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Adderall Addiction

Not all dependencies are centered on illicit drug use. Indeed, many abused drugs are ones that have a specific and proven pharmaceutical use. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 16 million adults in the US alone may be addicted to prescription drugs.

One of the most common of these drugs of dependency is Adderall.

Understanding the Addictive Nature of Aderall

What Is Adderall?

Adderall is a common prescription drug often used to treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions in both children and adults.

Unfortunately, despite its beneficial effects when used for a short term and under highly controlled conditions, it is also highly addictive and prone to misuse.

Adderall and Addiction

Adderall is a powerful stimulant, and because of this, it is frequently misused by those seeking an additional bit of energy or desiring a euphoric rush.

Its neurochemical mechanisms and the physiological effects it produces are very similar to methamphetamine and cocaine. The drug triggers the release of stimulating and happiness-inducing neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine and dopamine.

As such, the drug is frequently misused by high school and college students seeking a surge of energy and focus, especially during exam time, by business professionals, including shift workers trying to make it through long working hours, and by sleep-deprived parents trying to stay awake through long days of caregiving.

Understanding Addiction

The Symptoms of Adderall Addiction

It can be difficult to identify the symptoms of Adderall addiction. You may not even realize you are dependent yourself unless and until you try to abstain from the drug. However, there are some subtle indicators of Adderall dependency, which are often quite similar to the symptoms of meth or heroin addiction. These include:

In addition to the above symptoms, when you’re misusing Adderall, you may experience difficulties with daily functioning that are quite similar to the misuse of other stimulants. This could include relationship problems, weight loss, social withdrawal, difficulties at work, overwork, impulsivity, insomnia, excessive talkativeness, and hyperactivity. In severe cases, Adderall addiction may lead to life-threatening complications, including heart attack, stroke, severe depression, and anxiety, sometimes even resulting in suicidality.

Freedom from Aderall Addiction

How Bayshore Can Help

At Bayshore, our multidisciplinary team of medical and psychiatric professionals can help you end your Adderall dependency. We provide intensive physical and mental health support through the detoxification process and into the recovery phase.

This may include a step-down approach to detoxification to gradually and safely reduce the amount of Adderall in your system. You may also be prescribed short-term pharmacological therapy as needed to address the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal.

As you embark on your recovery, we work with you to design a personalized short-term and long-range treatment plan to address the dependency. This is likely to include psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as education in nutrition, exercise physiology, and lifestyle management to help you achieve the feeling of happiness, health, vitality, and focus you want without depending on the harmful drug to provide it.


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