Substance Use

Dexedrine and Alcohol Substance Abuse

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Mixing Alcohol With Dexedrine: What Are The Dangers?

Dexedrine is a prescription medication available in tablet and capsule form. When used as directed, Dexedrine is a relatively safe and effective medication. However, it can be dangerous when abused or mixed with other substances. This blog post will discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and Dexedrine. We will also provide resources for people who are struggling with substance abuse.

Stimulants like Dexedrine are powerful drugs that can significantly impact your life. When used responsibly, they can help you stay focused and alert. However, abuse of these substances can lead to serious problems. If you find that you are struggling to control your use of stimulants or depressants, it is essential to seek help.

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Dexedrine: What is it?

Dexedrine is a brand name for dextroamphetamine sulfate, which is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that belongs to a class of medications called amphetamines. These medications work by increasing levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. This action leads to increased alertness, wakefulness, and focus. Because it has a high potential for abuse and addiction, the Drug Enforcement Authority (DEA) classifies Dexedrine as a Schedule II drug.

The Risks of Using Alcohol and Dexedrine Together

Dexedrine is typically not prescribed to those with a history of alcohol or drug abuse, and it’s important if you are prescribed Dexedrine to tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has ever abused alcohol or drugs. This will help your doctor determine whether the medication is right for you and help avoid potential complications. Similarly, you must let your doctor know if you have previously overused prescription medications. You should only use dextroamphetamine under close medical supervision, and your doctor will need to closely monitor you for any signs of abuse or adverse reactions.

While Dexedrine is generally considered safe when used as directed, some risks are associated with it. These risks increase when Dexedrine is abused or mixed with other substances, including alcohol.

Some dangers of using alcohol and Dexedrine together include:

  • Increased heart problems
  • High blood pressure, which can lead to an increased risk of stroke

Dexedrine can cause some side effects which correlate with excessive alcohol use, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth or an unpleasant taste
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal sexual function
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Slurred speech
  • Dizziness or fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Paranoia or hallucinations
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Mood changes
  • Blurred vision

It is possible to overdose on Dexedrine and similar prescription drugs like Adderall. As it’s also possible to overdose on alcohol, mixing the two substances could lead to an increased risk of alcohol poisoning or overdose of either substance.

It’s no secret that prescription stimulants like Dexedrine can help you stay awake and focused. But many people don’t realize that overusing these drugs can lead to serious problems. Stimulants can cause anxiety, irritability, and even paranoia. In extreme cases, they can lead to psychosis and hallucinations. And because stimulants increase your heart rate and blood pressure, they can also be dangerous for people with heart conditions.

Depressants like alcohol can also cause problems if you use them too much. Drinking too much alcohol can damage your liver and lead to depression and anxiety. It can also make it difficult to think clearly and make good decisions. So if you’re using stimulants or depressants, it’s essential to be aware of the risks and use them in moderation.

If you find that you are struggling to control your use of stimulants or depressants, it is crucial to seek medical advice. You can overcome these challenges with the right treatment and live a healthy, balanced life.

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Long-Term Effects of Mixing Dexedrine and Alcohol

Overusing both Dexedrine and alcohol can have long-term effects on your health, including cardiomyopathy (a condition that weakens your heart muscle). Mixing these substances can also lead to dependence and addiction.

If you have been using Dexedrine for an extended period of time, it is crucial to seek professional medical help to detoxify your body and avoid these potentially harmful long-term effects. 

Why Do People Mix Alcohol and Dexedrine?

People mix alcohol and Dexedrine for many reasons. Some people mix the two substances to offset the drowsy side effects of Dexedrine. Others combine them because they believe it will make them more intoxicated or because they think it will help them lose weight by offsetting the calorie intake from alcoholic beverages. Whatever the reason, mixing alcohol with Dexedrine is dangerous and should be avoided. 

The Dangers of Polysubstance Use

Polysubstance use is a term used to describe the use of multiple drugs at the same time. While this can include using drugs from different categories, such as alcohol and marijuana, it can also refer to using multiple drugs within the same category. For example, someone who uses both cocaine and methamphetamine is engaging in polysubstance abuse.

Polysubstance use is hazardous because it increases the risk of experiencing adverse health consequences. First and foremost, it increases the risk of overdose because there is no way to predict how the different substances will interact. Second, polysubstance use makes it harder to identify and treat any resulting mental health issues because it can be challenging to determine which substance is responsible for which symptoms. Finally, polysubstance abuse strains the body and mind, increasing the likelihood of developing long-term health problems.

Zinnia Healing Can Help

At Zinnia Healing, we understand how difficult it can be to overcome an addiction to substances such as Dexedrine and alcohol, especially when more than one substance is involved. Our addiction experts will work with you to create a personalized plan to address your unique needs, including cravings and withdrawal symptoms. We offer a variety of evidence-based therapies and detox treatment options designed to help you recover from substance abuse and get your life back on track. Our highly trained staff provides individualized care in a supportive environment so that you can heal your mind, body, and soul.

Contact us today or call (855) 430-9439 to learn more about how we can help you on your journey to recovery.