What is Adderall?Adderall’s medical use is as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adderall comes as an oral tablet or as an extended-release tablet, meant to last all day. The amphetamine ingredient in Adderall is a stimulant, meant to boost the user’s ability to focus. Adderall works in a similar way to Xanax in that it boosts hormones in the brain which help you to avoid distraction from outside stimuli. Adderall is often used to treat narcolepsy since the stimulant qualities help regulate the brain’s ability to stay awake.
What does it do to you?Adderall doesn’t much affect those who don’t have ADHD, so the only reason you would take it is to get high. It will produce a temporary euphoric effect when first used, but as tolerance builds you will need more and more Adderall to maintain that same level of high. In the end, this will lead to addiction and long-term health problems.
Who gets Addicted to Adderall?Since Adderall helps you to focus, it may be abused by students who are trying to study. It might also be abused by those who are guardians of children with ADHD since they have access to it via prescription. It might even be abused by those who do have ADHD, but feel their tolerance is high.
The side effects of Adderall AddictionUsing Adderall outside of a prescription is Adderall abuse. Keep it up and you will end up addicted. You can even become addicted to medication that is administered on a prescription, by a doctor. Therefore, it is important that you seek and receive medical advice when using Adderall. Some of the side effects include:
- A loss of appetite and eventual weight loss
- A dry mouth
- Stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea
- Agitation and anxiety
- High blood pressure
- Problems with blood flow in extremities
- Depression and suicidal thoughts
- Prolonged erections or a diminished libido
- Serotonin syndrome
Other names for Adderall?Adderall has a few street names that you might recognise. If someone tries to sell you some of the following, it’s probably black market Adderall:
- Black Beans
- Black Beauties
- Pepe Pills
- Double Trouble
- Christmas Trees
Signs someone you love is using drugsIf you suspect someone you love is hiding an addiction, looking out for the following signs can help you make the correct judgement:
- Secretive behaviour
- Lack of money
- New friend groups
- A second phone
- Drug paraphernalia such as rolled-up bank notes for sniffing, needles for injecting, and papers and tobacco for smoking.
Treatment for Adderall AddictionIf you think you are suffering from an Adderall addiction and you choose to get help for it, treatment will involve a drug detox, sessions in rehab, and aftercare treatment to help you return to normal life. If you wish to seek treatment through rehab, contact our specialist advisors to source the best rehab clinic that matches your specifications, today.
The Detox ProcessDetoxing from Adderall should always be done in the safety of a medical facility. If you are any more than a mild addict, you should not attempt this at home. Detoxing means letting your body eliminate the leftover drugs and not taking any more Adderall. It will mean going through the withdrawal symptoms, which will start a few hours after you take your last dose. Once your withdrawal symptoms have started, they will intensify for those first three days. After 3-5 days, you will start to feel these symptoms lessening. It is then that you can progress onto the rehab section of your addiction recovery.
What Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms can I expect?Some Adderall withdrawal symptoms are:
- Changes in your mood, including agitation and depression
- You may be irritable or aggressive
- You will be fatigued
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach aches and diarrhoea
- You may seem drunk
- It may give you hangover-like symptoms