Dextromethorphan Abuse

Effective and Compassionate Treatment for Dextromethorphan Abuse

Dextromethorphan is one of the most deceptively dangerous drugs on the market today. Also called DXM, dextromethorphan is a common cough suppressant in many over-the-counter cough medicines that also has a high potential for abuse and addiction. It is often overlooked in the midst of the opioid crisis, but make no mistake—dextromethorphan is an incredibly dangerous, life-threaten drug. Recovery Unplugged is equipped and ready to help you get past dextromethorphan addiction and start a new life.

Important Facts about Dextromethorphan

Since being approved by the FDA in 1958 as an antitussive, dextromethorphan began to develop a rapid and steady increase in popularity as a recreational drug. It acts as a dissociative hallucinogenic similar to ketamine or phencyclidine, making it popular both as a club drug or use in isolation. It causes visual and auditory distortions, distorted bodily perception, excitement, or a disrupted sense of time. Some of the signs of dextromethorphan abuse include:

• Insomnia
• Body Rash and Itching
• Nausea and Vomiting
• Drowsiness
• Dizziness
• Constipation or Diarrhea
• Sedation
• Confusion
• Paranoia
• Excessive Nervousness

If you or a loved one are experiencing these or any other symptoms, please contact your physician immediately and start getting the help you need.

Professional and Compassionate Detox

Dextromethorphan appears in a wide variety of medications in varying doses, making the full severity of the withdrawal symptoms difficult to gauge from the outset. The most common withdrawal symptoms include:

• Sleep Disturbances
• Irritability
• Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks
• Trembling
• Inability to Concentrate
• Nausea
• Heart Palpitations
• Muscle Pain and Stiffness
• Headaches
• Dilated Pupils
• Sweating
• Blacking Out

Serious side effects include seizures, psychosis and hallucinations. Dextromethorphan detox and withdrawal management should be supervised by an experienced and qualified medical professional for maximum safety.

After Dextromethorphan Detox

In order to properly ensure long-term sobriety, our treatment must be all encompassing, including comprehensive behavioral rehab and behavior modification. This includes group therapy, individualized counseling and supplemental therapies to help patients address the root causes of their abuse and develop behavioral coping mechanisms. Rehab can occur in an inpatient or outpatient setting, depending on the type of care patients may require. Unless a long-term after care is established, our odds of relapsing will be that much greater.

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