Dexedrine® Substance Abuse Overview

What is Dexedrine®?

Dexedrine, a brand name for the medication Dextroamphetamine. It treats narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

How it Works?

It works by affecting the chemicals of the brain that contribute to impulse control and hyperactivity. Dexedrine® is an amphetamine.  Amphetamines are stimulants that speed up the body’s system. Common prescription amphetamines include Adderall® and Dexedrine®.

Street Names:

  • Bennies
  • Black Beauties
  • Crank
  • Ice
  • Speed
  • Uppers

Methods of Use

Amphetamines are generally taken orally or injected. However, the addition of “ice,” the slang name of crystallized Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, has promoted smoking as another mode of administration. Just as “Crack” is smokable Cocaine, “ice” is a smokable Methamphetamine.


The effects of Amphetamines and Methamphetamine are similar to Cocaine, but their onset is slower and their duration is longer. In contrast to Cocaine, which is quickly removed from the brain and is almost completely metabolized, Methamphetamine remains in the central nervous system longer, and a larger percentage of the drug remains unchanged in the body, producing prolonged stimulant effects. Chronic abuse produces a psychosis that resembles Schizophrenia and is characterized by paranoia. Additional side-effect include

  • Picking at the skin
  • Preoccupation with one’s own thoughts
  • Auditory and visual hallucinations
  • Violent and erratic behavior
  • Increased blood pressure and pulse rates
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Physical exhaustion


For all treatment needs and levels of care, Inspirations’ employs a team of qualified and caring teen addiction treatment professionals, offering a Treatment Program for Adolescents/Teens, who are demonstrating destructive, rebellious, and defiant behaviors resulting in personal and family dysfunction. Our goal in teen addiction treatment is to treat the disease, build the teen’s self confidence and reunite the family. Our teen prescription drug addiction treatment programs are designed around a positive environment to boost the teens self-esteem and produce long term results.

The teen addiction treatment combines a motivational program with the “accountability” concept, emphasizing, respect for family, respect for others, and a teamwork approach towards daily goals and accomplishments. During your teens enrollment to our Teen Prescription Addiction Treatment Center we will tailor a personal educational plan for your teenager. Inspirations for Youth and Families offer an “On-Site” Preparatory format school program in order for our teens to maintain High School Credits.