Dexedrine is the trade name for dextroamphetamine, a prescription stimulant used to treat ADHD. When used correctly, it’s safe. When it’s abused as a party drug (or as a way to increase one’s brainpower, which doesn’t work) it can be a gateway into addiction.

What is Dexedrine?

Like other stimulants, higher than prescribed doses of Dexedrine can create euphoric feelings – that’s one of the reasons which drive Dexedrine abuse. However, it’s easy to build up a tolerance to Dexedrine’s effects, meaning users have to take more of the drug to feel the same effects. This behavior can turn into addiction fairly quickly. Dexedrine addiction is a serious medical condition which requires medically monitored detox to treat.