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How To Overcome Adderall Addiction

Understanding Adderall Addiction

Adderall is a prescription stimulant drug used primarily in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, though it can also be used to treat narcolepsy. But though Adderall use can be safe and helpful if Adderall is used as directed to treat ADHD, abusing Adderall can be as dangerous as any other kind of substance abuse.

Adderall abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse of prescription drugs, but taking Adderall if it is not prescribed to you or taking Adderall in higher doses than directed by your treatment provider can result in Adderall addiction, which means that you experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking Adderall.

Choosing to abuse Adderall can also cause dangerous side effects. Someone who abuses Adderall may experience abnormally high blood pressure and heart rate, which can lead to potentially life threatening cardiac symptoms. And mental health issues as severe as psychosis and violent rage may emerge in someone after they misuse Adderall.

Why Is Adderall Addictive?

Drug addiction is a complex disease defined in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders as drug abuse (DSM) that continues despite negative consequences for the drug user. Adderall withdrawal and other withdrawal syndromes are also part of DSM criteria for addiction, and understanding the way that physical withdrawal symptoms fuel addiction is essential to understanding this mental illness.

Containing both amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, Adderall creates an intense rush of dopamine in the brain, stimulating the central nervous system and the brain’s reward system. However, over time, if someone continues to misuse Adderall, the brain becomes dependent on the drug to function normally, which is what causes symptoms of withdrawal when Adderall is discontinued.

What To Expect From Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms After You Quit Adderall

Unfortunately, quitting Adderall cold turkey can often result in serious psychological symptoms as well as physical symptoms. These will kick in about 6 hours after your last dose, unless the longer lasting Adderall XR form of the drug was taken, and make take the form of an intense Adderall crash.

Though the worst of an Adderall crash is usually short lived, the stimulant withdrawal process is not limited to this initial crash and the full Adderall withdrawal period will likely be last a few days. However withdrawal from Adderall may cause milder psychological symptoms for a few weeks or even longer, especially in those who have struggled with long term Adderall abuse.

Withdrawal from Adderall is characterized by symptoms like intense depression, mental exhaustion, strong drug cravings, irritability, headaches, lack of focus, insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, increased appetite, suicidal thoughts, achiness, and oversleeping.

If severe depression results in suicidal thoughts, contacting a medical professional may be necessary to ensure someone who is withdrawing from Adderall’s safety, and the risk of relapse is high during this initial withdrawal period

Because of this, someone who is physically dependent may want to consider medical detox to overcome their Adderall dependence. Many American addiction centers offer a specialized Adderall detox program, which can provide medical supervision to someone who is experiencing intense Adderall withdrawal symptoms. They may be able to provide approved medications like sleep aids to help ameliorate withdrawal symptoms or make them more bearable, and may also

Our Addiction Treatment Program At Reco Intensive

Though Adderall addiction can be hard to beat, it is by no means impossible. If someone addicted to Adderall decides to seek emotional support and commit to conquering their problems in drug rehab, American addiction centers can offer a treatment program suited to their needs and get them back on the path to a brighter future.

Reco Intensive is one of the most respected American addiction centers. Our treatment facility is staffed by trained medical professionals who can

After a mental health assessment, we will help designed a comprehensive plan

Addiction treatment programs that we provide include support groups, family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and

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