine) is a psychostimulant drug that produces increased wakefulness and focus in association with decreased fatigue and decreased appetite.
Physical effects of dextroamphetamine can include hyperactivity, restlessness, dilated pupils, blood shot eyes, dry mouth, headache, tachycardia, hypertension, fever, diarrhea, constipation, blurred vision, aphasia, dizziness, twitching, insomnia, numbness, palpitations, arrhythmias, tremors, and convulsions.
In cases of high doses or long term abuse and dependence, physical effects may include coma, stroke, heart attack, and sudden death.
Psychological effects can include euphoria, anxiety, increased libido, alertness, concentration, energy, self-esteem, self-confidence, sociability, irritability, aggression, psychosomatic disorders, psychomotor agitation, hubris, excessive feelings of power and invincibility, repetitive and obsessive behaviors, and paranoia.
In cases of high doses or long term abuse and dependence, psychological effects can include a condition known as "amphetamine psychosis."
Withdrawal symptoms from dextroamphetamine primarily consist of mental fatigue, mental depression, and an increased appetite. Symptoms may last for days with occasional use, but may last for weeks or months with chronic use. The severity of symptoms is dependent on the length of time and the amount of dextroamphetamine taken.
Withdrawal symptoms may also include anxiety, agitation, excessive sleep, vivid or lucid dreams, suicidal thoughts, and psychosis.
Dextroamphetamine (along with amphetamine and methylphenidate) has become a popular recreational stimulant drug because of its euphoric effects and its common use as a so-called "study drug." It is one of the most widely used and one of the most addictive recreational drugs available.
Treatment for Dexedrine abuse and dependence often requires medically supervised detoxification followed by concentrated psychosocial treatment.
Even short term Dexedrine abuse lasting only a few weeks or months may require medical and psychosocial treatment. Severity of withdrawal symptoms are dependent on length and frequency of use, with the most severe cases requiring months of treatment. Continued social support is usually recommended as psychological dependence lasts well after physical dependence has been successfully treated.
Summit Malibu offers the following drug addiction, drug dependence, and drug abuse tests and assessments to help people in determining the seriousness of drug and alcohol problems they may be facing.
These tests are not meant to replace a professional evaluation.
As with any potentially life-threatening medical condition, a professional medical assessment is highly recommended.
Summit Malibu is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide a no-cost, no-commitment, confidential evaluation for problems with drug and alcohol addiction and abuse.
Click the links below to view the following addiction, dependence, and abuse tests:
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV)
- International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD 10)
- 20 Questions (Johns Hopkins)
- Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
- Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)
- Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST)
- Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire(SADQ)
Nembutol (Pentobarbital) is a short-acting barbiturate that is most commonly prescribed for treatment of seizures, preoperative sedation, and other sedation. It is also sometimes prescribed for sleep disorders.
Nembutol side effects include slurred speech, shallow breathing, sluggishness, fatigue, disorientation, lack of coordination, and dilated pupils. Nembutol, like other barbiturates, mimics alcohol inebriation, causing mild euphoria, lack of inhibition, relief of anxiety, and sleepiness.
High doses of Nembutol cause impairment of memory, judgment and coordination, as well as irritability, paranoia, and suicidal ideation.
Long-term effects include tolerance which develops quickly. Larger doses are used to create the same effects, which increases the danger of an overdose. Alcohol, opoids, antihistamines, other sedative-hypnotics and other central nervous system depressants will greatly increase the sedation effects and risk of accidental death.
Pentobarbital is a drug that has been used recreationally under the slang term "yellow-jacket."
Pentobarbitol abuse can occur with recreational use, where the drug is taken to achieve a high, or out of prescription misuse, when the drug is continued long term against medical advice. Short-acting barbiturates like Nembutol are the most frequently abused barbiturates, and are often used on the street in combination with stimulants such as cocaine, amphetamines, and crystal methamphetamine.
Withdrawal symptoms include tremors, elevated blood pressure and pulse, sweating, and possible seizures.
Nembutol, especially when taken with other drugs or alcohol, can result in death due to respiratory depression.
Summit Malibu offers a holistic program based on our belief that we are treating the whole person and not just a collection of symptoms and problems.
Our program includes medically supervised detoxification for physical symptoms, psychotherapeutic counseling for mental and emotional distress, and optional practices such as Yoga, Meditation, and 12-Step Groups for the spirit.
If you are considering another treatment center, ask them if their program is truly holistic, or if they require their clients to adhere to limited programs such as an “addiction cure."
Summit Malibu is owned and operated by people committed to helping other people, not by a corporation focused on continually increasing profits.
The owners of Summit Malibu are long-standing members of the recovery community, and many are in recovery themselves.
If you are considering another treatment center, ask them if their business is owned by people involved in the day-to-day operation of the program, or by a distant, profit-driven corporation.
Summit Malibu is located on three acres of private land, one full mile inside a private gated community, surrounded on three sides by wild hills, and on the fourth side by a beautiful ocean view.
Many other residential treatment centers claim to offer privacy while they are actually located in typical houses on standard residential lots facing public streets.
If you are considering another treatment center, ask them how much private land surrounds their facility, and how much of their facility is within view of public streets.
Summit Malibu’s residential center is limited to seven clients, allowing us to provide individualized treatment to each and every client.
By maintaining one of the highest client-to-staff ratios in the industry we are able to customize treatment according to the specific needs of the individual, rather than having to impose a generalized treatment onto a large group.
If you are considering another treatment center, find out how many clients in total they can accommodate and what their client-to-staff ratio is when their facility is full.
Summit Malibu’s world class therapists have decades of experience treating the many dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders that often accompany chemical dependency, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Other treatment centers accept dual diagnosis clients but may not have the long-term experience required to treat these complex and demanding issues.
If you are considering another treatment center, find out how much clinical experience therapists actually have treating dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders.