Signs and Symptoms of Robotripping
There is no doubt that drug abuse and addiction are at epidemic levels. It seems that every time that you turn on the news, you hear of more drug overdoses, more crimes related to drugs, and new drugs being used. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens, one of the more dangerous emerging trends in drug abuse is robotripping. There are a few things that you should know about robotripping.
What is Robotripping?
Robotripping is a slang term for using over the counter or prescription cough medications containing dextromethorphan, known as DXM, in order to get high. Taking these medications as directed is safe and effective, but in very high doses they produce effects similar to hallucinogens and dissociatives.
Achieving these effects is the basis for robotripping. If you or someone you know has a problem with robotripping call 800-683-3270 (Who Answers?) for treatment. This is a dangerous addiction.
There is no age group, racial demographic, or religious background that is immune to any addiction, including robotripping. Robotripping has been gaining in popularity primarily among teens and young adults. This is because it is easy to obtain DXM, since it is found in many over the counter cough and cold remedies, and the purchase of it has no age restrictions.
What are the Physical Signs of Robotripping?
Like any other drug of abuse, DXM has numerous signs that it is being abused. Some of the physical signs that someone is robotripping include:
- nausea and vomiting
- dramatically increased heart rate
- high blood pressure
- poor motor control and hand-eye coordination
- lowered breathing rate
All of these signs are fairly common among people abusing DXM, and can become very dangerous with prolonged use.
What are the Psychological Signs of Robotripping?
The psychological symptoms of robotripping can be as dangerous as the physical ones, and include:
- severe or violent mood swings
- dissociative effects similar to PCP or ketamine
- exuberant or “over-the-top” actions
- a lack of desire to do anything
These effects can quickly get out of control, resulting in the injury or death of the user or those around them.
What are the Adverse Effects of Robotripping?
When abused over long periods of time, DXM has shown to have a cumulative effect in physical and psychological symptoms. This means that the side effects last longer and are more severe. Also, there is evidence that repetitive use may result in permanent brain damage from lack of oxygen, and the mental illness dextromethorphan-induced mania.
What are the Treatment Options for Robotripping?
The treatment options for people addicted to robotripping are similar to those of other addictions. They include detoxification, counseling, and rehabilitative options. There are a growing number of treatment centers that offer specialized treatment to combat this dangerous addiction.
How to get Help for a Robotripping Addiction
If you or someone you care about has become addicted to robotripping, there is hope. Call us today at 800-683-3270 (Who Answers?) and let us assist you in finding the treatment option that best suits your needs. You do not have to continue down a path of self destruction.