I've been thinking a lot lately about the whole addiction
aspect of DXM
. After a four month break earlier in the year I began using it on and off again for about six months and it eventually peaked at around using every other day or so again.
During that period I began to read a lot more information; I wasn't completely naive to what dex does before, or it's history, but I didn't pay it much attention I suppose.
I've noticed increasingly with binges and lapses in use that there's a more physical aspect to coming off of it. It's not like...coming off of anything purely opiate
related, nothing like it, but there's a real physical discomfort sometimes if the use is heavy. I realize that coming off of anything from long-term use is going to be uncomfortable; but it's almost like...being sick, especially with things like Delsym; I recall one time actually puking when coming down again and being disoriented and just feeling like absolute shit.
started out as being aimed at replacing the need for morphine
, right? Something along those lines. I know that it's a dissociative, and perhaps someone who has a bit more knowledge of the chemistry aspect and what-not could better explain it all, but is it not also at least a synthetic opiod? Dissociatives
came from the need for heavy-duty anesthesia purposes, PCP
if I can recall, where as DXM came soley from the want to create a "less addictive" pain reliever.
And if so, why isn't it treated better? Why isn't the physical aspect, because at least from my experience there IS a bit of a physical element to coming off DXM after chronic abuse, focused on as well?
I could go on for days about the whole thing; I think that a lot of people who seek help, who have problems with chronically abusing dex, aren't given the help that they need or want because they are lumped in with other drug
users. I realize that addiction at the core is somewhat the same, but the substances are different.